PLANO, TX—(09/18/09) - Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, today announced availability of its Avantis.PRO(TM) 5.0 enterprise asset management (EAM) software for the process and manufacturing industries.

“Our Avantis.PRO 5.0 software is a comprehensive EAM solution that allows our clients to organize, track and understand asset utilization, performance and availability, as well as to manage maintenance activity and costs over time,” said Kim Custeau, director of product marketing, Invensys Operations Management. “The updated solution enables role-based, online collaboration and features Microsoft� Click-Once Technology and other enhancements that will help clients manage the complexities of their business, improve their asset reliability and reduce their overall operating costs.”

Driven by customer feedback, the new version of the Avantis� EAM software solution contributes to ease of use and productivity improvement and includes tailorable screen views. The updated software also includes innovations in data-type awareness and reference controls, multi-column list controls and maintenance entity value optimization.

“Customers have been using words like ‘digestible’ and ‘tailorable’ in defining what they need from a software provider to help them manage increasingly complex business requirements. They say they don’t need more data; they need ways to make better use of it. And they need to keep costs in control. This latest release responds to such concerns by bridging the desktop and Web to visualize, manipulate and share information about the health and performance of their assets,” Custeau said.

The Avantis.PRO 5.0 solution augments the deep EAM functionality of its predecessor, but includes the architecture and infrastructure necessary for next-generation enterprise operations management. Built with Microsoft’s .NET framework and Windows Forms, and compliant with Microsoft User Interface standards, the software allows decision makers across the enterprise to personalize views and pages and create real-time interfaces to the data they need. A new Maintenance Map, for example, displays in real time the maintenance health status of the entire organization. Another new feature, a Contractor Management module, manages contractor expenses, prices and pricing rules, approval and reconciliation of invoices for both current and past projects to facilitate collaboration in tracking, estimating and negotiating contractor costs.

“The Avantis.PRO 5.0 solution has the architecture and infrastructure to be our next-generation enterprise operations management tool,” said Scott Lampe, chief financial officer, Hendrick Motorsports, who participated in the Avantis 5.0 early adopter process. “In addition to leveraging the new functionality in this release, our executives, team leaders, purchasing agents and other staff will also take advantage of the ability to customize page views that will help them execute our business strategy. We look forward to quickly upgrading to the Avantis.PRO 5.0 solution to be ready for the 2010 race season.”

About Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management’s offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Action Instruments, ArchestrA, Avantis, Barber-Colman, Chessell, Continental, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. The company’s approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit www.invensys.com

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