A Successful User Conference for Wizard Software Solutions

Wizard Software Solutions hosted a successful user conference in Chicago, IL this past week. Held at the Hotel Chicago, this conference highlighted new software releases, mobile applications, and provided an opportunity for clients and Wizard Software employees to network. The most important aspect of the conference was client-to-client networking. The goal was to provide attendees an opportunity to share as much about how they use their software as they could, and to trade ideas and best practices with their counterparts at other organizations both in and out of their industries.

The conference sessions included a case study round table with guest representatives from Mercy Health, BJC Healthcare, Stanford University and Sutter Health. This case study focused on users of the Projecto™ system, and featured presentations by each panelist of their system and how it is used day-to-day. This allowed attendees to share their processes, discuss improvements, and ask questions or answer questions. Other case studies focused on the company’s real estate portfolio management software, REportfolio™ and included guest panelists from Cleveland Clinic, Independent Bank and True Religion Brand Jeans. Another, featured IASIS healthcare, Carleton College, and Blackwell Street Management out of Durham, NC. and focused on the Performo™ application. Wizard Software was pleased to have representatives and attendees from varied industries and from both large and small organizations.

Wizard Software recently released the latest version of each of their products. The newest features of Performo™ v8, Wizard Software’s asset performance and maintenance software, includes multi-line checklists, meter readings, and new iOS mobile application functionality. Wizard Software’s real property asset management software has had a complete redesign, and was also showcased at the conference. The company also introduced two mobile iOS applications for Performo™ and Projecto™, the asset performance and project management applications, at the conference.

This conference was an opportunity for clients to connect with Wizard Software employees and each other, network, and learn about what Wizard Software products can do. It was a chance for clients to increase productivity through networking and education in a variety of different forums such as discussions, lectures and software labs.

Inc. 5000 Again

For the fourth time, Inc. magazine has named Wizard Software Solutions one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. The list ranks companies based on their percentage of revenue growth from 2008 through 2011. Qualifying companies are required to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – with at least $2 million in revenues.

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“It’s exciting to be ranked among the country’s most successful private companies,” said Dave Johnson, Wizard Software President/CEO. “The recognition is great, but mostly it’s about the people that use our software. It validates our idea that you can deliver powerful solutions to enterprises and workgroups and still keep things simple.”

Facility Wizard Software is now Wizard Software Solutions

New name reflects expanding market of integrated software solutions beyond facilities

CHICAGO, Illinois March 1, 2012 – Celebrating more than 20 years of building and deploying IWMS software solutions to more than 750 corporations and institutions, Facility Wizard Software announced today it will begin operating under the new name Wizard Software Solutions. The new name is designed to reflect the expanding reach and sophistication of the company’s clients, software and professional services.

“We’re excited about this change for three reasons”, said Dave Johnson, the company’s President and CEO. “First, our solutions are going beyond just facilities. Groups like finance, manufacturing, clinical engineering and IT are discovering the value of our software. We are introducing new products that are built to connect and interact with enterprise ERP systems like Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP and Lawson.”

“Next, we want to emphasize the ‘wizardly’ aspect of what we do. The productivity of our users is our #1 value proposition and our user experience is second to none. We make it surprisingly simple to work with information that’s typically not easy to access. Even though it’s routine for us, it seems like magic to our users, and we want our identity to reflect that magical quality.”

“Third, we also want to promote our philosophy that it’s not just about the software on its own but it’s the complete solution – including mobile apps, enterpise integration and superior professional services – that are all a part of our clients’ success.”

The company’s website will now be at http://www.wizardsoftware.net. Customer logins, web pages, support links and email addresses using the facilitywizard.com domain will continue to work indefinitely without interruption.

Client in the News: Kinder Morgan

HOUSTON, Oct 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) today announced a definitive agreement whereby KMI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of EP in a transaction that will create the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company in North America with an enterprise value of approximately $94 billion and 80,000 miles of pipelines. The total purchase price, including the assumption of debt outstanding at El Paso Corporation and including the debt outstanding at El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB) is approximately $38 billion.

The combined enterprise, including the associated master limited partnerships, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and EPB, will represent the largest natural gas pipeline network in the US, the largest independent transporter of petroleum products in the US, the largest transporter of CO2 in the US and the largest independent terminal owner/operator in the US. Click here for the complete press release.

Dave’s Big Bike Ride

On September 10th, Dave Johnson rode his bicycle 100 miles down California’s Pacific Coast Highway from Carmel to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon in an event called the Best Buddies Challenge. Dave completed the course in just 8 hours and 30 minutes. Click on the photo below to watch a brief video Dave took while riding along this incredibly scenic route.

The event raised money for an organization called Best Buddies International, to help sponsor and enrich the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that assists people with these disabilities by pairing them up with volunteers in one-to-one friendships to help them find jobs in their community. Way to go, Dave!

Oracle PartnerNetwork

We are pleased to announce that Facility Wizard Software is now a Gold Partner of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). As a member of OPN, we will enjoy a host of valuable benefits designed for companies committed to delivering innovative, quality solutions with Oracle.

Through access to Oracle’s premier products, technical services, education, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program gives partners the tools they need to be succeed in enterprise environments.

“The Oracle PartnerNetwork provides us with the resources we need to unify our simple, powerful and flexible applications with Oracle’s world-class technologies. Our participation in the Oracle PartnerNetwork will ensure that our users will have the highest level of integration across the full spectrum of Oracle’s software portfolio,” said Kris Kelly, Facility Wizard COO.

Inc. 5000 Three-peat

For the third consecutive year, Inc. magazine has named Facility Wizard Software one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. The list ranks companies based on their percentage of revenue growth from 2006 through 2009. Qualifying companies are required to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – with at least $2 million in revenues.

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“It’s an honor to be ranked among the country’s most successful private companies for a third straight year,” said Dave Johnson, Facility Wizard President/CEO. “Our clients recognize that in a tough economy, our simple, powerful and flexible systems enable them to get more done with fewer resources by streamlining processes and increasing productivity.”