SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindjet (http://www.mindjet.com), the leading provider of software for visualizing and managing information, announced today that its MindManager X5 Pro 5.2 solution has been selected as a 2005 Codie Awards finalist by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). MindManager is a finalist in the "Best Business Productivity Product or Service" software category. Category winners will be announced on May 25, 2005 at Universal Studio's Globe Theater in Universal City, CA. The Codie Awards hold the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies to earn the praise of their competitors. The Codie Awards program, now in its 20th year, remains the standard-bearer for celebrating outstanding achievement and vision in our industry. Last year, more than 600 companies submitted nominations, and the SIIA handed out 44 Codie Awards -- a record- breaking year for the Codie Awards. "The 20th annual Codie Awards continue the tradition of honoring the best of the software, content and education technology industries," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "When one considers the number of outstanding companies that competed this year, being named a Codie Awards finalist is a significant achievement." Mindjet's groundbreaking MindManager X5 Pro 5.2 is a unique software suite designed to help companies capture, organize and communicate information and ideas. MindManager X5 Pro 5.2 is designed for business professionals and workgroups to help maximize productivity and manage complex information and ideas with a powerful visual approach. Companies can use MindManager to facilitate brainstorming sessions, manage projects and create presentations. "The Codie nomination is a ringing endorsement of the business value MindManager offers," says Bob Gordon, CEO, Mindjet. "Business professionals that discover MindManager X5 Pro are relieved to finally find a software application that works the way they think. MindManager makes it easy to quickly deliver bottom-line benefits enterprise-wide. Our visual mapping technology is the face of computing to come." About SIIA The Software & Information Industry Association 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 the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For further information, please visit: http://www.siia.net. About Mindjet Mindjet, the leading provider of software for visualizing and managing information, creates applications for business teams to think together, plan together, and work together. Mindjet's innovative visual mapping tools improve business productivity by working the way people think. MindManager, the award-winning flagship product with more than 500,000 licenses sold worldwide, is productivity software designed for business professionals from the majority of Global 2000 companies. With headquarters in California and operations throughout the world, Mindjet is backed by 3i, a leading international venture capital firm. More information is available by calling toll-free: 1 (877) MINDJET or by visiting http://www.mindjet.com.