Idox Acquires FMx Ltd To Add Facilities Management to McLaren Software Portfolio

CAFM Explorer enhances McLaren asset lifecycle support for corporate, public and commercial real estate.

Houston Texas 19 October 2012 – McLaren Software, leaders in engineering document control and project collaboration solutions, announce the merger with FMx Ltd following the acquisition by McLaren’s parent company the Idox Group.

FMx Ltd, founded in 1999, are leaders in CAFM (computer aided facilities management) software solutions to companies owning and managing corporate, public and commercial real estate in over 30 countries. CAFM Explorer is a comprehensive solution designed to manage all aspects of an operational facility including building maintenance, asset tracking, space planning, room and resource booking, estates management and cost control.

“The addition of CAFM Explorer extends the McLaren project collaboration solutions to support the operational lifecycle of corporate offices, retail chains, educational campuses, transport, health and public sector facilities.” Said Paul Muir CEO McLaren.

“CAFM Explorer also provides McLaren with a solution for the estates departments of our asset intensive industry customers in Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Life Sciences and Process Manufacturing sectors.”

“FMx Ltd, as one of the earliest pioneers of CAFM (computer aided facilities management), has an excellent reputation in the market place for delivering a flexible and functionally rich solution. The acquisition and merger with McLaren Software is an important step in our strategy to extend our solutions across the full operational lifecycle of public sector, commercial real estate and operational assets.” Commented Richard Kellett-Clarke CEO Idox Group.

About McLaren Software – Engineering Document Control and Project Collaboration
McLaren Software a subsidiary of IDOX plc, is the leading independent “Cloud” and ‘Enterprise Class’ Engineering Document Control and Collaboration Solutions Company.
McLaren Solutions are designed to help Owner Operators, EPC contractors and Construction Companies design, construct and operate safe, efficient and compliant plants and facilities. Operating in highly regulated industries all McLaren Software customers require the controlled and auditable, creation, approval and access to validated engineering documents and drawings.
Designed to support each stage of an asset lifecycle from design, through construction to handover / turnover, MRO (maintenance, repair, operations) and the management of change built-in industry best practice processes ensure that all users follow consistent engineering document management and control processes via familiar applications and user interfaces.

About FMx and CAFM Explorer

FMx Ltd, founded in 1999, are a leading provider and one of the original pioneers of CAFM (computer aided facilities management) software. CAFM Explorer is used by corporate, commercial and public sector customers in over 30 countries.
Designed for ease of use by desktop, web and mobile users CAFM Explorer supports building maintenance, property management, help desk space management, room, resource scheduling and cost control within a single integrated package.

CAFM Explorer is a Microsoft Gold partner recognized as offering first class customer support, training and advisory services to ensure ease of migration, installation and a rapid return on investment. CAFM Explorer product innovations and developments are supported by an active and independent user group.
CAFMTM is a trademark of FMx Ltd.

About IDOX plc

IDOX plc is a supplier of specialist document management collaboration solutions and services to the UK public sector and increasingly to highly regulated asset intensive industries around the world in the wider corporate sector.

Its Public Sector Software Division is the leading applications provider to UK local government for core functions relating to land, people and property, such as its market leading planning systems and election management software. Over 90% of UK local authorities are now customers. The Group provides public sector organizations with tools to manage information and knowledge, documents, content, business processes and workflow as well as connecting directly with the citizen via the web.
Through the Information Solutions Division IDOX also supplies, predominantly to the public sector, decision support content such as grants and planning policy information as well as related specialist services.

The Group employs over 450 staff located in the UK, the USA, Europe, India and Australia.

For more information please contact:-
Tim Taylor McLaren Software
Tel:- +44 141 227 7600