Who we are

Ascend Software, Inc. is a high technology company, delivering superior solutions for the mid-range, iSeries, mainframe, and Windows computer systems, and was incorporated in July 1997. Ascend is a leading provider of Business Process Automation and Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions, and our software solutions are unsurpassed in performance and functionality. Ascend understands business and offers a one-stop solution to meet diverse process improvement, report, and document management needs. Our SmartTouch Solutions distinguish themselves through an underlying architecture developed to accomplish more with fewer steps or “smarter touches”, to efficiently service the enterprise. Because of Ascend’s industry expertise, vision, dedication, and attention to detail, SmartTouch Solutions are faster to implement, easier to use, and yield a quick ROI. Headquartered in Brea California, with offices across the United States, Ascend’s solutions are distributed internationally in fourteen countries. Ascend Software offers a comprehensive solution suite to manage the entire life cycle of business information.

Our mission
Set the standard for product integrity and performance, accompanied by exceptional services and competitive prices. We are committed to helping our customers operate more efficiently, so they may direct more resources toward their core businesses.
Strategic Direction

With our deep understanding of business processes, our goal is to continue to produce more efficient and long-lasting industry solutions, which yield greater savings for our customers in their day-to-day use of our products.

Return On Investment

Value is the cornerstone of our philosophy of doing business. We present more hard dollar savings, and customers frequently realize returns on investment in just a few months.


Our highly experienced associates possess the breadth and depth of knowledge required to develop and implement scalable solutions that meet and surpass your needs for today and tomorrow.


Powerful solutions don’t need to be complicated to use. Our products demonstrate their intuitive architecture with every click, and are extremely easy to install, administer, and maintain.


We deliver innovative solutions that are more powerful, and offer greater functionality. Our customers continually utilize our solutions far beyond their intended purpose, achieving even greater efficiencies and savings.

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Our testimonials
  • ItemMatch – Automated Contract Analysis & Updates

    After implementing SmartTouch ItemMatch™ more than 700 pricing errors were corrected and we saw a return on investment in less than two months. Ascend’s SmartTouch ItemMatch™ automation is great.” “ The buyers are happier – SmartTouch ItemMatch™ saves a lot of time because they are not trying to correct pricing discrepancies after the fact, those that result from PO and AP matching discrepancies. We are now pro-active and not re-active.

    Ryan Sing
    Material Manager I.S. Manager
    Community Medical Centers, Fresno CA
  • Enterprise Content Management

    Our users found significant improvements in the ability to find the exact figures they wanted on each report through the Ascend’s ECM / ReportSafe®, and they particularly liked the electronic storage capability.

    Andrew Vega
    Andrew Vega
    I.T. Director
  • Capital Funds Request Solution

    Our Capital Process is now online and takes minutes instead of weeks. Ascend delivered more than we expected. Our document approvals, research, tracking and storage management are all online and extremely easy to use.

    Kathie Sage
    Material Manager Assistant Director
    Community Medical Center of the Monterey Peninsula
  • AP & Travel & Expense Automation & ECM

    We have already expanded Ascend’s ECM from just accepting Lawson reports to accepting reports for our Payroll, patient accounting and patient scheduling department. It also easily burst and distributer our General Ledger expense report to over 5,000 departments.

    Jim Hymes
    Sr. Programmer Analyst
    Memorial Hermann Health Systems
  • AP Imaging & Automation and Outsource Scanning

    Ascend’s ability to understand not only our document routing and storage needs, but also the need for immediate integration with Lawson was a big part of our reason for choosing them.

    Craig Nash
    Corporate Controller
    White Lodging Services
  • AP Advanced Imaging & Automation

    Our favorite features of Ascend Software’s solutions are the combination of scanning and image control and OCR, followed by the workflow which allows us to track items and force accountability.

    Stephan W. Kelly
    Director of Disbursements
    University of Pennsylvania Health System
Our case studies
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