Hard Dollar Releases HD PCM Version 13 With Improved Connectivity, Accuracy and Control Across the Project Lifecycle

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- Apr 29, 2014 -- Hard Dollar, the creator and leading provider of project cost management (PCM) software for construction and maintenance projects, today announced the release of HD PCM version 13. Feedback from more than 20,000 worldwide users shaped new features and enhancements which help improve connectivity, estimate accuracy, and cost management across the project lifecycle.

Highlights of HD PCM version 13 include:

Account Code Hierarchy: This alternative organizational structure makes it easy to leverage previous projects for historical benchmarking and simplifies connectivity with accounting and ERP systems.

Waste Factor: Automatically add custom waste factors on selected resources to ensure there is always enough material in the estimate to complete the job.

QuoteGroup Alerts: Never miss last-minute quote changes from subs and vendors with automatic highlighting of quotes that need attention.

Revise Commitments: Easily keep budgets current with the ability to change the scope of commitments at any point even after the commitment has been approved.

Microsoft Excel Import Templates: New ability to save custom Microsoft Excel import settings makes it easier than ever to quickly transfer project details from Excel workbooks of varying formats.

Focus on Jobsite Connectivity: Gather field performance data on Windows laptops and tablets and flow that back into the overall system for improved project visibility and forecasting.

User Interface Improvements: Get work done faster with numerous enhancements to the user interface.

"With the new version of Hard Dollar, we have been able to implement a standardized cost coding scheme consisting of thousands of hierarchical codes, but without requiring our estimators to change the way they think," said Bill Jansen, Estimating and Project Controls Manager at Kiewit. "They can structure estimates the way they want -- by pay items, by area/phase, by discipline -- and the system automatically rolls everything up into our standard codes. Our estimating process is very fluid and streamlined, yet we can track and benchmark past jobs in a consistent way to speed up bid reviews and increase accuracy."

"HD PCM is the core of our product suite that now spans from the back office to the jobsite. We've worked closely with our owner, contractor, and EPCM customers to understand their needs and deliver capabilities that help them efficiently and confidently estimate and control projects," states Brad Barth, Hard Dollar's Chief Product Officer. "HD PCM 13 delivers the flexibility and functionality needed for real-time management of the smallest to the largest projects."

HD PCM version 13 is now available to new customers and existing customers with current maintenance agreements. For more information please visit: http://www.harddollar.com/products/hd-pcm-13

About Hard Dollar
Hard Dollar Corporation, a subsidiary of Kiewit Technology Inc. is the leading provider of project cost management (PCM) software for owners, EPCMs, and contractors. More than 600 customers worldwide within infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, STO, and power and process industries utilize Hard Dollar solutions on $1 trillion in projects. With more than 20,000 users worldwide, our solutions are driven by market feedback. Hard Dollar software helps manage cost estimating, budgets, changes, and forecasts throughout the entire project lifecycle. Hard Dollar solutions help customers reduce labor overruns by 15% and increase project productivity by up to 300%. Hard Dollar solutions are sold and implemented by partners around the globe.

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