Aquila Inc. Selects MobileFrame Software To Automate Their Archibus Work Order Management System
Aquila Inc. Has Selected MobileFrame's Configurable Mobile ApplicationTM Software
As Its Standard Mobility Platform
San Jose, Calif. -- March 23, 2007 - MobileFrame, LLC (www.mobileframe.com), the leading provider of Configurable Mobile ApplicationsTM, announces that Aquila Inc., an electricity and natural gas utility company serving one million customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has selected MobileFrame's software platform to automate their Work Order Management System. MobileFrame's software has been configured to automate work order tasks as well as provide real-time integration of field data into Aquila's backend work order management system, Archibus www.archibus.com. The Aquila application developed by MobileFrame is integrated into the Archibus FM Enterprise modules for Building Operations (work orders, craft persons, etc.) and Space Management (employee housing, site, building, floor, room inspection etc.).
MobileFrame's solution allowed Aquila to automate all of their Work Order Management System on a single mobility platform. With integrated intelligent networking, prioritized synchronization, remote device configuration and management, and remote software updates all built-in to one software platform, MobileFrame significantly streamlines mobile application development, deployment, and administration. Data collected in the field is stored on an Intermec CN2B handheld device and automatically synchronized to the central office when wireless or wired access becomes available. MobileFrame's software can be deployed simultaneously in any language, on any .NET handheld computing devices, including Pocket PC PDA's, Tablet PC's and Laptops.
"We're excited to employ our software in the utilities space," said Lonny Oswalt, MobileFrame�s CEO and President. "Our flexible mobile software easily extends the investment Aquila has made in their backend work order management system, providing new levels of service to Aquila's customer base. In addition, MobileFrame's integration to Archibus opens up a whole new opportunity for Archibus's customer base, providing them a low-cost mobility solution with a large ROI out of the box."
About MobileFrame LLC
MobileFrame has established a new category of user driven smart mobile computing, with integrated intelligent networking and synchronization. The company's pioneering software significantly streamlines the process of developing, deploying and administering mobile enterprise applications. MobileFrame is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, customers may contact MobileFrame directly at 1-408-885-1200 or visit our Web site at www.mobileframe.com.
About Aquila Inc.
Based in Kansas City, Mo., Aquila Inc. (NYSE:ILA) serves one million customers, operating electricity distribution utilities in Colorado and Missouri, and natural gas utilities in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. Aquila also owns and operates power generation assets. Aquila's Energy Resources group is responsible for U.S. regulated power activities, including fuel, purchase power and generation dispatch. Our wholesale on-system customers represent about 6 percent of our load obligation. Aquila owns or controls approximately 340 megawatts of non-regulated power generation. Our Capacity Services operation has interests in a project in Mississippi (Crossroads). Aquila's Service Guard division provides peace-of-mind protection against the high cost of appliance repair. Convenient, budget-friendly Service Guard plans and repair services are available in parts of Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. Some areas also offer residential heating and cooling system sales and service. Appliance repair businesses are not regulated by state Public Service Commissions. For further information visit our website at www.aquila.com.
About Archibus Inc.
ARCHIBUS is the #1 global provider of facilities and infrastructure management solutions and services with expenditures for ARCHIBUS-related products and services exceeding $1.5 Billion (USD). With ARCHIBUS, organizations can use a single, comprehensive, integrated solution to make informed strategic decisions that optimize return-on-investment, lower asset life-cycle costs, and increase enterprise-wide productivity and profitability. More than 3,000,000 ARCHIBUS enterprise and Web users collectively manage over 4 million properties with organizations reporting facilities-related cost savings as high as 34%. ARCHIBUS is supported through a global network of over 1,600 ARCHIBUS-trained specialists. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has pioneered computer-aided facilities management technologies since 1982. For further information visit our website at www.www.archibus.com.
Thomas J. Laughlin