2002/04/30


MGM MIRAGE Design Group Streamlines Multi-Million Dollar Procurement Operations with TRIRIGA Software

LAS VEGAS–April 30, 2002: TRIRIGA INC., a leading provider of business automation software for the hospitality and design/build industries, today announced that MGM MIRAGE Design Group has successfully launched the TRIRIGA Intelligent Business SystemTM (IBS) software, and is realizing significant efficiencies for its FF&E (Fixtures, Furnishings, and Equipment) procurement operations.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE, a leading entertainment hotel and gaming company (NYSE: MGG), MGM MIRAGE Design Group (MMDG) is a full-service design, construction, and purchasing company dedicated to the development of new projects and capital improvements for MGM MIRAGE. The company is responsible for managing a range of capital improvement projects at properties such as: MGM Grand, Bellagio, Treasure Island, New York-New York, and Mirage.

Starting in the fall of 2001, MMDG deployed TRIRIGA IBS to automate the FF&E procurement process associated with the ongoing capital improvement projects of MGM MIRAGE properties. MMDG has used TRIRIGA IBS to procure millions of dollars of FF&E for its capital improvement projects.

“The hospitality business in Las Vegas thrives on new ideas and innovation,” commented Bill Smith, President of MGM MIRAGE Design Group. “We manage many new capital projects involving substantial renovation to our existing properties. Our investment in TRIRIGA software allows us to streamline our FF&E procurement process.”

TRIRIGA IBS provides MMDG with a Web-based platform to manage all phases of the capital improvement procurement process. MMDG now has the capability to leverage an intelligent database to catalog all FF&E materials and specifications. Additionally, the company can automatically qualify vendors, distribute RFQs, manage bidding, and generate purchase orders through the TRIRIGA system. Integration with the Timberline construction accounting system also enables MMDG to link purchasing commitments with budgets.

“MGM MIRAGE Design Group is another example of how an organization can streamline its multi-million procurement operations and achieve significant efficiencies using TRIRIGA IBS,” said Anthony A. Marnell III, President and CEO of TRIRIGA INC. “The software offers a powerful system to reduce costs and improve economies of scale, while providing a way to control all aspects of the procurement lifecycle.”

Built on a unique Design to OperationTM (D2OTM) methodology, TRIRIGA IBS offers a digital design collaboration platform to automate and manage all types of large-scale development and capital improvement projects.

About MGM MIRAGE

MGM MIRAGE is an entertainment company that owns and/or operates 18 hotel-casino properties on three continents, including the MGM Grand, Treasure Island, Mirage, Bellagio, and New York-New York.

About TRIRIGA INC.

Established in 2000, TRIRIGA INC. is a developer of Web-based business automation software for the hospitality, design/build, and power and process industries. The company’s enterprise-class software platform, TRIRIGA Intelligent Business System (IBS), offers a suite of tools to significantly improve manufacturing, engineering, construction, procurement, and maintenance operations. The product has won a series of awards, including the A/E/C Systems Best Award, Best of Show from CADALYST magazine, and Editors’ Choice from CADENCE magazine. Current TRIRIGA clients include Marnell Corrao Associates, Wynn Design & Development, and Aerospace Concepts. For more information, contact TRIRIGA at (702) 932-4444 or visit http://www.tririga.com.

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