IRVINE, CA, October 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX)—NWP Services Corporation (NWP), a leading provider of smart solutions to lower operating and utility costs to the multifamily housing industry, today announced the introduction of the GreenSMART purchasing options within the company’s MRO Manager eProcurement solution. Customers can now achieve sustainability goals with a supplies purchasing application that guides smart, energy-efficient purchasing decisions.

“With NWP’s MRO Manager eProcurement, customers can easily direct purchasing decisions to products that are eco-friendly or contribute to sustainability efforts at their multifamily housing communities. This is yet one more way that NWP works with its customers to make gains against rising energy costs,” commented Michal Radice, president and CEO for NWP. “Our customers have a goal to reduce energy costs and it is our goal to provide them with the best tools to achieve that goal. MRO Manager is leading the way with state of the art technologies that are designed to attack the significant expenses associated with maintenance, repair and turns,” Radice added.

MRO Manager provides a complete line-of-sight on all processes including repair requests, project status, vendors, purchasing, warranties, preventative maintenance, and asset replacement for optimum transparency on dollars spent. The MRO Manager eProcurement is an easy-to-use, web-based solution giving customers full control of purchasing activity throughout their portfolio. MRO Manager reduces operating costs by controlling spending, and streamlining system processes through:


— Work order automation - Resident service requests are swiftly routed
to the best-suited maintenance tech. Work orders are updated in real
time, within full view of management.

— eProcurement - A web-based purchasing platform which reduces or
replaces POs, while providing real-time budget visibility at the time
of purchase. The solution provides transparency on spending, while
reducing paper documents, data entry, and rogue purchasing.

— Group Purchasing Organization - Combining purchasing volume of the
members to get lower overall pricing than individual companies can
negotiate on their own.

— The first solution to make it easy to identify eco-friendly products
at the time of purchase across all major product categories,
contributing to your company’s sustainability goals.

— Easily incorporates eco-friendly information into the purchasing
decisions. Easily recognize eco-friendly products and their impact on
the environment. Quickly identify and choose Energy Star rated
products.

— Lower operating expenses - Streamline the process to purchase specific
products that have meaningful impact on your bottom line, increased
useful life and reduced operating expenses.

— Analytics at your fingertips - Measure your company’s effectiveness
with reporting tools that track the benefits from making greener
purchasing decisions.

— ENERGY STAR(R), Low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), water and
energy conservation devices, renewable and recycled products are
identified.

“Customers and their residents win with MRO Manager eProcurement,” said Jim Charles, senior vice president of product management and engineering for NWP. “Smart property management teams know that their residents recognize companies that make smart decisions. With MRO Manager you can increase customer satisfaction by demonstrating your commitment to a better world,” Charles added.

NWP will be attending the National Multi Housing Council’s Annual Apartment Operations and Technology Conference & Exposition on November 7-9, 2011 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas and will be demonstrating MRO Manager for attendees at Booth #420. To learn more about MRO Manager or request an online demonstration email multifamily@nwpsc.com.

About NWP Services Corporation: Headquartered in Irvine, California, NWP Services Corporation (NWP) provides smart solutions to lower operating and utility costs for the multifamily industry including resident billing, resident payment, utility management and MRO. Resident billing helps owners recover utility expenses with options including convergent billing with Resident OneBill. NWP’s Resident ePay service allows residents to pay rent, utilities and other charges online or in person with funds transferred to the bank electronically. NWP’s utility management product, UtilitySmart, helps owners and operators optimize utility spend and MRO Manager lowers operating costs and improves service increasing in Funds from Operations (FFO), Net Operating Income (NOI), resident satisfaction, and the asset value of multifamily properties. Additional information is available at www.nwpsc.com.

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