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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Siemens Building Technologies Adopts Vela Systems Field Management Software

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Burlington, Mass. – December 14, 2011 – Vela Systems today announced that Siemens Building Technologies Division has entered an enterprise-wide contract to use Vela Systems field management software across its U.S.-based operations and projects. Siemens Building Technologies offers a comprehensive range of building automation systems, HVAC controls and fire safety and security solutions. Siemens combines innovative technologies with comprehensive building and energy efficiency services to achieve smarter more efficient buildings for its customers.

Exceptional quality, safety and commissioning management processes are vital for contractors of all types, including specialty contractors and trade contractors who both manage and self-perform work. “Quality management is critically important,” said Charles Brown, Director of Solutions Operations Standards for Siemens Building Technologies.

"We have strong quality systems in place now and by adding Vela System's field management software to our arsenal, we gain a new level of real-time access and visibility to quality performance, providing us insight into how we run our business across projects. This improves our efficiency, increases our profitability, reduces our risk, minimizes post-handover callbacks, and allows us to provide better customer service."

Many construction companies and specialty contractors lack the ability to gather, analyze and share critical quality information in a standard way. Vela Systems’ QA/QC software provides companies the tools and content needed to create an enterprise quality system. In the field, Vela replaces paper-based QA/QC processes with easy-to-configure electronic checklists and automated project-level reporting. At the company level, executives can track QA/QC compliance data for one or multiple projects in executive dashboards. Lastly, Vela offers content libraries as a starting point for developing your enterprise quality program.

"We had a rigorous field management solution evaluation process involving both IT and operations teams and ultimately decided on Vela Systems due to its ease-of-use, robust feature set and product innovation," said Brown. "We can create standard libraries of checklists & Quality Control plans for projects. Vela Systems gives us the ability to consistently measure quality, which helps us better standardize across the board."

Cloud computing and the ability to scale was another factor that contributed to Siemens' decision making. Vela Systems is offered as Software as a Service (SaaS), and the servers needed to run the software do so in the cloud. Running Vela Systems in the cloud is helping Siemens reduce server costs and yet still support the growing needs of the overall company.

Siemens Building Technologies
The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the world's market leader for safe and energy efficient buildings ("green buildings") and infrastructures. As a service provider, system integrator and product vendor, Building Technologies has offerings for building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), fire protection and security. For more information, visithttp://www.usa.siemens.com/buildingtechnologies.

About Vela Systems
Vela Systems revolutionizes the construction industry by changing the way work in the field is done and managed. Vela Systems provides field management software for construction. Unlike carrying pads of paper and tubes of drawings on the jobsite, Vela Systems combines mobile technologies and BIM at the Point of Construction® with reporting for management. Using Vela Systems measurably improves the quality, safety and profitability of projects and companies. For additional information, visitwww.velasystems.com. Vela Systems encourages construction professionals to try the Vela Field Management Suite for themselves to see how they can revolutionize the way they do and manage their work. Construction happens in the field - Manage it.™

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