SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today Proliance® 5.6 software for managing capital planning, building and renovation processes across large infrastructure programs. The new release features a range of productivity and usability advancements—including a dashboard interface for PC and iPad users—designed to boost efficiencies, improve mobile access and reduce design-build-operate (DBO) costs.
Proliance software is used by asset owners and managers to track the performance of their infrastructure, facilities and construction portfolios, in order to effectively plan future projects and rapidly respond to current needs. By combining capital planning, business process management, project management, and analytics into a single, easily accessible system of record, Proliance enables owners and their supply chain managers to better control scope, costs and schedules, and keep programs on track.
"In an industry of increasingly complex global programs, project portfolio management is a critical issue for construction owners, given the significant impacts of project delays," said Geene Alhady, general manager, Owner Division of Trimble Buildings Group. "Proliance 5.6's new capabilities make historical data more accessible in the office or the field, so that owners can mitigate risk and manage their capital more efficiently."
Dashboards for Many Needs, Many Locations
Proliance 5.6 offers a drag-and-drop interface that allows users to create personalized dashboards displaying the information that is most important to them. For example, an owner could use Proliance to track the flow of costs during each phase of the DBO continuum—from simulation to renovation—and pull up that data in a dashboard to avoid errors during future projects. At the same time, the ability to collect, store, and easily share dashboard data can keep programs on track during an often-changing supply chain of designers, contractors and trade professionals.
Support for both PCs and Apple's iPad enables anytime/anywhere access to critical financial and project data when wireless communication is available, helping project teams to communicate and address issues in real time, from the office or the field.
Proliance was developed by Meridian Systems (now part of Trimble Buildings Group), the leader in DBO solutions for project-based organizations. The software's built-in reports and latest dashboard capabilities incorporate best practices from Meridian's more than 20 years of industry expertise, resulting in a comprehensive yet intuitive set of features.
The new capabilities in Proliance 5.6 add to an already robust feature set, including: a workflow engine that provides views of planned and historical workflow processes; flexible, secure information sharing for cross-project contracts and budgets; and the ability to view both summarized information at an organizational level as well as specific project and program details. Proliance also features a bidding and tendering module for visibility and control into project procurement.
"Owner organizations today are grappling with the growing complexities of budget management," said Brant Carter, Proliance product manager for Trimble Buildings. "Whether reviewing real-time cost reporting or the nuances of earned value and parametric estimating, access to reliable, tailored data is paramount—and that's where Proliance's project workflow, budget analysis and reporting functionality come to the forefront."