FREEMONT, Calif. - @Road®, Inc., a global provider of mobile resource management (MRM) solutions, recently announced that The ServiceMaster Company, which provides outsourcing services for more than 10.5 million residential and commercial customers' homes and businesses, has selected @Road as its supplier of MRM solutions.

An initial deployment is expected in ServiceMaster's Terminix business unit. The @Road MRM solution is designed to provide Terminix branch managers with greater location intelligence, manageability, and visibility into the work of up to approximately 6,000 field personnel.

"ServiceMaster is another strategic customer win for us and illustrates our leadership position and ability to generate traction in the marketplace," said Krish Panu, @Road CEO. "Our suite of @Road MRM solutions is designed to enable ServiceMaster and its Terminix unit to gain higher levels of business performance and best practices, which can contribute to more efficient and economical delivery of the right field service personnel, with the right skills and equipment to the right customer location at the right time."

ServiceMaster operates a network of more than 5,500 company-owned and franchised service centers and business units, operating under leading brands, which include Terminix, TruGreen ChemLawn, TruGreen LandCare, American Home Shield, American Residential Services, Rescue Rooter, American Mechanical Services, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Amerispec, and Furniture Medic. ServiceMaster service capabilities include termite and pest control, lawn care and landscape maintenance, plumbing, heating and air conditioning maintenance and repair, appliance maintenance and repair, cleaning and furniture maintenance, and home warranties.

"@Road demonstrated the ability to support our Smart Truck Strategic Mobility initiative and meet our requirements for a Web-based MRM solution," said James Goetz, ServiceMaster chief information officer. "This Smart Truck initiative is intended to provide our Terminix branch leadership the on-demand tools and data it needs to enhance the customer service, field productivity, and operating effectiveness of up to approximately 6,000 field personnel. We look forward to implementing the @Road MRM technology and solutions so that we position ourselves to meet our goals for achieving field service excellence through superior quality service and higher levels of customer satisfaction and retention."

The agreement with ServiceMaster enables @Road to supply a suite of MRM technologies and solutions that incorporate the power of advanced @Road location intelligence technology, integrated Wi-Fi and EDGE/EVDO high-speed data communication capabilities, and on-demand Web-based tools and field service reports.

The solutions are expected to provide ServiceMaster a rapid return on investment through the deployment of the @Road MRM solution suite in Terminix branches in North America. Under the agreement, ServiceMaster can also utilize @Road data integration services that are designed to enable real-time, secure, and accurate capture of field service scheduling and service delivery customer information into ServiceMaster's back-office business systems.

"We look forward to working with ServiceMaster and helping to achieve its goals for customer service excellence by deploying solutions designed to enable improved productivity and effectiveness of its field force," Panu concluded.

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Publication date: 01/16/2006