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July 18, 2011

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Orion Communications Announces AgencyWeb® On-Demand Software as a Service


Dallas, TX – Orion Communications, a provider of Public Safety productivity software, today announced the availability of its industry-proven AgencyWeb® Workforce Management Solution as an On-Demand software as a service (SaaS) offering.  AgencyWeb® On-Demand provides all the features and functionality of Orion’s enterprise AgencyWeb® Workforce Management system at an affordable monthly fee. This web-based, on-demand instance of AgencyWeb® is managed and hosted on a 24x7 basis at the NEW WORLD APS datacenter facility -- a leading provider of secure custom managed hosting services for government enterprises. 

The delivery of Orion’s AgencyWeb® On-Demand productivity tool offers access to technology that automates all aspects of Public Safety workforce management processes … from real-time scheduling coordination, to request and approval management, to workforce productivity reporting and much more.   Agencies with limited resources can quickly utilize the AgencyWeb® On-Demand system to significantly reduce administrative costs and improve productivity visibility.  No capital equipment expenditures, no dedicated IT staff and no maintenance are required. 

Key Benefits of AgencyWeb® On-Demand

-Reduced Cost of Ownership with no up-front license fee required or capital equipment expenditure costs.  There is no back-end server hardware to purchase, install, test and launch.
-No Expensive Infrastructure or Staffrequired for immediate use of Public Safety productivity technology that improves workforce management.
-Immediate Installation that is ready to use quickly reducing costs setup and project planning.
-Highly Secured Government Data Environment with complete back-up capabilities.
-Easy Scalability to add functionality or additional services whenever necessary.
-No Maintenance.  Orion provides ongoing 24x7 support, management and administration.
-Secure Accessibility is provided for agency personnel.
-Easy to Use Computer Based Training reduces educational costs.

“Personnel are the single largest cost that every agency faces. Being accountable at all levels of an organization both financially and politically is the reality of our time.  The focus in our industry is now turning to business process management and maximizing the effectiveness of an agency’s workforce and their existing tools”, states Rusty Byers Orion V.P. of Sales. “The AgencyWeb® suite of products is uniquely positioned to solve these problems.  Offering a hosted solution is the logical next step to give agencies more choices and flexibility.”

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About Orion Communications, Inc.
Orion Communications is a women-owned business enterprise headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has been specializing in Public Safety software products for municipal and county government agencies since 1998.   Orion’s AgencyWeb® Public Safety Workforce Management Solution includes applications that help agencies operate better by bridging all aspects of workforce management and sharing data with external systems as a standard practice.

For more information, please visit www.orioncom.com; or contact Rusty Byers at 214-620-3905 or rbyers@orioncom.com.