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April 29, 2009

SABIC chooses Skire Unifier for enterprise project management solution

Rebekkah Marshall

Skire, Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.), a provider of capital program, facilities, real estate and project portfolio management software has announced that Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has selected Skire Unifier as its strategic enterprise project management system for supporting global project management across the company's internal users and project partner organizations. The agreement represents one of the most significant Skire international customers to date and will provide a comprehensive implementation of the product's capital program management capabilities.

Skire Unifier is a business process automation platform for managing programs, projects, resources and assets. The platform centralizes comprehensive management capabilities and makes them available to everyone who needs them through a standard Web browser. With robust cost management and project controls capabilities, Skire's Unifier delivers the combination of pre-defined workflows, best practices, ease-of-use, and adaptability.

Unifier met SABIC's requirements for cost, schedule, quality, project gating, vendor qualification, safety oversight control and dashboard reporting
functions. In addition, the system will be integrated with SABIC's SAP system and provide interfaces for exchanging project information with partnering
companies. SABIC is among the world's top five petrochemicals companies and its business are grouped into Chemicals, Performance Chemicals, Polymers, Innovative Plastics, Fertilizers and Metals. SABIC's Engineering & Project Management organization oversees both mega-projects and site projects around the world.

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