updated 10/19/2010 10:16:09 AM ET 2010-10-19T14:16:09

ATHENS, Ala., Oct. 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Fullscope, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edgewater, Inc. (Nasdaq:EDGW) ( http://www.edgewater.com ) and leading Microsoft Dynamics AX reseller, has entered into a partnership with Invensys Operations Management to promote and sell the Avantis enterprise asset management system and Wonderware manufacturing execution system to chemical processing and industrial equipment manufacturers (IEM). Both companies are Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, and the partnership is a result of participation in the Microsoft Partner Channel Builder Program.

The Microsoft Partner Channel Builder Program is an initiative developed for Microsoft by AEUSA International Marketing (AIM) that brings together Microsoft Dynamics ISVs and resellers to deliver industry-specific solutions tailored to the needs of mid-market clients. "The structure and facilitation provided by this program have been instrumental in helping us identify partners with whom we can jointly go to market and bring the most value to our clients," said Invensys Alliances Director Kathleen Regan. "As a new Microsoft Dynamics ISV, we are delighted to have Microsoft taking such a pro-active approach to enabling us to form this partnership with Edgewater Fullscope."

"The Invensys Operations Management products are a natural extension for Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) customers who face plant scheduling and equipment optimization challenges," said Russell Smith, senior vice president, Edgewater Fullscope. "This tighter relationship with Invensys not only allows us to offer an extended solution for the chemicals and IEM industries, it lets us leverage our strong, joint relationship with Microsoft to offer a low total cost of ownership to our customers."

Under the terms of the partnership, Fullscope will promote the Invensys Operations Management solutions to chemical and IEM companies with focused marketing and sales activities. Fullscope and Invensys Operations Management already share several joint customers.

About Edgewater Fullscope

Edgewater Fullscope is an award-winning Microsoft partner and one of the largest resellers of Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in the United States and Canada. The Company provides ERP software and services to process, discrete and hybrid manufacturers to help them improve operational efficiencies; increase the agility of manufacturing operations; and provide real-time insight into production processes. For more information, visit www.fullscope.com.

About Edgewater

Edgewater (Nasdaq:EDGW) ( http://www.edgewater.com/ ) offers a full spectrum of services and expertise to ensure the success of our engagements. Our consulting services are consolidated into three major synergistic offerings: Advisory Services, Vertical Services, and Enterprise Applications, all based upon a foundation of Strategic Technical and Data Services. Headquartered in Wakefield, MA, Edgewater typically goes to market both vertically by industry and horizontally by product and technology specialty. To learn more, visit edgewater.com or call 800-410-4014.

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About Invensys Operations Management

Invensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities.

Invensys Operations Management's offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, Skelta, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. The company's approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives. To learn more about Invensys Operations Management, visit iom.invensys.com.

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