Prolog Manager from Meridian Project Systems Successfully Integrates with Leading Accounting System
General contractor M.J. Harris connects project management with accounting using Event 1 Integrator databridge
ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 4, 2002) - Meridian Project Systems (MPS) announced today at the A/E/C Systems tradeshow that M.J. Harris, Inc. (MJHI) successfully integrated MPS' Prolog software and Timberline Gold Extended in order to streamline critical business functions into one single system. MPS is a leading software and application service provider of project management solutions. MJHI, a general contractor specializing in design-build and construction management for healthcare projects, selected MPS' Prolog for its powerful project management capabilities designed for the AEC industry.
MJHI had relied on both Prolog Manager and Prolog Website for use on the majority of its construction projects. It could not find a single system that had both the highly comprehensive project management features of Prolog, as well as the accounting capabilities from Timberline. MJHI turned to its local MPS channel partner, HardHat Technologies, and software developer Event 1 to implement a solution that linked Prolog with Timberline.
That solution is a databridge product from Event 1, which links MPS' Prolog with Timberline Gold Extended.
Rick Norris, controller for MJHI, first secured corporate endorsement before beginning the integration. "Effectively merging data between Prolog and Timberline with the Event1 Integrator required buy-in from top management and a commitment to training in order to produce a successful implementation." To reduce risk during the integration effort, Norris developed "test bed" databases to explore various integration scenarios resulting from the merging of the project management and financial systems. Once he felt comfortable with the capabilities and intricacies of each system, Norris implemented a training program with assistance from HardHat Technologies.
With the Event1 Integrator in place, MJHI is reaping the benefits of merging information between Prolog and Timberline. MJHI's accounting staff requires less work to generate contracts and change orders than it did before the integration was complete. Its project managers enter information into Prolog, which is conveniently linked with the accounting program. Actual costs recorded in Timberline Gold Extended are automatically recognized by Prolog Manager. This gives the project managers faster access to current information and leverages the powerful project control features in Prolog Manager. Information on multiple projects now resides in one database, which can be accessed any time through Prolog.
"Project managers now have more control over their data," Norris commented. "Prolog Manager and the Event 1 Integrator allow project management and accounting staff to share current information in a timely manner. We've eliminated duplicate data entry and reduced the possibility of keying errors."
For more information on MPS, and to download the complete M.J. Harris customer case study, visit www.MPS.com or booth #529 at the A/E/C Systems show at the Anaheim Convention Center. To learn about the advantages of integrating Prolog with Timberline Gold Extended, call 503-768-4843 or visit www.Event1Inc.com.
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About Event 1 Software:
Event 1 Software, Inc. creates full applications and add-ons to existing software and educational tools. It has developed a high degree of expertise in Timberline� Software, a leader in construction-based software for cost accounting and estimating. Event 1 improved the usability of Timberline by creating the Event 1 Integrator, a databridge product between Timberline Software and Meridian Project Systems. For further information, see www.Event1Inc.com.
About M.J. Harris:
MJHI is a general contractor specializing in design build, pre-construction, construction and construction management. It is the successor company to the Harris Construction Company (HCC), which was formed in September 1989. The principals of MJHI have a total of fifty-plus years experience in the construction industry. This experience, which began in the early 1960's, ranges from small projects to large complex hospital projects valued in excess of $30 million dollars. MJHI's projects are located from Pennsylvania to Illinois to Texas, and throughout the Southeast United States. Visit www.MJHarris.com to learn more.
About Meridian Project Systems:
Meridian Project Systems, a provider of comprehensive project management solutions, debuted on Inc magazine's INC 500 as the 56th fastest growing company in the United States in 2000, and has appeared on the prestigious list two years in a row. More than 70,000 professionals from Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, manufacturers, and AEC firms use MPS products. In the Business of Projects since 1993, MPS offers both software and ASP-based tools, including award-winning Prolog Manager, ProjectTalk.com and GigaPlan products. MPS is headquartered in Folsom, Calif., with offices in Dusseldorf, Germany; Vancouver, British Columbia; and St. Petersburg, Russia. Visit www.mps.com for further information.
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