New regional office to meet growing demand for Proliance among international real estate and construction companies
FOLSOM, Calif. (April 23, 2004) - Meridian Project Systems (MPS), provider of leading-edge enterprise software solutions for the real estate, construction and facility (RCF) lifecycle, announces the opening of its new Asia Pacific office located in Sydney, Australia. Meridian is commemorating this new office opening with two launch events featuring its enterprise software solution, Proliance.
Over its eleven-year history, Meridian has built an active customer base in the Asia Pacific region through the efforts of its dedicated channel partner network. Today, Meridian has established customers in retail,construction, engineering, transportation and government. The opening of a dedicated Asia Pacific office will help Meridian to meet the growing demand for enterprise software solutions that manage capital-intensive construction initiatives.
"Asia Pacific-based enterprises that manage processes throughout the RCF lifecycle need a solution that improves financial performance and reduces project risk," said S.T. Rajan, Meridian director of sales for the
Asia Pacific region. "Proliance uniquely allows companies to get facilities operational sooner and new products and services to market faster. I am excited to lead Meridian's expansion into this part of the world,"
Separate launch events in Sydney and Hong Kong will provide partners, clients and prospective customers with an overview of Meridian, its Asia Pacific business charter, and an introduction to Proliance.
Built completely on Microsoft's .NET application framework, Proliance uniquely leverages XML technology and Web services to manage projects, programs and business processes across global organizations and their external supply chains. As strong business opportunities emerge in the Asia Pacific region, Meridian sees Proliance as an ideal fit for companies operating internationally that need multi-currency and multi-language support.
Taking place in both Sydney and Hong Kong, these events will feature key Meridian executives and notable speakers from prominent local companies. Meridian is also a Microsoft certified partner, and will feature
Microsoft representatives talking to the value of .NET, Office 2003 and other Microsoft technologies that are leveraged in the Proliance solution.
WHEN: May 26, 2004 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Guest Speaker: Brian Urwin, manager of project services,
Sinclair Knight Merz HONG KONG, PRC
WHEN: June 1, 2004 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)
DESCRIPTION: Launch events will feature Meridian executives providing an overview of its business and solutions, an introduction of the Proliance technology platform and business applications for the RCF lifecycle, guest speaker presentations, and opportunities to discuss Meridian solutions and services with current clients located in the Asia Pacific region.
"The opening of our Asia Pacific office helps us to better reach companies in the region while providing increased services to our existing customers as well. The opening of our Sydney office marks the beginning of even greater expansion for Meridian," said Jim Olsen, Meridian chief executive officer.
http://www.mps.com/events/asiapac/index.asp for the latest Meridian Asia Pacific Launch 2004 details and registration for this important event. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in learning more about Meridian Project Systems, call 916.294.2000 or email,
Meridian Project Systems (MPS) provides leading-edge software for the real estate, construction and facility lifecycle. More than 8,500 of today's leading business enterprises, government agencies, and engineering
and construction firms rely on MPS solutions to improve top line revenue growth while controlling costs on capital-intensive construction initiatives. MPS uniquely provides both self-hosted software and hosted ASP-based solutions, and ranks as the market share leader in project management software and collaboration software used by construction companies with over $250 million in revenue*. MPS is headquartered in Folsom, Calif., with additional offices in D�sseldorf, Germany and Vancouver, British Columbia. For more
information, call MPS at 1-800-850-2660, or go to
*Statistics excerpted from CFMA's 2002 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry, fourth edition with the permission of the Construction Financial Management Association, Princeton, NJ, 609-452-8000.
Sue Watkins, Director of Marketing