SOURCE: EDI

March 06, 2007 08:30 ET

EDI Receives 2006 Special Partner Award From MRO Software

Services Provider Recognized for Efforts to Extend Maximo® Platform Into Vertical Markets

ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Electronic Data, Inc. (EDI), a leading services provider in the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) arena, is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the 2006 Special Partner Award from MRO Software, an IBM company (NYSE: IBM), and the leading provider of asset management solutions.

"2006 was a banner year for EDI, and we are pleased at the recognition given to us by MRO Software, an IBM company, for our efforts as a partner in several vertical markets," says Joe Mahaz, President and CEO of EDI. "Our efforts to extend the Maximo® platform and address a wide variety of airport needs have driven EDI and IBM's Maximo solution into a very strong market position within the airport space. Similar efforts in the Life Sciences market position both EDI and Maximo for significant wins in the future."

"EDI has demonstrated a consistent ability to benefit our joint customers with their deep domain expertise in the area of enterprise asset management," said David Rothberg, vice president corporate alliances, MRO Software, an IBM company. "EDI has been a valued member of the Maximo Partner Program for the past three years, and we are pleased to be able to recognize their contribution to our clients' success and to the success of our business."

About EDI

Electronic Data, Inc. (EDI) works with organizations to increase operational and maintenance performance through improved maintenance processes, practices and enabling technology. Its staff is comprised of maintenance, process and technology experts who combine their skills to produce attainable solutions and results for their clients. The Company's diverse skill set and domain expertise allow them to provide superior solutions to a wide range of industries including: Airports, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Utilities, Education, Transit, Federal and State & Local Government.

Founded in 1999, EDI is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL with sales offices in Atlanta, GA, and has clients in North America and Europe. For more information about EDI, visit www.edatai.com.

Maximo® is a registered trademark, and MRO Software™ is a trademark, of IBM.

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