Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
ACS Athletics, the leading provider of web and mobile athletic management software solutions, announced the release of a major upgrade to its industry-leading forms and workflow management solution, ACS FormsDirect™. The highlights of the new software release include a refreshed user interface, fast analytical reporting tools, and the industry’s only do-it-yourself, drag and drop features for building custom forms and department-wide workflows.
The release of FormsDirect™ further expands the software's ability to empower athletics departments, of all sizes, to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs by moving paper-based athletics forms and documents to an online format. New productivity enhancements include powerful workflow-building features that give athletic administrators the freedom to easily move time-consuming paper processes online without IT or vendor support. Cumbersome, paper-based forms that require multiple approvals can now easily be created, routed and managed online.
“Athletics departments are actively looking for ways to increase staff productivity, reduce operational costs, and eliminate compliance risks,” said Phillip Engle, CEO, ACS Athletics. “As the pioneer of forms and workflow automation in athletics, we’ve come a long way since our first athletics workflow in 2006, and we’re excited about where this product will take our customers and the industry.”
“The upgraded forms and workflow capabilities are very impressive,” said Holly Hartman, Operations Manager Athletics Compliance, University of Oklahoma. “We’ve really liked the ability to build our own forms and believe the new features for creating department-wide workflows will make our staff even more efficient.”
FormsDirect™ offers new options that help compliance administrators be more efficient at collecting and analyzing data. Users have more drag-and-drop features and quick-publish options for releasing forms to coaches, student-athletes and others. The new interface offers a form feed audit trail that helps users monitor form activity and focus on the documents that need their attention the most.
“Consistent with the ACS Athletics development approach, the majority of this upgrade was directed by our amazing customers,” said Jason Gutcher, VP of Product Development/IT. “Two years ago, ACS was the first to offer athletics departments the ability to create their own online athlete and staff forms, and now with the release of DIY workflows, our customers have again helped us set the standard for the industry.”
“Our needs are constantly changing, so having a product that’s flexible and allows our staff to instantly make form updates or build our own workflows is a game changer for our department,” said Josh Daume, Assistant AD Compliance, University of Texas San Antonio.
"FormsDirect™ is the perfect productivity solution for any office in a small to large athletics department,” said Rayan Rutledge, VP Operations, ACS Athletics. “As a turnkey, web-based system, the new release allows our support team to implement a new customer in a matter of minutes, and gives athletics departments the ability to create and publish unlimited forms and workflows instantly.”
About ACS Athletics:
ACS Athletics (ACS) is the leading provider of web and mobile solutions for increasing operational performance and reducing risk in collegiate athletics departments. ACS gives customers a competitive advantage by providing an integrated, holistic approach to managing athletic department operational, compliance, student-athlete information and communications on one platform. ACS customers are more efficient, organized and compliant, and are better positioned to communicate and develop relationships that are vital to their success. ACS Athletics was founded in 1999 and is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas.