FOLSOM, Calif. (January 29, 2003) -- Meridian Project Systems® (MPS), a leading provider of project management software and ASP solutions, announces that Nabholz Construction Corp., ranked sixth in telecommunication construction by ENR magazine, has adopted the Prolog® Application Suite to standardize company operations and uphold Nabholz's reputation for building quality.
Nabholz has a strong record in a wide range of commercial, industrial, healthcare, and institutional building programs. Approximately 60 percent of their projects are based upon repeat clients and long-term partnering relationships. Nabholz has received Quality Achievement Awards from the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and designation as an Associated Builders and Contractors National Quality Contractor.
"Our founder, Bob Nabholz, fostered a tradition of continuous improvement, teamwork and meeting the special needs of our clients," said Don Greenland, chief operating officer for Nabholz. "Meridian's stability as a corporation and innovative solutions support our objectives for superior building quality and customer service. Implementing Prolog and aligning ourselves with Meridian's technology vision and the services of A+ Integrated Solutions insure that Nabholz maintains competitiveness and continues to bring quality building solutions to our customers."
Prolog provides complete project control by managing all aspects of the construction lifecycle, from project design to close out. Prolog WebSite complements Prolog Manager as a web-based collaboration application designed for the extended project team, ensuring all participants, including the project owner, architect, construction manager, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, are well-coordinated throughout the construction process.
A+ Integrated Solutions (A+IS), MPS Premier Solution Provider, secured this multiple-year contract including software, implementation, training, and integration services. Following their successful implementation of Prolog, Nabholz has begun work with A+IS to integrate Prolog with Nabholz’s accounting system. Using an MPS Authorized Databridge (created by Event 1 Software), Nabholz will connect Prolog's project control functions with the accounting capability of Timberline software to reduce data entry and more centrally control company processes.
"Ultimately, it's important to the efficiency of our business and the superiority of our buildings to have all of our team members, divisions, and outside stakeholders communicating and working with consistent project and program information," continued Greenland. "Prolog's robust capabilities and its integration to our accounting system allow for the kind of seamless collaboration that results in quality production and satisfied, repeat customers."
Since 1949, Nabholz has produced more than $2 billion of building programs, serving commercial, industrial, and institutional clients. These projects incorporate a wide range of designs, building systems, construction material, and equipment. This allows Nabholz to identify the most cost-effective methods to achieve project requirements and the special needs of clients. Nabholz offers a "Total Package" of services to their clients through 18 business units geographically located in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas with product lines of Nabholz Construction Corporation, Conark Builders, Nabholz Client Service, Nabholz Industrial Services, Nabholz Cranes & Rigging, Diamond Millwork, and Northwest Excavation. Visit www.nabholz.com for more information.
About A+ Integrated Solutions
A+ Integrated Solutions, Inc. (A+IS) is an award-winning provider of comprehensive technical solutions, delivering software, technical support, consulting, training, deployment, and integration services. A+IS has served the technical software needs of the architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, government, and manufacturing industries for over 16 years. As a privately owned business based in Texas, A+IS currently employs 20 individuals and supports over 23,000 licenses of software products. Visit http://www.aplusis.com or contact A+IS at (800) 600-2896 for more information.
Meridian Project Systems (MPS) develops project management solutions that improve financial performance and reduce risk on large corporate real estate projects and other capital-intensive construction initiatives. More than 8,500 of today's leading business enterprises, government agencies, and AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) firms use MPS products to accurately plan, budget, and track all aspects of the real estate project life cycle.
MPS is also unique in providing both self-hosted software and hosted ASP-based solutions, and ranks as the market share leader in project management software and collaboration software used by construction companies with over $250 million in revenue*.
In the Business of Projects since 1993, MPS appeared on Inc Magazine's INC 500 list of fastest growing companies in the United States in both 2000 and 2001. MPS is headquartered in Folsom, CA, with offices in Düsseldorf, Germany; and Vancouver, British Columbia, with additional representation through its global channel partner network in locations around the world.
*Statistics excerpted from CFMA's 2002 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry, fourth edition with the permission of the Construction Financial Management Association, Princeton, NJ, 609-452-8000.