IDOX plc acquires McLaren Software


IDOX plc acquires McLaren Software

Leading UK Government Software and Solutions provider gains foothold in the international engineering document management and control market


Houston  14 December  2010 - IDOX plc a leading developer and supplier of software and services to UK Local Government today announced the acquisition of McLaren Software a leading supplier of enterprise scalable engineering document management and control applications.

McLaren's customers include many leading international and global Owner Operators and EPCs in asset intensive industries including; Oil & Gas, Utilities, Life Sciences, Mining, Transportation and Process Manufacturing. McLaren will operate as a subsidiary of the IDOX Group.

Paul Muir, CEO McLaren Software commented, "The acquisition and investment by IDOX will enable McLaren to broaden our range of asset life cycle document management & control applications and international sales and customer support services.  Enterprise Engineer recognized for its support of leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platforms will be enhanced in 2011 with new modules and a range of cloud based, mobile access and business analytics options. As a result Enterprise Engineer will be able to address a wider range of customers requirements, implementation options and geographies."

Richard Kellett-Clarke CEO IDOX added; "The acquisition of McLaren Software represents a strategic move for the IDOX Group into new vertical and international markets.  The McLaren team have built an impressive installed base and a category leading reputation over the past ten years.  With the resources, complimentary skills and technology of the IDOX Group behind them McLaren is now in an excellent position to take advantage of the growing demand and implementation options for Enterprise Engineer based solutions."


About McLaren Software - Asset Information Integrity

McLaren Software provides Engineering Document Management Applications for Owner Operators in asset intensive industries including Oil & Gas, Utilities, Life Sciences and Natural Resources.

McLaren customers operate in highly regulated industries where the need for access to validated engineering documents and drawings is essential for the efficient, safe and compliant operation of a plant or facility.

Enterprise Engineer supports each stage of an asset lifecycle from FEED (Front End Engineering Design) capital projects, to handover / turnover, maintenance, repair, operations and the management of change.  Industry best practice processes ensure consistent engineering document management processes are followed across all design, project and operations teams of a single project or plant or facility to multiple operations.

McLaren solutions are proven to reduce operational costs, lower the risk of non-compliance, improve efficiency and accelerate engineering project execution by ensuring the reliability and integrity of asset and project documentation.


About The IDOX Group

IDOX group (Listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market) is a specialist information and knowledge management company focusing on the development and delivery of software products and content for information and knowledge sharing for information professionals at all levels and consultancy services for local authorities and related bodies.

From standalone solutions for individual functions through to integrated corporate solutions, the company's market leading IDOX, UNI-form and Plantech portfolio delivers improved data quality, stream-lined information-sharing, enhanced employee productivity and increased responsiveness to the public.

IDOX group is headquartered in London with offices in Glasgow, Manchester and Newbury, United Kingdom.


For more information please contact:-

Tim Taylor - McLaren Software



Tel:- +44 141 227 7600 (UK) or +1 713 357 4710 (US)