CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMS Assist today announced it is among four finalists for the 2013 Merrick Momentum Award, an honor bestowed by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center on top entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success since their company's inception and are poised for continued growth.
“We have a uniquely transparent and precise technology platform that processes, tracks and evaluates millions of transactions each year and proactively makes adjustments on a real-time basis”
SMS Assist is the leading next generation facilities management company, serving more than 50,000 locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico through its network of more than 28,000 affiliate vendors. Under the leadership of CEO Mike Rothman, SMS Assist developed high-tech innovations to make low tech processes more efficient, transforming facilities management from a cost center into an expense reduction center that creates operational efficiencies for customers.
Using its proprietary technology, SMS Assist manages and provides critical maintenance services, such as floor cleaning, snow removal, landscaping, HVAC maintenance and other interior and exterior services. SMS Assist clients typically reap savings of up to 20 percent while receiving measurable increases in the quality of service.
“We have a uniquely transparent and precise technology platform that processes, tracks and evaluates millions of transactions each year and proactively makes adjustments on a real-time basis,” Rothman said. “This technology enables us to instantly analyze the performance of our service providers to make sure jobs are completed on time and done right.”
SMS Assist’s proprietary platform automatically tracks each service, bills the customer, provides performance reports and manages for quality. Customers also benefit from real-time visibility into work orders and spend by store, service type and geography, giving them actionable data that is unique to SMS Assist.
"SMS has built the first automated technology platform for managing the facilities of major corporations, saving companies millions. It is one of the most revolutionary companies we have been involved with," said Matt McCall, New World Ventures partner. New World Ventures, a member of The Pritzker Group, is an investor in SMS Assist.
The Momentum Award winner will be announced at the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center’s awards dinner October 2, 2013. Other finalists include BrightTag, Cleversafe and Guaranteed Rate.
About SMS Assist: SMS Assist is a Chicago-based technology company providing facilities management services to a national roster of clients representing more than 50,000 service locations. SMS Assist employs its proprietary technology to execute millions of facilities management services annually while providing clients with up to 20 percent cost reductions. With more than 28,000 affiliated providers, SMS is equipped to deliver on-time, quality service to every location, every time. We execute so you can manage. Visit www.smsassist.com
About New World Ventures
New World Ventures, a member of The Pritzker Group, is a multi-stage venture capital firm helping entrepreneurs build market-leading information technology companies. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has worked side-by-side with entrepreneurs at more than 100 companies by providing a broad network of strategic relationships, advice based on several decades of experience, and capital with tremendous flexibility. Recent successes include Fleetmatics (NYSE: FLTX), SinglePlatform (acquired by Constant Contact), Zinch (acquired by Chegg), Playdom (acquired by Disney), LeftHand Networks (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster).