SOURCE: Skire, Inc.

July 06, 2006 18:10 ET

Skire Announces Columbia University as Enterprise Customer

Skire Selected as Strategic Technology Provider for Capital Project Management System Initiative

MENLO PARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2006 -- Skire, Inc. (, the leading provider of capital program lifecycle management solutions, today announced an enterprise agreement with Columbia University. One of the country's leading research universities, Columbia provides research and educational programs in a wide range of disciplines and professions, and through cooperative agreements with other educational institutions, research centers and hospitals in the greater New York region, throughout the country and abroad.

The agreement with Skire enables Columbia to utilize the Unifier and uDesigner products for business process automation, cost and schedule management, contract management, collaboration, document management and reporting.

"We embarked on a detailed evaluation of the marketplace in support of our Capital Project Management System initiative, and we are excited about entering into a long-term relationship with Skire," said Marcelo Velez, the Associate Vice President of Capital Project Management. "Skire offers a robust and flexible solution set in support of our key requirements for managing facility projects across the lifecycle, including integration with our other systems. In addition, the Skire team provides a wealth of industry domain experience and we look forward to working closely with them, as well as their impressive customer base."

"Skire is very proud to announce the addition of Columbia University, a world-renowned institution of higher learning, to our roster of world-class enterprise customers," said Massy Mehdipour, Skire's CEO. "We are thrilled about the opportunity to play an active role in supporting Columbia's vision for a seamlessly automated environment across their facilities program, including integrations with other systems and across their service provider organizations."

About Skire

Skire, Inc. is the leading provider of capital program lifecycle management software. Since 1988, we have been providing end-to-end solutions for hundreds of organizations, including market-leading Fortune 500® companies and leading government agencies from across the country. Skire's Unifier and uDesigner products are now the premier suite of enterprise applications utilized in the execution of large-scale capital programs. Skire helps organizations of all sizes increase productivity, enhance visibility, and accelerate schedules.

Unifier and uDesigner are the industry's only owner-centric, comprehensive and flexible solution set designed by a seasoned product development team with decades of experience in complex facility design, construction and operations. Skire brings this deep domain expertise to deliver technologies tailored to industries such as chemicals, commercial construction, consumer goods, education, oil and gas, government, healthcare, high technology, pharmaceutical, power and utilities, pulp and paper, transportation, and more. Our products and services are truly unique in the marketplace because we provide unparalleled flexibility, robust capabilities, and a thorough understanding of your industry.

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