Where is EcoSys Financial Manager?

From time to time, we’re asked about “Financial Manager.”  You can still find reference to that product name scattered across the web.  In January 2011, EcoSys Financial Manager was officially renamed EcoSys EPC (Enterprise Planning & Controls). The following addresses some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the name change:

Why did your product name change from Financial Manager to EPC?
Our software had evolved and grown since its debut in 2006. The EPC name better describes our ability to deliver project and program planning and cost controls solutions optimized for both the public and private sectors.

What does EPC mean?
EPC stands for “Enterprise Planning & Controls.”

Is EcoSys EPC only for EPC (Engineering, Procurement, & Construction) firms?
No.  While EcoSys EPC provides a great number of benefits for EPC firms, the software is used extensively by both contractors and owners in a variety of industries.

How is EPC different from Financial Manager?
The product is the same. Only the name has changed.

What’s new in EPC?
While the name change did not accompany a new software release, multiple releases and countless updates have been made since the name change.  We invite you to read about the advantages of EcoSys EPC as a project controls software solution, and review the list of key features.

Registration is Open for the 2012 EcoSys User Conference

Registration is officially open for our biggest event of the year: our EcoSys User Conference. This year, the event will take place from September 23 – 25 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Our expanded 2012 program features two Mini-Tracks and an optional second day Application Workshop. Through the conference, you’ll discover how EcoSys EPC is used by other organizations, best practice approaches to project controls and portfolio management, and new ways that EPC can help achieve greater efficiency, visibility and cost performance.

We welcome current EcoSys EPC users, as well as encourage prospective customers and all professionals involved with project controls, project or program management, and capital planning to join us.

This year’s conference features an expanded agenda with more options for attendees, including two Mini-Tracks. The “Case Studies” track will be presented by current EcoSys EPC customers and discuss real-world implementations, while the “Solutions Showcase” track will focus on showcasing specific solutions available within EPC.

Stay for the optional Day 2 Application Workshop which will take an in-depth look at the principles, functionality, and approaches that can enhance the way you use EPC within your organization.

To register, book your hotel and for more information on the conference, please visit:http://www.ecosys.net/userconference. We look forward to seeing you in September!

Hello, World (of Project Cost Management)

Hi, there!  Welcome to our new blog.  We’re excited to lend our voice to issues that have become ever more relevant during these uncertain economic times – the need for better visibility and transparency into projects, programs and portfolios across organizations.  Businesses and governments alike have put greater emphasis than ever on making sure funds are being spent on projects that support organizational strategies, while implementing the necessary controls to deliver project success.

In the days and months ahead, we will be sharing our perspectives on a broad range of topics relating to the project controls arena – everything from earned value management and measuring of progress to perspectives on how enterprise software can be used to help drive organizational success.  Of course, we’ll jump in with some specific updates on developments with EcoSys (the company), our flagship software – EcoSys EPC (Enterprise Planning & Controls), and noteworthy news and events.

At the same time we look forward to hearing your feedback and conversing on the topics that are shaping our collective world.  We welcome a good dialog – and once again, we welcome you!