Synergen system goes live at USFilter Operating Services

Synergen Inc. announced that USFilter Operating Services is live with its Synergen Series™ EAM and CMMS software solution.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 13, 2003 -- Synergen Inc. announced that USFilter Operating Services is live with its Synergen Series™ EAM and CMMS software solution.

This initial phase included four USFilter projects -- Indianapolis Water and the wastewater treatment operations at Cranston, R.I., Oklahoma City and Lynn, Mass. The Synergen technologies will ultimately be rolled out to all USFilter projects -- more than 280 in total.

Key to USFilter's implementation of an overall asset management strategy has been the capability to streamline and reduce client costs through asset maximization. Utilization of Synergen's Asset and Inventory Management functionality and Mobile Solution module was identified as an added benefit to further these goals at USFilter sites.

Additionally, Synergen's two-way GIS integration has provided crucial capability to track, assess and maintain all underground collection and distribution systems for the Cranston and Indianapolis Water projects.

Installation of the Synergen technologies at the four USFilter sites was fast-tracked, enabling USFilter to meet significant client deadlines and aggressive contractual obligations at its Indianapolis Water and Oklahoma City wastewater treatment projects. A unique implementation methodology was specifically created to facilitate this quick installation, which also resulted in a fast and efficient data knowledge transfer that allowed the company to meet its goals for better maintenance planning and life-cycle cost development.

"We believe Synergen's solution will enable USFilter to improve reliability to our clients through better management of our people, material resources, and our customers' underground assets. Additionally, these systems will enable us to conduct advanced data analysis from multiple projects in one viewing, ultimately helping us achieve some of our aggressive asset management goals," said Mike Stark, president of USFilter Services Group.

Richard MacDonald, president and CEO of Synergen, added, "We're proud that USFilter, a leader in the municipal and industrial water and wastewater outsourcing market, has recognized Synergen as providing the most flexible CMMS/EAM solution with the depth of capabilities to integrate with so many different systems and technologies, support budgetary savings and meet efficiency goals of each of their unique client projects."

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 Veolia Environnement company, is North America's leading water company providing comprehensive water and wastewater systems and services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Veolia Environnement (Paris Bourse: VIE and NYSE:VE) 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 $31.5 billion. Visit the company's web sites at www.usfilter.com or www.veoliaenvironnement.com.

About Synergen

Synergen, Inc. has built an industry-wide reputation for excellence with the Synergen Series™, recently being named 2003 MRO Gold Product of the Year by Plant Services magazine -- the only EAM/CMMS vendor to be recognized with this prestigious award for two consecutive years. 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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