ATLANTA, April 25, 2003 – Indus International Inc., provider of ActionPoint Management™ Solutions, has announced a new contract with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the largest electric power company in Japan and the world’s largest private electric power company.
The company signed a contract for a localized version of PassPort™, Indus’ premier enterprise asset management (EAM) solution for nuclear utilities, to enhance work management and reporting capabilities for its nuclear facilities.
“In order to continue meeting the challenges of the competitive Japanese power industry, TEPCO is putting an advanced work management and reporting system in place for our nuclear generation facilities,” said TEPCO. “We chose Indus to provide this system for several reasons. First, the PassPort product is uniquely suited to the nuclear industry; many of the best practices we aim to implement are already in place. Also, Indus’ market share, expertise and successful track record in nuclear power make it clear that they are the right company to help us meet our goals for future growth.”
“TEPCO is a case study in performance, providing stable and consistent power to one of the largest and most demanding customer bases in the world: the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area,” said Indus CEO Tom Madison. “With more than 27 million users, exceeding the power consumption of the entire country of Italy, TEPCO chooses only the best tools to meet the ever-growing demand of its customers. Being chosen by TEPCO is further evidence of our expanding leadership in the worldwide utilities industry.”
TEPCO has purchased a PassPort solution, including Work Management, Inventory Management and Action Tracking, that will support its current maintenance improvement initiative across the nuclear division. The company is also implementing a Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) system in order to develop a new maintenance system together with their PassPort solution.
The TEPCO contract continues Indus’ growing presence in the increasingly competitive power industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Following a successful pilot project, Indus won an additional contract in December 2001 with leading Japanese utility company J-Power (formerly Electric Power Development Company Ltd.), Japan’s largest electric power wholesaler. This contract is for the national rollout of Indus’ EMPAC™ maintenance solution and the Curator document management solution to support a total of 58 hydroelectric power plants across Japan.
Indus also signed new partnerships with Tokyo-based IT services company Kaihatsu Computing Service Center Ltd. (KCC) and Shanghai-based Yao De Computer Software Co., Ltd. KCC is a highly respected IT services company with expertise in electric power systems and has been appointed as the first EMPAC Help Desk in Japan. Yao De, the operational arm of A3 Systems Limited of Hong Kong, signed a master software distribution agreement with Indus in October 2002. Based in Shanghai, Yao De markets, sells, services and supports Indus localized products in the People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau).
“Our goal is to clearly establish Indus as the market leader in enterprise asset management for the Asia-Pacific power industry, and we are accomplishing that goal by fully localizing our systems, establishing our presence in the local markets and securing large orders from leading utilities in the region,” said Peter Wirth, President – Asia Pacific for Indus. “This significant contract with TEPCO proves that we are taking the right steps to meet the needs of a growing market.”
Since its establishment in May 1951, The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO), has provided high-quality, stable supplies of electricity and related services, from power generation to transmission and distribution, to meet the needs of the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area-which includes the city of Tokyo and areas under its administration-as well as areas in eight surrounding prefectures. TEPCO’s service area covers a total land area of 39,496 km2 and a population of 43 million and, as the political and economic center of Japan, accounts for approximately 40 percent of the Japanese economy. In addition, in fiscal 2002, TEPCO’s customer base comprised 27.02 million users, who purchased 275.5 billion kWh of electric power and required 64.3 million kW of power at the peak load. TEPCO is Japan’s largest electric power company, meeting demand for power exceeding the power consumption of the entire country of Italy.
About Indus International
Indus International is the provider of ActionPoint Management, a business improvement program which delivers all the information needed by an end user to make the best decision possible at the point where that decision is made. Indus software products, professional services and hosted service offerings reduce costs, increasing capacity and competitiveness, servicing their customers, billing for services and ensuring regulatory compliance.
Indus solutions are used by more than 300,000 end users in more than 40 countries and diverse industries – including manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, government, education, transportation, facilities and property management, consumer packaged goods and more. For more information, visit: http://www.indus.com.