Applied Computer Systems, Inc. announces JOBPOWER as a Cloud Deployed Service using the iRent LLC Platform

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Applied Computer Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to the construction industry today announced the release of JOBPOWER as a SaaS/Cloud software solution utilizing the iRent LLC “cloud” deployment platform.

designed to provide a significant reduction of the expenses our customers incur that relate to software, servers and IT support

This development opens up access to this comprehensive world-class construction accounting application, JOBPOWER, for a number of industry businesses that can now benefit from its cost-cutting and streamlining capabilities, without requiring considerable in-house technical infrastructure to support it. In addition to JOBPOWER, the companion document management application DocumentVision, is also available as a “cloud” offering.

“This is a logical step for us in that it addresses many of the needs expressed by our customers,” said Rick DeLand, Vice President of Applied Computer Systems. “Cloud” computing is designed to provide a significant reduction of the expenses our customers incur that relate to software, servers and IT support. The savings will help our customer’s achieve a higher profitability,” added DeLand.

“In addition, our “cloud” solution ensures security at both the data and database levels and remains our highest priority,” stated DeLand. “Security has always been a concern and we have addressed this through co-location, multiple daily backups and security at the file level.”

“There is strong market interest in cloud services, including SaaS, due to an increasing demand for reducing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for IT investment and systems across many markets,” stated Rick Cluthe, COO of iRent. “Applied Computer Systems recognized these considerable benefits and wanted to bring them to the construction industry,” commented Cluthe.

About Applied Computer Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1983 to develop and sell JOBPOWER® Software for Contractors. JOBPOWER is construction specific accounting, job costing and payroll software. It was developed with information gathered from experienced contractors and their CPAs who specialized in construction. JOBPOWER was designed to be easy to use, reliable and provide contractors with the special features they require. It handles complete accounting, various construction specific billing methods, subcontracts, change orders, job budgets, detailed job cost, construction payroll and many other functions. The software includes a complete audit trail, which many off the shelf accounting packages do not offer.

In 2007, DocumentVision®, a full featured electronic document management application with construction document creation capabilities, and extensive search features, was created to compliment JOBPOWER. DocumentVision stores all types of files, emails, and photos, and files them by job, customer and/or vendor. Documents created in JOBPOWER are automatically filed in DocumentVision providing complete electronic storage for all job related documents and files. DocumentVision also works with QuickBooks®

As a Microsoft Certified Partner, both JOBPOWER and DocumentVision are developed using .Net and also utilize SQL server.

About iRent™ LLC
Founded by two software and service industry executives, with over 50 years’ experience between them, iRent™ (http://www.irent.cc) offers a unique opportunity for software vendors to adapt their existing products to the increasingly dominant SaaS or "cloud-computing" business model.

In conjunction with its joint venture partner RealTech Solutions Ltd., iRent™ utilizes their software tool-set that allows ISVs to convert their software application products to a web-based or "cloud-based" service, without the need of a browser (zero-client). This tool-set has been developed in modern technologies (SQL/.Net) and represents in excess of twenty (20) man years of effort in research and development. When iRent™ converts software to become a "cloud" application, shared resources, software and information are provided on an on-demand and on an unlimited basis. iRent removes the need for ISVs to have to organize their own server hardware and having to support their own billing services.

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