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Meridian Project Systems Introduces Proliance BPM Solution

Meridian Project Systems Introduces New Business Process Management (BPM) Solution

Proliance is a Revolutionary Enterprise BPM Solution for Real Estate and Construction

Folsom, California, USA. June 30, 2003.

Meridian Project Systems (MPS), a leading software and application service provider of project management solutions, announces the market introduction of Proliance -- the first Web native enterprise process management solution for corporate real estate and construction markets.

MPS brings to market Proliance, a new paradigm for managing projects, programs and organizational processes across global and large national companies. Targeted toward large facility owners, and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) companies, Proliance is MPS' third-generation Internet technology platform enabling the benefits of business process management across the enterprise.

"With Proliance, MPS provides the market a robust, mission critical enterprise solution to effectively manage the entire construction operation of an owner's real estate and construction group, and the operation of large engineering and construction firms," said Jim Olsen, MPS chief executive officer. "Proliance is an innovative corporate technology platform combined with a series of powerful business applications that increases internal control at the project, program and enterprise levels, while uniting all the external companies associated with the design and construction process," added Olsen.

Proliance utilizes Web Services and XML technology on the Microsoft .NET application framework. Proliance is built on a powerful foundation of Platform Services that include workflow automation, action and distribution management, security, file management, reporting, and communication tools.

Proliance's built-in workflow automates business processes for every function within an organization, allowing enterprises to reduce the time and effort to process information, and enforce best practices company-wide. A business intelligence dashboard that reports on key performance indicators (KPI) across all projects and programs caps Proliance, providing valuable metrics on how to increase revenue by completing projects faster and reduce capital construction costs across the company.

While building Proliance, MPS worked with a diverse group of existing and potential clients to assess and anticipate the needs of vast global and national operations. Large enterprises need to consolidate multiple stand-alone software applications across their organizations that represent a significant IT burden and fail to provide an integrated solution for business operations.

Proliance addresses this need, consolidating applications on a common Internet technology platform with built-in integration. Proliance enables large enterprises to centrally manage all project information, and provide real-time Web access to their global project managers and clients.

Modular business applications incorporate Proliance's platform services and include solutions for companies to gain valuable forward views on forecasted project costs based on real-time information. Some of the initial key capabilities of Proliance include:

  • Budget Management
  • Contract Management
  • Change Management
  • Billing and Invoice Management
  • Drawing Management
  • Correspondence Management
  • File Management
  • Viewing and Redlining
  • Project Management Planning
  • Multi-currency Management
  • Tax Management
  • Vendor Management

"We are excited to continue our leadership and innovative position in the market by delivering Web Services and XML applications that solve our market's business problems," said Olsen. "Our mission is to deliver critical business values through our solutions to our customers, helping them create efficiencies, manage risks, reduce costs, and increase revenue growth opportunities.

Download our free white paper, "Proliance: The New Paradigm" at or for further information about MPS, visit

About MPS

Meridian Project Systems (MPS) develops project management solutions that improves financial performance and reduces risk on large corporate real estate projects and other capital-intensive construction initiatives. More than 7,500 of today's leading business enterprises, government agencies, and AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) firms use MPS products to accurately plan, budget, and track all aspects of the real estate project lifecycle.

MPS is the first provider of enterprise business process management solutions utilizing Web Services in the corporate real estate and construction arena. MPS ranks as the market share leader in project management software and hosted ASP-based solutions used by general contractors with over $250 million in annual revenue.

In the Business of Projects since 1993, MPS appeared on Inc Magazine's INC 500 list of fastest growing companies in the United States in both 2000 and 2001. MPS is headquartered in Folsom, Calif., with offices in Dusseldorf, Germany; and Vancouver, British Columbia, and additional representation through its global channel partner network in locations around the world.

See also, from the 'Proliance Solution Overview': "Proliance represents MPS' 3rd generation Internet technology platform, as a rich, multi-dimensional offering that incorporates three key components: (1) Platform services: a powerful technology foundation built using Microsoft .Net and Web services, and XML technology to bring together geographically dispersed organizations to manage multiple projects. (2) Business applications: Modular business applications that meet the needs of real estate, design, construction and facility management processes. (3) Dashboard: A business intelligence dashboard that delivers an executive view of performance across all projects and programs, drilling down to desired details... Proliance uses Web-based XML and SOAP to unlock enterprise data and transform separate databases into an enterprise-spanning knowledge base. Using XML technology, Proliance can communicate with other applications and share data -- without regard to programming language, operating systems, or hardware. This third-generation approach to enterprise software protects previous IT investments, delivers complete global mobility, and allows companies to reduce application numbers from hundreds to only a few... Proliance uses intelligent XML documents built from user-defined templates. Xdocs present these forms to the user in a simple format and allow users to create virtually any kind of document, including contracts, billing requisitions, requests for information, change orders, etc., that can be exchanged with other systems... Proliance's Xdoc technology supports versioning of each document in the system. By automatically assigning time and date stamps when there is any change of state (users who made changes, draft versions, workflow steps, etc.), Proliance provides a complete, unchangeable history of every project document, correspondence and task..."

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