ACS Athletics Launches Next Generation of Software Developed to Foster Institutional Control Within Athletic Departments Nationwide

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ACS InControl is the only system in the marketplace that offers administrators a single-source answer for achieving accountability, enhancing the bottom-line and ultimately improving institutional control which has been a challenge for collegiate programs across the nation.

ACS Athletics, the first web-based provider of solutions for recruiting, equipment inventory, athletic training and compliance matters, announced today the launch of its next generation of software for athletic departments - ACS InControl System. ACS InControl is the only system in the marketplace that offers administrators a single-source answer for achieving accountability, enhancing the bottom-line and ultimately improving institutional control which has been a challenge for collegiate programs across the nation. The new system is designed to reduce costs and risks of a communications breakdown between departments and provides a seamless experience for student athletes from the recruiting process through their alumni relationship with their alma matters.

Each head coach must create and maintain an atmosphere for compliance within his or her program and universities must demonstrate institutional control over their athletic departments. If the schools are cited for lack of institutional control, it is called a "major infraction" by the NCAA. According to the NCAA website, two schools have the most major infractions (8); one is from the PAC 10 and one from Conference USA. There are five schools that have seven, ten schools have six, ten schools have five, and twenty schools have four.

"ACS is leading the way to develop new strategies to improve, automate, and optimize everything we do," said David Batson, Director of Intercollegiate Athletic Compliance from Texas A&M. "With ACS InControl, we finally have a system that will allow our departments to function as a team and be more effective in our compliance efforts. The total control we will have over our student-athletes data has brought and will continue to bring even more extraordinary efficiencies," he added.

"Universities are facing many challenges while they try to achieve higher standards of efficiency and compliance. Our InControl System is the next generation of software designed to help them meet their needs. No other product on the market provides the connectivity on-line between departments," said Phillip Engle, managing partner for ACS Athletics.

About ACS InControl
ACS InControl System combines the power of all ACS's innovative products into one integrated approach including:

ACS EQUIPMENT MANAGER- Comprehensive, web-based equipment management software system that allows athletic programs to become more efficient, compliant and accountable through state-of-the-art scanning capabilities.
ACS COMPLIANCE OFFICER- Assists compliance with supporting coaches throughout the recruiting process by proactively helping coaches avoid potential recruiting violations and replacing tedious paper-driven compliance monitoring processes with interactive online forms.
ACS RECRUITING COORINATOR- Powerful web-based recruiting management system that provides coaches secure access to recruiting data in order to send, receive, or update information on the road or at the office via the web or their PDAs.
ACS TEAM MANAGER- Allows athletic programs to standardize the management of athlete rosters and team information across the department, and simplifies the collection and management of complex athletic information.
ACS WORKFLOW- Customized system designed to standardize, through automation, compliance and business and internal workflow activities that will eliminate paper-trails, clerical errors and costly overhead. The system creates extensive documentation and reporting to provide both the analysis necessary to internally monitor operations, and help provide evidence of institutional control.
ACS ATHLETIC TRAINER- Reliable, user-friendly system that is specifically designed for athlete health management in athletics and offers powerful tools for tracking and reporting on athlete information that is critical to an athletic program.

About ACS Athletics
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Austin, TX, ACS Athletics (formerly AssistantCoach Systems) is the first company to provide athletic departments with a suite of web-based solutions for recruiting, equipment inventory, athletic training, compliance matters, roster management and sports operations. ACS products are currently benefiting more than eight thousand athletic professionals at the collegiate, professional and high school levels. ACS is the exclusive provider of technology for the largest coaches association in the world - the Texas High School Coaches Association.

For more information, please visit our website http://www.ACSathletics.com.

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