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October 14, 2008
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Ayoka and EO Software Team Up to Create the First Web-based Accounting and Reporting Application for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts

Leading provider of software for VFW Posts and Auxiliaries taps software development firm

Ayoka to create secure, web-based accounting and reporting solution

Date Released: 10/14/2008 ARLINGTON and DALLAS, Texas – October 14, 2008 – Ayoka, a leading provider of enterprise-class software development services, and EO Software, a leading provider of software for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Posts and Auxiliaries, today announced the release of the first web-based software application for VFW required membership and accounting procedures. By offering a secure, online tool for Quartermasters, this software solution substantially increases the efficiency and quality of monthly and quarterly reports, therefore greatly reducing the time for data entry and report generation. EO Software has been developing software for VFW Posts and Auxiliaries since 1991. Their time-tested, PC-based Membership Accounting Post Software (M.A.P.S.) has been providing VFW posts with accurate accounting and reporting data for over 15 years. EO Software recognized the need to expand their current applications capabilities by offering a secure, web-based solution that allows users to access their program and data from any location with Internet access.

EO Software launched M.A.P.S Online, the first ever web-based application for VFW Posts, at the VFW National Convention in Orlando, Florida in August of this year. Longtime users of the desktop version of M.A.P.S. were given demos of the new interface with quick and easy data entry and report generation features.

“As far as the new M.A.P.S. Online software goes…I love it. It is so nice not having to [manually] backup the data. Some of the screens have a new look, but they are easy to figure out. It took me 10 minutes to enter my previous year’s ending data and then I was ready to go,” said Quartermaster Mike Reilly, an EO Software customer since 1996, who upgraded to the new web-based application shortly after the convention. “I have been a programmer for 20+ years and I think that it is great!”

EO Software chose Ayoka, an innovative application development provider, to help create a software application that would allow VFW posts to log onto one site to enter accounting and membership data and print, retrieve and generate PDF documents and reports. They also wanted a solution that would provide online storage and backup within a secure environment.

“Our goal was to continue the tradition of producing the M.A.P.S. program with the latest technology available and to provide support and service to each customer, “ said Steve Dale President of EO Software.

“We were looking for a local company in the Dallas Metroplex, who had an established name and credibility for producing quality software, while still being competitive in pricing,” said Chris Curry, Director of IT at EO Software, “ Ayoka clearly distinguished itself by displaying proven success with Ruby on Rails applications and Web 2.0 development methodologies.“

“With EO Software, just as it does for many of our customers, location matters with software development. Complex processes, especially the details involved with accounting, require face-to-face conversations and personal support to clearly translate business requirements into software,” said Eknauth Persaud, CEO of Ayoka. “Plus, as a former Marine, I’m delighted to have our company perform custom software development for an application used by our Veterans’ organizations!”

About Ayoka:

Ayoka is a trusted, Made in USA company in the custom software development market, providing enterprise-class services that help people in diverse industries achieve core business goals. By working together in person, business needs are clearly translated into software applications that increase return on investment. Ayoka software development is a collaborative process, platform independent, and fully transparent, reducing the cost of in-house development. We deliver to clients cost-effective, quality applications along with the personal support found only in an American company. www.AyokaSystems.com

About EO Software:

EO Software, Inc. has been developing software for VFW Posts and Auxiliaries since 1991. The president is a Vietnam Veteran from the Marine Corps and a CPA with over 20 years in public practice and experience as a revenue agent with the IRS specializing in non-profit organizations.