AspenTech Introduces Customer Champions Program

Aspen Technology Inc. introduces Customer Champions Program with a global series of technology and innovation forums to discuss the latest news and innovations surrounding aspenONE process optimization software

Burlington, Mass.—May 29, 2012Aspen Technology Inc., a supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing, introduced a Customer Champions Program for key influencers in the AspenTech customer community. The program launched with a global series of technology and innovation forums where AspenTech product experts demonstrate and discuss the latest innovations in aspenONEprocess optimization software. The program covers the entire aspenONE software suite of engineering, manufacturing and supply chain solutions. AspenTech customers use aspenONE software to optimize their engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain operations. This results in improved profitability, significant cost savings, and superior operating performance.

“We are continually looking for new and better ways to engage with our customers,” said Blair Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Marketing, AspenTech. “The Customer Champions program is great way to create awareness about the value of optimization and build a vibrant global community of industry professionals across the world’s leading process companies. It also provides an excellent vehicle for regular two-way communication with our customers that can inform our product strategy and direction.”

The Champions Program is targeted at key influencers who hold key roles in the deployment and use of optimization technology across their organizations. AspenTech’s customer community consists of 100,000 to 200,000 industry professionals in global process industry companies across energy; chemicals; pharmaceuticals; engineering and construction; and other process market segments. The Champions Program is designed to foster a vibrant, informed and engaged community of these customers locally, regionally and globally.

The Customer Champions Program also provides an opportunity for customers to provide input to AspenTech regarding important areas for R&D investment, while sharing insights with peers about global challenges and opportunities in the process industries.

The first phase of the Customer Champions Program consists of 20 Technology & Innovation Forums held in Beijing, Bombay, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Seoul, and other cities. The program will continue throughout 2012 and 2013 and will play an important role leading up to the OPTIMIZE2013 Global Conference in Boston in May of 2013.