Increased Demand for Cloud Computing Services Drives Record Growth

Computers Unlimited (CU), a provider of integrated software solutions, services, and support, recently made additional investments in its cloud computing platform to meet demand for its growing suite of products and services.

TIMS Online, CU’s hosted version of TIMS, continues to grow at a steady 46% annual rate and recently surpassed the 1,000 user level, a milestone for the company. “When we crossed 1,000 active users we knew it was time to make additional investments in processing power, storage, and Internet bandwidth to meet demand," said David Schaer, CU’s president. TIMS Online continues to be a great fit for distributors who are tired of maintaining their own computer system or looking for ways to reduce ongoing IT related costs. In addition to TIMS Online, CU offers a number of specialized, cloud-based products that seamlessly integrate with TIMS.

TIMS eCommerce is a simple and easy to use B2B web application for customer online account management and bill pay. From ordering product, creating custom shopping carts for quick reorders, paying off invoices with a credit card, to viewing cylinder balances and electronic proof of deliveries, TIMS eCommerce is a great way to reduce the ongoing cost of doing business with your customers.

TIMS Cloud Data Interchange (CDI) makes it easier and more affordable for distributors to send and receive EDI electronic POs, PO acknowledgements, and A/P invoices with vendors.“By moving EDI to the cloud, we were able to reduce the upfront and ongoing cost of EDI for our customers,” says Schaer.

TIMS_Assistant_Mobile_App_iPhone_iPad.jpgTIMS Assistant is the perfect digital assistant designed to keep your entire sales team connected and productive wherever they go. Using a new suite of standard TIMS APIs and the power of the cloud, various features of TIMS now run on smart devices (Android and IOS). “TIMS Assistant is the first in a series of new smartphone apps being developed at CU,” says Schaer. Be sure to stop by booth #313 at the 2017 GAWDA Spring Management Conference in Boca Raton, FL, for a demo.

TIMS Roadnet, available on premise or in the cloud, offers distributors a seamless way to quickly route and optimize their entire delivery fleet using powerful routing logistics technologies from Roadnet. “We’ve integrated Roadnet directly into TIMS Order Entry to make it extremely fast and easy to roundtrip orders between Roadnet with a single click of the mouse,” says Schaer.

Finally, CU now offers disaster recovery (DR) services for TIMS. In the event of a computer system failure, TIMS can be quickly restored to minimize system downtime. It’s data protection, peace of mind, and rapid recovery for mission critical business systems like TIMS.


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