Downers Grove, IL – Upp Technology, exclusive provider of the IRMS innovative software suite of products for emergency management, has created a strategic alliance with ESi Acquisition, Inc. (ESi), the global leader in crisis information technology, to identify opportunities to bring combined ESi-Upp Technology solutions to the emergency management industry and its professionals. Together Upp Technology and ESi's combined offering will enhance real-time accuracy for applications in emergency management, as well as simplify on-the-ground decision-making during crisis situations.

The integrated software solution will feature Upp Technology's widely used irms|EM™ Emergency Management software and ESi's WebEOC® industry-standard Crisis Information Management Software to provide real-time visibility in tracking resources for the emergency management industry. As a result, emergency management professionals will have the accurate information needed to monitor and manage people, processes and products such as drugs, medical supplies and equipment, and other critical inventory shipped from both state and federal storage locations.

"Our integrated software solution will present the necessary resources to manage accountability for emergency responders, victims, volunteers and evacuees in crisis situations," said Nadia Butler, president and CEO, ESi. "Forming this alliance with Upp was a natural move in centralizing communications for emergency response solutions and will provide ESi with future areas of growth within other operations management applications."

The IRMS suite of products, including irms|WM™ Cloud Warehouse Management System, irms|AM™ Asset Management, irms|PM™ Patient Management, irms|EM, and the irms|GOKIT™ Mobile Logistics Platform, provide public health personnel with a single source solution to enable reliable, end-to-end visibility in tracking inventory for all day-to-day and emergency management needs. Employed alongside WebEOC, the first Web-enabled collaborative information communications system, IRMS will support a comprehensive solution in real-time information sharing to facilitate decision-making on an emergency basis, during day-to-day operations and in support of scenarios or exercises for preparedness, readiness and responsiveness.

"When it comes to emergency response, the need for seamless communication is crucial," said Carl Brewer, president of Upp Technology's software division. "By working with ESi, we are able to provide EOCs with real-time accurate views of patients, PODs, assets and resources as the incident unfolds. Upp's experience in reliable resource organization, paired with ESi's knowledge of the incident management process, supplies the catalyst for a leading, integrated solution in emergency response."

About Upp Technology, Inc.

Headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, Upp Technology, Inc. is a global provider of specialized software, innovative technology solutions and IT staffing services to Fortune 500 companies, federal, state and local governments and businesses in nearly every major industry. With a dedicated talent pool of 50,000+ IT professionals and a suite of integrated inventory and resource management software products, Upp Technology has been providing real business value to clients for more than 25 years. More at www.upp.com.

About ESi

ESi is an Augusta, Ga.-based company offering Web-based IT products and systems integration services to the emergency management and public safety sectors. WebEOC is ESi's industry leading, Web-based Crisis Information Management Software, which provides emergency response teams, decision-makers and organizations with real-time access to critical information that can be simultaneously shared during the planning, response and recovery phases of an event. For more information, please visit www.esi911.com.

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