AspenTech Provides Microsoft’s Enterprise Sales Organization with Training on Process Optimization Best Practices

May 27, 2009

Partnership Makes Efficiency and Productivity Gains of Process Optimization More Accessible Across the Process Industries
Burlington, Mass. - Aspen Technology, Inc. (OTC: AZPN.PK) today announced its lead role in training Microsoft’s Enterprise Sales Organization on process optimization best practices in Microsoft’s Industry Solution University (ISU) series.

  • Microsoft and AspenTech work together to deliver enterprise-class software that helps process industry companies optimize their engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations.
  • Microsoft chose AspenTech from thousands of Gold Certified partners to train their enterprise field personnel on process optimization best practices.
  • AspenTech’s aspenONE® process optimization software is VISTA compliant and takes full advantage of Microsoft technologies, including Application Virtualization, .NET platform, SharePoint, Excel, Windows Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft BizTalk Server, and PerformancePoint Server.

Supporting Quotes:

Blair Wheeler, SVP of Marketing, AspenTech
"Our technology integration with Microsoft makes process optimization easier to use and more accessible to a broader range of users. By making our software more accessible, we are making it possible for more process manufacturers to reap the benefits of using aspenONE. In today’s economic climate, having an easier path to reduced manufacturing costs, improved energy efficiency, and enhanced operational productivity is good news for the process industries."

Chris Colyer, Senior Director, Worldwide Business Development, Manufacturing and Resources Sector, Microsoft
"We chose AspenTech to train our enterprise sales force because of their excellent expertise and innovation, and the completeness of their integration with the latest Microsoft technologies. AspenTech is highly qualified to help process industry companies successfully navigate rapidly changing and volatile market conditions."

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About AspenTech

AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing – including oil and gas, petroleum, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process. With integrated aspenONE solutions, process manufacturers can implement best practices for optimizing their engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations. As a result, AspenTech customers are better able to increase capacity, improve margins, reduce costs and become more energy efficient. To see how the world’s leading process manufacturers rely on AspenTech to achieve their operational excellence goals, visit