Trimble Navigation Limited : Dade Service Corporation Adopts Prolog Converge Web-based Construction Project Management Software From Meridian
06/05/2012| 08:15am US/Eastern
Meridian partner Project Team Solutions to provide consulting
services for Prolog Manager and Prolog Converge
Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company, announced today that Dade Service
Corporation has adopted Prolog® Converge to improve project
operations. Prolog Converge, a rich Web-based application, has been
selected to provide detailed document tracking, reporting and an easier
way for the entire company to collaborate. Dade Service is working
directly with Project Team Solutions, Inc. (PTSI), an authorized
Meridian Value-Added Reseller partner, to complete the implementation.
Dade Service specializes in the design and construction of facilities
for the produce and cold storage industries. After being awarded a
number of new projects, Dade Service decided to re-evaluate their
methods for managing projects. To handle the increased project load
without affecting customer service or increasing the company's fixed
overhead and labor costs, the company made the decision to improve their
project management infrastructure.
After using Prolog for many years, the company opted to expand upon its
current implementation, as well as add Prolog Converge to gain
additional collaboration functionality. This new Prolog strategy will
help Dade Service to better address the current project challenges and
inefficiencies they are experiencing. The company had been using complex
Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for managing critical tasks, such as
costing and sales tax reporting, and had also been using Outlook for
project communications. Duplicate data entry, the possibility of Excel
errors and the lack of a centralized project information repository were
just some of the day-to-day project management challenges that Prolog
will help them to eliminate.
"When we were using Excel, we had to print out invoices, match them to
the printed purchase order, put them in a binder and cross reference
them, too," said Ashley Perryman, Dade Service's sales and marketing
coordinator. "Prolog software has eliminated this manual work. Our time
spent on costing has easily been reduced by 50 percent and we have
reduced our use of paper by 50 percent as well."
In addition to taking a fresh look at Meridian's Prolog solution, Dade
Service evaluated a number of other project management systems.
"Ultimately, we concluded that Meridian's Prolog Manager and Prolog
Converge applications would best address the inefficiencies we were
experiencing," said Perryman.
For more information on Dade Service software selection and
implementation process, visit the Meridian Systems Information Library
to view the in-depth case study: http://my.meridiansystems.com/downloads/.
Prolog software delivers total project management control for
construction projects by automating day-to-day tasks and processes, from
project design to close-out. The newest Prolog application Prolog
Converge is based on Web services technology to give users both powerful
project controls and flexible interface choices. For more information on
Prolog Converge, visit http://www.meridiansystems.com/products/prolog/converge/web-based-construction-project-management-software.asp.
About Dade Service Corporation
Dade Service Corporation, Founded in 1954, specializes in the Design and
Construction of Pressurized Ripening Rooms and Cold Storage Rooms for
the Produce and Cold Storage Industries. For more information, visit www.dadeservice.com.
About Project Team Solutions, Inc.
Project Team Solutions, Inc. (PTSI) provides Business Process Management
(BPM) and Business Process Automation (BPA) technologies and services to
organizations that plan, build or operate real estate assets and other
capital infrastructure projects. Typically, our clients are
Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Development organizations
that manage a portfolio of projects, programs, and facilities. For more
information, visit www.projectteam.com.
About Meridian Systems
Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), is the Plan-Build-Operate
technology solutions leader for project-based organizations.
Building owners, construction and engineering firms, and public agencies
use Meridian software to effectively manage capital building and
facility renovation programs. In 2011, Meridian secured the top spot
among off-the-shelf project management software used by the construction
industry1. Meridian also is a pioneer in combining
plan-build-operate features on an open technology platform to provide
infrastructure lifecycle management solutions for capital building
owners. Download free Meridian research and case studies by going to: http://my.meridiansystems.com/downloads/
1 2011 IT Playbook, Constructech Magazine
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