April 5, 2011
Explorer Launches Contract Manager for the iPad
Vancouver, BC - Explorer Software Group announced today that it will be
launching a brand new iPad application for its flagship construction software
solution, Contract Manager V7. The new application is the first of its kind for
the Construction industry and highlights Explorer's firm commitment to research
and innovation. "Explorer prides itself on staying at the forefront of
technology" explains President and CEO, Jim McFarlane. "Our goal is to harness
new technologies to deliver powerful tools that help make our clients' lives
simpler, so they can focus on their business."
Explorer has certainly done that. Last year, they released Contract Manager V7, a web based enterprise software solution which allows construction clients to access their data from anywhere in the world, with no desktop application to install. Over the last 6 months, they've also started offering V7 on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) which eliminates the need for costly hardware investment and offers increased flexibility. With Apple selling 14.8 millions iPad tablets in 2010, it's clear that consumers are enamoured with the easy-to-use tablet, which gives you access to the Internet and thousands of clever applications. Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, forecasts media tablets are poised for strong growth with worldwide end user sales projected to total 54.8 million units in 2011, up 181 percent from 2010, and surpass 208 million units in 2014. Mr. McFarlane states "The 'pad' technology is not a fad. It is clearly on pace to outsell traditional PCs in the coming years and Explorer is poised to help the construction industry efficiently utilize this technology."Explorer's new iPad application allows V7 users to monitor Key Performance Indicators, review and approve invoices, run inquiries, save reports as iBooks, and more. And the development doesn't stop there. Explorer is committed to continued enhancements and has already received feedback from customers as to the endless additional ways the iPad application could help them run their businesses more efficiently.
About Explorer Software Group:Explorer Software Group is the leading provider of software solutions for the construction industry worldwide offering a broad range of solutions for small, mid-sized and large enterprises. Explorer's construction accounting solutions offer rich functionality, a highly flexible application platform, a full application suite and best-in-class customization abilities. The software and services are designed to produce meaningful increases in revenues and margins to contractors.