SOURCE: NWP Services Corporation

NWP Services Corporation

June 23, 2011 02:00 ET

NWP Services Corporation and eSupply Systems Announce Agreement to Introduce MRO Manager eProcurement Solution for Multifamily Housing Industry

NWP to Introduce Online Supplies Purchasing Solution That Lowers Operating Costs and Increases Buying Power for Owners and Operators at the National Apartment Association's Annual Education Conference & Expo June 23-25, 2011

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 23, 2011) - NWP Services Corporation (NWP), a leading provider of smart solutions to lower operating and utility costs for the multifamily housing industry, announced an agreement with eSupply Systems to introduce its MRO Manager eProcurement solution at the National Apartment Association's Annual Education Conference & Expo June 23-25, 2011. Now, multifamily housing owners and operators can take advantage of a cutting edge electronic purchasing solution to achieve long-lasting reductions in Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) costs and energy consumption.

"We are committed to delivering smart solutions that reduce, control and contain the major expense categories that drive costs in multifamily operations," said Mike Radice, president and CEO of NWP Services Corporation. "Maintenance and repair supplies are an expense area deserving attention; achieving MRO cost reduction is about more than discounted purchase volumes; customers must embrace smart buying decisions and good 'green' behavior at the point of purchase. Our eProcurement solution helps customers do just that," added Radice.

The MRO Manager eProcurement solution is a web-based purchasing supply chain replacing POs, invoices and checks with electronic versions. This provides transparency on spend, reduces paper documents, data entry, and rogue purchasing, while allowing portfolios to leverage collective spending.

With MRO Manager eProcurement solution customers can:

  • Control spend by establishing supply chain discipline and budget visibility, monitoring MRO costs across your portfolio with unmatched tools and analytics

  • Reduce operating costs with collective purchasing power for the most competitive supplies pricing. In addition, the online application automatically identifies and recommends the most cost effective products so customers achieve immediate savings

  • Drive smart purchasing decisions to pre-approved vendors and to more than 100,000 products across all major categories including those that are energy efficient.

"NWP's MRO Manager customers can now leverage 'Purchasing Intelligence' through software that helps them make informed product selection decisions and offers real-time visibility to budgets, at the time of purchase," said Michael Fortinberry, senior vice president of eSupply Systems. "The solution is fast to launch and takes only minutes to learn so customers can be implemented, operational and financially stronger, more quickly than ever," Fortinberry added.

"Multifamily housing owners and operators can now effortlessly track MRO spending by region, community or unit, while standardizing and monitoring the purchasing, budget and capital process," said Jim Charles, senior vice president of product management and engineering for NWP. "Visibility, transparency, and control are the key success factors for controlling spend. Featuring many national brand name suppliers, MRO Manager's eProcurement process offers high quality products and is a SaaS solution that improves service quality to residents and profitability for owners," Charles added.

"This alliance brings together two highly creative companies whose customer-centric cultures are rooted in delivering value every day," said Keu Zafar, president and co-founder of eSupply Systems. "As soon as our customers see the immediate and sustainable results from this ground-breaking solution, we are confident MRO Manager will be a necessity for property management teams to make informed, better purchasing decisions," Zafar added.

Recently NWP announced its MRO Manager Work Order and Resident Service Request solution delivered as a SaaS platform. Today's announcement on MRO Manager eProcurement solution further extends the previously announced services offered.

NWP is a sponsor of the NAA and will be at the Annual Education Conference and Exposition on June 23-25, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. NWP will be demonstrating MRO Manager for attendees at Booth #845. To learn more about the National Apartment Association, its annual Education Conference and session details, visit

About eSupply Systems:
Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, eSupply Systems is a web-based eProcurement solution for Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) supplies, enhanced with budget controls and other purchasing tools, for the property management industry. eSupply Systems provides the industry's first Purchasing Intelligence solution, bringing all vendor catalogs into one powerful website. Features include revolutionary tools ranging from the industry's first Flooring Configurator and appliance parts interfaces, to productivity-enhancing applications like Quick Pad and Bulk Purchasing. Additional information is available at

About NWP Services Corporation:
Headquartered in Irvine, California, NWP Services Corporation (NWP) provides smart solutions to lower operating and utility costs for the multifamily industry including resident billing, resident payment, utility management and MRO. Resident billing helps owners recover utility expenses with options including convergent billing with Resident OneBill. NWP's Resident ePay service allows residents to pay rent, utilities and other charges online or in person with funds transferred to the bank electronically. NWP's utility management product, UtilitySmart, helps owners and operators optimize utility spend and MRO Manager lowers operating costs and improves service increasing in Funds from Operations (FFO), Net Operating Income (NOI), resident satisfaction, and the asset value of multifamily properties. Additional information is available at

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