FOLSOM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company, announced today that Dade Service Corporation has adopted Prolog® Converge to improve project operations. Prolog Converge, a rich Web-based application, has been selected to provide detailed document tracking, reporting and an easier way for the entire company to collaborate. Dade Service is working directly with Project Team Solutions, Inc. (PTSI), an authorized Meridian Value-Added Reseller partner, to complete the implementation.
Dade Service specializes in the design and construction of facilities for the produce and cold storage industries. After being awarded a number of new projects, Dade Service decided to re-evaluate their methods for managing projects. To handle the increased project load without affecting customer service or increasing the company’s fixed overhead and labor costs, the company made the decision to improve their project management infrastructure.
After using Prolog for many years, the company opted to expand upon its current implementation, as well as add Prolog Converge to gain additional collaboration functionality. This new Prolog strategy will help Dade Service to better address the current project challenges and inefficiencies they are experiencing. The company had been using complex Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for managing critical tasks, such as costing and sales tax reporting, and had also been using Outlook for project communications. Duplicate data entry, the possibility of Excel errors and the lack of a centralized project information repository were just some of the day-to-day project management challenges that Prolog will help them to eliminate.
“When we were using Excel, we had to print out invoices, match them to the printed purchase order, put them in a binder and cross reference them, too,” said Ashley Perryman, Dade Service’s sales and marketing coordinator. “Prolog software has eliminated this manual work. Our time spent on costing has easily been reduced by 50 percent and we have reduced our use of paper by 50 percent as well.”
In addition to taking a fresh look at Meridian’s Prolog solution, Dade Service evaluated a number of other project management systems. “Ultimately, we concluded that Meridian’s Prolog Manager and Prolog Converge applications would best address the inefficiencies we were experiencing,” said Perryman.
For more information on Dade Service software selection and implementation process, visit the Meridian Systems Information Library to view the in-depth case study: http://my.meridiansystems.com/downloads/.
Prolog software delivers total project management control for construction projects by automating day-to-day tasks and processes, from project design to close-out. The newest Prolog application Prolog Converge is based on Web services technology to give users both powerful project controls and flexible interface choices. For more information on Prolog Converge, visit http://www.meridiansystems.com/products/prolog/converge/web-based-construction-project-management-software.asp.
About Dade Service Corporation
Dade Service Corporation, Founded in 1954, specializes in the Design and Construction of Pressurized Ripening Rooms and Cold Storage Rooms for the Produce and Cold Storage Industries. For more information, visit www.dadeservice.com.
About Project Team Solutions, Inc.
Project Team Solutions, Inc. (PTSI) provides Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Process Automation (BPA) technologies and services to organizations that plan, build or operate real estate assets and other capital infrastructure projects. Typically, our clients are Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Development organizations that manage a portfolio of projects, programs, and facilities. For more information, visit www.projectteam.com.
About Meridian Systems
Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), is the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations. Building owners, construction and engineering firms, and public agencies use Meridian software to effectively manage capital building and facility renovation programs. In 2011, Meridian secured the top spot among off-the-shelf project management software used by the construction industry1. Meridian also is a pioneer in combining plan-build-operate features on an open technology platform to provide infrastructure lifecycle management solutions for capital building owners. Download free Meridian research and case studies by going to: http://my.meridiansystems.com/downloads/
1 2011 IT Playbook, Constructech Magazine