SPL, Gestalt partner to maximize clients' ROI on utility applications

SPL WorldGroup Inc., a provider of mission-critical software solutions for the global utility market, and Gestalt LLC, a business and technology consulting and services firm, have formed a strategic relationship to deliver utility applications designed to help clients maximize returns on new software investments including enterprise asset management, outage management and mobile workforce solutions...

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SPL WorldGroup Inc., a provider of mission-critical software solutions for the global utility market, and Gestalt LLC, a business and technology consulting and services firm, have formed a strategic relationship to deliver utility applications designed to help clients maximize returns on new software investments including enterprise asset management, outage management and mobile workforce solutions.

"This alliance makes sense for our clients who frequently require software to address very specific objectives," says SPL's Americas general manager Dave Mulit. "SPL solutions meet and exceed client expectations. But even greater returns on investment may be available to those who take a broad look during implementation to ensure that single and multi-departmental business processes are appropriately optimized. Gestalt's deep utility operations and technology expertise will help clients maximize long-term organizational benefits."

"We are delighted to be working with such an innovative and customer-focused software vendor," says Mark Rossi, Gestalt's Global Energy and Utility Practice leader. "Clearly SPL is on the forefront of technology and business innovation. Our relationship will be highly synergistic, and our utility customers will reap the benefits of our combined capabilities."

Gestalt (www.gestalt-llc.com) is a business and information technology consulting and services firm that helps decision makers in the defense and energy and utility industries increase returns through application of state-of-the-art technologies to real business problems. Its Energy and Utility Practice provides strategic business consulting and technology services both domestically and internationally. Gestalt's strategic services include business process analysis, market design and implementation, regulatory and litigation support, and international restructuring. The company's services include technology assessments and IT strategy development, solutions architecture and design, advanced integration services, and custom application development. It has several offices along the East Coast and Joplin, Mo., and Toronto, Canada.

SPL (www.splwg.com) delivers the proven software applications that help utilities around the world achieve competitive advantage and excellence in business performance, while ensuring a lower total cost of technology ownership. Its solutions in customer care and billing, enterprise asset and work management, mobile workforce management, and outage and distribution management are designed for energy, water, and service companies.

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