This month, we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the launch of PetPoint. The over 850 PetPoint licensed animal welfare organizations provide clear evidence that PetPoint is now the most advanced animal management system available. However, we are not resting on our laurels, and instead are keeping a keen eye on the future. With as many as 1800 organizations expected to be using our application by the end of 2010, we recognize the need to keep PetPoint at the top in terms of both quality and service. We therefore are planning to upgrade both the hardware and the software supporting our PetPoint application over the next three months.We will soon begin installing new hardware throughout the system to include the latest in top of the line Hewlett-Packard servers and EMC data storage servers. This hardware will increase speed, capacity and provide full redundancy in case of a hardware failure. Not only will this allow us to grow the user base but will also allow us to add many new features and modules to the application.
As we migrate to the new hardware, we will also be upgrading the backend software on which PetPoint operates. The one change users will experience is our move to Microsoft Reporting Services replacing the old Crystal Reports. The Microsoft platform will make reports run much faster and require fewer steps to print. It will also provide us with the ability to design much more flexible and customizable reports.
In addition to these upgrades, we are also making a change to the host environment by transitioning to SunGard. With annual revenue of $5 billion, SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world’s 50 largest financial services companies. Headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, SunGard employs over 16,000 people in more than 400 offices in 30 countries.
PetPoint is changing the face of Animal Welfare:
- creating greater opportunities for organizations and communities to work together.
- creating efficiencies and cost savings for user organizations
- freeing up resources (including personnel) which can be redirected to animal care, and
- providing standardized data at the state and national levels, to the benefit of the entire industry.
As we look forward to the next three years we look forward to working together with you – our PetPoint partners – in an effort to continue to provide new and innovative ways to help the homeless voiceless animals in our society.