FOLSOM, Calif. (January 13, 2005) — Meridian Systems, an enterprise solution provider for optimizing the plan, build and operate phases of real estate, construction and other infrastructure programs; and JumpStart Wireless announce a marketing and technical alliance. JumpStart is the developer of the most advanced wireless application platform for businesses.
The alliance will allow customers to extend the facility and construction management features of Meridian’s Proliance solution to mobile workers, providing real-time information to business executives and system users responsible for large field operations. The integration between Proliance and JumpStart’s BusinessSuite™ is available for demonstration January 18-21, 2005 at Meridian’s World of Concrete/Technology for Construction booth #N1937 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
Proliance combines project and portfolio management functionality, business process management and business analytics for companies that rely on facilities to deliver their core businesses. BusinessSuite provides wireless capability for project tracking, work orders and crew reporting on handheld devices. Using the Proliance and BusinessSuite integration, supervisors, engineers and technicians in the field receive daily work and database changes wirelessly and in real time. Throughout the day, up-to-the-minute information from Proliance is sent and received on hand-held devices or mobile phones. Proliance and BusinessSuite work together to reduce duplicate clerical work, eliminate data entry errors, expedite billing and reduce working capital requirements, while enhancing accountability and timeliness of mobile workers.
“The JumpStart Wireless BusinessSuite delivers customizable wireless solutions based on the clients’ existing paper forms,” said James R. Chard, senior vice president of Corporate and Business Development. “Mobile workers readily adopt the wireless application because it is deployed on familiar devices, simplifies their work and requires a minimum of training. The wireless solutions provided by JumpStart allow the delivery of Meridian’s ILM capabilities to workers on the move in all types of facility-related businesses.”
“Extending the functionality of Proliance to the mobile worker improves facility and construction management by eliminating the need to be tied to the desk,” stated Mark Breunig, Meridian’s senior director of Business Development. “Our customers plan, build and operate complex real estate and infrastructure all over the globe. Giving them real-time, wireless access to Proliance—whenever and wherever they are—provide measurable business value.”
To join architects, engineers and construction professionals from throughout the country and around the world for this five-day, market-wide exchange of ideas, innovations and strategies, register now at http://www.technologyforconstruction.com.
For additional details on this demonstration and Meridian Systems’ conference presentations at the World of Concrete/Technology for Construction tradeshow, please visit Booth #N1937 in the Las Vegas Convention Center January 18-21, 2005.
About JumpStart Wireless Corporation
JumpStart Wireless provides the most complete and most cost effective solution for linking a company’s mobile workers to key corporate computer applications. The BusinessSuite™ product automatically generates applications that are easy to use, deploy, and manage without expensive and complex integration and development projects. BusinessSuite extends a customer’s existing software products to the handheld devices of mobile workers and allows each customer to tailor the application to meet its unique requirements. Sophisticated wireless capabilities – disconnected operation, embedded security features, device independence, and centralized management – are automatically built into every application. With JumpStart’s proprietary innovations, wireless business software no longer requires expensive custom programming or systems integration. JumpStart applications also include GPS location services, credit card swipe, bar code reading, and printing in the field using cell phones and other wireless handhelds. For more information call JumpStart Wireless at 561-243-4700 ext 200, or go to http://www.jumpstartwireless.com/.
About Meridian Systems
Meridian Systems provides enterprise solutions that optimize the plan, build and operate phases of real estate, construction and other physical infrastructure initiatives. Meridian solutions are used by more than 8,500 of today’s large building owners, government agencies, and engineering and construction firms to improve top-line revenue growth while reducing their capital construction costs. Meridian uniquely provides both traditional software and hosted ASP solutions, and ranks as a market share leader in project management software among general contractors with over $100 million in revenue*. Meridian has an impressive track record of revenue growth over its 11-year history, and has been repeatedly recognized as a Constructech Hottest Technology company. Meridian is headquartered in Folsom, Calif. For more information, call Meridian at 1-800-850-2660, or go to http://www.meridiansystems.com/.
*Statistics excerpted from CFMA's 2004 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry, fourth edition with the permission of the Construction Financial Management Association, Princeton, NJ, 609-452-8000.
Meridian Systems Contacts
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