The Port of Olympia Teams with e-Builder to Eliminate Spreadsheets and Save Time

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The Port of Olympia is streamlining process and eliminating spreadsheets with the use of e-Builder Enterprise.

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e-Builder Enterprise gives the Port a centralized location for all project data.

e-Builder, the pioneer in fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software, announced today the Port of Olympia in Washington has selected e-Builder Enterprise™ to help streamline the organization’s capital construction program. The Port of Olympia consists of four divisions, the airport, the marina, the seaport and a real estate department, and serves the entire county of Thurston, Washington.

The Port of Olympia had very clear reasons for procuring a construction program management system, and that was to eliminate the plethora of spreadsheets and save time. The Port needed one consolidated place for all information, whether it was documents, contracts, billings, spreadsheets, etc. Linda Shilley, Contract Administrator for the Port of Olympia, said, “It was taking us a lot of time to manage a several different systems.” With the workload and limited data accessibility adding up, Linda explained, “We need one version of the truth.” e-Builder Enterprise gives the Port a centralized location for all project data, as well as automated workflow to keep all key project members in the loop at all times with the most current and up-to-date information. “We have one number and one answer! Everyone maintains the same data in the same location with same numbers.”

With e-Builder Enterprise up-and-running, the Port is now able to manage budgets across one project or the entire capital program. Creating, tracking and reviewing budgets during different phases of the project are easily done now. Shilley said, “Having controls on the spend down and commitments, and tracking them, has been great.” She continues, “Prior to e-Builder, it was all a manual database entry so we are saving a lot of time.” In addition, the organization is moving towards electronic approvals which will further reduce time spent on manual work.

The Port of Olympia is also utilizing e-Builder for forecasting, reporting, maintaining compliance requirements and much more. Shilley said of the Port’s selection of e-Builder, “It was easy to decide on e-Builder. It’s the only software I’ve seen that’s written from the owner’s perspective.” Jon Antevy, e-Builder’s Co-Founder, said, “e-Builder is software developed for facility owners exactly like the Port of Olympia.” He continued, “The software is designed to eliminate manual and duplicate data entry just as it is for Linda and her team, and we’re happy to be able to provide the Port more time for the more important matters.”

About The Port of Olympia
The southernmost deepwater port on Puget Sound, the Port of Olympia owns and operates an international shipping terminal that handles a range of breakbulk and project cargoes. The Port also owns and operates Swantown Marina & Boatworks, a 733-slip recreational marina and boat haulout/repair facility, a regional airport and a real estate division. A community port, it generates an estimated 7,249 total direct, induced and indirect jobs as documented by Martin Associates in the 2009 data study, The Economic Impact of the Port of Olympia, January 2011, available at http://www.portolympia.com.

About e-Builder
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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