MRO Software Experiences Improved Global Performance Through Akamai Web Application Accelerator
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today announced that MRO Software Inc., the leading provider of asset and service management solutions, is leveraging the Akamai Web Application Accelerator solution for its global online commerce application. Since the recent implementation, MRO Software has seen a significant improvement in worldwide application performance, delivering improved quality of service to global end users.
MRO Software's Online Commerce Services (Maximo OCS) is a suite of hosted technologies and applications that enable Maximo and other purchasing systems to view supplier catalogs, procure electronically, view real-time price and stock availability, and check orders online. Used by buyers and suppliers to automate their procurement process, Maximo OCS is a cost-efficient solution to manage key business relationships and customer orders. As a web-based technology, Maximo OCS is designed to be robust and scalable enough to handle the needs of global corporations.
"The Akamai network has enabled us to serve our global community with the same level of performance and availability that we've consistently delivered to our North American-based users," said John Kennedy, vice president, Hosting Operations, at MRO Software. "With the recent move to Akamai's platform, we've seen our global network performance improve."
MRO Software currently has hundreds of partners using Maximo OCS to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and as part of their overall asset management solution. Without careful planning and a proper infrastructure, individual point-to-point integrations can become quickly unmanageable and overwhelm IT resources. By leveraging the Akamai platform to provide reliable and fast web-based application access, MRO Software has seen improved speed, performance and availability of the information critical to its customers' needs.
"Akamai Web Application Accelerator is the ideal solution for companies with global online applications like MRO Software," said Robert Hughes, executive vice president, Global Sales, Services and Marketing at Akamai. "Application performance is a major challenge for enterprises, and many solutions available today don't solve the real problem. Akamai solves application performance in a unique way by approaching the problem from an end-to-end, services-based perspective, which has shown positive impact for our customers."
Akamai Web Application Accelerator is an innovative solution for accelerating Web-based enterprise applications by leveraging Akamai's globally-deployed platform to deliver consistent, improved application performance for users worldwide. The managed service enables enterprises to extend dynamic, highly-interactive, externally-facing Web applications, including customer-facing portals, collaboration platforms, e-learning environments, and business-to-business commerce, to the Akamai platform.
Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. More than 1,800 organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit www.akamai.com.
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