Small Business Technology Magazine Awards AEC Software's FastTrack Schedule 9 a Top 10 Product of the Year

-- Leading cross-platform project management software is recognized as an outstanding technology solution for small businesses --

STERLING, VA—Jan 31, 2007—AEC Software today announced that Small Business Technology Magazine, the only print and digital publication in the U.S. focusing on the technology needs of small businesses, has awarded FastTrack Schedule 9 as a Top 10 Product of the Year in its 2006 Product of the Year Awards, its annual salute to the best technology products and services for small business. Honorees are profiled online and in print as part of Small Business Technology Magazine's Best of the Year Issue and 2007 Buyer's Guide, available now at

The Product of the Year Awards program recognizes outstanding technology products that improve key functions in a small business, such as business operations, management, marketing and sales, productivity and financial management, in addition to critical technology areas such as security and infrastructure. 2006 honorees were selected from nearly 300 entries and comprise four categories: Top 10, Finalists, Products to Watch and Products that Get the Job Done.

"We are honored to be recognized as a Top 10 product by Small Business Technology Magazine. FastTrack Schedule provides today's small businesses with an easy-to-use tool that empowers them to plan, manage, and complete their projects in the shortest time with maximum profit," said Dennis Bilowus, President and CEO of AEC Software. "For over two decades, AEC Software has worked closely with small businesses to understand their unique needs in order to tailor productivity solutions that make it easy to achieve the operational efficiencies once reserved only for the largest organizations. Simplicity, flexibility, power and value are the hallmark of the products we provide."

"Small Business Technology Magazine prides itself on helping entrepreneurs make technology decisions that drive real results in their business," said Patrick Cook, Product Editor and Labs Director, Small Business Technology Magazine. "Our 2006 winners represent the best of the best � demonstrating the breadth and quality of technical products aimed specifically at the small business market, with robust features and price points that are just right for their needs."

AEC Software has been helping small businesses take control of their activities and projects for 20 years. AEC Software provides small businesses with the tools they need to easily manage projects, people, assets, and more. The company has listened and worked with its customers to develop and constantly improve its software applications. FastTrack Schedule is an easy-to-use, project-focused solution that enables small businesses to work smarter and more efficiently because time, money and resources are essential elements of success.

Presented by Small Business Technology Magazine, the 2006 Product of the Year Awards honor the best technology products and services for small business. A panel of judges, consisting of editors, technology writers, trainers and consultants, analysts and small businesses, evaluates products based on criteria such as: overall fit; functionality and ease of use; quality and breadth of support; innovation and potential impact on the bottom line of a small business. Judges also consider factors for successful technology adoption, such as pricing, learning curve, ease of setup and installation, breadth of user materials and support. The program is open to manufacturers and developers of technology hardware, packaged software and hosted services available for purchase by small businesses in the United States.

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