Emerald Associates Announces the New Release of an Innovative Primavera Contract Management Uploading Tool

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Emerald Associates Inc., experts in Oracle Primavera software implementations for over two decades, announces the new release of the PCM-Loader 3.0, an uploading tool that simplifies and streamlines the Primavera Contract Management (PCM) user experience. The PCM-Loader provides secure, web-based access to extract, modify, update and even create PCM documents in minutes using Microsoft Excel template forms.

Emerald Associates Inc

Emerald Associates Inc

The new release of Primavera Contract Management 14.1 shows Oracle’s ongoing commitment to the tool that is loved by users worldwide.

The new release of the PCM-Loader comes at an opportune time, not only because of Emerald’s year-end software sale but because of Oracle’s new release of Primavera Contract Management 14.1.

Oracle Primavera Contract Management has been a Primavera flagship product for over 25 years. Formerly known as Expedition and Contract Manager, PCM is a web based multi-project contract, cost and document management tool used on major projects worldwide. Oracle’s recent acquisition of Skire, rebranded as Primavera Unifier, has not stopped the investment in PCM despite some similarities between them. “The new release of Primavera Contract Management 14.1 shows Oracle’s ongoing commitment to the tool that is loved by users worldwide. Emerald is excited to offer two proven tools to our clients that can accommodate their immediate needs and long-term vision,” states Nicole Jardin, CEO.

With dozens of successful Primavera Contract Management rollouts across North America for project and program management teams in healthcare, oil & gas, mining, biotech, pharmaceutical, IT, construction, engineering, EPC and all levels of government, Emerald knows what clients want from PCM. The PCM-Loader brings huge time savings to the extended project team by removing the lengthy data entry process associated with contract and cost control systems. With this tool, loading multi-year, multi-project budgets takes hours instead of weeks. “A client loaded a long range 10 year plan and realized they had missed the escalation factor. They re-calculated all of the budgets in MS-Excel with a few formulas and reloaded all of the project budgets in minutes. Without the PCM-Loader, that would have taken weeks of manual input,“ explains Nicole.

PCM-Loader 3.0 adds more modules to the extensive list of available document types already handled in previous releases. Version 3.0 adds Requests for Information (RFI), non-compliance notices (NCN) and site instructions (SI) to the existing modules for procurement, budgets, contracts and POs, change proposals, change orders, trends, payment requisitions, issues, submittals, and cost codes. “We still have a few modules we have not built, but with our foundation and expertise, if a client wants it, we can turn a new module around typically in a matter of days,” explains Paul Jardin, VP technology.

Emerald Associates has developed add-ons, automations, integrations and industry driven behaviors and controls for all Oracle Primavera tools. The PCM-Archiver is another Emerald Tool and example of Emerald’s innovative problem solving. This solution allows a PCM administrator to archive all project data and attachments, filtering by module and/or by vendor as needed and outputting the documents into zipped PDF files that are easy to backup and securely share to meet contractual obligations. Other products include line numbering and contract scope controls, multi-currency controls, change proposal cost loaders from estimating and many others. At Emerald, cost effectiveness and speed of deployment is always paramount.

To see a live demonstration of the PCM-Loader, you can register for Emerald’s upcoming PCM-Loader webinar on Friday December 5, 2014.

About Emerald Associates Inc.

Emerald Associates is an Oracle Platinum Partner specialized in Primavera and amongst the select few seasoned Oracle Platinum Partners worldwide. Since 1995, Emerald’s dedicated team of project managers, engineers and programmers have been delivering innovative, integrated, engineered solutions for clients in project based industries ranging from oil & gas, nuclear, health care, pharmaceutical, engineering, construction and the public sector. They pride themselves on delivering best-of-breed project management solutions to a diverse client base, building longstanding relationships through cost effective quality Primavera implementation and integration, specialty client automations, timely support and engineered or hosted environments for all Oracle Primavera tools.

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