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Exelon and BearingPoint 'Go Live' with Indus PassPort Release 10 Upgrade

Exelon Corporation and BearingPoint, Inc. together have successfully migrated Exelon from Indus PassPort Release 8 to Indus PassPort Release 10.

The Indus Corporation's PassPort application helps utilities manage field service and asset management functions. Exelon is one of the largest Indus Passport licensees in the utilities industry.

Exelon Power has more than a dozen fossil and hydroelectric plants, consisting of 109 units capable of generating approximately 8000 MW of electricity in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois, Texas and Massachusetts. Exelon Nuclear is the largest nuclear operator in the United States and the third largest in the world. Exelon Nuclear's ten stations--with 17 reactors--represent approximately 20% of the U.S. nuclear industry's power capacity.

Exelon Power successfully upgraded to PassPort Release 10 on May 23, 2005, the first production conversion to PassPort Release 10 among U.S. investor-owned utilities, which was quickly followed by the successful Exelon Nuclear PassPort migration on July 18, 2005. BearingPoint announced its contract to help upgrade Exelon's Indus PassPort Applications to Release 10 in November 2004.

"Migrating Exelon's Generation business to Release 10 is a very significant milestone for Exelon's PassPort Release 10 program, for BearingPoint's Work and Asset Management Practice, and for Indus as it was the first implementation of their updated software suite that supports end-to-end Service Delivery Management," said Paul Fritz, engagement leader and a managing director with BearingPoint's Energy practice. "The success of this conversion is a testament to the collaborative working relationship between Exelon and BearingPoint and the dedication and skill of both the Exelon and BearingPoint professionals on the delivery team."

Fritz noted that by upgrading to Indus' latest PassPort release, Exelon has increased its technology options to improve user efficiency, reduce the amount of support needed for PassPort, and enable operational efficiencies across its operating units and supply chains.

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