ELKRIDGE, Md., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), announced a strategic partnership with ATR, Inc., a global provider of advanced procedure improvement technology solutions. Under the agreement, GP Strategies and ATR will jointly market a combined end-to-end human performance and procedures improvement solution focused on the oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industries. The partnership will offer one-stop shopping for procedure improvement from technical writing to complete procedure management services built on the state-of-the-art SmartProcedures Lifecycle Management System.
"This partnership is a natural joining of services and technology, enabling us to bring cost-saving, flexible and sustainable SmartProcedure solutions to our clients," said Jim Parish, Senior Vice President of GP Strategies. "Our combined offering provides best-in-class, highly usable procedures built on a technology framework with streamlined procedure management with unprecedented flexibility, scalability and mobility."
Elliott Lander, ATR's Managing Director, said, "GP Strategies' experience, coupled with SmartProcedures software, provides a significant increase in capabilities, including global procedure changes and controls; electronic enforcement; and adaptive, multimedia procedure output with zero formatting, with short-term gains and long-term benefits compared to conventional Word-based procedure programs."
About ATRATR, Inc., with corporate offices in Houston, Texas is a global provider of process safety technology solutions with over 22 years of service to high risk industries. Applications include advanced integrated procedure and work guidance, e-learning and change management solutions. The SmartProcedures Lifecycle Management System continues to gain market share through its innovation and advanced capabilities. ATR's turnkey technology-based solutions address critical elements of process safety management and operational excellence helping customers streamline workflows, enhance safety and reduce operational costs. ATR's number one priority is to produce better quality procedures for maximum safety and operational performance. Additional information may be found at www.smartprocedures.com. About GP Strategies GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies' solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. GP Strategies Corporation is the new name of General Physics Corporation, which merged with its parent company (also called GP Strategies) on December 31, 2011 and changed its name. Additional information may be found at www.gpstrategies.com.