Schad expands into the Americas with Banetti as integration partner

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Schad, the mobile application developer of Extend7000, the SCADA and maintenance mobile solution, has signed a partnership agreement with Banetti, an Americas-based full service asset management consultancy firm. Under the terms of this partnership, Banetti, a AAA Accredited Premier IBM Maximo Business Partner, will become an authorised Extend7000 reseller and implementation partner in the Americas.

This contract represents an important strategic partnership for Schad as it will help the company gain access to the largest growing market for EAM and in particular, IBM Maximo. Launched in summer 2012, Extend7000 for Maximo is a unique mobile application that integrates with existing SCADA systems and Maximo, providing a single User Interface and workflow for the user. Extend7000 is designed to filter SCADA alarms and PLC faults to specific maintenance engineers allowing time to action to be significantly reduced.

Extend7000 also enables complete access to Maximo's work order management suite enabling maintenance teams to access critical data and record activity through a single mobile user interface.  Users have the ability to react to unplanned faults whilst conducting routine planned maintenance operations in the field, all within the same look and feel menu structure without having to switch between applications. Implementation of Extend7000 results in significant business benefit and cost savings, productivity and efficiency improvements, improved equipment uptime and provides invaluable data for management reporting.

Schad's route to market is through industry specialist integrators looking to add value to their solutions and services offering with the addition of Extend7000. The company is currently developing a global network of resellers and integration partners with specialist industry expertise in transportation, manufacturing, logistics / distribution, utilities and oil and gas. For integration partners, becoming a reseller of Extend7000 represents a significant business opportunity. Extend7000 offers the ability to generate significant incremental license revenue for the IBM Maximo partner ecosystem.

An AAA Accredited IBM Premier Business Partner and expert in mobility for asset management since 1994, Banetti is ideally placed to work with Schad. The company offers a full portfolio of Maximo services, delivered by certified consultants with many years of Maximo industry experience. Banetti has a strong track record in manufacturing and life sciences with customers such as Cordis Corporation, DePuy, Ethicon, Lifescan, Vistakon, Allison Transmission, Express Scripts/Medco and Eagle Materials.

"Tens of thousands of users rely on IBM Maximo in the US and Latin America for asset management, so this represents a huge market opportunity for our new partner, Banetti, to offer customers a unique solution and clearly differentiate themselves in the market whilst offering true business benefit to their clients," says Dave O'Reilly, Director Global Strategic Alliances at Schad. "Banetti is clearly a leading company in its field and we are delighted to partner with them and introduce Extend7000 to the Americas."

"Extend7000 is a very innovative solution and significantly enhances the existing value functionality of Maximo, which, we believe will mean much greater customer satisfaction and end user adoption levels," says Adam Napolitano, Executive Vice President of Sales from Banetti. "We have already seen a huge level of interest in adopting this solution from existing customers and look forward to a long, mutually rewarding relationship with Schad."

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