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Vela Systems Signs Distribution Agreement With CMCS, Primavera Systems' Largest Reseller
Oct 09, 2007 (08:10 AM EDT)


BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Vela Systems, a developer of mobile software that streamlines field administration for the AEC (Architecture-Engineering-Construction) industry, today announced a distributor agreement for its Vela Software Suite with Collaboration Management and Control Solutions (CMCS), the leading supplier of project, portfolio and risk management solutions in the Middle East and the largest distributor of Primavera Systems' project, portfolio and risk management solutions in the world. CMCS will sell and support the Vela Software Suite across all its distribution points in the Middle East.

Vela Systems' mobile software streamlines and accelerates field administration processes in construction, capital projects and capital equipment management. By replacing the paper and clipboard normally used by field personnel with the easy-to-use Vela Software Suite and Tablet PCs, customers save time, reduce risk, and increase profitability. The Vela Software Suite includes multiple modules, each facilitating and accelerating a specific field administration process of the architecture, engineering and construction industry professional.

Just as field personnel have used separate pages in a notebook to accomplish each task, project teams use a Vela module focused on specific functions and addressing such things as work lists, field repairs, punch lists, safety issues and other areas. Vela's modules do more than replace paper, they also incorporate electronic plans and documents, photos and even voice recordings to ensure field information is accurately captured and quickly distributed to all relevant parties.

Vela Systems' software is a stand-alone system that needs no other applications to deliver strong results to customers. However, Vela Systems does automatically integrate with Primavera Contract Manager modules (formerly Expedition) for field data collection and management, as well as for complete project and activity scheduling. As a result, all information on schedules, punch lists, companies and contacts can be automatically synchronized and updated on both the Vela-enabled Tablet PCs and in Primavera applications.

"Over the last decade, the Middle East has rapidly become the largest, most active AEC market in the world," said Tim Curran, CEO of Vela Systems. "CMCS has more than two decades of experience as the leader in selling project and construction management solutions in the region. This partnership will play a key role in our ongoing global expansion."

CMCS has added Vela Systems to its portfolio of products because of the results the solution has produced for its customers. Individuals who use Vela Systems' software find that they are saving up to one day a week in time that otherwise would have been spent shuffling paper and transferring data to computers. In addition, the solution is speeding up the time to completion for entire projects by more than one day per month.

"Vela's construction software suite is ideal for the Middle East market, and frankly, it is long overdue," said Bassam Samman, CEO and Founder of CMCS. "Other industries, such as package delivery, have had mobile field solutions in place for years. While this robust software improves productivity and speeds up projects, it also finally provides the AEC industry with an easy way to track and audit all of the issues that need to be addressed on a job site, which greatly improves quality. We look forward to selling Vela Systems' solutions into this booming region."

About CMCS

CMCS offers Project, Portfolio and Risk Management Information System solutions for the Engineering & Construction, Power, Energy & Process, IT & Telecommunication and Government sectors in the Middle East. Our integrated solutions are based on state-of-the-art applications from Primavera Systems, Inc. and Pertmaster Risk Management. CMCS solutions include providing certified products training and accredited project management training. CMCS is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Approved Education Provider of the American Association of Cost Engineers (AACE) and Authorized Knowledge Provider of the Engineering Management Certification International (EMCI). For more information, please visit www.cmcs.ae .

About Vela Systems

Vela Systems is The Leader in Field Software for the AEC Industry(TM). Vela Systems software streamlines and accelerates all field processes in construction and capital projects. By replacing their field notebooks with Vela software and Tablet PCs, Vela's customers save 4-8 hours per week per user, accelerate project delivery by as much as two days per month, capture the true cost of quality in the midst of a project and reduce litigation through standardized documentation. Industry leading architects, engineers, contractors and owners agree that Vela Systems helps them Work Faster, Collaborate Easier, and Finish Sooner(TM). To see how Vela's customers are improving construction delivery from Las Vegas to Dubai, please visit www.velasystems.com .

For more information, contact: Victoria Salomon Jeff Miller Vela Systems, Inc. Davies Murphy Group 888-835-2797 x315 781-791-3170 vsalomon@velasystems.com

CONTACT: Victoria Salomon of Vela Systems, Inc., +1-888-835-2797 x315, vsalomon@velasystems.com, or Jeff Miller of Davies Murphy Group+1-781-791-3170, , for Vela Systems, Inc.

Web site: http://www.velasystems.com/ http://www.cmcs.ae//