MRO Software, BearingPoint create alliance

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
MRO Software, a provider of asset and service management solutions, and BearingPoint Inc., a global management and technology consulting firm, recently announced an alliance to help companies and organizations identify and implement strategies and solutions to increase return on investment from enterprise assets.

The alliance combines BearingPoint's business and systems consulting experience in developing and implementing industry-specific asset and service management solutions and its ProvenCourse tools and methodologies with MRO Software's Maximo Enterprise Suite (MXES), a set of solutions based on a single platform and common architecture. Together, MRO Software and BearingPoint can assist companies with their efforts to achieve greater efficiency, better manage asset inventory, derive more meaningful metrics and analytics regarding asset and service management, as well as reduce total life cycle costs.

"BearingPoint and MRO Software are coming together to offer clients a detailed set of answers to their questions on how to better manage their companies' assets, including IT systems, facilities and even real estate," said Jill Goff, a managing director with BearingPoint and co-leader of the Real Estate and Capital Assets Solutions practice. "Any downtime, for instance to figure out how to process work orders, or to maintain a large manufacturing system, can cost a company money. BearingPoint and MRO Software can cooperate to offer clients software solutions and services to enable them to improve their businesses' efficiency while reducing costs."

The agreement marks the formalization of an existing multi-year relationship between BearingPoint and MRO Software, which together have implemented solutions for Global 2000 clients.

"Our clients are looking to more effectively manage and maintain their enterprise assets in order to enhance life cycle productivity, while increasing efficiency of operations, which in turn will improve their investments," said Michael Desabris, a senior manager with BearingPoint. "We look forward to continuing our work together with MRO Software to bring this exciting value proposition to our clients to meet their ever-changing enterprise needs."

MRO Software's Maximo Enterprise Suite is a comprehensive suite of products that are built on a single, web-architected common platform. The solution combines enhanced Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) functionality with new service management capabilities that together improve the effectiveness of asset management strategies. MXES includes deep and broad functionality for traditional asset and service management, as well as auto discovery of IT assets, advanced IT asset management, and a full-featured service desk based on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) guidelines. Each product can be implemented separately as a stand-alone solution, or readily deployed together. The solution enhances asset management and ensures service performance of production, facility, transportation and IT assets.

"This agreement allows BearingPoint to provide to its clients an advanced, industry leading asset management solution," said Patricia C. Foye, executive vice president global marketing and alliances, MRO Software. "The ability to deliver integrated asset and service management solutions has become a critical requirement for many of BearingPoint's most-valued enterprise customers, and BearingPoint has demonstrated the capacity to deliver our combined solutions in the high-quality, cost-effective manner which these customers demand."

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