United Growth, National Commercial Developer Selects e-Builder to Manage Growing Retail Project Portfolio

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e-Builder will provide United Growth with an integrated and collaborative project information management system across all their projects. With this new system, the company can then simplify project management and gauge performance across their different business units to improve existing processes.

e-Builder, a provider of web-based capital program management software to North America's largest corporate owners and AEC firms, announced today that United Growth, a leading commercial real estate development firm with projects across the United States and offices in California, Illinois and Florida, will use e-Builder Enterprise to improve how they manage the entire project lifecycle - acquisition, entitlement, construction and occupancy.

United Growth is currently undergoing significant growth, and has embarked on a corporate initiative to improve work flow and increase efficiency by eliminating redundant data entry and improving business processes. The company provides consulting, design, entitlement, pre-construction and construction management, leasing, and property management for commercial tenants. Their previous project management system consisted of standalone solutions that were time-consuming and required repetitive data entry. Information sharing across the different offices in a consistent and efficient fashion was extremely difficult.

e-Builder will provide United Growth with an integrated and collaborative project information management system across all their projects. With this new system, the company can then simplify project management and gauge performance across their different business units to improve existing processes. William Stevenson, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, said "once e-Builder is fine tuned, the executive dashboards and reports will provide us with a tool to measure and track progress in an efficient, consistent and accurate manner". "Principals and partners can use this information to gauge project status and performance, and manage issues proactively to keep the projects moving" added Stevenson. United Growth will also take advantage of e-Builder as a budgeting and cash flow analysis tool.

A key requirement for United Growth was that they be implemented quickly. "The modular design of our software along with its preconfigured modules will provide for a speedy and cost effective implementation" said Jon Antevy, CEO of e-Builder. "We have found the sweet spot in regards to providing a solution that is preconfigured based on best practices yet flexible enough to be configured to our client's specific business processes" said Jon. The alternative is a solution that is entirely flexible or too rigid, either resulting in longer implementation times, increased cost, or an increase in frustration that destroys the users initiative.

About United Growth
A privately held real estate development firm, United Growth owns and develops a nationwide portfolio of retail commercial properties. In any given year United Growth typically oversee between 20 and 30 projects in the pre-construction and construction phases. Over the years, United Growth has completed the development of properties in over 15 states, from coast to coast. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Irvine, CA, Chicago, IL and Orlando, FL.

About e-Builder
e-Builder provides web-based, capital project management and collaboration software to North America's largest facility owners, architecture, engineering, and construction firms. The company's flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, provides clients with visibility into key project metrics through a centralized and collaborative project information management system. These metrics can be efficiently tracked across a single project or a large portfolio, and used to make informed decisions in response to issues driving on-time, on-budget project completion. e-Builder combines an intuitive software-as-a-service technology platform and more than 13 years of industry expertise to provide clients with solutions that simplify, automate, and streamline planning, design and construction processes. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net.

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