MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. October 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/–Agile Frameworks, LLC, a leading provider of field information management systems (FIMS), consulting and managed services for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) marketplace, has signed an agreement to distribute ARX CoSign® Digital Signature Solutions via a new cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) managed service offering that is being offered under the AgileStamp brand.
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia, currently in the implementation phase of the deployment of the Agile Frameworks MetaField™ offering, will be the first end-user client for this new service. The company was founded in 1881 and is the oldest independent consulting and testing firm in the United States. Each year, the company provides geotechnical, materials testing, and environmental engineering services for thousands of projects across dozens of industries.
Brian Hase, Chief Technology Officer for Agile Frameworks, is excited about the new distribution relationship between Agile and ARX, which builds upon a previous multi-year relationship in which Mr. Hase was a customer of ARX. Per Hase, “We have gotten to know the people at ARX quite well over the past few years and we hold them in high regard. The CoSign Digital Signature solution has helped our mutual client Braun Intertec to improve profitability and service delivery and we look forward to taking our combined ARX and Agile Frameworks offerings to the AEC market.”
Ken Dalton, Chief Technology Officer at F&R, stated “The combined offerings; MetaField™, ExtraEase™, AgileStamp™ and CoSign®, from the two companies, will help us to significantly improve our overall efficiency with a very fast return on investment. Agile Frameworks and ARX have done a great job tightly integrating the applications so that they work together seamlessly.”
“Agile Frameworks and ARX aim to offer our customers increased efficiencies via the cloud, with the ultimate goal of saving time and money,” said John Marchioni, VP Business Development of ARX. “Integrating the best-in-class FIMS and digital signature solutions means the AEC market will soon realize significant benefits from our common objective.
MetaField™, a field information management system; and ExtraEase™, a project management portal built upon Microsoft SharePoint, are designed for engineering firms and their field technicians specializing in geotechnical, environmental, non-destructive engineering and construction materials testing to perform onsite data collection, report generation, quality control and data presentation and visualization.
About CoSign® Digital Signatures
ARX is a global provider of cost-efficient digital signature solutions for industries such as AEC, Energy, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Life Sciences. ARX’s CoSign digital signature solution automates signature-dependent processes affordably in a compliant manner, allowing organizations to go paperless, expedite business and save costs. CoSign is the only digital signature solution that is seamlessly integrated with popular DM/ECM/Workflow solutions. CoSign signatures are globally verifiable by external partners without the need for proprietary-validation software. CoSign is also centrally managed by the organization for reliable control of signature privileges, ease of use and administration.
Doug Bonestroo, VP of Business Development, Agile Frameworks, LLC
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Ken Dalton, CTO, Froehling & Robertson, Inc.
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