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Clark Nexsen Uses Newforma Project Analyzer to Raise Productivity

Apr 30 2013 12:00AM

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MANCHESTER, NH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company integrating people, projects and processes to transform building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced that full-service design firm Clark Nexsen is using Newforma Project Analyzer software to reduce project management overhead and enable more-informed decisions.

Clark Nexsen Chief Operating Officer Bill Keen, P.E., LEED AP, said, "Our accounting and resource management application required administrative staff to build schedules from the bottom up, entering details for each individual. By contrast, Newforma Project Analyzer is made for the way project managers work, developing schedules from the top down. More efficient use of time is what we were hoping to achieve, and we definitely have achieved it, having slashed data entry time 50 percent in some cases. As a result, we can deliver more value to our clients, improving service as we deliver more successful projects."

Keen said administrative personnel who had previously spent 20 to 30 hours a week entering data into the firm's accounting software no longer have to perform that function, as Newforma Project Analyzer enables project managers themselves to create and revise schedules in a fraction of the time. "In addition," Keen said, "a really important benefit is that our technical professionals are checking project progress more often because Newforma Project Analyzer's pie charts, line graphs and bar charts make information clearer and easier to comprehend. This has resulted in better informed and more timely decision-making."

Newforma® Project Analyzer provides a single, comprehensive view of costs and forecasts, and information in time to act upon it, whether the information applies to an individual project or the firm as a whole. Because the Newforma Project Analyzer software integrates with Clark Nexsen's existing accounting software, no effort is lost or duplicated.

Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell said, "Design firms are under continual pressure to protect profit margins. They need tools to optimize project resources, manage fee utilization, improve decision making, and monitor and control project performance. Newforma Project Analyzer provides project managers and office principals with powerful capabilities to plan, budget, schedule, and forecast work, and to see historical and planned data in a single view. To top it off, information is presented in an easy-to-understand graphical format, well-suited to visual thinkers like architects and engineers. Importantly, there is no redundancy or duplication of financial information because it is accessed via read-only queries to the accounting software, which remains the single source of truth for billable hours, issuing invoices, tracking payments, and related processes."

About Newforma
Newforma develops, sells and supports project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering, and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma is the first industry-focused and integrated solution to connect firms to each other, to their project information, to their processes, to remote team members, and to financial and resource data, all for the purpose of more successful project delivery. Firms in the Newforma Project Network are using Newforma software to manage information on more than one million projects, raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk, strengthening their brands, and freeing time and attention to focus on design, construction, and client service. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.

© 2013 Newforma, Inc. Newforma is a registered trademark of Newforma, Inc., in the United States and in other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.



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