September 8, 2009
Setauket, NY & Bangalore, – September 08, 2009 – Aurigo Software Technologies Inc, Microsoft certified partner and a leading software products and solutions provider in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) vertical, today announced its entry into the South East Asia (SEA) market by appointing Arvato Systems as its Business Partner. Arvato Systems, a global technology consulting and software design and Development Company (part of the Bertelsmann Group) will support, market and implement Aurigo BRIX™ 2009 across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand & Indonesia. Through this partnership, Aurigo will be able to extend its end-to-end construction ERP solution to its customers in the SEA region. It will also help Aurigo establish its global reach specifically in the emerging markets by co-investing joint sales and marketing efforts with Arvato Systems.
BRIX 2009, the latest version of Aurigo’s construction management and inspection system, was recently accredited Certified For Microsoft Dynamics (CFMD), Microsoft Corp.’s highest standard for partner-developed software. BRIX 2009 is the worldwide Construction Industry add-on to Microsoft Dynamics AX and the combined solution is a powerful Industry ready ERP for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries across the world. Aurigo’s solution, BRIX 2009, is targeted at Infrastructure Project Owners, Real Estate Developers, Government Agencies, Project management companies (CM Firms), Architecture & Interior Design Firms and General Contractors. With BRIX 2009, they can manage a variety of construction related activity including infrastructure development, Roads and Highways, Airports, real estate, ship building and even power plants.
In Asia, infrastructure development has become critical as economies grow, populations increase and urbanisation spreads at an unprecedented rate. Developed economies like Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea may not require the massive new infrastructure needed in China and , but they have to upgrade their facilities and incorporate new technologies to ensure they remain competitive both in terms of quality of life and their contribution to the global economy. China together with the rest of the Asian governments, has pledged more than US$600 billion to invest and develop the infrastructure sector. Earlier this year Singapore announced US$13.8 billion (S$20.5 billion) stimulus package to offset rising unemployment as well as committed in investing US$10-11 billion per year for 2010 and 2011.
Henrik Toftum, CEO, Arvato Systems said “We are extremely happy to be Aurigo’s first partner for South East Asia to offer and support their construction ERP Solutions in the region. With rising infrastructure spends and increase in the demand for industry specific solutions in this region, we see a great potential and a powerful industry add-on in BRIX 2009 for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction vertical that complements our expertise in implementing Microsoft Dynamics ERP system in the South East Asia Regions.”
Balaji Sreenivasan, Founder & CEO Aurigo Software Technologies, said, “This partnership with Arvato Systems further strengthens our global expansion and offers immediate reach to Singapore, Malaysia and SEA regions. Arvato is a strong regional player with extensive reach within SE Asia. We look forward to explore the potential in markets in the SE Asia regions where the infrastructure, construction and real estate markets are affluent. The relationship with Arvato Systems will give us this boost and we look forward to a strong partnership”.
The Microsoft-Aurigo ERP for construction offering is a unique 360 degree solution combining Aurigo BRIX 2009, a web based construction estimation and contract management software is integrated with Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft’s powerful ERP suite that automates the critical areas of Finance, HRMS, CRM, Inventory and Material Management. BRIX 2009 helps construction and infrastructure companies to seamlessly automate traditional processes of land management, cost estimation rate analysis, contract change orders, running bill generation and digital field inspections for construction houses worldwide.
Solutions that are Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) have demonstrated development quality and compatibility with the Microsoft Dynamics product on which it runs by passing rigorous VeriTest software solution testing for Microsoft Dynamics and are profiled in the Microsoft Partner Solution Profiler tool. In addition, the Microsoft Dynamics partner must have customers who are successfully using the certified solution and are willing to recommend it, be enrolled in a Partner Service Plan with Microsoft, and be a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program.
About Aurigo Software Technologies Aurigo Software Technologies Inc. delivers software products and solutions for automating critical processes in the infrastructure and Construction management lifecycle. While, Aurigo BRIX 2009 is platform agnostic and supports all three ERP Platforms i.e. SAP, Oracle and Microsoft Dynamics AX, it has a ready an certified connector with Microsoft Dynamics AX. The combined solution of Aurigo BRIX 2009 and Microsoft Dynamics™ AX makes for a very powerful Industry ready ERP solution for the construction Industry. Aurigo’s customers include state and local government agencies, leading construction management firms, general contractors and transit authorities worldwide. Aurigo is a privately held company with sales offices in New York and Bangalore. Aurigo’s solutions are available both directly and through a select partner channel network for the Americas, Middle East & Africa and South East Asia regions. For more information on Aurigo, please visit http://oldsite.aurigo.net.
About Arvato System As a subsidiary of Arvato AG, Arvato Systems is part of the global media concern of Bertelsmann. With 1,500 employees, it offers customers a complete spectrum of IT services, which ranges from consulting and concept design to development, implementation, and operation. Arvato’s IT solutions set the standard for the use, management, and distribution of media. Offering customers a comprehensive array of services, specializing in Telecommunications, Internet/e-commerce, Media, and Entertainment (TIME). More information available at the corporate website http://www.arvato-systems.com/.