Product Pipelines, Innovation & Favorable Government Regulation - Research Report on Micros, BMC, Advent, Workday, and Fortinet

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Micros Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRS), BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: BMC), Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), and Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Micros Systems, Inc. Research Report

At the close of the market on Tuesday, Micros increased 7.6 percent to $45.87 for the biggest one-day gain since August 26, 2011. The company jumped the most in 18 months and accounting for this significant increase is ValueAct Capital Management's acquisition of a stake in Micros. ValueAct acquired 5.9 million shares, or a 7.5 percent stake. In January, the company's Board of Directors approved the purchase of an additional two million shares of its common stock. The Full Research Report on Micros Systems, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/0382_MCRS]

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BMC Software, Inc. Research Report

Prioritizing self service, financial protection benefits provider Unum selected the BMC Control-M Self Service solution as part of a business-critical transformation of its data center. Providing self service improved productivity for both the business users and the IT staff. Unum selected BMC's self service solution for its customized service view that is easy to use and can be quickly adopted. BMC reported a record third quarter 2013 for maintenance revenue, professional services revenue, total revenue, and non-GAAP diluted EPS. The company continues to scrutinize the entire organization to improve its operational discipline, expecting to position BMC well as it enters FY 2014. The Full Research Report on BMC Software, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/62ee_BMC]

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Advent Software, Inc. Research Report

Accounting software company Advent is considering a sale and has hired investment bank Qatalyst to lead the effort. The news increased the company's shares by 11 percent, giving the company a market value of almost $1.5 billion. To improve its profit margins in the face of slower revenue growth, Advent has taken some cost-cutting initiatives, as many of its customers have been hesitant to spend following a long period of economic uncertainty. In the future, however, things are looking bright for the company as it has noted that new banking regulations in Europe will help Advent increase the region's share of its sales to 30 percent in three to five years. The company achieved record fourth quarter revenue of $92 million, and expects the full year revenue for 2013 to be around $373 million to $379 million. The Full Research Report on Advent Software, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c713_ADVS]

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Workday, Inc. Research Report

On March 7, enterprise cloud applications provider Workday reported its fourth quarter 2013 results, noting a loss of only 16 cents per share, considerably narrower than fourth quarter 2012's loss of 73 cents per share. Revenues increased 88.7 percent to $81.6 million, beating analysts' estimate of $78 million. For the first quarter of 2014, total revenue is projected to be around $83 million to $87 million. The company expects macroeconomic challenges to remain and IT spending to be muted in 2014. Workday also expects the revenue mix to shift toward subscriptions. In the coming fiscal year, the company is focused on growth across Europe and Asia Pacific. The Full Research Report on Workday, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/0b81_WDAY]

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Fortinet, Inc. Research Report

World's leading high performance network security provider Fortinet introduces another groundbreaking operating system to add to its portfolio - the FortiMail 5.0 OS. The new operating system is under the family of FortiMail email security appliances that provides important new security advancements to help protect against increasingly malicious message-borne threats. Along with the new OS rollout, the company also introduces two new email security appliances - the FortiMail-200D and the FortiMail-3000D. In the end of January, Fortinet reported full year 2012 revenues of $533.6 million, up 23 percent year over year, and cash flow from operations of $183.9 million. The company noted that it has exceeded expectations across all its key operating metrics. For the year ahead, Fortinet remains focused on further gaining market share worldwide. The Full Research Report on Fortinet, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c54b_FTNT]

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