Marathon Data Systems, a Leading SaaS Provider of Field Service Software and Marketing Services, Acquires Viamente, a Cutting Edge SaaS Provider of Route Optimization Solutions, Cementing its Leadership Position in the Rapidly Expanding Mobile Workforce Management Space

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Marathon Data Systems ("Marathon"), a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for field service businesses, announced today that it acquired Viamente SRL, a Verona, Italy-based SaaS provider of route optimization solutions for small, medium and large businesses in the field service, transportation and logistics industries.

Chris Sullens, Marathon's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Mobile workforce expenses, such as people, trucks and gasoline, account for almost 50% of our field service customer costs and these costs will only grow going forward.  Additionally end consumer demands for greater on time performance and schedule transparency are increasing, putting our customers in a bind.  In order to cost effectively deliver great service, mobile workforce technologies, like route optimization, are becoming a 'need to have' for leading field service providers."  He added, "The combination of Viamente's unique SaaS offering and proprietary routing algorithm delivers robust, easy to access and proven results for service and transportation businesses of any size. This proprietary technology will become a tightly integrated, core component of the software solutions we deliver to all our customers, giving them a unique competitive advantage in the marketplace."

Antonio Perini, Viamente's Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am very excited to be part of the Marathon team.  We have spent considerable time developing an intuitive user interface, designed to allow small and medium sized businesses to take advantage of our proprietary algorithm dirWebsite - http://www.marathondata.com/ectly, as well as an extremely robust API, which allows very large companies, resellers and software vendors to embed our technology into their own solutions."  He added, "Our solution is tailor made for the field service market and by joining forces with Marathon Data Systems, a leading, U.S.-based provider of field service software and solutions, we will have the resources and knowledge we need to continue our rapid growth and take our solution to the next level."

About Marathon Data Systems

Marathon Data Systems provides configurable, fully featured software solutions for field service businesses of all sizes that can be accessed on a SaaS or on-premise basis. Whether for a $100 million+ national provider or a single branch business, Marathon offers a suite of services designed to mitigate the key pain points that field service companies face in their daily operations: finding customers, estimating services, converting leads, routing & managing technicians, fulfilling orders, collecting payments and managing the back-office.  By integrating Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile Workforce Management and Customer Relationship Management functionality with a suite of Lead Generation offerings, Marathon Data Systems offers a tailored, fully-featured solution set for pest control, lawn and landscapingHVAC, plumbing, janitorial, maid and carpet cleaning field service companies.  For more information on Marathon, please visit http://www.marathondata.com/.

Media Contact: Sarah Gedo Marathon Data Systems, LLC, 800-762-0301, sgedo@marathondata.com

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