e-Builder gives us a much better tool for managing funds
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
e-Builder, a recognized leader in the development of capital program management software, announced today that The City of Arlington, Texas, is leveraging e-Builder to track and manage capital improvement projects, including water, sewer, drainage, roadway, facility construction, and park projects. e-Builder and the City of Arlington, TX have built a strong working relationship after e-Builder was selected as its web-based capital project planning, management, and construction accounting software to replace an outdated mainframe system.
e-Builder is being used by the Departments of Public Works & Transportation, Water Utilities, and Parks & Recreation to manage ongoing capital improvements programs, a combination of vertical projects and horizontal projects. e-Builder was selected because it met the majority of the City’s technical requirements out of the box and proved to be the most cost effective solution.
The integrated Cost Module is enabling the CIP team to easily allocate and track monies from different funding sources. “e-Builder gives us a much better tool for managing funds, so that we can efficiently manage multiple pots of money that cannot be combined” said Jill House, Assistant Director of Public Works and Transportation. Since e-Builder also maintains historical data, public requests for information can be addressed quickly to improve customer response times.
As the sole project management system, it is helping the city automate the process of tracking and maintaining a variety of contract types, tracking and forecasting costs, managing contract changes, managing project schedules and maintaining all project documentation. e-Builder has also been integrated with the City’s existing Lawson Financials software and ESRI GIS.
The integrated Reports module is providing stakeholders with up-to-date access to more accurate project status information that provide visibility into invoice payments, retainage, and capital expenditures. Reporting capabilities also provide immediate visibility into available funds for new projects, how these funds are being spent on ongoing projects, and on the status of different projects across multiple City Council districts.
About the City of Arlington
The City of Arlington is the seventh-largest city in Texas and the 50th largest city in the United States. Located approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas, Arlington is home to University of Texas at Arlington , Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington Baptist College, the Texas Rangers' Ballpark in Arlington, Cowboys Stadium, the International Bowling Campus, and the headquarters for American Mensa. Arlington is also the headquarters of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV. For more information, please visit http://www.arlingtontx.gov/cityfacts.html.
e-Builder is the leading provider of integrated capital program management software and construction management software for top facility owners and the companies that act on their behalf. The company’s flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves capital project execution, resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder’s technology leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of global companies, government agencies, and healthcare and educational institutions managing billions of dollars in capital programs with solutions to improve the plan, build, and operate lifecycle. The company is privately held and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net.