Press Release - July 26, 2010
City of Carlsbad Selects Velocity
New York, NY, July 26, 2010 (PRNewswire) – Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., today announced that Carlsbad, Calif., has selected Velocity to host and fully-manage recently selected Lawson enterprise applications. Velocity, a leader in cloud-based enterprise software hosting, application management and consulting services, will provide the City of Carlsbad with hosted, fully managed IT infrastructure, implementation support, and ongoing application management of critical Lawson HR and business productivity tools.
Carlsbad is located along the southern California coastline, just north of San Diego and south of Orange County. The community of more than 100,000 is supported by nearly 1,000 City of Carlsbad employees. Staying ahead of continued growth and service demand led to the city’s recent selection and implementation of Lawson Software as a more efficient system to run and manage payroll and benefit needs for its employees.
After an extensive evaluation of how to best support the Lawson implementation, Carlsbad selected Velocity for its depth of Lawson knowledge, experience supporting Lawson implementations, and their reputation as the largest Managed Application Services (MAS) provider for Lawson customers in the Public Sector. Other key factors in the selection of Velocity included a lower cost of operation, access to knowledgeable resources, mitigation of risks by providing disaster recovery, and the internal controls provided in a SAS 70 Type II facility.
“We’re excited to benefit from the efficiencies, productivity improvements, and streamlined processes from the new Lawson applications we recently licensed,” said City of Carlsbad IT Director Gordon Peterson. “It was apparent to us that to take advantage of all the functionality we needed to focus more on our business use of the software and information, and less on the care and feeding of the systems. We’re convinced Velocity provides us managed services for Lawson Software that are high quality and cost effective.”
Velocity currently provides managed services to nearly 200 organizations operating Lawson Software and Kronos applications. The Velocity On-Demand™ framework provides a software deployment platform specifically designed to help organizations to more rapidly realize the business value and benefit of the software. Risk can be better managed and running costs can be lowered by migrating to a more automated IT business infrastructure.
“As a Lawson business partner for more than 20 years, we’re very familiar with the challenges inherent with complex ERP implementations, and have developed the skills and best practices that allow us to navigate our customers to successful outcomes.” said Velocity CEO Tom Bruno. “By leveraging Velocity’s experience and capabilities, the city will be able to focus its resources on implementing according to best practices supported by the software, and to improving its business processes. Velocity eliminates the risk associated with selecting, maintaining, and ensuring the availability of the infrastructure and applications. We look forward to serving the City of Carlsbad.”
About Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
Velocity is a leading application service provider that delivers enterprise software functionality through a secure private cloud platform. Velocity’s clients benefit from hosted, fully managed environments for their ERP and related software applications; guaranteed availability, security and compliance; and certified consulting resources. Velocity’s proprietary delivery system for software hosting, Velocity On-Demand™, brings scalable computing and fully managed services for mission critical IT systems and sensitive data. Velocity is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Minneapolis, Tampa and London, Ontario. For more information on Velocity services please visit www.velocitycloud.com.
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