Software Deployment Options

Hardware RequirementsCloud Server FAQs

ASC’s DC/401k, Defined Benefit, Compliance, Gemini and PensionPal Systems are software applications hosted by you. They can be deployed in a variety of ways to meet the changing demands of our clients in an increasingly virtual world. Many companies choose to host these applications on-site on their own premises, while some choose cloud service providers which provide servers to deploy these applications without having the additional burden of managing their own server.

These two installation options are outlined below:

In-house network server: An in-house server is one that you own, which is stored and maintained in your physical office space. Workstations are located in the same office as the server and can be connected to the server via a LAN (Local Area Network). Additional features can be added to your in-house server to allow for remote access by all or a partial group of users. Remote access options include Remote Desktop Connection, Citrix as well as other applications.

Cloud Server: A cloud server is a virtual server (rather than a physical server) running in a cloud computing environment. The actual hardware is built, hosted and available for use via a cloud computing platform via the internet, and can be accessed remotely. It is also known as a virtual server. This option alleviates the need to have a central office and all employees can be remotely located. Click here to access cloud server FAQs.

There are different costs and benefits associated with each of the configurations above. The option you choose will be determined by your needs and in conjunction with your IT staff.

ASC’s Installation Support Team will assist your IT staff with installing the DC/401k, Defined Benefit, Compliance, Gemini and/or PensionPal Systems.

Please see the ASC System Hardware Requirements for specific requirements for server and workstation.

DGEM (Document Generation & Management System) – Supported Internet Browsers

ASC’s Plan Documents, 5500 and CATTS Systems, are all applications on the Document Generation and Management (DGEM) platform, and are hosted by ASC. Users access these applications via an internet browser. ASC supports users who access the system using the later versions of the Chrome and Edge browsers.

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