"See AP-Networks' presentation at Industry Webcast, "Optimizing Asset & Resource Utilization" sponsored by Primavera and MRO Software.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 9, 2005 -- Today, Primavera Systems and MRO Software announced that they will sponsor an oil and gas industry webcast, "Optimizing Asset & Resource Utilization", to be held on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The event will examine how companies are increasing productivity by using an integrated "best of breed" software solution.
Leading companies require integrated systems to view the status of resources and assets assigned to projects across the organization; to complete project and routine maintenance work faster; and to forecast issues and proactively resolve them before they affect the project schedule and budget.
Featured speaker, John Casper, Senior Consultant for Asset Performance Networks, LLC (AP-Networks) will lead the presentation with industry examples of best-case operational scenarios encountered in AP Networks' benchmarking practice. AP Networks is an independent consulting organization that works with oil, gas and chemical companies and technology providers to enable breakthrough performance in capital projects and plant turnarounds.
Dean Edmundson, Primavera Systems Director of Technology Alliances and Jason Casper, MRO Industry Marketing Manager, will follow the AP-Networks presentation with a discussion addressing: what is driving oil and gas organizations to integrate asset and resource management systems; how to discover staffing risks early enough to act upon them; and how using an integrated system has helped oil and gas companies reduce downtimes.
"Oil and gas companies need current and accurate information to survive the competitive nature of today's market. The risks and costs associated with plant downtimes needs to be accurate enough to forecast potential problems while they are still actionable," said Tim L. Tobeck, VP/Group Publisher of Oil & Gas Journal.
For more information or to register for this webcast, visit http://www.primavera.com/industry/pep/oil_gas.asp.
Primavera is the largest independent provider of collaborative project, resource and portfolio management solutions. Primavera's world-class software and services are used by Global 2000 companies to choose the set of projects that best enable their strategy, to plan, control and govern the chosen projects, and to accelerate the delivery of high-quality results for themselves and their clients. Primavera provides in-depth solutions for construction and engineering; financial services; government; power, energy and process; and professional service engagements. Gartner and META Group have each recognized Primavera as a Project Portfolio Management leader as have more than 75,000 companies in 164 countries. For more information, visit http://www.primavera.com/ or call +1.800.423.0245 / +1.610.667.8600.
MRO Software is the leading provider of strategic asset and service management solutions. Maximo Enterprise Suite, the Company's flagship solution, is delivered on a web-architected platform and increases productivity, optimizes asset performance and service levels, reduces costs and enables asset-related sourcing and procurement across the entire spectrum of strategic assets. The Company's asset management solutions allow customers to manage the complete lifecycle of strategic assets including: planning, procurement, deployment, tracking, maintenance and retirement. Using MRO Software's solutions customers improve production reliability, labor efficiency, material optimization, software license compliance, lease management, warranty and service management across the asset base. MRO Software (Nasdaq: MROI) is a global company based in Bedford, Mass., with approximately 900 employees, 10,000 customers and more than 260,000 end-users. The Company markets its products through a direct sales organization in combination with a network of international distributors. MRO Software has sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. Additional information on MRO Software can be found at http://www.mro.com/.
About Asset Performance Networks
Asset Performance Networks based in Maryland, USA is the trusted leader in implementing best practices to drive superior capital project and turnaround performance for the Chemical, Gas, Power, Refining and Upstream (Exploration and Production) industries. AP-Networks boasts an impressive list of clients - e.g. five of the oil super majors and a number of marquee oil, chemical, and energy companies in the US, Europe, and Africa. AP-Networks provides an integrated toolkit of products and services to deliver competitive and predictable projects and turnarounds. To address each client's unique requirements for continuous improvement, AP-Networks' complete Delivery and Support model accesses best-in-class processes, evaluative tools, best practices, industry databases, and other resources. Residing on the world-wide-web, AP-Networks' processes and tools are accessible by their clients: http://www.project-pyramid.com/; http://www.turnaround-network.com/; http://www.upstream-network.com/.