Process Industries

Invensys Operations Management Signs Strategic Alliances

October 19, 2010

New partnership with Sogeti USA and Applied Manufacturing Technologies will help deliver real-time Enterprise Control System solutions to the process and manufacturing industries.

PLANO, TX -- Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, announced that it has signed new global consulting alliance agreements with Sogeti USA LLC, based in Dayton, OH, and Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) in Houston, TX. Sogeti USA, a member of the Capgemini group, provides information technology services and consulting to clients in several industries, including energy, chemical, utilities and manufacturing. AMT is a technology-independent consulting and project-services company specializing in the application of multivariable predictive control and real-time, closed-loop optimization technology for the chemical, polymer and refining industries.

The new consulting alliances strengthen Invensys' global partner Ecosystem, expanding the company's capability to deliver real-time Enterprise Control System (ECS) solutions to clients in the manufacturing and process industries. Sogeti and AMT bring specific areas of industry understanding that will assist Invensys in delivering enterprise control solutions and applications in core geographic marketplaces. Each alliance partner has demonstrated expertise in selling, implementing and supporting solutions designed to drive real-time operations improvements, helping clients to achieve control, asset, productivity and environment & safety excellence.

"Invensys Operations Management works openly and collaboratively with our customers, leveraging one of the world's largest and most capable partner ecosystems to ensure measurable business results in real time," said Ashtad Engineer, vice president, ecosystem for Invensys Operations Management. "Our partnerships with Sogeti USA and AMT extend our global reach and strengthen our ability to sell and deliver real-time production management solutions and Enterprise Control System integration capabilities in key industry verticals and markets."

Invensys and Sogeti will jointly approach the North American market with a collaborative solution that includes Invensys Operations Management's manufacturing intelligence applications as part of Sogeti's enterprise manufacturing intelligence framework. Sogeti will utilize its relationships at the business and operations level to design an enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution for clients that provides analytical capabilities for everyone from executive management to plant operators and allows informed decisions to be made based on near real-time data captured from the plant operations and other enterprise systems. The solution leverages data available from Invensys Operations Management's Wonderware manufacturing execution system and enterprise manufacturing intelligence software and adds the necessary components at the corporate systems to deliver the functionality.

"Sogeti USA is very excited to be part of the Invensys' growing Ecosystem of partners," said Bill Blaxton, senior vice president, Sogeti USA LLC. "We believe that our extensive experience in delivering business intelligence solutions and manufacturing operations expertise, combined with Invensys Operations Management's wide-ranging knowledge of plant-floor and manufacturing intelligence applications, allows us to provide a comprehensive business intelligence solution that will help clients integrate their shop floor data with their enterprise systems to drive operational excellence."

As part of its agreement with Invensys, AMT will work exclusively with Invensys as a third-party provider and implementer of Invensys Operations Management's SimSci-Esscor ROMeo online optimization application within the global refining industry. Additionally, AMT will actively market and deliver the ROMeo application in the petrochemical and aromatics industries. Because AMT are recognized industry leaders in applying real-time optimization solutions, the new partnership will expand Invensys' reach within the oil and gas industry.

"We look forward to being a partner for Invensys Operations Management's market-leading optimization software, and we believe we can utilize the ROMeo software to help refineries all over the world achieve operational excellence," said Brendan Minter, president, AMT. "Our consultants have more than 30 years of experience in delivering and implementing real-time optimization solutions and have consistently delivered outstanding benefits to our customers during that time. With that history of success, we are eager to begin working with one of the most robust optimization solutions on the market today."

About Invensys Operations Management
Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, TX, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, Skelta, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives.

Invensys plc is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISYS.L), with approximately 20,000 employees working in 50 countries.

About Sogeti USA
Sogeti USA LLC is a premier provider of information technology services to businesses and public-sector organizations. Operating in 23 U.S. locations, Sogeti's business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast delivery expertise. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement and manage practical IT solutions to help run their business better. With over 40 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Engineering Services, Enterprise Microsoft Solutions, Enterprise Solutions Consulting, IBM and Open Solutions and Testing/Quality Assurance.

About Applied Manufacturing Technologies
AMT is a technology independent consulting and project services company specializing in the application of Multivariable Predictive Control and Real-Time Closed-Loop Optimization technology. Our customers are operating companies in the chemical, polymer and refining industries that have invested or are considering investing in these advanced technology applications. Our objective is to ensure that our clients achieve the maximum sustained benefits from this type of technology. Having been involved in this field since the 1980's, the consultants at AMT possess significant knowledge and experience in all aspects of advanced control and optimization. Utilizing this experience has allowed our clients to reduce the risks associated with continuously achieving the business value promised by these technologies.

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