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Canada’s Ivara forms partnership with MRO Software

Burlington, ON -- MRO Software Inc., a provider of asset and service management solutions, and Ivara Corporation, a...


Burlington, ON — MRO Software Inc., a provider of asset and service management solutions, and Ivara Corporation, a supplier of asset reliability solutions, have announced that Ivara has joined the MRO Software Complementary Solution Partner program.

Ivara provides equipment reliability consulting services and enabling technologies and is the parent company of Aladon LLC, specialists in the facilitation and training of Reliability- Centred Maintenance methodologies.

As a reliability partner for MRO Software, Ivara will deliver enhanced reliability capabilities to complement the Maximo Enterprise Suite. The combined offering, supported by Ivara’s reliability software, EXP, will help customers to improve the effectiveness of their maintenance organization and overall equipment performance.

“We conducted a survey to better understand our customer’s equipment reliability needs,” says Johan Arts, vice-president, industry and solutions marketing, MRO Software. “Clearly equipment reliability is extremely important to our customers in many industries, including, utilities, oil & gas, manufacturing and transportation. We found more than 70%of respondents’ reliability programs are supported by internally developed applications, and over 85% of respondents indicate a direct tie between reliability programs and improved equipment performance.

“As of result of this feedback, we are pleased to establish a partnership with Ivara. Their technology and reliability expertise meets our customers’ need for additional reliability support and leverages the functionality of our Maximo Enterprise Suite.”

“For executives, increased asset reliability translates directly into a big improvement to the bottom line,” says Gerry Bleau, chief executive officer, Ivara Corporation. “The integrated Ivara-MRO Software offering delivers a complete reliability system that optimizes both equipment and financial performance. We are pleased to join with MRO Software and look forward to supporting customers in their journey toward optimized reliability.”

According to Terry O’Hanlon, CMRP, a U.S. based reliability expert, “Asset reliability is no longer a shop floor issue — it’s a boardroom issue. We are seeing a growing realization among capital-intensive companies that reliability is an important business strategy that improves plant performance and drives financial results. I am thrilled to see market leaders such as MRO Software and Ivara, offering an integrated approach to asset reliability.”

MRO Software is based in Bedford, Mass., with approximately 900 employees and more than 300,000 end-users. For more information about Ivara, visit www.ivara.com.