Indus Unveils New Asset Suite with Tailorable User Interface Based on a Services-Oriented Architecture.ATLANTA -- Indus Foundation Architecture Provides Platform for Consolidated Solution
Indus International Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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The Indus Asset Suite incorporates key capabilities of both Indus PassPort(TM) and Indus InSite(TM), consolidating nearly 30 years of asset management software development expertise into a single solution. Indus Asset Suite combines its industry-leading feature set with an advanced architecture and a new user interface offering a self-evident design for ease of use and tailorability to fit a variety of business practices. Furthermore, the solution's wide array of predefined integrations to Indus and third-party applications allows companies' entire workforces to deliver improved efficiencies and better, faster business decisions throughout the enterprise.
"The enhanced Indus Asset Suite reaffirms our commitment to, and leadership in, asset management in core markets such as utilities and manufacturing," said Indus President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Greg Dukat. "Furthermore, it delivers a key component of our Service Delivery Management vision which is enabling companies in telecommunications, high-tech, managed services An umbrella term for third-party monitoring and maintaining of computers, networks and software. The actual equipment may be inhouse or at the third-party's facilities, but the "managed" implies an ongoing effort; for example, making sure the equipment is running at a certain quality and other high-growth markets to improve workforce efficiencies, drive top-line revenue growth and enhance profitability by reinventing their service offerings."
Indus Foundation Architecture Delivers Application Agility
The Indus Asset Suite solution is based on the Indus Foundation Architecture(TM), a new convergent technology strategy that provides common tools across all Indus suites to deliver a common interface and software platform. Developed using a Service-Orientated Architecture, the Indus Foundation Architecture provides enhanced configurability and agility to meet rapidly evolving business needs. In addition, it offers a low total cost of ownership for Indus Service Delivery Management solutions by enabling organizations to harness best-of-breed, process-oriented business applications for asset, customer and service management with minimum effort and expense for integration and training.
Indus Asset Suite delivers a personal user interface that includes role and rule-based content and workflow-based navigation and is configurable for the individual user. Design techniques for the Indus Asset Suite user interface incorporate human factors and industry best practices for an intuitive, visually compelling environment. Productivity and usability aids to improve the user experience include hover tips, pop-ups, wizards and drop-down lists. In addition, simplified workflows that optimize the workflow of routine tasks eliminate the need for the user to have detailed Indus Asset Suite knowledge.
Early Adopter Program Facilitates Innovative Design
Indus leveraged input from many of its most innovative clients via an early adopter program to develop the new user interface for the Indus Asset Suite. The program attracted clients from multiple industries including Basin Electric, British Energy British Energy plc (LSE: BGY) is the UK's largest electricity generator by volume and a constituent company of FTSE 100. It is primarily an operator of formerly state-owned nuclear power stations. , Duke Power, Energy NorthWest Energy Northwest is a municipal corporation in Washington state tasked with building and operating power plants. It was organized in 1957 as the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) to build a network of nuclear power plants throughout the state. , Exelon, Kuwait Oil Company, Ontario Power Generation Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is a public company whose shares are wholly owned by the Government of Ontario. It is responsible for approximately 70% of the electricity generation in the province of Ontario, Canada . , Progress Energy, Smurfit Stone Container Corporation and Xcel Energy.
"We are extremely pleased with the features of the new interface and excited about participating with a group of industry-leading organizations to contribute to its design," said Keith Cooke Keith Hirabayashi Cooke (born September 17, 1959; also known as Keith H. Cooke and sometimes credited as Keith Cooke Hirabayashi) is an accomplished martial artist, actor and an occasional stuntman.
Cooke has trained in Wushu, Tae Kwon Do and Karate. , Manager - Asset Suite Project at Progress Energy, a participant in the program. "The intuitiveness of the design and the ability to tailor the interface to each user's specific work requirements are important features. We feel this new interface will enable organizations such as ours to push the new Indus Asset Suite to additional users across the enterprise -- further improving our productivity and efficiency and positively impacting our bottom line."
Connor Gray, Indus vice president of product strategy, added, "Our product strategy is not only to make our software easier to use; it is to design software that makes users more productive and efficient, resulting in the transformational business change that is the hallmark of Indus solutions. We are thrilled with the level of enthusiasm for this initiative. Client input combined with extensive usability engineering Usability engineering is a subset of human factors that is specific to computer science and is concerned with the question of how to design software that is easy to use. It is closely related to the field of human-computer interaction and industrial design. , design and testing has resulted in a powerful yet intuitive design capable of supporting both power users and casual users to make their work easier and more productive."
About Indus International
Indus is a leading provider of Service Delivery Management (SDM) solutions, which help clients in a broad array of industries optimize the management of their customers, workforce, spare parts Spare parts, also referred to as Service Parts is a term used to indicate extra parts available and in proximity to the mechanical item, such as a automobile, boat, engine, for which they might be used.
Spare parts are also called “spares. inventory, tools and documentation in order to maximize performance and customer satisfaction while achieving significant cost savings. Indus customer, asset and workforce management Workforce Management (WFM) encompasses all the responsibilities for maintaining a productive and happy workforce. Sometimes referred to as HRMS systems, or even the larger ERP systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP). There are many software vendors within this space. software products, professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. and hosted service offerings improve our clients' profitability by reducing costs, increasing capacity and competitiveness, improving service to their customers, facilitating billing for services and ensuring regulatory compliance. Indus solutions have been purchased by more than 400 companies in more than 40 countries, representing diverse industries -- including manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, government, education, transportation, facilities and property management, consumer packaged goods Noun 1. packaged goods - groceries that are packaged for sale
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