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Avatech Solutions Forms Partnerships to Launch Total Infrastructure and Facilities Management Practice 08.08.2003

August 8, 2003
New alliances with ARCHIBUS and Idisis provide complete facilities management solution for organizations.

Avatech Solutions, Inc. announced several strategic vendor partnerships that enable it to launch a total infrastructure and facilities management practice. Avatech is now authorized to sell products and services from ARCHIBUS, Idisis, Cyco Software and Autodesk MapGuideR software to customers across the entire US, acting as a complete single-source solution provider. Solutions from the Avatech FM practice allow organizations to manage physical assets such as real estate, buildings and equipment - extending asset life cycles and keeping operating costs at a minimum.

Brad Peterson, a 20-year industry veteran, will head up this new practice as the Avatech FM Program Manager. His breadth of experience will bring top-notch sales and consulting expertise to organizations in healthcare, municipality, banking/finance, aerospace, higher education and government.

"Avatech's rich customer base is an ideal candidate for Total Infrastructure and Facilities Management solutions," says Bruce K. Forbes, President and CEO of ARCHIBUS, Inc. "With ARCHIBUS/FM's integrated applications, users can link information on their organization's people, places, processes, and physical assets. Adding this functionality to Avatech's existing offerings will enhance the value of any organization's investment."

"Avatech's total infrastructure and facilities management practice fulfills an important part of our strategic plan for diversification into this emerging market," said Scotty Walsh, CEO. "By carefully choosing a collection of key partners, we have been able to quickly and uniquely bring together a solution that encompasses all pieces of the FM circle including software, customization, implementation, training and support - all from a single source."

Delivering Facilities Knowledge Organization-wide By leveraging strategic relationships with ARCHIBUS, Idisis, Cyco Software, Autodesk and other developers, Avatech specialists and consultants have the software tools to create a targeted, complete solution. Avatech's FM Group helps companies put together all pieces of the facilities management puzzle to make information instantly available via a specialized set of application and services components including: CAD drawing creation, document management, revision control, facilities and asset management, web publishing and reporting.