Apex CoVantage Showcases ProField: A Field Asset Inventory Technology for the Utility Industry at GITA 2009

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ProField Allows Multiple Vendors to Collaborate; Delivers 50 Percent Increase in Productivity

There are many inherent challenges that come with managing multiple vendors, subcontractors and assets -- all spread out over wide geographic areas - for the utility industry

Apex CoVantage, a leading global knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) provider of engineering solutions, is showcasing ProField, its field asset management technology for the utility industry at GITA's 2009 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference & Exhibition.

Addressing quality and efficiency challenges that occur when managing field infrastructure inventory and assets for widely dispersed workforces in the utility industry, ProField is ideal for projects including meter replacement, transmission tower inventory, joint-use pole inventory and pipeline inspection.

Using today's most dynamic geospatial technologies, including GPS, GIS mapping and digital imagery, ProField provides an up-to-date picture of field assets, such as meters and utility poles, their exact locations and conditions. In addition, ProField provides GPS tracking of field force workers to ensure maximum work productivity.

Providing data quality that is 20 times higher than legacy systems, and the opportunity to increase productivity by 50 percent, ProField is a complete end-to-end solution that enhances return-on-investment (ROI) by providing accurate data on assets and ensures that projects are completed on time and on budget.

"There are many inherent challenges that come with managing multiple vendors, subcontractors and assets -- all spread out over wide geographic areas - for the utility industry," said Apex CoVantage President, Shashi Gupta. "ProField is the single-source solution that manages the entire workflow structure of utility projects and addresses 'in-the-weeds' problems, making the entire process more efficient and field forces more productive."

The full ProField solution includes:

OnSite: Revolutionary software client that fully utilizes GPS and digital imagery for intuitively guiding team members through the complete lifecycle of a project - from early field asset inspection to equipment installation and removal.

LiveQuality: Designed for Quality Assurance specialists, LiveQuality provides real-time quality assurance data and guidance for field auditors to find sites most likely to face quality issues.

OpsCenter: Designed to address problems associated with assigning work and tracking performance, OpsCenter ensures that new team members are assigned work appropriate to their skill sets.

TrainingPlus: Completely reduces the delays and confusion that occur when integrating an inexperienced workforce into a project, TrainingPlus ensures that all team members are quickly trained, certified, background-checked, photographed and badged.

Executive: As senior executives require real-time visibility into the performance of an inventory or an asset management program, the Executive feature enables leadership to easily identify and track all regions, teams and vendors.

Apex CoVantage is available to discuss its full-range of engineering solutions for the telecom, utility, transportation and commercial and public building industries at GITA 2009.

To receive a real-time demonstration of ProField, please visit booth #327 at GITA's 2009 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference & Exhibition. For more details on ProField, visit http://www.apexprofield.com.

About Apex CoVantage
Apex CoVantage is a US provider of global Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO). Apex helps businesses to execute precise knowledge, information and communications strategies through our diverse people, technology and workflow systems. We opened our first KPO service center in 1988 and subsequently pioneered the market for offshore, knowledge-based solutions. Today, we provide engineering and content solutions from a global network of state-of-the-art facilities with US-based project management and leadership. In every industry, our clients are reaching the next level of service performance in partnership with Apex CoVantage.

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