Graphisoft's Drawbase Subsidiary Wins Important Contract From U.S. Government
Department of Defense renews service and support agreement
Newton, MA -- July 25, 2000 -- Drawbase Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphisoft and developer of Drawbase® - an integrated software solution used to design, draw, track, and manage facilities - announced today that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has increased its Drawbase licenses by 50 percent, and for the third consecutive year renewed the software maintenance and support services contract for the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) system.
In 1997, Drawbase software was selected to help improve medical logistics responsiveness, drive down costs, and provide a high-quality integrated system for the Department of Defense medical facilities. The goal of DMLSS is to meet the needs of the medical treatment and field medical units at a competitive price, while providing the best possible medical logistics Automated Information System (AIS) for the DoD and their health facilities throughout the U.S.
"Drawbase has recently completed a significant upgrade to our DMLSS 2.02 release that includes the addition of several integrated features that provide our customers with one-button functions and reports," states Jim Aitkin, DMLSS-FM project manager. "With those advances and the solid working relationship we've built together, DMLSS is looking forward to an even more productive joint effort in the coming year."
Drawbase's unique integration of CAD drawings and database management provides DMLSS with space accounting, compliant database management, and safety management software applications. Through their implementation, DMLSS managers have simplified tools to validate, track, coordinate, and proactively manage facilities, instead of being forced into a "management by crisis" mode.
"This renewal is a strong indication of how the DMLSS program has proven to what extent our flexible software can reduce costs, maximize space, and improve overall regulatory compliance, maintenance and management capabilities," states Dennis Ford, Drawbase Software's director of Federal Systems Group.
Drawbase is a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphisoft. Drawbase is a leading supplier of computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software tools. With more than 18,000 licenses worldwide, Drawbase's solutions are employed by companies of all sizes from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses. Drawbase offers powerful integrated layout and design tools, complete reporting and database record keeping, enabling the utilization of existing CAD database information. The Drawbase solution for gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information has significantly improved business performance for a host of corporations and institutions worldwide, including World Bank, Nortel Networks, Inc., BankBoston, Raytheon, General Dynamics Government Systems and Cabot Corporation. More information about Drawbase is available at w ww.drawbase.com.
Graphisoft is a leading provider of computer-aided design (CAD) software solutions for the architectural profession and the building industry. Founded in 1982, Graphisoft is ranked today among the largest AEC CAD software developers in the world, with 12 offices all over the world in addition to its headquarters. Graphisoft's flagship product, ARCHICAD, is used by more than 75,000 architects worldwide and distributed in 25 languages and 80 countries. Shares of Graphisoft are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Neuer Markt under the symbol GPH. More information about Graphisoft is available at www.graphisoft.com.