RPGsp Application Among Top 3 Finalists For ISeries Innovation Awards

 

March 28, 2006 – Profound Logic today announced that an RPG Smart Pages (RPGsp) application has been chosen as a finalist for IBM’s System i Innovation Awards in the i5/OS Focus category that was developed for The Screening Pros. The Screening Pros, a southern California based applicant screening company provides consumer information to aid landlords in making rental decisions. The entire application was developed using Profound Logic’s RPGsp development environment for native RPG-based web development on the iSeries.The Screening Pros’ members range from individual owners, large multi-family property management companies, Apartment Associations and other re-sellers operating as wholesalers of The Screening Pros’ services.

The Screening Pros run their entire business on RPGsp software, which allows them to provide the most comprehensive applicant screening system in the industry. The heart of the business is a custom RPGsp application that allows The Screening Pros operators, end-users and resellers to access consumer information for making rental and employment decisions. This RPGsp application is a very modern 100% browser-based system that consists of hundreds of graphical screens, programs, and database files.

Members of The Screening pros have a number of decision making services at their fingertips to aid in making sound rental and employment decisions. Users can sign on to the system and instantly run reports from the major credit bureaus, check their applicant against a national database of eviction records, request criminal reports and much more. The system maintains various levels of user management levels offering flexibility to the member for controlling various management functions within the application.

For a completely objective rental decision, The Screening Pros’ customizable decision making tool called The Qualifier will analyze a wide range of consumer data points such as, applicants without credit trade lines or social security numbers, specific tolerance levels for public records, discharged bankruptcies, medical and or educational collections, general credit delinquencies, earnings to rent ratios, eviction and landlord records, check writing data, FICO scores and much , much more.

The system also keeps track of various statistics, and provides a number of reports that allow management companies to analyze everything from rent to income ratios to the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns.

The application is completely brand-able, allowing resellers of Screening Pros services to provide the same system with their own colors, logos, and messages.

For The Screening Pros, the system provides a complete graphical Accounts Receivables package to record transactions, and automatic account statement generation. The AR package includes applications for receiving and posting customer payments, and even features an online payment system.

Both the web application and back-end logic are written completely in i5/OS native ILE RPG, using Profound Logic’s RPG Smart Pages (RGPsp) development environment. While software written in RPG is commonly associated with green-screens, The Screening Pros business does not employ a single green-screen application. The custom software uses RPG Smart Pages (RPGsp) technology to deliver state-of-the-art web interfaces across the board. This gives The Screening Pros the rock-solid reliability long associated with the iSeries while at the same time providing the latest graphical goodies and a level of user-friendliness not commonly associated with iSeries applications.

Startup Company Banks On RPGsp Application

 

May 10, 2006 – Profound Logic today announces the Launch of The Screening Pros; a southern California applicant screening company which has built its entire business on Profound Logic’s RPG Smart Pages (RPGsp) technology.The Screening Pros run their entire business on RPGsp software, which allows them to provide the most comprehensive applicant screening system in the industry. The heart of the business is a custom RPGsp application that allows The Screening Pros operators, end-users and resellers to access consumer information for making rental and employment decisions. This RPGsp application is a very modern 100% browser-based system that consists of hundreds of graphical screens, programs, and database files.

Members of The Screening pros have a number of decision making services at their fingertips to aid in making sound rental and employment decisions. Users can sign on to the system and instantly run reports from the major credit bureaus, check their applicant against a national database of eviction records, request criminal reports and much more. The system maintains various levels of user management levels offering flexibility to the member for controlling various management functions within the application.

For a completely objective rental decision, The Screening Pros’ customizable decision making tool called The Qualifier will analyze a wide range of consumer data points such as, applicants without credit trade lines or social security numbers, specific tolerance levels for public records, discharged bankruptcies, medical and or educational collections, general credit delinquencies, earnings to rent ratios, eviction and landlord records, check writing data, FICO scores and much , much more.

The system also keeps track of various statistics, and provides a number of reports that allow management companies to analyze everything from rent to income ratios to the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns.

The application is completely brand-able, allowing resellers of Screening Pros services to provide the same system with their own colors, logos, and messages.

For The Screening Pros, the system provides a complete graphical Accounts Receivables package to record transactions, and automatic account statement generation. The AR package includes applications for receiving and posting customer payments, and even features an online payment system.

Both the web application and back-end logic are written completely in i5/OS native ILE RPG, using Profound Logic’s
RPG Smart Pages (RGPsp) development environment. While software written in RPG is commonly associated with
green-screens, The Screening Pros business does not employ a single green-screen application. The custom software
uses RPG Smart Pages (RPGsp) technology to deliver state-of-the-art web interfaces across the board.
This gives The Screening Pros the rock-solid reliability long associated with the iSeries while at the same time
providing the latest graphical goodies and a level of user-friendliness not commonly associated with iSeries
applications.

RPG Beats Out Java To Support Applicant Screening Shop

 

By Joe Spurr, News Writer08 Jun 2006 | Search400.com
A Web-based company that does client screening for rental agencies and landlords built its whole shop from scratch, exclusively writing native RPG code on a System i.By his own backing, Gary Glucroft, president of The Screening Pros, founded the southern California applicant screening company after 12 years in the business.

During that time, he culled the strengths of the industry trying to develop a leg-up on the competition. He claims the advantage he now holds lies within The Screening Pros’ Web site, which features tools he says allow the site to run faster on the back end, secure sensitive information and run more thorough searches.

Aiming for “a completely objective rental decision,” the primary tool, dubbed “The Qualifier,” is customizable to help make decisions based on the analysis of a range of considerations, including applicants without credit trade lines or Social Security numbers; customizable tolerance levels regarding certain public records; discharged bankruptcies; medical and or educational collections; general credit delinquencies; earnings to rent ratios; eviction and landlord records; check writing data; and FICO credit scores, Glucroft said.

The system also keeps track of various statistics that provide reports allowing management companies to evaluate factors such as rent and income ratios, as well as marketing campaign effectiveness.

Both the Web application and back-end logic are written completely in i5/OS native ILE RPG, using Dayton, Ohio-based Profound Logic Software Inc.’s RPG Smart Pages development environment.

Glucroft discovered Profound Logic when it was mentioned in a Web article about Java vs. RPG, and said he’s since learned to appreciate the security and durability of the System i.

RPG is the native programming language for the System i, and more easily creates Web applications in comparison to Java, according to David Russo, sales director for Profound Logic. On the AS/400, as opposed to being a native language, a problem with Java is how it doesn’t actually run on the machine but via software on the platform, and as code is interpreted instead of compiled directly onto an iSeries, like RPG, everything runs faster, Russo said.

Charles King, principal analyst for Hayward, Calif.-based Pund-IT Research, acknowledged that closer code connection.

“I think the real strong suit of RPG is support of transactional processing and database access,” King said. “It’s helped System i to maintain its singular position in the midrange market for so long. Transactional processing and database access are the types of capabilities that are extremely strong on the mainframe. AS/400 is the mainframe for the midmarket.”

Glucroft wished to remain mum on the topic of finance — product costs, return on investment estimations and the like — but the numbers are in the hundreds of thousands, funded out of pocket.

His data center consists essentially of a single System i, divided into three partitions and several Dell Inc. boxes for file servers.

Additional “Qualifier” tools include a graphical accounts receivable package that allows transactional bookkeeping and automatic account statement generation, including receiving and posting customer payments, as well as an online payment system. The application is also brandable, so resellers of The Screening Pros’ services can modify the same system with their own colors, logos and messages.

Apartment Association Of California Southern Cities’ President’s Message

 

President’s Message

By Geoff McIntosh

Apartment Association of California Southern Cities
“Official California Apartment Journal”
June 2006 – Volume 35 – Number 6
 

I am pleased to announce the new tenant screening platform is up and running! We have been telling you that a change was coming and it is here.
Our new provider, The Screening Pros, has developed a system whereby previous addresses of prospective tenants are pulled from credit lines and then checked for evictions. On the first day of trials we found several evictions based on this system, a more thorough search for you!Consumer Credit Reports: Your applicant’s financial obligations and payment patterns play an important part in your rental decision. Information such as public records, collection accounts, trade lines and payment history, social security verification, address and employment verification are only a few of the many features included with every consumer credit report.

Is it difficult to read and comprehend the credit bureaus “raw” credit report format? Not at all, every credit report comes with The Screening Pros’ re-formatted, easy-to-read credit report tool for easy comprehension.

Fraud Alerts and National Security Warnings: It is difficult at times to obtain the entire picture, especially if your applicant is deliberately committing fraud and avoiding the law. Information and tools available from the credit bureaus and various government agencies will assist you in identifying potentially high-risk applicants.

Eviction Reports: Avoid headaches and the possibility of assuming another landlord’s nightmare! The Screening Pros’ proprietary eviction database will identify those tenants who have been previously sued by other landlords. The eviction records include detailed information such as: filings, judgments, case types, defendants and co-defendants, filing addresses, case dispositions and other detailed information needed to identify the one-time eviction filing, or the habitual abuser of the court system.

Resident History Reports: Supplied by members throughout the country, The Screening Pros’ database of Residential History Reports will identify those tenants who have skipped owing rent, created a substantial nuisance, vacated after an eviction notice was served or other factual, non subjective data that could represent a financial risk to your property or hazard to other residents. Positive residential history reports are also identified.

Criminal Reports: Depending on your criminal report needs, The Screening Pros offers a variety of criminal reports options, such as, a multi-state criminal record search including sexual predator information or a comprehensive county records search identifying the most recent misdemeanor and or felony criminal records.

It may not be permissible by some state laws to reject an applicant where a statewide registered sex offender database was used to identify if an applicant is a sexual predator. Always consult with your attorney for added fair housing protection.

Fugitive Cross Checking: We’re working behind the scenes with the federal government for your added protection. On a regular basis, The Screening Pros transmits records to the federal government to be processed thorough various fugitive and most wanted databases. All positive hits on wanted individuals are expeditiously handled through local law enforcements agencies. The fugitive Cross Checking service is processed automatically at no charge to you.

TeleCheck Reports: Did you know that an applicant’s income only represents the ability to pay your rent and not the willingness? Since your resident’s rent check is most likely the largest check they will write each month, make sure it’s good.

TeleCheck is the world’s leading check verification service. TeleCheck’s extensive database will identify applicants who have a history of writing bad checks or those applicants who currently have bad checks pending with other merchants.

Business Credit Reports and Corporate Records: Do you deal with corporate guarantors? The Screening Pros offers business credit reports exclusively through Experian’s Business Solutions. In addition to business credit worthiness, The Screening Pros can identify if the company you’re about to do business with is a bona fide organization and licensed to do business without any penalties and or violations.
As an additional service, The Screening Pros can create a rental decision making product specifically designed for businesses. It is as easy as receiving and “accept”, “conditional accept” or “decline” for those complicated business transactions.

We believe the wait for this product has been worth it. We know you will too!