SOURCE: Skire, Inc.

November 28, 2005 06:00 ET

Skire Announces the University of Minnesota as Enterprise Customer

Skire Selected as Strategic Provider of Project Management Information System Across Statewide University System.

MENLO PARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 -- Skire, Inc. (, the leading provider of capital program lifecycle management solutions, today announced an enterprise agreement with the University of Minnesota. One of the largest and most comprehensive public universities in the United States, the University of Minnesota selected Skire's solutions as its standard technology platform for managing its capital program across the University's five main campuses and research and outreach centers. The University of Minnesota has completed over $800 million in capital projects since 2000.

The enterprise agreement enables the University to utilize Skire's UnifierTM and uDesignerTM products to automate and integrate a variety of business processes, improve project controls across multiple sites, and provide real-time executive visibility. "We researched the industry thoroughly for this important initiative and are very excited to be partnering with Skire on a long-term basis," said the University of Minnesota's Director of Development Services. "Our requirements were for a system to manage construction projects from the earliest planning phase through project close-out, with an emphasis on process improvements and project controls."

"The University of Minnesota represents another world-class university customer for Skire as we further our position as the industry leader for owner-operators in the education sector," said Massy Mehdipour, Skire's CEO. "We are particularly excited to be partnering with an organization that is so strongly committed to bringing the benefits of a comprehensive information system to all stakeholders related to the University of Minnesota system."

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