Pointwing® 1.4 Recruiting Software Adds Enterprise Deployment Option for Staffing and Recruiting Firms

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New release of Pointwing recruiting software (http://www.pointwing.com) now enables savvy staffing and recruiting firms to self-host and deploy Pointwing using their own IT infrastructure or deploy as an on-demand Software as a Service or through Managed Services Program.

While most recruiting and staffing firms may choose to cost-effectively deploy their recruiting software using the on-demand model, some have compelling reasons for self-hosting that software as an enterprise. With Pointwing, our goal is to help them achieve the business results they seek, and enterprise hosting of Pointwing gives them one more option in building their business their way.

At a time when more and more applications are being delivered exclusively via the Internet, VCG has stepped up to give staffing and recruiting firms more choices for software use. Now, in addition to its standard on-demand application service, VCG offers recruiting and staffing firms the option of Enterprise deployment with version 1.4 of their Pointwing Front Office recruiting software (http://www.pointwing.com/pointwing-frontoffice.asp).

Enterprise deployment, or self-hosting, gives technically savvy and capable staffing and recruiting firms the ability to host Pointwing on their own hardware servers at their own location. For many larger firms, this is the preferred method for the hosting of mission-critical applications, as they have more control over access and other factors. In addition, enterprise deployment helps larger firms with dedicated IT resources and staff already in place to better manage their total cost of ownership.

Unlike most of today's Web-browser based, multi-tenant recruiting software applications, Pointwing is uniquely suited for a variety of deployment methods. Built on a robust Microsoft-based smart client, SQL database and Service Oriented Architecture, Pointwing recruiting software can be deployed as a high-performance on-demand, enterprise, or managed services application. This architecture gives Pointwing an edge not only in how it can be deployed and managed, but in its customizability, scalability and ability to integrate with other applications.

Steve Taylor, President and CEO of VCG, said, "While most recruiting and staffing firms may choose to cost-effectively deploy their recruiting software using the on-demand model, some have compelling reasons for self-hosting that software as an enterprise. With Pointwing, our goal is to help them achieve the business results they seek, and enterprise hosting of Pointwing gives them one more option in building their business their way."

About Pointwing

Pointwing® is a modular recruiting software suite that accelerates the process of finding and placing the people most likely to thrive and streamlines unique business processes to improve productivity, control costs and manage margins. Modules available include:

Pointwing Front Office (http://www.pointwing.com/pointwing-frontoffice.asp) - the core recruiting software module that accelerates recruiting and sales by integrating account and candidate/employee management, Smart Match resume search, job placement, two-way Microsoft Outlook integration and more.

Pointwing Self Service (http://www.pointwing.com/pointwing-selfservice.asp) - a Web portal module that connects the Pointwing Front Office module to your Web site in real-time, enabling you to post jobs and resources/candidates to search for jobs, register and/or update their profile, upload their resume and apply for jobs.

Pointwing Software Kit (http://www.pointwing.com/pointwing-software_kit_API.asp)- a module which gives you access to Pointwing's open API to create custom applications that integrate with Pointwing or integrate Pointwing with virtually any third-party application.

Pointwing is easily deployed in the manner best suited to your firms' recruiting business operational needs: On-demand software as a service (SaaS) subscription; managed services (licensed software with VCG-hosting); or enterprise (licensed software with self-hosting).
For more information regarding Pointwing or to register for a live online Webinar demonstration, visit http://www.pointwing.com or call 800-318-4983.

About VCG

VCG provides comprehensive staffing and recruiting solutions that power success. Since 1976, VCG has helped hundreds of companies worldwide achieve operational excellence by streamlining their unique business processes and accelerating finding and placing the people most likely to thrive. VCG and Pointwing are registered trademarks of VCG, LLC. For more information visit: http://www.vcgsoftware.com or http://www.pointwing.com or call 1.800.318.4983.

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