|By Marketwired .||
|March 7, 2014 09:01 AM EST||
PORTSMOUTH, NH -- (Marketwired) -- 03/07/14 -- B2W Software, a leading provider of enterprise-class construction software, services and solutions, today introduced Summit Materials as its newest customer. The company will fully leverage B2W's management suite to realize new cost savings and streamline the process of enterprise estimate and field tracking.
Summit was founded to acquire and grow heavy-side building materials companies in the aggregates, ready-mix concrete, cement, asphalt paving and construction industries. Teaming with established local businesses, the company is committed to creating new value, provide access to growth capital, and implement best-practices. As part of this process, Summit has adopted the power of B2W to ease enterprise estimate and field tracking.
"Prior to B2W, we were mostly leveraging a non-integrated system of estimation and tracking technologies. The system simply could not offer a unified view into the necessary, core construction processes," said Valerie M. Barker, Vice President of Business Information, Summit Technologies.
Initially, Summit made use of a loose collaboration of HCSS and Hard Dollar Corporation software, as well as Excel spreadsheets to tackle the complex estimation process. The separate systems made it difficult for users to integrate construction jobs across the estimation, construction and maintenance lifecycle.
B2W's ONE (Operational Networked Elements) Platform is the first suite of construction management software that provides everyone from office managers to foremen in the field with direct insight into the construction process. Four separate modules create one unified suite -- including B2W Estimate, B2W Track, B2W Dispatch, and B2W Maintain. The end result is a single point of data entry, enabling instant cross-module resource visibility and collaboration -- as well as significantly improved operational efficiency and accuracy.
Leveraging B2W's estimate and field tracking modules, Summit will be able to eliminate the complexity associated with disparate offerings. Communication is simplified via mobile application tracking -- providing access to real-time information. Going one step further, the flexible and easy-to-use ONE architecture eases both estimation and tracking -- driving higher rates of operational efficiency.
B2W's unique software application will standardize job costing and proposal generation across Summit's enterprise. The solution ensures Summit can realize time savings for both estimation and field data capture -- while fully managing sub-contractor, vendor quotations, and cross-bid reporting. With full integration into its ERP system software, all budgets and daily time production can be fully exported. Field personnel also benefit from instant performance feedback to power better decisions.
"ONE is not only a revolutionary technology, but it's backed by a team of professionals who understand the unique requirements of the construction industry. Joining forces with B2W, we fully expect to realize levels of efficiency and cost-savings we didn't think possible," continued Barker.
"One of the biggest concerns our customers have is how to fully maximize the construction lifecycle process to develop a unified, efficient, and cost-effective process. Our ONE technology helps companies like Summit to rapidly improve this process and capture cost efficiencies to move business forward," said Paul McKeon, CEO of B2W Software.
About B2W Software
Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, B2W Software (fka BID2WIN Software) is a premier provider of enterprise-class construction software, services and solutions that is redefining the future for streamlined operations. Powered by our unique ONE platform, B2W solutions effectively leverage the latest technologies into a unified system for estimating and bidding, field tracking and analysis, resource planning and dispatching, equipment maintenance.
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