This is another great example of a public entity being proactive about improving the return of their constituents’ investment in their projects
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
e-Builder, an industry leader in the development and deployment of cloud-based capital program management software, announced today that the Port of New Orleans will standardize project information management, reporting, and business process automation using e-Builder EnterpriseTM.
e-Builder Enterprise will provide a central repository of project information and collaborative environment for project stakeholders to share project documents, with automated version control. The new system will improve budget tracking by allowing Port stakeholders to have full visibility into changes to the budget as projects move forward. The software will also provide a platform to standardize and automate processes to have a consistent way of managing projects.
Before selecting e-Builder Enterprise, the Port of New Orleans’s Port Development Division relied on spreadsheets and MS Project to track project cost and schedule data. In addition, files were stored on multiple servers which made it difficult to share information as needed by project participants. This ad hoc system made it impossible to have visibility into potential risks that could escalate into cost overruns or delays.
The team also needed a system that would allow information to be entered and reported in a consistent manner, and keep executives up to date on the status of the program. Rolling up information in the old system was a lengthy and time consuming process. By the time project information was compiled and formatted into a report, it was outdated, and useless to drive decisions. e-Builder Enterprise will make it possible for project stakeholders to access to more accurate project information in real time within minutes.
e-Builder Enterprise’s Cost Management capabilities will simplify the process of managing multiple funding sources and cashflow projections. In addition, the Port of New Orleans plans to eventually integrate e-Builder Enterprise with their Lawson Financials software. Jonathan Antevy, e-Builder co-founder, said “we value the trust that the Port of New Orleans has placed on our software and our company. This is another great example of a public entity being proactive about improving the return of their constituents’ investment in their projects, and we expect more public agencies to follow suit.”
About the Port of New Orleans
The Port of New Orleans is ideally located on the 14,500 mile Mid-America inland waterway system. More than 6,000 ocean vessels annually move through New Orleans on the Mississippi River. The Port of New Orleans is a diverse general cargo port, handling containerized cargo such as apparel, food products, and consumer merchandise. The Port's general cargo volume averaged 8.6 million tons from 2003 through 2007. In addition to rail service, 50 ocean carriers, 16 barge lines, and 75 truck lines serve the Port of New Orleans. The Board has invested $400 million in new wharves, terminals, marshaling yards, cranes and transportation infrastructure in the past 10 years. The Port of New Orleans is the only seaport in the U.S. served by six class one rail roads — Burlington Northern/Santa Fe, Canadian National, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. For more information, visit http://www.portno.com
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.
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