SOURCE: Applied Software

February 21, 2008 10:42 ET

Applied Software Acquires Atlanta-Based Operations of Imaging Technologies' Software Solutions Group

Acquisition Strengthens Autodesk Reseller's Leadership Position in Southeastern United States

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - Applied Software, a solutions provider to the A/E/C industry specializing in integration and practice management of design solutions, announced today that it has acquired the Atlanta-based operations of the Software Solutions Group of Imaging Technologies, a division of American Reprographics Company (NYSE: ARP). The acquisition further strengthens Applied Software's leadership position in the architectural, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry in the Southeastern United States, where it provides computer-aided design (CAD) software and services to more than 4,000 organizations in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

"The Southeastern Region continues to show steady growth for Autodesk software sales and we're keeping pace with market demands by expanding our service and support teams with industry experts like those who are joining us from the Atlanta-based operations of Imaging Technologies' Software Solutions Group," said Richard Burroughs, president of Applied Software. "Imaging Technologies has also done a terrific job of building a loyal customer base comprised of some of the leading A/E/C firms in the Southeastern U.S. region. We look forward to working with our newest customers and providing them with access to a larger and highly experienced service and support staff who can help them take full advantage of Autodesk solutions."

About Applied Software

Headquartered in Atlanta with a sales, service and training center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Applied Software is the largest Autodesk reseller in the region. An AutoCAD Authorized Reseller since 1982, the company provides consulting, implementation, customization and training services, as well as mentoring and project management to architects, engineers and facility managers in the commercial, government and educational sectors of the A/E/C industry. A leader in the emerging field of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Applied Software is recognized as an Autodesk Premier Solutions Provider in the Building Solutions and Education Solutions Divisions, and was named to the Autodesk Platinum Club for selling the most Building Systems Division products in the United States in 2007. Applied Software is also an Authorized Autodesk Training Center employing a team of architects, engineers and designers with real-world experience to assist and educate its customers in the use of Autodesk solutions. More information about Applied Software may be found at www.asti.com.

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