VUEWorks-Springbrook partnership to help municipalities maximize efficiency of asset ownership, operation

VUEWorks Inc. and Springbrook Software have formed a technology partnership to help local government agencies increase efficiency and accountability by linking their financial, asset management and GIS systems. The two companies are integrating VUEWorks' GIS-enabled asset and work order management solution with Springbrook's accounting and CIS software, and will develop joint solutions that allow organizations to track the true cost of owning and operating individual assets...

Dec 4th, 2008

CONCORD, NH, Dec. 1, 2008 -- VUEWorks Inc. and Springbrook Software have formed a technology partnership to help local government agencies increase efficiency and accountability by linking their financial, asset management and GIS systems.

The two companies are integrating VUEWorks' GIS-enabled asset and work order management solution with Springbrook's accounting and CIS software, and will develop joint solutions that allow organizations to track the true cost of owning and operating individual assets. Examples of future capabilities include:

• the ability to link labor and payroll costs in both systems -- eliminating redundant data entry and errors and allowing municipalities to track and cross-charge other departments for labor and equipment used in the field;
• the ability to perform fixed asset valuation and depreciation in VUEWorks and roll it up in Springbrook;
• the ability to comply with government regulations, such as GASB 34 reporting and the new California Waste Discharge Requirements, a regulatory mechanism for providing a consistent, state-wide approach for reducing Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs).

The VUEWorks-Springbrook integration is already delivering labor-saving benefits to a mutual beta customer -- Northstar CSD, a California Special District located near Truckee, California. Northstar reports that VUEWorks collects a substantial amount of its departmental cost and payroll information, which is then keyed into Springbrook. Commented Ryen Tarbet, Northstar's IT Supervisor: "We have a proof of concept that VUEWorks can collect all the information we need, and organize it in the fashion that it can be consumed by Springbrook. Our next step is to automate this step with a direct VUEWorks-Springbrook integration. We are on the cusp of some very substantive development work."

"VUEWorks and Springbrook both focus on the local government market, and we have many clients in common," commented Alex von Svoboda, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for VUEWorks. "Integrating the products allows us to serve our clients better, as they can maximize the return on their software investment and optimize functionality across the organization."

Scott Stickel, Springbrook's Vice President of Sales & Marketing is equally enthusiastic about the partnership between Springbrook and VUEWorks. Stickel states, "In a turbulent economy, we understand the importance of maximizing every dollar. The powerful combination of Springbrook's software and VUEWorks' solution is just one example of our shared commitment to provide smart, progressive technology to the public sector."

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Springbrook develops, markets, implements and supports financial accounting and customer information systems software solutions for local government, utilities and special districts.

VUEWorks Inc. develops, markets, and supports affordable, web-enabled integrated GIS Asset and Work Management solutions that help local governments, utilities, and other organizations track the condition, minimize failure risk, optimize expenditures and service delivery of their physical assets.

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