UMS Group and Ivara Corporation Partner to Deliver Asset Performance Management Solutions to European Utilities

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Strong asset performance management capabilities offered by Ivara EXP are complementary to UMS’ services and products in risk and portfolio optimization.

Ivara EXP is unique in its capability to support utilities’ need to demonstrate compliance and sustainability in asset reliability and performance.
- Jan Schipper, UMS Group’s Managing Director for Europe

UMS Group and Ivara Corporation have formed a partnership to offer Ivara’s EXP Enterprise software to UMS’ utility clients in Europe. The Partnership furthers UMS’ end-to-end vision of Asset Management processes enabled by technology tools such as its Risk and Investment Optimization Software Suite.

Ivara EXP supports clients needing a solution for collecting, consolidating and analyzing asset health data to make informed maintenance decisions. UMS Group will become both a business development partner and an implementation partner for Ivara for the European utility industry. By combining Ivara’s software solution with UMS’ global leadership in Asset Management consulting, the companies will be able to expand their offerings to the market. Our clients will benefit from the strong asset performance management capabilities offered by Ivara EXP, which are complementary to UMS’ services and products in risk and portfolio optimization.

“We are seeing increased demand for technology to support asset performance and reliability initiatives as well as regulatory requirements,” says Jan Schipper, UMS Group’s Managing Director for Europe. “Ivara’s track record in the utility industry is excellent and Ivara EXP is unique in its capability to support utilities’ need to demonstrate compliance and sustainability in asset reliability and performance.”

“Partnering with UMS Group opens an opportunity for growth in Europe and worldwide with global utilities,” says Paul Marshall, CEO, Ivara Corporation. “Leveraging UMS Group’s risk and portfolio expertise as well as their industry experience will serve our customers well.”

About UMS Group
UMS Group is a leading global consultancy and thought leader in infrastructure asset management, performance assessment and improvement, and the management of sustainable change. UMS Group’s proprietary databases, analytic insights, decision support tools and transformation methodologies have been utilized by over 300 electric, gas and water utilities on six continents to build world-class operations. UMS Group is also one of only 22 PAS 55 Assessors Endorsed by the Institute of Asset Management (IAM), which enables UMS to certify compliance with PAS 55. http://www.umsgroup.com/

About Ivara
Ivara is the leader and innovator in asset performance management software. Ivara® EXP Enterprise provides a holistic view of asset health and helps to instill a proactive process for asset care. EXP collects, consolidates and processes condition data from all sources to anticipate the onset of failures. With EXP, make timely and informed proactive maintenance decisions to mitigate risk and improve process safety while at the same time, lowering operational costs. EXP has both SAP and IBM Maximo certified integrations. For more information, visit http://www.ivara.com

UMS Group contact:                     
Olaf van den Berg                     
Executive Account Director                 
UMS Group Europe B.V.                 
Tel: +31 20 561 7033                     
ovandenberg(at)umsgroup(dot)com                 

Ivara contact:
Sandra DiMatteo
Director of Marketing
Ivara Corporation
Tel: +1 905 632 8000 ext. 271
sandra.dimatteo(at)ivara(dot)com

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