Crestone Launches Division to Provide Specialized Application Hosting, Management Services to "People-Based" Services Industry

First Hosted Solution From the New APIS Center

Will Target the Staffing Industry



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Crestone International

    ATLANTA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Crestone International has launched the
 APIS Center, a full-service application service provider (ASP) dedicated to
 providing the "people-based" services industry with fully integrated front-
 and back-office solutions, the first of which is designed specifically for
 staffing companies.
     "Crestone's APIS Center delivers a robust, dynamic solution to the
 'people-based' service industry, including professional, legal and employment
 services, that combines the power of PeopleSoft and Tivoli applications into a
 single, fully managed, Internet-based solution," says Cal Yonker, Crestone's
 president and CEO. "The APIS Center lets us become a strategic partner with
 our clients by putting our sophisticated technologies to work, to help drive
 their business goals and objectives while lessening the drain on financial
 resources."
     The APIS (Application Provisioning and Information Services) Center is
 housed in SunGard hardened facilities and utilizes Crestone hardware to host
 PeopleSoft software solutions, with the premier solution designed specifically
 for the staffing industry. The Center, which is supported by Crestone
 employees using the Company's innovative application management methodology,
 was designed by Crestone engineers to provide superior service levels to all
 clients, including a secure Sun/Unix Platform, Tier 2 help desk and multi-
 database support, all monitored with Tivoli technology with no single point of
 failure.
     Hosting services offered through the APIS Center include
 hardware/facilities, backup and recovery, operating systems, networking and
 security; while application management services include application support,
 software upgrade and version management, database development and maintenance,
 monitoring, programming and service level reporting.
     Strategic alliances and relationships with such industry leaders as
 PeopleSoft, Tivoli and SunGard eSourcing allow the APIS Center to bundle
 infrastructure and application management services to provide clients with
 superior performance, business continuity and security.
     "By combining the APIS Center's hosting capabilities with Crestone's
 proven expertise with implementation and management of PeopleSoft and Tivoli
 applications, we are able to provide our staffing clients with a multi-million
 dollar solution at a fraction of the cost," says Lewis Rosenthal, product
 marketing manager for Crestone's APIS Center Division. "And, by spreading that
 cost over several years and eliminating the need to invest in infrastructure,
 manpower and management, we are able to speed -- and maximize -- the return on
 their PeopleSoft investment."
 
     Crestone International (www.crestone.com), a virtual, net-centric company,
 is a leading provider of consulting services that link ERP and CRM
 applications through the Internet.  Using a flexible methodology that
 addresses the unique needs of each client, Crestone's highly experienced
 consultants assess, implement and manage client applications worldwide.  Based
 in Atlanta, Crestone has expertise in the staffing, professional services,
 financial services, higher education, public sector, utilities and healthcare
 arenas.  Crestone maintains strategic partnerships with PeopleSoft, Inc.,
 Siebel Systems, Inc., Quest Software, Tivoli Systems and SunGard eSourcing.
 
 

SOURCE Crestone International
    ATLANTA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Crestone International has launched the
 APIS Center, a full-service application service provider (ASP) dedicated to
 providing the "people-based" services industry with fully integrated front-
 and back-office solutions, the first of which is designed specifically for
 staffing companies.
     "Crestone's APIS Center delivers a robust, dynamic solution to the
 'people-based' service industry, including professional, legal and employment
 services, that combines the power of PeopleSoft and Tivoli applications into a
 single, fully managed, Internet-based solution," says Cal Yonker, Crestone's
 president and CEO. "The APIS Center lets us become a strategic partner with
 our clients by putting our sophisticated technologies to work, to help drive
 their business goals and objectives while lessening the drain on financial
 resources."
     The APIS (Application Provisioning and Information Services) Center is
 housed in SunGard hardened facilities and utilizes Crestone hardware to host
 PeopleSoft software solutions, with the premier solution designed specifically
 for the staffing industry. The Center, which is supported by Crestone
 employees using the Company's innovative application management methodology,
 was designed by Crestone engineers to provide superior service levels to all
 clients, including a secure Sun/Unix Platform, Tier 2 help desk and multi-
 database support, all monitored with Tivoli technology with no single point of
 failure.
     Hosting services offered through the APIS Center include
 hardware/facilities, backup and recovery, operating systems, networking and
 security; while application management services include application support,
 software upgrade and version management, database development and maintenance,
 monitoring, programming and service level reporting.
     Strategic alliances and relationships with such industry leaders as
 PeopleSoft, Tivoli and SunGard eSourcing allow the APIS Center to bundle
 infrastructure and application management services to provide clients with
 superior performance, business continuity and security.
     "By combining the APIS Center's hosting capabilities with Crestone's
 proven expertise with implementation and management of PeopleSoft and Tivoli
 applications, we are able to provide our staffing clients with a multi-million
 dollar solution at a fraction of the cost," says Lewis Rosenthal, product
 marketing manager for Crestone's APIS Center Division. "And, by spreading that
 cost over several years and eliminating the need to invest in infrastructure,
 manpower and management, we are able to speed -- and maximize -- the return on
 their PeopleSoft investment."
 
     Crestone International (www.crestone.com), a virtual, net-centric company,
 is a leading provider of consulting services that link ERP and CRM
 applications through the Internet.  Using a flexible methodology that
 addresses the unique needs of each client, Crestone's highly experienced
 consultants assess, implement and manage client applications worldwide.  Based
 in Atlanta, Crestone has expertise in the staffing, professional services,
 financial services, higher education, public sector, utilities and healthcare
 arenas.  Crestone maintains strategic partnerships with PeopleSoft, Inc.,
 Siebel Systems, Inc., Quest Software, Tivoli Systems and SunGard eSourcing.
 
 SOURCE  Crestone International