Apex's Bill Jamison to Present "Unleashing a Multi-Vendor Mobile Workforce," April 28th at GITA 2010

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Apex to Exhibit ProField™: Field Asset Management Technology Delivers 50 Percent Increase in Productivity

Apex CoVantage, a leading global knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) provider of smart grid and GIS engineering solutions, is pleased to announce that Bill Jamison, Apex's Chief Systems Architect, will be presenting a technical session "Unleashing a Multi-Vendor Mobile Workforce," April 28th at GITA's 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference & Exhibition.

Mr. Jamison will explore workforce modernization techniques used to develop an infrastructure capable of augmenting an existing workforce -- involving in-house or external multi-vendor teams -- over large geographical areas. He'll discuss areas of field workforce planning and development including augmentation of workforce quantity; improvement of workforce quality; and the efficient matching of a worker's skill level with the right field opportunity.

"For utilities and telecoms to prosper, workforce planning and development must rise to new levels and companies must tap into the most innovative of technologies. As more and more utilities and telecoms contract temporary workers to perform one-off installations and field inventory collection and more work is done by teams of people working collaboratively to accomplish a common goal, a work management system is needed that enables these same companies to plug-and-play contractors based on quality and price," said Mr. Jamison.

In addition to Mr. Jamison's technical session, Apex will be on hand in Booth #318 to demonstrate ProField™, Apex's Field Asset Management Technology. 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, electric vehicle charging station installations, 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.

The full ProField solution includes:

ProField Asset: 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.

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

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

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

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

To receive a personal demonstration of ProField and to learn more about Apex's full range of engineering solutions, please visit booth #318 at GITA's 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference & Exhibition (http://www.gita.org/gis/). For more details on ProField visit http://www.apexprofield.com.

About Apex CoVantage
Apex CoVantage is a private, employee-owned company that for more than 20 years has helped businesses to develop and execute strategies in the information and knowledge fields. Based in Herndon, Virginia, Apex was a pioneer in the market for off-shore knowledge-based solutions; we now have over 2,500 employees here and abroad. From the beginning, Apex specialized in developing and improving man-machine processes that optimally combined human creativity with machine processing efficiency, sometimes finding transformative solutions leading to quantum gains in efficiency--often well beyond what clients thought possible. For more information, please see our website at http://www.apexcovantage.com.

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