November 30th, 2015
Burns & McDonnell standardizes project controls on the EcoSys EPC software platform to improve project efficiency
Broomfield, CO – EcoSys, the industry standard for enterprise project controls software, today announced Burns & McDonnell has selected EcoSys EPC (Enterprise Planning & Controls) to serve as its enterprise Cost Management System. Burns & McDonnell is a leading global engineering, architecting, construction and consulting firm with over 5,300 employees.
EcoSys EPC will be instrumental in supporting Burns & McDonnell’s project delivery through its integrated, scalable, and web-based software. EPC offers a complete platform of best practices for budgeting and planning, cost forecasting, and project performance management, which will allow Burns & McDonnell to analyze project and program costs faster and improve predictability. It also provides the flexibility to tailor workflows and business rules to meet the varied needs of Burns & McDonnell’s 11 business divisions and more than 40 offices throughout the world.
Project managers are the lifeblood of Burns & McDonnell, so providing them with the right tools is critical. Implementing EcoSys EPC will serve to make their jobs easier, enabling them to be more efficient and ultimately helping the entire organization both internally and externally by driving greater customer service.
For example, as an easy-to-use application hosted in the cloud, EcoSys EPC drives efficiency by enabling Burns & McDonnell’s project managers to access project financials remotely and work from the field via mobile devices. This saves project managers’ valuable time as it enables them to work on-the-go while they’re traveling to and from client sites each week.
“We are excited to roll out EcoSys EPC across our organization. The solution fosters greater visibility and efficiency through an interface which is easy to use, even for non-project managers,” said Gregory Gould, Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer at Burns & McDonnell. “When we surveyed the market, it quickly became obvious that EcoSys EPC was the only product capable of meeting our needs. EPC will free up our project managers’ time to focus on managing projects rather than crunching numbers. As a result we will have happier project managers, more successful projects, and the means to surpass our customers’ expectations.”
“We are delighted to work with a global leader like Burns & McDonnell,” said Javier Sloninsky, Managing Director and CEO of EcoSys. “Burns & McDonnell’s implementation of EcoSys EPC speaks to a larger industry trend we are seeing: progressive companies are moving away from using homegrown or offline tools to manage project costs. Instead they are implementing enterprise project controls tools such as EPC which can sit alongside ERP systems. This gives companies one tool that serves the needs of finance and accounting as well as operations and project management, ultimately leading to greater visibility and project performance across the board.”
Burns & McDonnell’s roll out of EcoSys EPC began in August. Through its deep planning and controls capabilities and its robust integration and reporting engine, the solution will help provide a comprehensive approach to cost management for Burns & McDonnell’s projects of all sizes – from small to mega projects.
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 5,300 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be No. 15 on FORTUNE’s 2015 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit burnsmcd.com.
EcoSys is the global standard for enterprise project controls software. Its easy-to-use, web-based platform, EcoSys EPC, helps organizations worldwide plan and manage project portfolios, control project costs, and improve project performance. EcoSys customers execute some of the world’s largest projects and rely on EcoSys EPC to implement best practices for full lifecycle project controls. Strengths include capital planning, budgeting and forecasting, progress measurement, project portfolio management, change management, performance and earned value management, workforce planning, contract management, and data integration and reporting.