- November 03, 2011
Gray Metter will distribute the Idus IS maintenance management software system in the U.S.
November 3, 2011 - Gray Matter Systems was named the exclusive distributor of Idus IS, a complete and flexible maintenance system for industrial firms. “We are proud to offer a powerful system like Idus IS in North America,” Gray Matter Systems President James Gillespie said. “The software’s tight integration with existing tools like iFIX, ease of use, and ability to be implemented in such a short time make it a game changer.” Gray Matter Systems is committed to providing hardware and software solutions, training, consulting, and domain expertise to enable clients to discover problems, make informed decisions, and significantly improve outcomes. For over 20 years, Gray Matter Systems has delivered data management, operations supervision, and process automation solutions to manufacturers, utilities, oil and gas companies and water/wastewater management systems. Idus IS boasts three key strengths: simple integrations with nearly any existing system, speed of installation, and control of operations beyond maintenance including inventory, purchasing, production planning, fire safety, and more. Other key features of Idus IS include:
- Budget Control
- Fault Logging
- Work Order Generation
- Uptime/Downtime Logging
- Documentation Management
- Stock (Stores) Control and Purchasing
- Preventative and Condition-Based Maintenance
- Reports and Analysis
“Idus IS was designed specifically to allow anybody to bring the system online in a short amount of time – in many cases days instead of months,” Idus President Uno Erixson said. “We also put a premium on making it easy to integrate with any existing system.” According to Erixson, the software was designed with a premium put on ease-of-use so anyone can quickly learn how to manage a system – even those who don’t use computers for a living. Idus IS also allows for different levels of user access so that only certain functions are available to certain people. Though applicable to almost any industry, the software system, developed by Sweden-based Idus, is geared toward the process, manufacturing and food and beverage industries, as well as power plants, water and wastewater facilities and real estate. Idus IS is Sweden's most widely used system for management of water utilities, wastewater treatment works and pumping stations. Idus IS was integral in improving operations at MittSverige Vatten, which produces 15.1 million cubic meters of water yearly for nearly 110,000 people in Sundsvall, Timrå and Nordanstig. “We have facilities in three different municipalities and sometimes it can be difficult for our contractors or even our own employees to find them,” said Stefan Grannas, maintenance manager at MittSverige Vatten in Sweden. “Idus helped us place GPS coordinates on our pumping stations, so now we get the coordinates directly on the work order.” About Idus Headquartered in Sweden, Idus AB was started by a small group of consultants in the early nineties. Among them they had experience in operations, maintenance and training. Today Idus mainly focuses on the development of the software package Idus IS, a user-friendly Information, Documentation and Maintenance System. About Gray Matter Systems For over 20 years, Gray Matter Systems has delivered data management, operations supervision, and process automation solutions to manufacturers, utilities, oil and gas companies and water/wastewater management systems. Gray Matter Systems’ catalog of hardware and software solutions includes GE Intelligent Platforms, Sytech’s XLReporter and Specter Instruments’ Win-911.Learn More
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