Quarterly Newsletter – Q2 2011 – Vol 4, Issue 2

Trusting your collaborative project management application is crucial to your teams success

When you are implementing a collaborative project management application that will be used by Engineers, Consultants, and Contractors it is important that every participant trust the chosen application. Collaborative project management applications not only deliver cost savings but also the benefits of being a trusted 3rd party for managing your project information.

Data Integrity- When the project management application is hosted by one of the project participants there is always the possibility that a participant could disable access to other project team members or worse yet alter project records by changing data stored in the database. To prevent this issue from arising the application should be hosted by either the software vendor (SAAS) or a 3rd party hosting provider (ASP).

Application Availability- The application needs to be highly available (24X7). Wether you host the application your self or select a third party like EADOC you should verify that they have redundant data centers and redundant equipment to ensure the application is available 99.99% of the time. The vendor should also provide a Service Level Agreement stipulating when they perform maintenance and when they notify you of this maintenance. Make sure you review maintenance windows as not all vendors conduct maintenance on the weekend or during off hours.

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New Customer Corner

The following customers have recently selected EADOC to improve project control and decrease project costs:

HNTB - HNTB selected EADOC as their construction project management application on the City of Indianapolis’s Belmont Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility and City of Noblesville’s WWTP project.

Lee & Ro - Lee & Ro selected EADOC for the City of Coachella’s $5M Avenue 54 WWTP improvements project.

MWH - Selected EADOC’s collaborative project management application to help them manage the construction of Orange County Flood Control District’s $100M Sari program. This program consists of the Yorba Linda Spur and SARI Mainline pipeline projects.

Kitsap County - Kitsap County selected EADOC for Construction of the $6M Techite Force Main Replacement and Design of the Central Kitsap Treatment Plant Reclamation and Reuse project. These two projects are the beginning of a 5 year program for Kitsap Counties waste water system.

CVIN - CVIN selected EADOC for the Central Valley Next-Generation Broadband Infrastructure Project. This $66M project will install Fiber Optic Cable in 18 counties within the the California Central Valley area.

Central Marin Sanitation Agency - Central Marin Sanitation Agency selected EADOC’s construction project management application to manage the construction of their Digester Improvements-FOG Facility project.

New Features

Contract Summary Reports

Users can now run reports on project contracts at the Account, Division/Portfolio or project level.

New Contract Change Order Limit Information

User can now specify change order limit in $ or as a percentage of contract value when creating contracts in EADOC.

Additional Picture Properties

Users can now add the following information with pictures that are uploaded through daily reports or the picture tab: Date, Photographer, Location, and Material. In our next release these fields will be added to the picture viewer so they can be used for filtering pictures and generating reports.

Document Distribution Setting

Previously an organizations document distribution settings could only be set at the account level, now they can be set at the project level. This allows organizations to have different document distribution settings within each project.

Quick Tips

If you want to search a specific group of documents for a keyword you can do this using the Keyword filter within reports. For example I may want a list of all the pending RFI & Submittals relating to pipe. To do this I would build a report of Pending RFI’s & Submittals and select the keyword filter option as shown below.

Search a specific group of documents