VANCOUVER, Wash.–Nov. 6, 2015—At the forefront of technology and integrated solutions for the collections industry, Columbia Ultimate (“CUBS”) is pleased to announce that all of the companies’ platforms can be deployed in the cloud. By partnering with Zumasys, a leading provider of cloud computing solutions for business-critical software applications and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, the company now offers clients across all platforms and configurations a service model that has transformed IT infrastructure. Columbia Ultimate is one of the largest resellers of jBASE, a provider that Zumasys acquired earlier this year, bringing a natural synergy to the partnership.
“Our 35 years of development is now available as a cloud service— revolutionizing the way we do business and providing the forward-thinking approach the collections industry requires,” explained Fred Houston, president and CEO of Columbia Ultimate. “Our products align with Zumasys to deliver reliability, accessibility and business value to our clients.
Paul Giobbi, president, co-founded Zumasys Inc. in 2000 with the intent of providing cloud computing solutions for businesses. The company has since grown to more than $25 million. “The partnership with Columbia Ultimate is the perfect fit,” Giobbi said. “Columbia Ultimate has the vertical expertise with collections, application knowledge and a loyal customer base. We have ten years of experience in migrating MultiValue applications into the cloud, giving customers a smooth path that is high-touch.”
Cloud computing offers Columbia Ultimate users unmatched cost efficiency, flexibility, and speed of service delivery. In an industry where businesses cannot afford to have their main application down and must deliver high confidence disaster recovery planning, looking at platforms that provide a hosting option is increasingly critical.
On November 10, Columbia Ultimate and Zumasys will conduct a joint webinar titled, Is Collecting in the Cloud Right for Your Business? Participants will learn the different types of cloud computing available and the top business values of moving to the cloud—including requiring fewer resources and putting less pressure on individual business IT departments. “For businesses that think cloud is a passing phase, it isn’t,” said Houston. “It’s here to stay and is critical for our industry’s evolution.”
About Columbia Ultimate
Established in 1979 and headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Columbia Ultimate (“CUBS”) is a privately held corporation servicing healthcare, collections agencies, debt buyers, banking and finance, retail and government sectors.
Columbia Ultimate’s family of companies includes Columbia Ultimate, RevQ, and The Intelitech Group. RevQ provides industry leading software solutions and consulting services to improve collections in the government sector. The Intelitech Group is a business management and debt recovery consulting company that provides technology solutions designed to enhance profitability. For more information, visit www.columbiaultimate.com
Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their infrastructure and applications to the cloud. With Zumasys cloud services, customers can easily access the latest software and hardware technologies over the Web, allowing them to focus on growing their core business instead of managing their IT infrastructures. Zumasys delivers personalized service, integrated disaster recovery and the confidence companies need to outsource the hosting of all their databases including SQL, Oracle and Pick MultiValue systems. For more information, visit www.zumasys.com