Industry Leaders Select Prolog Software as Corporate Standard for Construction Project Management

Meridian Systems announces record growth for Prolog v7.5 in 2005

FOLSOM, Calif. (February 8, 2006) - Meridian Systems, the industry leader in project management software within the construction industry, announced today that Prolog Manager 2005 unit license sales grew 60% over 2004, record year-over-year growth in the company’s history. These results are attributed to several new construction firms and building owners that are adopting Prolog version 7.5, which was released in September 2005. Meridian also has identified a trend among organizations that are standardizing on one project management solution to gain better efficiencies.

According to the 2006 National Construction-Technology Survey from Constructech Magazine, 94% of firms rated project management software as highly important, with nearly 50% indicating they expect to use the software on all projects in 2005. Traditionally however, construction organizations with decentralized operations wind up using and supporting multiple project management solutions, lacking one corporate standard.

Tracking projects in different individual project management systems creates several organizational inefficiencies. Key disadvantages include no ability to roll up all projects at the executive or owner level; no executive visibility into “at risk” projects; no standard reporting system; no consistent or common best practices with operations staff; large inefficiencies in transferring staff from one project to another; and added training costs to support multiple systems.

“We are seeing lots of opportunity for Prolog from existing customers wanting to make corporate standard decisions, as well as new customer growth in 2006 both within the AEC and building owner markets,” said John Bodrozic, Meridian president and cofounder. “As a result, Meridian remains committed to keeping Prolog as the market leading solution for construction project management for capital intensive industries.”

Over its 12-year existence, Prolog has become the industry standard for successful construction project delivery, providing a complete project management software solution for more than 8,500 construction companies, engineering firms, and public and private building owners. New Meridian customers that adopted Prolog as their corporate standard in 2005 include:

Construction and CM Firms:

- Alberici Constructors

- Moss Construction

- Ryan Construction

- URS Construction Services

Owners and Real Estate Developers:

- Ambling Companies

- Miami Dade Public Water

- Tishman Speyer

- Turnberry Associates

Meridian customers who standardize on Prolog as their corporate project management solution do so to take advantage of several key benefits, including:

- Instant executive/owner level rollup of all projects

- Executive/owner visibility of “problem” projects

- One standard reporting system

- One system for consistency and efficiency

- Consistency and common best practices with operations staff

- Efficient in transferring staff from one project to another

- Reduced training costs

- Vital company information stored in one database for backup

In addition to its industry leading software, Meridian provides its customers with a regional network of local authorized partners who re-sell, service and support Prolog. Additionally, Meridian provides the utmost in flexible services with multiple deployment options and variety of support and education programs. For more details on Prolog and Meridian Systems, call (800) 850 2660, or visit www.meridiansystems.com.

About Meridian Systems:
Meridian Systems provides enterprise project management software for optimizing the plan, build and operate lifecycle for real estate, construction and other physical infrastructure initiatives. More than 8,500 of today's large building owners, construction and engineering firms, and government agencies use Meridian technology to improve top-line revenue growth while reducing their capital construction costs. Meridian was named as the leading software vendor in the categories of project management software and collaboration for the construction industry in the 2006 National Construction-Technology Survey from Constructech Magazine. Meridian also ranks as the market share leader in project management software among general contractors with over $100 million in revenue*. Meridian has an impressive track record of revenue growth over its 12-year history, and has been repeatedly recognized as a Constructech Hottest Technology company. Meridian is headquartered in Folsom, Calif. For more information, call Meridian at (800) 850 2660, or go to www.meridiansystems.com/pr020806.


*Statistics excerpted from CFMA's 2004 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry, fourth edition with the permission of the Construction Financial Management Association, Princeton, NJ, (609) 452 8000.

Meridian Contact:
Sue Watkins, Director of Marketing
(916) 294-2136, Email Contact

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