Software provides program management solution.
April 29, 2008 -
Targeting AEC industry, Contract Manager v12.0 features document controls, email integration, and flexible workflows. Components include collaboration, cost control, and resource planning based on accurate schedules and historical trends. Users can capture and record email correspondence and attached files from email servers without having to switch applications and reenter data. It also provides multiple routing options, configurable to work with organization's business needs.
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Primavera Systems Inc.
3 Bala Plaza, W., Suite 700
Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004
Primavera® Delivers Superior Integrated Program Management Solution
Contract Manager (version 12.0) Accelerates Team Collaboration Through Improved Document Controls, Email Integration and Flexible Workflows
PHILADELPHIA, April 24 / / - Primavera Systems, Inc., today announced the immediate availability of its newly released and updated integrated program management solution for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Primavera offers the industry's only complete solution to enable companies to manage all aspects of their projects and programs successfully.
"Our goal was to implement an integrated program management system so we could communicate effectively and transparently with the project sponsors the operations and maintenance staff, as well as the people doing the design, engineering and contract management," said Rick Shay, Director of Program and Contract Management, at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). "Primavera enabled us to get up and running quickly. We now have a single version of the truth for the entire program, using one solution, which gives us a solid foundation for managing and controlling all of our projects. Best of all - it's easy to use."
MARTA is the ninth largest transit system in the U.S., providing rail and bus service for approximately 1.6 million people in the metro Atlanta area. Shay uses Primavera to manage the $3 billion program for the organization's 10-year capital improvement plan, which encompasses everything from small ($500K) facility renovation projects to multi-million ($200M) system and vehicle upgrades.
"Contract Manager plays a vital role in Primavera's integrated program management solution because it gives the entire project team the ability to collaborate with current information and clear accountability," said Richard Sappe, AEC Industry Market Manager at Primavera. "When these change management and collaboration capabilities are combined with P6's forecast analytics, time and resource planning, and Pertmaster's risk management, Primavera's offering becomes a powerful, complete solution to deliver projects and programs successfully."
To maximize the opportunity for program success, managers need an integrated system that combines all of these fundamentals into a single solution that they can use consistently throughout their organizations to achieve complete control over changes and deliver projects on schedule and on- budget. The critical components of Primavera's solution include collaboration, cost control, and resource planning based on accurate schedules and historical trends.
Contract Manager is an important part of Primavera's integrated program management solution. The latest version of Contract Manager makes it easier for organizations to oversee all the moving pieces in a program, so that everyone knows who is responsible for what and turnaround times can be reduced.
With Contract Manager (version 12.0), AEC firms and facility owners operators can address change management challenges such as:
- Claims avoidance: Tracking and logging RFIs, change requests and change
orders is only part of effectively managing change. Contract Manager
enables organizations to proactively prevent claims by providing a
collaborative platform with flexible workflows that ensure full
accountability across all stakeholders in the change management
process. Users can now capture and record email correspondence and
attached files from email servers, such as Microsoft Outlook, without
having to switch applications and re-enter data.
- Management of contractors and the supply chain: The change process
itself can further delay projects or increase costs and resource
requirements. Contract Manager helps project managers objectively
evaluate contractor performance to keep things on track. Additionally,
the automated progress payment capabilities within Contract Manager
help maintain good relationships with subcontractors and vendors by
ensuring timely payments are made based on performance.
- Procurement and progress payment: Coordinating and synching procurement
with field requirements can be particularly challenging across multiple
stakeholders. Contract Manager facilitates the consistent and
transparent management of equipment, materials and services throughout
a project or program. Contract Manager improves and accelerates the
review and approval process by providing multiple routing options,
configurable to work with an organization's business needs.
Primavera is a software company that provides business solutions for a project-driven world. The company helps organizations identify which projects are most important, and makes it easy for people to work collaboratively on those projects and deliver them successfully. Primavera solutions are industry-specific and highly scalable, with the power to support global enterprises. Primavera solutions have ensured the success of projects collectively worth more than $6 trillion, ranging from small to large projects as well as public and private projects. Primavera solutions have successfully managed IT projects that span the globe, the complex manufacturing of high tech products, construction of the world's tallest buildings, ongoing multi- billion dollar oil discovery projects, and space exploration.
Primavera and the Primavera sundial logo, P6, Primavera Contract Manager and Pertmaster are either trademarks, services marks or registered trademarks of Primavera in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
Source: Primavera Systems, Inc.
CONTACT: Stacey Rodemer of Primavera Systems, Inc., +1-610-949-6905, email@example.com
Web site: http://www.primavera.com/