Reports tell me where we are as far as budget and schedule, including forecasted costs, any budget modifications and final closeout costs, without having to create some new spreadsheet.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
e-Builder, the pioneer in fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software, announced today that Children’s Hospital Colorado has implemented e-Builder Enterprise to support their construction program management team’s efforts to maintain transparency and consistent processes across their entire $400 Million capital plan with a current portfolio of 22 active projects. This initiative will give the team more control over project costs, improve productivity and automate a broad range of processes like project requests, change requests, project cost forecasting, budget modifications and cash flow.
Prior to e-Builder, the nine-member Construction Project Management Team relied on a combination of Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, MS Project and an Access database to manage project information. The team concluded that a cloud-based project management system will help them improve project performance. The team reviewed several systems before choosing e-Builder. e-Builder Enterprise met the team’s functional requirements while providing an easy to use interface. e-Builder also demonstrated a high level of customer service and responsiveness.
The two primary business drivers for the team were achieving complete transparency into cost and schedule performance; and, process consistency to improve data accuracy and productivity. “We needed to have everyone doing things the same way,” said Rhonda Skallan, Director of Property Planning and Management. “We’d get one person’s document and it would look different than another’s, or we’d get one spreadsheet that would have a different number than another.” This disjointed approach made it difficult to achieve transparency into project cost and schedule performance. The team will use e-Builder Enterprise to automate and execute processes like project requests, user change requests and budget changes. Hospital staff can now request new projects online using e-Builder, and the request gets automatically routed to the right individuals for review and approval.
With all project data residing in one place, the team now has access to executive reports and dashboards that provide an accurate and up-to-date measure of project performance. “Reports tell me where we are as far as budget and schedule, including forecasted costs, any budget modifications and final closeout costs, without having to create some new spreadsheet,” added Skallan.
About Children’s Hospital Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has defined and delivered pediatric health care excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually acknowledged as one of the nation’s outstanding pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and ranked 7th on its Best Children’s Hospitals 2012-13 Honor Roll, Children’s Colorado is known for both its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs, as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. Children’s Colorado is also recognized for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers and has been designated a Magnet® hospital since 2005. The hospital’s collaborative approach combines the nation’s top pediatric doctors, nurses, researchers and scientists to pioneer new approaches to pediatric medicine. With urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Metro Denver and Southern Colorado, including its main campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, the organization sees more, treats more and heals more children than any other hospital in the Rocky Mountain region. For more information, visit http://www.childrenscolorado.org and connect with Children’s Colorado on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
e-Builder is the leading provider of integrated, cloud-based construction program 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.