ARC Introduces PlanWell DataBridge(TM) Software to Synchronize Data Between Online Planrooms and Construction Project Management Software

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 20, 2009 -- American Reprographics Company (NYSE: ARP), the nation's leading provider of reprographics services and technology, today announced the general availability of PlanWell DataBridge™, the Company's data synchronization software. PlanWell DataBridge automates the exchange of construction information between PlanWell Enterprise planrooms and Prolog® software, an industry leading construction project management solution from Meridian Systems. PlanWell DataBridge eliminates redundant data entry, automates project updates, and boosts efficiency and communication within construction project teams.

"By synchronizing project data between document management and project management systems, and eliminating the manual, redundant and error-prone processes that are currently required, construction professionals can realize significant increases in productivity," said Kumar Wiratunga, ARC's Director of Technology. "When a project manager enters information in either application, the information is updated in both systems within minutes."

"Providing best of breed project management to our Prolog customers includes delivering interoperability to other technology systems, and we congratulate ARC on delivering this new PlanWell product," said Bruno Berti, Senior Director of Product Management at Meridian Systems. "The DataBridge integration is a great example of the innovation that the Prolog technology platform enables, and provides a valuable tool for Prolog customers who want to further streamline project management processes."

PlanWell DataBridge allows Prolog users to:

 

--  Share common data between applications
--  Synchronize project information, bid packages and contacts
--  Maintain current document sets and contacts
--  Easily start up projects by leveraging indexed data in PlanWell
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PlanWell DataBridge requires no investment in additional hardware or dedicated infrastructure to run. Data synchronization occurs entirely over an internet connection and is updated dynamically within minutes of data entry.

"In today's economy, we are required to do more with less," said Frank Carlson, Director of Business Applications at Adolfson & Peterson Construction, a Prolog customer that has been evaluating PlanWell DataBridge in recent months. "The PlanWell DataBridge eliminates the manual entry of data into Prolog, allowing our construction teams to be more productive."

American Reprographics Company is a Meridian Independent Software Vendor (ISV). In developing PlanWell DataBridge, ARC made use of Prolog Connect, Meridian's advanced Web services platform that enables flexible integrations with other software systems over the internet, regardless of location or device type.

Detailed information on PlanWell DataBridge is available at http://www.e-arc.com/site/planwell_databridge.php. For more information on PlanWell DataBridge, please contact Kumar Wiratunga at Email Contact (phone 925-949-5100), or Niro Perera at Email Contact (phone 925-658-0217).

About Meridian Systems

Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), is the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations. Building owners, construction and engineering firms, and public agencies use Meridian software to effectively manage capital building programs and facility assets. Meridian offers construction project management and infrastructure lifecycle management solutions that reduce project costs and schedules across the plan-build-operate project lifecycle. For more information, visit www.meridiansystems.com, or call 800-850-2660.

About American Reprographics Company

American Reprographics Company is the leading reprographics company in the United States providing business-to-business document management technology and services to the architectural, engineering and construction, or AEC industries. The Company provides these services to companies in non-AEC industries, such as technology, financial services, retail, entertainment, and food and hospitality, which also require sophisticated document management services. American Reprographics Company provides its core services through its suite of reprographics technology products, a network of hundreds of locally-branded reprographics service centers across the U.S., Canada and the U.K, on-site at more than 5,000 customer locations, and through UDS, a joint-venture company headquartered in Beijing, China. The Company's service centers are arranged in a hub and satellite structure and are digitally connected as a cohesive network, allowing the provision of services both locally and nationally to more than 160,000 active customers. For more information, visit www.e-arc.com.

 

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