SOURCE: Spescom Software, Inc.

October 10, 2006 08:00 ET

JEA Expands Use of Spescom eB

Selects eB for Records Management for the Corporate Enterprise

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Spescom Software, Inc. (OTCBB: SPCO) a leading provider of enterprise content and configuration management solutions, announced today that JEA has selected Spescoms' eB Records Management to provide records management for all of their business units across the enterprise.

Spescom has provided limited content and document management solutions for various JEA projects since 1997 and in March of 2006 JEA selected Spescom eB for their enterprise content and configuration management solution. One of the first initiatives to gain an immediate return on investment was the consolidation of their legacy imaging system that was supporting their Human Resource business. During the execution of this replacement effort it was immediately realized by the JEA executive team that using the Spescom eB RM module would meet the corporate records management requirement that is challenging many large corporations today.

JEA's implementation of eB provides a platform to consolidate and manage the corporate content within the context of proper records management. This consolidation will further enhance the access and control of content while reducing the operating costs of legacy systems and disparate systems that have evolved due to the lack of a complete corporate system.

"This win continues to strengthen and leverage the successful partnership we've enjoyed with JEA, as well as many other major utility customers like Northeast Utilities and Colorado Springs Utilities. The utility market continues to be a strong vertical for Spescom and is an important part of our business plan," said Alan Kiraly, Spescom's CEO. "The continued investment in Spescom by long term customers like JEA is an affirmation of our capabilities and commitment to customer service. It also demonstrates how our product development strategy protects our customer's investment while delivering solutions to meet their ever-changing business needs."

Wanyonyi Kendrick, JEA's CIO, added, "JEA has implemented initiatives to increase process efficiency and deliver more rapid access to information for internal and external customers. Spescom eB has and will continue to play a vital role in achieving these objectives. Spescom's success at other utility organizations, and its proven customer support at JEA, made Spescom enterprise licensing for document and records management a good business decision for JEA. We're excited about the enhancements in eB version 14, which can deliver controlled visibility to information across our enterprise and manage our corporate records as required by each of our business units."

About JEA

JEA is the eighth-largest community-owned utility in the United States and delivers electricity to more than 360,000 customers in Jacksonville Florida and parts of three adjacent counties. JEA's water system serves more than 240,000 water customers and 186,000 sewer customers, or more than 80 percent of all water and sewer utility customers in their service area.

About Spescom Software

Spescom Software (OTCBB: SPCO) is a leading provider of enterprise content and configuration management solutions. Spescom's advanced software captures, manages and controls all enterprise content in context to the assets, products and processes that it relates to, resulting in improved customer satisfaction, productivity and safety. It achieves this through a tightly integrated suite of document, configuration and records management technologies, combined with a powerful workflow capability that enables the identification of all critical enterprise information, the effective management of change and other business processes and the maintaining of records to ensure regulatory compliance.

Key customers include Entergy, NuStart Energy, Constellation Energy, Continental Express, Ameren UE, City of Dayton, Lloyds Register of Shipping, United Space Alliance, Northeast Utilities, London Underground, Network Rail, Aker Kvaerner, City of Las Vegas, City of Winston Salem, Fayetteville Public Works Commission and many others.

About Spescom eB

eB comprises an extensive set of software components that together form the foundation for an extremely flexible and powerful information management platform. eB's components include: content/document management; requirements management; records management; item management; change management; configuration management and workflow. These components are tightly integrated with leading CAD, GIS, office and email applications to capture, store and view information. The full functionality of eB is available via a set of API's that enable the rapid definition and deployment of customer specific solutions and integration with other line-of-business applications including ERP, EAM, SCM and project management products. eB® is a registered trademark of Spescom Software, Inc.

Cautionary Statement

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release include forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, changing regulatory environment, the effect of the company's accounting policies, potential seasonality and other risk factors detailed in the company's SEC filings.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Alan Kiraly, CEO
    John Low, CFO
    Spescom Software, Inc.
    Tel 858-625-3000