AUBURN, WA – January 7th, 2019 — Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) today announces their client of 20 years has gone live on ABO Suite™. Shepeard Community Blood Center (WSCBC) upgraded from BBCS Primary Application, Version 5.4.3, to ABO Express 2.1.0, ABO Wheels 1.1.0 and ABO QuickPass 1.1.0 in 5 short months.

Their implementation was completed with the use of Optimize Technology Group’s (OpTech) Cloud Hosting Solution. OpTech provides automatic application updates and shared Installation Qualification (I/Q) Verification for BBCS clients, eliminating the need for blood centers to spend time performing these activities.

“Pairing our technology with OpTech gives our clients the advantage of always having access to the latest release. We can get the hardware up and running while they focus on other aspects of the implementation,” said Brian Forbis, VP of BBCS.

“Our upgrade to ABO Suite was seamless,” said Kevin Belanger, CEO of WSCBC. “The support from the BBCS conversion team was top notch!”

The WSCBC staff celebrated the ABO Suite conversion with a ‘family night out’ at the local theater.

To receive a demonstration of ABO Suite, please contact BBCS Sales. If you are a current client and would like information on a cloud hosting, please contact OpTech Sales.

Shepeard Community Blood Center (WSCBC) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit blood center. Their mission is to collect, process, and distribute blood and blood products. They are the contracted provider for 23 hospitals in 30 counties across the two-state area. They partner with you, the local volunteer blood donor, to fulfill their mission.

About BBCS
For over 30 years, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) has been a dedicated partner to the blood banking industry. BBCS has chosen to remain privately owned to ensure that we can focus on fulfilling our commitments to our clients, the communities that they serve, and the industry. By establishing an annual BBCS CEO Summit, hosting annual meetings with our User Group, and participating in industry conferences we have built rich partnerships with our clients, vendors, and industry organizations.

About OpTech
Founded in 2013, Optimize Technology Group (OpTech) provides cloud deployment options through a partnership with their sister company, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS). The OpTech solution eliminates your need to purchase and maintain an iSeries in-house to run the BBCS applications, thus greatly reducing the time and resources required to own and maintain a BECS infrastructure. OpTech is uniquely positioned to leverage a combination of best-of-breed hosting infrastructure, hardware, and cloud technology to support the BBCS applications. Available offerings also include private cloud hosting services, high-availability services, and business continuity and disaster recovery services.