ARCHIBUS Named Autodesk ISV Partner

ARCHIBUS, Inc., the #1 provider of real estate, infrastructure and facilities management solutions in the world, has been named an authorized Autodesk Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner.

The ISV Partner designation from Autodesk, Inc., the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets, enables ARCHIBUS to be a one-source solution for clients who recognize the benefit of pairing the ARCHIBUS solution for real estate, infrastructure, and facilities management with complementary building and construction information from Autodesk solutions.

Autodesk products covered under the partnership include AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Architecture, Autodesk® FMDesktop(TM) and the Revit® series of software products.

"ARCHIBUS has been pleased to be an Autodesk partner since 1983 and we look forward to expanding our relationship, "says ARCHIBUS President and founder Bruce K. Forbes. "Since 1987, we have been the #1 AutoCAD-based infrastructure and facilities automation solution in the world. For fiscal year 2007, the expenditures for ARCHIBUS related products and services are once again forecasted to exceed $1.7 billion (USD). Until now, however, the organizations of our 4,000,000+ end-users had to procure the ARCHIBUS and Autodesk products separately. ARCHIBUS' status as an Autodesk ISV Partner will enable our users the convenience of purchasing, from a single source."

"When you implement ARCHIBUS and Autodesk together, there's no doubt that you'll get best-of-class results based on global best practices and benchmarks," Forbes adds. "Each year, by optimizing their infrastructure and facilities assets, ARCHIBUS users save their organizations billions of dollars through increased productivity, operating cost reduction, and structural cost avoidance. ARCHIBUS' seamless integration with information silos and point solutions is remarkable and can be rapidly deployed in less than 90 days. In 2008, it is our belief, that through extended partnership with Autodesk and our global expansion programs, the activities related to ARCHIBUS will exceed $2 billion (USD)."

Enterprise-Scale Savings

ARCHIBUS functionality, the most extensive in the real estate, infrastructure, and facility management arena, offers an open and highly scalable platform, over 10,000 thousand off-the-shelf reports and Web templates, a robust database schema, and open architecture enabling seamless information exchange with other ERP systems such as SAP®, Oracle®, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV®. In addition, it offers Best Practices methodologies for Autodesk integration.

The combination of ARCHIBUS and Autodesk solutions gives organizations of any size:

The over 25-year relationship between ARCHIBUS and Autodesk has produced notable product synergies that have made ARCHIBUS one of the few business information applications the world's largest publicly-traded international oil and gas company has standardized on.

In addition, global telecommunications giant, Telefónica, reports savings in excess of (EURO)968 million from implementing ARCHIBUS in combination with Autodesk. In this deployment, Autodesk software was used to mine real estate and building graphics in order to visualize strategic choices.

Forbes went on to say, "With over 1,600 ARCHIBUS Business Partners around the globe, we believe that our participation in the Autodesk ISV Program will enable us to provide an even more remarkable ARCHIBUS/Autodesk Experience for our customers."

About ARCHIBUS, Inc.

ARCHIBUS is the #1 global provider of real estate, infrastructure, and facilities management solutions and services with expenditures for ARCHIBUS-related products and services exceeding $1.7 Billion (USD). With ARCHIBUS, organizations of all sizes and their outsourcing partners can use a single, comprehensive, integrated solution to make informed strategic decisions that optimize return-on-investment, lower asset lifecycle costs, and increase enterprise-wide productivity and profitability.

More than 4,000,000 ARCHIBUS users collectively manage over 5,000,000 properties, with organizations reporting facilities-related cost savings as high as 34%. With over 1,600 ARCHIBUS Business Partners, local and regional support worldwide is available in over 130 countries and in over two dozen languages. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has pioneered real estate, infrastructure and facilities management software technologies since 1982 - when it developed the world's first integrated CAFM (computer-aided facilities management) system. For more information, visitwww.archibus.com.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are built. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visithttp://www.autodesk.com

CONTACT: ARCHIBUS, Inc. William Manning, 617-227-2508 x530 http://www.businesswire.com


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