December 2nd, 2010
EcoSys, the best-of-breed enterprise planning and cost controls software, announced today that it was selected by Hill International as core software for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) new capital program controls system. The SFMTA selected Hill International to oversee project control systems on the program. The system will track capital project budgeting, financing, and contractor payments, complex project design scheduling, construction scheduling, and contract claims management. SFMTA expects to spend approximately $4.5 billion over the next five years with at least 50 active capital projects at any given time, including the $1.6 billion Central Subway Program. The Program will construct a new 1.2 mile subway through San Francisco’s downtown core and into Chinatown, one of the most densely developed areas in the United States.
EcoSys will be used for program management, grants management, funds management, project budgeting, forecasting, and performance measurement including earned value management. Additionally, EcoSys will reduce costs by eliminating duplicate data entry and manual report generation. Through EcoSys, the system will integrate data from Oracle® Primavera P6 and Contract Management, Open Text®Livelink and a network of legacy systems currently used by SFMTA. Microsoft® SharePoint will be the role-based portal by which users access the system.
EcoSys’ capital budgeting capabilities were developed to support standard transportation agency submission requirements, including Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) required reporting formats. Existing EcoSys customers include Los Angeles Metro, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, South Carolina Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Defense, and Amtrak.
EcoSys provides next generation planning and cost controls software for capital planning, budgeting and forecasting, and comprehensive management of funds, costs, resources and earned value. Bridging the gap between financial/general ledger software and project scheduling software, EcoSys has worked with over 200 customers worldwide in industries including federal, state and local government, oil & gas, utilities, construction, and IT. EcoSys is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, San Francisco, and Atlanta.
Hill International, with 2,600 employees in 90 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, real estate development and construction claims and consulting services. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as the 8th largest construction management firm in the United States. For more information on Hill, please visit their website at www.hillintl.com.