Universal Computer Systems (UCS) today announced the availability of an Application Service Provider (ASP) solution. This exciting new on-line service connects automobile dealerships to UCS software via the Internet.

With no application server to purchase or maintain, no daily backups to perform and no price tapes to update, this new ASP service is a hassle-free alternative to an in-dealership computer system. UCS provides the server, related components and all tapes for clients wishing to implement this ASP solution.

Because UCS houses and manages the server in a secure environment that is monitored 24 hours a day and performs all system maintenance, updates and backups, clients can eliminate their computer room expenses.

Dan Agan, senior vice president of sales and marketing for UCS, said, "Our new ASP service allows us to meet dealer requests for a hassle-free computing solution. We are proud to be the leading provider of this innovative new technology."

About Universal Computer Systems

Universal Computer Systems (UCS), based in Houston, supplies comprehensive software solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of automobile dealerships. Founded in 1970, UCS has built a solid reputation as being the industry leader in innovation. UCS offers client/server technology and open systems architecture, while providing the most integrated suite of software applications available for dealerships. For more information on UCS, visit the company's Web site at www.UniversalComputerSys.com or call the UCS Marketing Department at 800/231-6347.