Hard Dollar(R) Joins Autodesk(R) Developer Network to Help Customers Streamline Critical Project Processes and Improve Systems Interoperability: Partnership to Facilitate Generation of Estimates and Budgets Directly from Engineering and Construction Building Information Models (BIM)

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Hard Dollar Corporation, the leading provider of budget- and performance-based project management solutions, announced today that they have joined the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN). Hard Dollar will work to enhance the flow of information between Autodesk and Hard Dollar software, allowing construction and engineering users to leverage project design data in the project estimating and budgeting stage. For mutual customers, the partnership is expected to result in a dramatic decrease in the time and effort required to create budgets and estimates by enabling the use of existing 3D object properties in Autodesk's design model to drive the creation of project cost models.

Through our partnership we look forward to helping our customers maximize the value of their design data.

    Hard Dollar's entry to ADN is part of Hard Dollar's ongoing Interoperability Initiative, which focuses on improving the integration of existing project and enterprise management systems in use within the construction and engineering industry. By better aggregating and connecting all project data and project processes, Hard Dollar customers eliminate costly integration activities and cumbersome import/export processes that slow project progress and increase project costs. Similar partnerships completed in the past two years with Primavera(R) and Microsoft(R) are already bringing process and cost returns to Hard Dollar customers involved in complex construction and engineering projects.

"We welcome Hard Dollar to the Autodesk Developer Network," said Jim Quanci, Director, Autodesk Developer Network. "Through our partnership we look forward to helping our customers maximize the value of their design data."

"Today more than ever, customers expect a seamless flow of information between the critical software solutions they use to run their businesses," said Alistair Johnson-Claque, President and CEO of Hard Dollar. "The promise of BIM requires close cooperation among the software developers whose products contribute to a complete project model, and Hard Dollar has set its sights on providing even further benefit to our customers through integration of budgets and CAD models. Coupled with the drastic efficiencies already provided to the market by tightly integrating Hard Dollar budgets with Microsoft Project and Primavera schedules, this initiative will help engineering and construction organizations to vastly simplify project management processes."

It has been estimated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology that the lack of systems interoperability currently costs the construction industry $15.8 billion per year. Contributing to these losses, cost engineers and estimators often are required to start from scratch each time a project goes from the design stage into the estimating and budgeting stage, resulting in significant redundancy of tasks (such as quantity take-off and identifying resource requirements for a project). By combining Autodesk's CAD model data with Hard Dollar, the same information can be repurposed in the project processes that follow the design phase. The result is less redundant effort, more timely and accurate information flow, and faster overall project throughput.

About the Autodesk Developer Network

The Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) comprises more than 2,700 technology partners around the world. Preferred Industry Partners extend Autodesk solutions to meet the industry-specific needs of the design community. For more information about ADN and Autodesk Preferred Industry Partners, visit http://www.autodesk.com/adn.

About Hard Dollar Corporation

Hard Dollar's budget- and performance-based project management solutions help engineering, construction, power and energy organizations to streamline project processes from the early budgeting and conceptual estimating phase, through project close-out and analysis. Hard Dollar customers save valuable time and expense by identifying and modeling projects that align with the organization's goals; determining cash flow through all phases of projects; coordinating planning and execution processes; and achieving the visibility needed to execute consistently on project plans.

For more than 18 years, Hard Dollar has been the standard in project modeling and execution solutions. By partnering with its customers and other leading technology providers, Hard Dollar now provides an end-to-end solution that allows organizations to make better use of existing systems used to manage projects and further improve productivity and collaboration across the enterprise.

Hard Dollar is used to manage more than $1 trillion in projects for leading organizations including Aecon, Alstom Power, Duke Energy, Tetra Tech and Zachry Construction Corporation. Project-driven organizations managing complex capital, civil, highway, industrial, infrastructure, maintenance and turnaround projects are finding consistent success by using Hard Dollar to manage the interaction of costs, resources, schedules and cash flow. For more information, visit http://www.harddollar.com, contact Hard Dollar at 800.637.7496 or email us at info@harddollar.com.

Hard Dollar and the Hard Dollar logo are trademarks of Hard Dollar Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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