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MRO Software Launches Focused Vertical Solution for Transportation

July 21, 2003

MRO Software, a provider of strategic asset management solutions, announcedthe availability of a focused solution for the transportation industry,MAXIMO 5 Transportation.According to the company, MAXIMO 5 Transportation is part of MRO Software's Industry Solutionprogram. As part of the program, MRO Software is delivering solutions thataddress industry specific requirements for its key vertical markets. Thesolutions consist of extensions to MAXIMO, integrations to key partnersolutions and licensed best practices.The company says this tailored vertical solution addresses important requirements for thetransportation and fleet management markets, such as Industry StandardCodes (VMRS), line code reporting, improved original, extended andafter-market equipment and parts warranty tracking and fuel managementinterfaces. This focused offering is designed to provide a strategic assetmanagement solution that covers assets critical to transportation includingvehicles, rolling stock, infrastructure and facilities.The new transportation solution is available on MRO Software's provenMAXIMO 5 platform. The flexibility provided by MAXIMO's Web-based platformprovides a significant cost savings over older, capital-intensive,client-sever systems and provides the flexibility, security and scalabilityrequired in the transportation industry."We selected the MAXIMO Transportation solution as part of ourrevolutionary life cycle costing and management program for Detroit'snearly 500 school buses," said Dale Goby, executive director, office ofstudent transportation, Detroit Public Schools. "We've developed our ownspecific requirements for our maintenance-driven program that will help toprolong vehicle life cycles and improve safety and performance metrics. Weexpect that MAXIMO will be an integral part of our new process to deliveron our mission of safe, efficient and on-time delivery of eligible DetroitPublic School's students.""By providing a single solution that covers multiple transportation assetclasses, we're offering a more complete solution that provides visibilityand control across a range of assets," said Johan Arts, director, industrymarketing, MRO Software. "At the same time, MAXIMO has unique capabilitiesfor specific market segments, such as its networked asset model, that arekey differentiators for transportation customers who need to model linearassets like rail lines and roadways. With a solid transportation customerbase and a proven solution, we are focused on enhancing our Transportationcapabilities by working closely with our customers."As part of the Industry Solutions Program for Transportation, MRO Softwareis also announcing an expanded partnership with Optram, Inc. ORIM,Optram's linear asset management system, is the solution of choice for manyMRO Software rail and infrastructure customers. MRO Software currently provides asset management solutions for 250transportation customers, including more than 120 fleet customers, and morethan 40 rail and transit customers. Transportation customers worldwidehave seen improved operational efficiency as a result of MAXIMOimplementations. These improvements include greater warranty claims, theability to manage more assets with less staff, reduced inventories and areduction in the number of capital assets required to meet operationsschedules. About MRO Software, Inc.
MRO Software is a provider of e-Business solutions for strategicasset management. The Company's integrated suite of applications optimizesperformance, improves productivity and service levels and enablesasset-related sourcing and procurement across the entire spectrum ofstrategic assets.The Company's asset management solutions allow customers to manage thecomplete lifecycle of strategic assets including: planning, procurement,deployment, tracking, maintenance and retirement. Using MRO Software'ssolutions customers improve production reliability, labor efficiency,material optimization, software license compliance, lease management,warranty and service management and provisioning across the asset base.
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