SOURCE: AppStream, Inc.

August 29, 2007 19:05 ET

AppStream Helps Advance America Deliver on Service Commitment

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - AppStream, Inc., a leader in on-demand application deployment and management, today announced that Advance America will implement AppStream's award-winning software distribution system in 2,900 locations, providing self-service access to their mission critical line of business applications.

AppStream allows Windows applications to be distributed or "streamed" to a user's PC upon request where the application executes locally just as if it were installed conventionally. This technique, known as application streaming, delivers application bits on demand, and ensures the application behaves as if it were installed using conventional methods.

As one of the leading advance payday providers in the United States, Advance America was faced with the challenge of distributing and managing their MoneyGram software application to support users at 2,900 locations. Minimizing IT costs and maximizing application uptime are critical for Advance America to maintain their commitment to provide quality services and products to their customer base across America. Their existing process for installing new applications and application upgrades was not only time consuming for IT staff, but would not scale to meet their business growth. Advance America considered several centralized models like Terminal Services as delivery options but quickly realized that the tremendous costs of purchasing, implementing and maintaining a large server farm would not provide a reasonable or near term ROI.

After months of evaluating various technology solutions, Advance America chose AppStream for its ability to:

--  Provide a centrally managed application solution with no need for
    onsite service to install or manage software
--  Use existing PCs that are already in field offices
--  Deliver critical desktop software as a service without any
    modifications
--  Reduce IT costs by a quarter of a million dollars annually, allowing
    money to be used for more critical IT business projects
    

"At Advance America, we are improving the delivery of quality financial products through the use of innovative new technologies. 'Appstreaming' the client components will allow us to achieve our corporate IT objectives of centrally managing our mission critical line of business applications," said Chad Wylie, director of technical services at Advance America. "Creating a scalable and affordable infrastructure for desktop and license management allows our IT staff to focus on new technology programs that drive our business. We chose AppStream because their solution provides the most reliable and cost-effective method of delivering applications to our distributed enterprise on-demand."

"Companies like Advance America are making the smart decision to move to on-demand distribution for their desktop applications. This allows them to highly leverage their existing field resources and keep overall delivery costs manageable, affordable and predictable," said Brad Rowland, vice president of marketing and product management, AppStream. "Virtualization solutions like application streaming from AppStream are allowing innovators to get the best of both centralized and distributed computing models and put the IT focus back on strategic objectives."

About Advance America

Founded in 1997, Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. is the country's leading provider of payday cash advance services with approximately 2,900 centers in 37 states. The Company offers convenient, less-costly credit options to consumers whose needs are not met by traditional financial institutions. The Company is a founding member of the Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), whose mission is to promote laws that provide substantive consumer protections and to encourage responsible industry practices.

About AppStream, Inc.

AppStream, Inc. is a leader in on-demand application deployment and management. By combining application streaming with application virtualization technologies, AppStream offers customers the most flexible application management solutions at the most affordable price, with the fastest implementation time. AppStream also enables a Software as a Service (SaaS) business model by transforming any Windows®-compatible software application into a service over the internet. AppStream does this through patented on-demand technologies and partnerships with industry leaders. AppStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with offices in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. For more information, please visit http://www.appstream.com/.

Contact Information

  • For Media Inquiries:

    Brad Rowland
    AppStream, Inc.
    650-251-2500

    Kirtee Mehta
    AppStream, Inc.
    650-251-2500