Oracle Honors Winners of the Engineering and Construction Industry Excellence Awards

Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:00am EST

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Nov 26 (Marketwire) -- 

    News Facts

--  Recognizing the innovative solutions and business achievements of its
    customers, Oracle today announced the recipients of its 2012
    Engineering and Construction Industry Excellence Awards, presented at
    Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco.
--  The awards recognize the achievements of an engineering and
    construction company from two distinct geographic regions:
--  North America - Mortenson Construction
--  Asia Pacific - CISDI Group


North America - Mortenson Construction

--  Mortenson Construction, ranked 19th on Engineering News Record's Top
    400 Contractors list, wanted to improve collaboration across diverse
    and geographically dispersed clients, project teams and design
--  Focused on this goal, Mortenson created ProjectConnect, a
    collaboration portal for the owner, construction manager, architect
    and subcontractors as part of Mortenson's integrated project delivery
    process. It is a browser and mobile-device-agnostic collaboration
    platform that provides 24/7 access to project content.
--  The web-based tool -- built on Oracle Universal Content Management,
    Oracle Enterprise Single Sign On and Oracle WebCenter Portal --
    provides team members, including asset owners, project managers,
    designers, engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders,
    with convenient, but secure, real-time access to critical project
    documentation and applications.
--  Using the portal, teams can access engineering documents,
    correspondence, change orders, revised plans, reports and other
    business-critical documents. Users also can seamlessly and securely
    share information to maintain clear visibility into project progress.
--  The solution had to be intuitive to minimize internal training and
    decrease implementation time, while effectively leveraging project
    information management processes such as progress milestone tracking,
    subcontractor performance reporting, financial forecasting and other
    project performance metric tools.
--  ProjectConnect is driving time savings across the organization and
    projects allowing project team members to work from any location and
    enabling them to retrieve, edit and upload revised documents to the
    portal while in the field. Further, instantaneous access to updated
    documents and plans through a single repository reduces version
    control issues and potential errors and rework.
--  "The development of ProjectConnect was made possible by the excellent
    collaboration of the project team, industry-leading software tools,
    and Oracle's commitment to helping us develop a world-class product,"
    said Cole Orndorff, vice president and chief information officer at
    Mortenson Construction.


Asia Pacific - CISDI Group

--  CISDI Group, a China state-owned engineering company that offers
    consulting services, engineering design and comprehensive plant
    planning for the metallurgical industry, looked to expand its global
    reach, offer more online services to the engineering and construction
    industries and iron and steel customers and improve profit margins.
--  The company used Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle ExaLogic
    as the foundation for "CISDI Cloud," which the group anticipates will
    drive significant improvements in internal business operations, design
    service availability and data security.
--  Additionally, CISDI Group projects significant cost savings as a
    result of the implementation's centralized information technology
--  In the near future, the organization also will use the platform to
    offer public cloud services and host project management, supply chain,
    content management applications and CAE services on behalf of its
    clients around the globe.


Supporting Quote

--  "The engineering and construction industry is facing a series of
    complex challenges, including pressure to build more quickly and
    efficiently, while improving profit margins and mitigating errors,"
    said Scott Bartlett, director of engineering and construction industry
    strategy, Oracle. "Mortenson Construction and CISDI Group are leading
    the industry in realizing the next-generation of construction with
    Oracle's comprehensive solutions, which help organizations to enable
    new avenues for secure collaboration as well as project management."


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