Aurigo Strengthens its Presence in India Through Impressive Customer Wins

July 29, 2009

Setauket, NY & Bangalore – July 29, 2009 – Aurigo Software Technologies Inc, a Microsoft Gold certified partner and leading software products and solutions provider in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) vertical, today announced that Nagarjuna Constructions Company (NCC), SNC Power Corp and Woodkraft have chosen Aurigo BRIX 2009 and Microsoft Dynamics AX to completely automate their business processes. With these new customers, Aurigo has completed 10 deployments on the combined BRIX+AX solution in the last 12 months in addition to its large customer base on BRIX standalone systems. Aurigo’s construction management and inspection system, BRIX 2009, is an Industry add-on to Microsoft Dynamics AX and the combined solution is an incredibly powerful Industry ready ERP for the AEC Industries worldwide.

NCC, one of India’s leading construction companies, with operations worldwide, will deploy the solution first at its subsidiary company NCC International (Muscat) and subsequently roll out the solution to its other divisions. SNC Power Corporation, a leading general contracting house, found a robust and reliable ERP system with Aurigo BRIX and Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution to automate their business needs. Even companies in the architecture and interior design space today are moving towards automation to enhance their operating efficiency, control costs and increase profits.

WoodKraft, one of India’s premier interior execution company chose the Aurigo BRIX+ Microsoft Dynamics AX solution to enable itself to effectively manage multiple projects across multiple sites.

Commenting on the recent wins, Mr. Balaji Sreenivasan, CEO and founder, Aurigo Software, said, “It has been less than a year since we entered the Indian market and we have successfully deployed over 10 instances of the solution in this short period. Our customers have chosen the Aurigo BRIX + Microsoft dynamics AX solution largely owing to its ease of use, industry ready features and India Localization requirements that are met out of the box. In most cases, we have noticed that our customers have replaced their existing home-grown ERP packages with the BRIX+AX solution.”

“The Union budget for 2009-10 by the Government of has earmarked a staggering Rs. 125,000 cores on building Infrastructure which amounts to over 9% of our GDP. This infrastructure development is massive and needs systems and processes in place to manage projects of this size, both for contractors and the Government agencies. This has lead to an increased number of enquiries that we are seeing. Indian construction companies have realized that they must evolve or perish.” added Mr. Sreenivasan, Founder & CEO, Aurigo Software.

Mr. Vybhav Shetty, Executive Director, SNC Power Corp, said, “Aurigo BRIX + Microsoft Dynamics AX provided us with a holistic solution to our ERP requirements. The BRIX 2009 user interface is similar to the popular Microsoft Outlook look-and-feel making it easy to operate and implement. The team from Aurigo has been very proficient in understanding our needs and developing a solution that meets our requirements. We see tremendous potential of increased operational efficiency and greater project visibility through this implementation.”

Expressing his enthusiasm at the sustained customer momentum in the architecture and construction industry Mr. Sushant Dwivedy, Director, Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft India said, “The customers wins is a clear endorsement of Microsoft ERP strategy of delivering value to customers by providing industry solutions with partners . Microsoft Dynamics ERP and our Partner Aurigo’s solution BRIX would help save cost and improve productivity for organizations in the maturing construction industry in India.”

The Microsoft-Aurigo ERP for construction offering is a unique 360 degree solution combining Aurigo BRIX 2009 (web based construction estimation and contract management software) 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. The award winning solution seamlessly automates traditional processes of land management, cost estimation, rate analysis, contract change orders, running bill generation and digital field inspections for construction houses worldwide and is now making a serious mark in India.

About Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business. Microsoft is the world’s largest software company. For more information on Microsoft Dynamics, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics

About Aurigo Software Technologies  Aurigo Software Technologies Inc. delivers software products and solutions for automating critical processes in the infrastructure management lifecycle including estimating, managing and inspecting large construction projects including highways, ports, bridges and SEZs (Special Economic Zones). Aurigo’s Products and solutions include its flagship suite Aurigo Brix™ 5.0, connectors to Microsoft Dynamics™ AX and customization services around these products and platforms. Aurigo’s product Brix 5.0 automates the critical processes of project cost estimation, contract management and field inspection using web 2.0 technologies and has integration connectors with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Dynamics™ AX. The combined solution of Aurigo Brix™ 5.0 and Microsoft Dynamics™ AX makes for a very powerful 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 offices in New York and Bangalore, India. Aurigo’s solutions are available both directly and through a select partner channel network. For more information on Aurigo, please visit www.aurigo.com

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