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The University of Southern California Standardizes Capital Project Management Information and Communications Tracking with e


Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 13, 2012

eBuilder, the number one provider of integrated capital program and project management software to colleges and universities, announced today that The University of Southern California has selected eBuilder Enterprise to standardize their capital project planning, design, and construction processes. USC will leverage eBuilder Enterprises flexibility, easeofuse and deep module integration to enable a phased rollout to their construction management teams. By phasing the rollout, USC will quickly realize the benefits of consistent project communications, process management, and project controls while maintaining team productivity.

USCs Capital Construction Development, Facilities Management and Real Estate Teams are responsible for managing over 400 projects a year ranging from small renovations to major capital projects managed by a team of 30 project managers with a substantial annual capital project budget. The team required a system that would help them enable more methodical cost controls, as well as provide better visibility into project costs for the universitys administrators.

USC is standardizing business processes across their entire capital projects portfolio so they can be codified into eBuilder to reduce risk. As a result, eBuilder Enterprise will allow USCs Capital Construction Development, Facilities Management and Real Estate Teams to establish consistent and measurable business processes that can be refined as USCs requirements evolve. eBuilder will also serve as the collaboration and communications hub to ensure all projectrelated information is stored in a safe, easily accessible, and auditable database.

USC will also use eBuilder Enterprises Planning Module to help the University develop, prioritize and approve new capital plans. This module tracks the evolution of their capital plans, ensuring the team has complete visibility and supporting documentation for each change as it occurs. The eBuilder Enterprise Planning Module centralizes all information related to the capital plan, including design information, topographical studies, feasibility studies, and more. The builtin integration between eBuilders Cost and Planning modules enables USCs Capital Construction Development, Facilities Management and Real Estate Teams to leverage past project cost information, and use this data to develop more accurate estimates.

With nearly half of the top 10 Universities, as ranked by US News & World Report, already using e Builder, the addition of another leading higher education institution builds upon our commitment to deliver best demonstrated practices that produce real results says Jonathan Antevy, CEO of eBuilder, Inc.

About USC

The University of Southern California is one of the worlds leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

About eBuilder

eBuilder is the leading provider of integrated capital program management software and construction management software for top facility owners and the companies that act on their behalf. The companys flagship product, eBuilder Enterprise, improves capital project execution, resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, eBuilders 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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The University of Pennsylvania Launches e-Builder as its Standard Capital Program Management Software

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 13, 2012

e-Builder, the number one provider of integrated capital program and project management software to colleges and universities, announced today that The University of Pennsylvania, a top 5 College rated by US News & World Report, has launched e-Builder Enterprise as its capital project management system to track capital project costs and schedule milestones. The University will implement nearly all e-Builder modules, including Cost, Processes, Documents, and Schedule, to manage its ongoing multi-million capital program.

The Universitys Facilities and Real Estate Services team conducted a thorough review and selection process to replace their previous solution for a user-friendly platform that is also easier to configure. In addition, e-Builder brings robust cost tracking, forecasting, and reporting capabilities. One of the requirements defined in the initial RFP was that the chosen system be able to integrate with the Universitys financials system. This integration will allow for seamless data exchange to eliminate inefficiencies related to duplicate data entry, and to ensure costs are accounted for in the most efficient manner.

The Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services team has standardized all of their existing workflow approval using e-Builders Processes Module, a sophisticated workflow automation engine. Some of the key processes enabled in this go-live include Project Initiation, Capital Project Request, Budget & Certification Approvals, Change Orders, Contingency Changes, and Payment Application & Invoice Approvals.

Jon Antevy, e-Builder CEO, said the leadership provided by the University coupled with the experience of our in-house implementation team resulted in yet another successful and timely launch of e-Builder.

About e-Builder

e-Builder is the leading provider of fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software for top facility owners and companies that act on their behalf. The companys flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves capital project execution resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builders 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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