Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company, recently released Proliance version 5.5, the latest upgrade to the company’s capital program management software. Proliance 5.5 includes a new bidding/tendering module for greater visibility and control into project procurement and provides new International features, including localized portfolio management and multi- language and calendar capabilities. Together, these capabilities help owners and program managers plan, build and manage capital programs and assets to reduce risk, lower cost and improve financial performance.
“Large-scale global engineering and construction projects are extremely complex with stringent requirements that cross cultures and languages,” said Matt Light, research vice president at Gartner. “Project owners can benefit from integrated project portfolio management environments that deliver accurate visibility and insight into program scope, cost and schedule to ensure efficient process controls.”
Proliance combines capital planning, project and program management, business process management and analytics into one system of record, enabling asset owners and managers to track how their real estate, construction and facilities portfolios are performing across the plan-build-operate lifecycle.
Bidding and Tendering Module
Proliance 5.5 further improves program management capabilities through the addition of a new bidding/tendering module that provides owners and program managers with the ability to confidently execute a bid process that follows industry best practices. The new module provides bid creation, distribution and award capabilities which can address security, completeness and consistency in the procurement of construction contracts.
In addition, the optional bid analysis component leverages WinEstimator’s Modelogix software, which was recently acquired by Trimble to extend Meridian’s solutions. This unique software enables bids to be viewed and analyzed side-by-side so that costs and potential anomalies can be compared amongst the various bids received.
“With a new emphasis on efficiency, owners who wish to remain competitive are recognizing the value of information in controlling and influencing project outcomes to produce the desired results,” said Rick Gehringer, business unit director at Meridian Systems. “Proliance 5.5 includes new capabilities and enhancements to deliver broader and deeper program managementfunctionality to better align with each owner’s specific portfolio structures and operating models.”
Global-Language Support Improves Collaboration
Expanding on the software’s existing multi-currency capabilities, Proliance 5.5 now adds the ability to support multiple language files. Proliance 5.5 includes an Arabic language file and can be translated into other languages by customer request. It also includes a localized Hijri (Umm Al-Qura) calendar to address the immediate needs of its customers doing business in the Middle East. These new features give owners and project managers the ability to localize individual projects within a larger program in multiple languages, which provides an excellent solution for global companies working in multiple regions.
Proliance 5.5 also includes application administration improvements to enhance user experience and streamline collaboration between owners and project teams.
Proliance 5.5 Webinar and Downloads
To provide a closer look at the new features in Proliance 5.5, Meridian will be hosting a Webinar. Attendees can register for this Webinar by going to: http://www.meridiansystems.com/company/events/webinars/. The Proliance 5.5 release is available now and can be downloaded from Meridian’s SupportLink Website. Meridian customers with active support and maintenance agreements have access to upgrades free of charge.
Win More Work with Innovative Approaches to Project Proposals Thursday, June 27th, 2013
How can you make your project proposals stand out in order to win work without losing time and money?
In this presentation, you’ll learn about new ways to quickly create more realistic proposals of design alternatives that demonstrate a better understanding of project needs, more clearly explain project designs, and help you win work.
Get to 30% Design Faster Thursday, August 8th, 2013
Once you win an infrastructure project, how does your team provide owners, review agencies, clients and other stakeholders with a more solid understanding of your design intent?
This webcast presentation will present innovative approaches that show how you can easily combine 2D CAD, GIS, raster, and 3D models, enabling you to accelerate your infrastructure design process. It will also show how you can easily use rich visualizations to validate design decisions faster.
Get to “Yes” Faster with Agency and Community Stakeholders Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Review agencies need to understand and approve projects before they can be built, but the approval process is often slow and linear. Non-technical public stakeholders, such as surrounding residents and business owners, struggle understanding 2D plans and their confusion can lead to expensive roadblocks.
Learn how you can use compelling simulations and animated 3D visualizations to better communicate project alternatives and community impact in a format that is more interactive and easily understood by agencies and non-technical audiences alike.
The Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways: A Quick Spin Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Learn more about the Autodesk BIM Specialist Certification for Roads and Highways using the Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite 2014. We’ll give you information about:
• The authorized training guide
• The certification exam
• Learning objectives
• A BIM workflow for road and highway design
Using the training guide, you will learn how to employ a BIM process using the tools in the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite in order to more fully realize the benefits of this intelligent, model-based approach: better understanding of the project, improved accuracy and efficiency, and more agility to respond quickly to changes at anytime, anywhere.
Practical Workflows for the Civil Engineer Thursday, December 12th, 2013
You are already creating rich 3D models, but how can you more fully leverage this model to enhance every phase of infrastructure project workflow?
This webcast will show you how to use your rich, 3D models to gain greater visibility into projects, develop deeper insights into constructability, and identify and resolve issues virtually before breaking ground.