Boston, MA January 30, 2007–PaperThin, Inc. a leading content management system provider, today announced that its flagship product, CommonSpot, has been selected as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association´s (SIIA) 22nd Annual CODiE Awards, in the category of Best Content Management Solution.

CommonSpot is a highly flexible, easy to use content management solution. It excels at delivering feature-rich functionality out-of-the-box, including metadata, taxonomy, tiered templating, content reuse, and personalization. CommonSpot´s distributed team-based Web authoring, granular access control, and highly adaptable feature set, allow functionality to be quickly and easily extended to appropriate users organization-wide. This capability saves time for business users, and better leverages IT resources.

"We´re very happy to be named a finalist for such a long-standing and prestigious award," said Todd Peters, president of PaperThin, Inc. "The content management space has become very crowded over the past several years and this acknowledgement is a testament to the quality of our people, the strength of our product, and the value that we bring to our customers. We´ve found that helping our customers to achieve real, and often very complex, content management objectives resonates beyond the lure of simple, one-size-fits-all applications. We strive to provide our customers with easy, yet flexible solutions that align with their strategic initiatives."

The CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital content, and education technology industries. Through a unique combination of journalist and peer review, the CODiE Awards recognize 72 categories of exceptional products and services from more than 1,200 nominations. This year´s finalists represent an impressive array of technology and business vision, innovation, and success.

"The 2007 CODiE Finalists represent real winners, even at this stage of the contest," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "Competition is fiercer than ever and that makes selection as a CODiE Finalist a major achievement. All the companies on this year´s list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."

The 2007 CODiE Awards will be presented at a black-tie gala on April 17, 2007 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Full information on the 2007 CODiE Awards program along with a complete list of finalists is available at
About PaperThin:

PaperThin, Inc. is a privately held Massachusetts-based company. Since 1993, PaperThin has helped organizations in the corporate, government, education, healthcare, association and non-profit sectors, among others, to significantly reduce the time and expense involved in creating, updating, and managing Web content. PaperThin´s flagship product, CommonSpot" Content Server, powers Internet, intranet and extranet sites worldwide for organizations of all sizes, including the AFL-CIO, Cornell University, Mayo Clinic, National Park Service, Stanford University, The Gillette Company, Turner Sports (, Vanderbilt University, and United Way of America. PaperThin was recognized as one of New England´s fastest growing technology companies in the 2004 & 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and was recently named to KMWorld´s list of "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management." And, CommonSpot was named a "Trend-Setting Product of 2005 & 2006" by KMWorld.

PaperThin´s select group of partners includes industry leading Web design and development firms, system integrators, software manufacturers, and training firms, worldwide. For more information about PaperThin, Inc., please visit and for additional details about CommonSpot Content Server, visit

About SIIA:

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 1,000 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

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