Water and wastewater treatment company selects Synergen for its CMMS solution

Synergen Inc., a provider of Enterprise Asset Management and Computerized Maintenance Management solutions, has been awarded a major contract by USFilter Services Group Inc.

Mar 31st, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, CA, March 31, 2003 -- Synergen Inc., a provider of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance Management (CMMS) solutions, has been awarded a major contract by USFilter Services Group Inc. following a competitive bid process.

USFilter, North America's leading provider of water and wastewater treatment and services, will deploy Synergen's Web-architected EAM/CMMS solution, the Synergen Series(tm), at multiple water and wastewater treatment facilities it operates throughout North America.

The Synergen Series will assist USFilter in centralizing and standardizing its CMMS operations and systems, maximizing the cost-effectiveness of asset management and managing the GASB 34 regulatory compliance issues. Additionally, the technology possesses two-way GIS integration that provides for ease-of-use to a geographically dispersed user community.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with Synergen, who like USFilter, values and embraces partnership at all levels, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the success of our customers," said Chibby Alloway, senior vice president and chief operating officer, USFilter Operating Services. "From a product perspective, this is a perfect fit for us. Not only will we be able to further maximize cost savings for our existing customers through improved capital programs based on full asset lifecycle cost tracking, but Synergen has also provided us with a unique tool, giving us a competitive advantage in the marketplace."

Richard MacDonald, president and CEO of Synergen, added, "Fortune 500 companies and municipalities large and small rely on USFilter to manage their critical water needs. The fact that USFilter has a proven track record for cost-effectively managing operations for such high-profile organizations and major municipalities further secures Synergen's foothold as the market-leading enterprise asset management solution provider."

Synergen's Web-architected CMMS/EAM software suite, the Synergen Series, addresses all aspects of MRO including: collaborative work management, asset reliability and maintenance; inventory control, purchasing, and contract management; operational accounting; reporting and analysis; project tracking; safety and regulatory compliance; and document control.

Supported by the latest in Internet technology, users need only a standard Web browser to rapidly install, deploy and access Synergen solutions across the enterprise.

About USFilter

United States Filter Corporation, a Vivendi Environnement company, is North America's leading water company providing comprehensive water and wastewater systems and services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Vivendi Environnement is the largest environmental services company in the world with more than 295,000 employees, including FCC, in about 100 countries and annual revenues of more than €28.1 billion ($30.5 billion). Visit the company's web sites at www.usfilter.com or www.vivendienvironnement-finance.com.

About Synergen

Established in 1986, Synergen has major installations in capital-intensive industries such as process and discrete manufacturing, energy, chemicals, mining and metals, food processing, pulp and paper, as well as non-manufacturing industries, such as transportation, health care, education, aerospace/defense, government agencies, utilities, water services, municipalities and those organizations faced with fleet and facility management challenges.

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