Indus Extends Enterprise Asset Management Solutions to the Mobile Field Force

iAnyware Incorporates Mobile Components From iMedeon, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Indus International, Inc. (Nasdaq: IINT - news), the world's leading provider of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, announces an agreement to license and integrate software modules from iMedeon, Inc. of Alpharetta, GA, that complement its core asset management capabilities. These modules add a mobile, wireless component, called Indus iAnyware(TM), to the Indus Solution Series. Created expressly for the Government, Energy, Transit, Mining and Telecommunications industries, iAnyware will provide the most complete and seamless mobile computing solutions for large enterprises. As the first vendor to incorporate wireless communications into a large-scale EAM system, Indus' customers gain productivity by wireless asset management.

``We are pleased that iMedeon's modules and integration extend functionality for our customers,'' says Onagh Ash, executive vice president of sales, services and marketing. ``There are a lot of natural synergies between the functionalities of our joint product lines, that work well today and we intend will lead to some very powerful future products.''

The Indus Solutions Series EMPAC and PassPort have defined market leadership in EAM solutions worldwide. These reach beyond typical reactive maintenance, to manage more asset-related resources, such as labor, materials, tools, and equipment. In addition, Indus' software manages the redeployment of idle or under-utilized assets.

``Mobile computing is becoming a mandatory for customers with field work forces. The efficiencies and productivity gains that can be realized are substantial,'' said Joe Mediate, president of iMedeon. ``Indus is one of the first EAM vendors with a clear vision for the future of mobile computing. We are pleased to collaborate with Indus to bring this vision to reality by providing state of the art, highly integrated products that complement the Indus product line with superior features and functionality.''

With the new mobile components from iMedeon, Indus' iAnyware solutions reach past the factory floor to the mobile asset maintenance staff. iAnyware integrates mobile computing and communications into the enterprise, eliminating many steps a maintenance worker traditionally has to take to carry out an asset maintenance function. This enables workers to respond more rapidly to service requests, perform jobs faster, and complete more jobs on the first pass.

Key iAnyware functions include:
Field Personnel access to work orders, parts, and history of an asset.
Time Entry against Work Orders from remote sites
Request for additional work to be performed
In the Storeroom, iAnyware enables personnel to:
Bar Code receiving activities direct from the packing slip
Cycle Count from a hand device with real-time, wireless transmission
Immediately issues of spare parts, updating quantities on hand

Many industries such as Mining, Transit, and Telecommunications have already fully deployed mobile technology as a basic requirement of doing business. They have been able to quickly recognize substantial savings and less down time as a result of immediate and easy access to complex information. Through the iAnyware solution, the mobile workforce is empowered with access to mission-critical company data and the back-office system. As a result, an organization reaps the benefits of an integrated workforce resulting in higher productivity and profitability.

About Indus International, Inc.

Indus International, Inc. is the world's leading provider of Enterprise Asset Management solutions. The Indus Solution Series(TM) of products and services enables its customers to reduce cost, increase capacity, ensure regulatory compliance and improve their overall return-on-investment and competitiveness. Indus Solution Series(TM) includes unique capabilities for capital-intensive industries such as Energy, Telecommunications, Process Manufacturing, and the Public sector. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Company provides software and services to over 300,000 users in more than 40 countries. Please visit Indus International's website at

About iMedeon

iMedeon, Inc., is the leading provider of web-based work planning and Work Execution Systems (WES). Such solutions extend a customer's existing software systems, through configurable, mobile computing solutions for the enterprise-wide integration of computer-aided dispatch, work order management, asset tracking and inventory control. iMedeon serves customers with a large distributed field workforce in industries such as utility, telecom, transportation, manufacturing, mining, government, computing and network equipment field service. Relationships with business partners, such as SilverStream Software and Oracle provide industry-leading capabilities. iMedeon clients include Nextel Communications, PrimeCo PCS, Powertel, Wisconsin Public Service and Detroit Water & Sewer. For more information, call 770-777-8100 or visit the company's home page at