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Computer Guidance Corporation Expands the Cloud to Accommodate 5,000 Hosted eCMS Users

July 1, 2014



Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Computer Guidance Corporation, a leading developer of ERP software solutions for the construction industry, today announced the expansion of their cloud hosting infrastructure based on IBM Power Systems servers to accommodate an additional 1,000 users in 2014 that are expected to implement Computer Guidance's cloud-based construction ERP software and associated managed hosting services. The expansion demonstrates Computer Guidance's success in delivering the premier cloud-based construction ERP and showcases the company's leadership in cloud computing.

The significant investment in infrastructure expansion will increase capacity to accommodate 5,000 Hosted eCMS users within two Tier IV SOC compliant data centers located in Phoenix, Arizona and in Atlanta, Georgia. These users take advantage of Computer Guidance's Hosted eCMS construction ERP software, its Disaster Recovery solutions and supporting managed hosting services.

"We are pleased to be providing Computer Guidance with our highly secure and compliant cloud colo locations," Jeff Simmons, Manager Contracts, Requirements, Authorizations, and Programs, Avnet, Inc. "Our partnership provides Computer Guidance an IT infrastructure collocated in multiple interconnected data centers that is scalable to meet the needs of our mutual customers."

"We understand our clients' growth and success is dependent on secure access to their data whenever and wherever they are in the world," stated Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. "We are the leader in cloud-based construction ERP and our relationship with IBM and Avnet will help us maintain that position."

"IBM Power Systems are designed to provide Computer Guidance Corporation clients with advanced capabilities for Big Data and cloud computing workloads," said Terri Virnig, IBM Power Ecosystem and Strategy. "Clients can also benefit from Power Systems' industry-leading server quality and utilization levels which help to reduce floor space as well as power and cooling costs."

The IBM Power Systems POWER7 servers are running IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and IBM DB2 Connect on IBM i within Computer Guidance Corporation's eCMS to create reports with drill downs, queries and dashboards. This solution enables architecture, engineering and construction companies to leverage data to help predict outcomes and make informed decisions.

About Computer Guidance Corporation

Computer Guidance is the software development expert for construction enterprise resource planning solutions. In business since 1981, Computer Guidance has provided its customers with construction financial and project management applications supported by industry-leading business intelligence and analytics applications and advanced productivity tools. Computer Guidance is a premier Business Partner of IBM Corporation, providing a solid technology foundation for both its cloud-based, hosted and on-premise solutions. Hundreds of commercial contractors have implemented Computer Guidance ERP achieving quantifiable benefits year after year. Many Computer Guidance customers are represented among the Engineering News-Record Top 50, 400 and 600 and the On-Site Top 40. Computer Guidance's construction software expertise has led the Associated General Contractors of America to select Computer Guidance's solutions as the ERP solution of choice for its members. eCMS has also been acknowledged by the CFMA IT Survey, ranking its job cost, accounting and payroll applications as the number one software for commercial contractors. In 2013, Computer Guidance received a silver Contractor's Choice award from Roads & Bridges magazine recognizing eCMS as one of the most widely implemented ERP solutions among its readership.

Computer Guidance Corporation became part of the Explorer Software Group of companies in January 2014. Explorer Software Group is a global software business that is exclusively in Construction with 25,000 users served, in 40 countries and in 6 continents, employing 250 staff. Explorer's core business philosophy is long-term commitment to customer service, coupled with providing the best possible solutions to customers.

For additional information, visit http://www.computerguidance.com or call 888.361.4551.

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eCMS is a registered trademark of Computer Guidance Corporation - part of the Explorer Software Group of companies.

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