SOURCE: Applied Software

March 10, 2008 09:10 ET

Applied Software Celebrates 25 Years as Autodesk Value-Added Reseller

Success Built on Industry Insight and Autodesk Technology Innovation

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) - Applied Software is being acknowledged for its silver anniversary as an Autodesk Value-Added Reseller (VAR). The company is a solutions provider to the A/E/C industry specializing in integration and practice management of design solutions. As one of the first resellers to earn Autodesk VAR designation in 1982, Applied Software has maintained a sterling track record of quality customer service and expertise that meets Autodesk's high standards.

"Autodesk's quality and innovation have made it a leader and pacesetter in our industry," said Richard Burroughs, president of Applied Software. "Our customers benefit from its advanced design software and solutions, and we're honored to reach the 25-year mark as an Autodesk Valued-Added Reseller and partner."

Applied Software has helped more than 4,000 customers make the most of their Autodesk software investments over the years. That includes the introduction of forward-thinking approaches such as AutoCAD, broad powerful design software for the desktop that spawned a range of verticalized versions.

"From the outset, Applied Software and Autodesk have shared a vision for technology's potential impact on the business of design and a commitment to put customers' needs front and center," said Steven Blum, senior vice president, Americas Sales, Autodesk. "Our shared approach has created a successful, long-term partnership and played an important role in the evolution of the A/E/C industry that Applied Software serves."

Autodesk is the world's leading 2D and 3D design software company for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Autodesk brought sophisticated design capabilities to the PC with AutoCAD software in 1982, and continues to build on that principle of innovation to help customers improve productivity throughout the design, construction, manufacture and management of projects. In addition, its developer partners offer thousands of niche applications that complement Autodesk products. Autodesk designates VARs based in part on their proficiency in promoting, demonstrating, installing and supporting Autodesk products, and provides VARs with business guidance, training, marketing support and incentives to deliver consistently high-quality service for the latest Autodesk applications.

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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