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Total Resource Management (TRM), an asset management consulting and technology solutions provider, announced the signing of an alliance agreement with Quality Systems Inc. (QSI) that allows both companies to extend their expertise in the deployment of enterprise asset management (EAM) systems in the energy and nuclear power industries.

TRM is a developer of world-class EAM technology solutions for federal, state and local municipalities, manufacturing, transportation and utilities markets. In recent months, TRM has enabled utility companies such as Baltimore Gas and Electric, Minnesota Power and Colorado Springs Utilities to tailor their EAM systems using TRM’s Maximo® software utilities such as TRM RulesManager™, TRM ScreenBuilder™ and KPI Manager™. These time- and cost-saving products work in conjunction with the implementation of Maximo enterprise asset management system upgrades.

“This alliance with QSI allows us to provide our clients with more in-depth energy and utility industry expertise,” says TRM President and CEO Ray Brisbane. “We are pleased to be able to include the QSI team on our projects and in the development of our industry specific solutions.”

Like TRM, QSI has extensive experience in deploying EAM systems. QSI’s expertise lies with the power generation, transmission and distribution industries in the maintenance management of plant or facility operations. QSI worked closely with Dynergy during its acquisition of Illinois Power. With QSI’s assistance, Dynergy was able to successfully upgrade Illinois Power’s mainframe asset management system to an EAM system applying Dynergy’s system configuration and business practices across the newly formed business operation. Bill Olsen, president of QSI and a 35-year veteran of the power generation industry says: “After years of success in power generation, other industries – such as water and wastewater, and oil and gas – began seeking QSI to provide similar efficiencies and cost savings.”

“We’re pleased to be teaming with TRM on projects that can fully utilize both companies’ expertise,” Olsen continues. “We are now able to offer TRM products and resources to further satisfy our clients’ deeper IT system architecture engineering and software development needs.”

The alliance already is actively developing energy and nuclear power industry specific key performance indicators (KPIs). Data is consolidated from a variety of systems and displayed in a graphically rich environment to provide vital, up-to-date information for executives to make more informed capital investment decisions.

About TRM

Total Resource Management, Inc. (TRM) delivers consulting and information technology solutions that help organizations improve the management and performance of their enterprise assets (facilities, infrastructure and production). Over the past decade, TRM has supported nearly 200 clients with enterprise asset management expertise, professional services and productivity enhancement products that result in significant improvements to their business operations. TRM was founded in 1993. Its headquarters are located in Alexandria, VA, and supporting offices are located across the U.S. TRM’s Advanced Technology Centers are located in Virginia, California, Washington and Hawaii. More information can be found at www.trmnet.com.

About Quality Systems Inc.

Quality Systems Incorporated (QSI) was established in 1984 on the principle of providing cost effective, highly responsive management consulting and technical services to the utility industry and related organizations. Its professional staff has extensive experience in project work for commercial nuclear and fossil power generating companies and for industrial suppliers. QSI provides management consultation, management audits, vendor audits, maintenance management program implementation, and staff support personnel to its clients. One of QSI’s major business focuses is supporting the implementation of Maximo for power generation, transmission and distribution and related industries. Other services include technical assistance for developing job plans, preventive maintenance programs and procedure development. An experienced computer services department provides computer support services required to meet Maximo interface and data migration. QSI has extensive experience with program assessments, work process analysis and technical engineering support, which are offered to public utilities and industrial manufacturers. More information can be found at www.qsipa.com.

Maximo® is a registered trademark of MRO Software, Inc. TRM RulesManager™, TRM ScreenBuilder™ and KPI Manager™ are trademarks of Total Resource Management, Inc.

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