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How More4apps Transformed an Engineering Organization’s Project Management

As one of the world’s biggest planning engineering and program and construction management organizations, Parsons Brinckerhoff are always looking for ways to simplify their data processes.


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They are world leaders in consulting, design, planning, engineering, program and construction management, operations, and maintenance for all types of infrastructure projects in the public and private sectors.

Their size and capabilities have many data management needs across their business sectors, including project management.

Parsons Brinckerhoff had to ensure that they had organized their project budgets with accurate and up-to-date Oracle master data. However, they found that Oracle systems weren’t effectively managing their data.

To ensure effortless master data management, they turned to More4apps.

The Problem with Oracle EBS

For Parsons Brinckerhoff, the biggest problem with their master data management in Oracle was managing and updating project budgets. Debbie Canole, a Systems Analyst at Parsons Brinckerhoff, explains how the organization struggled with its data processes.

“Our people out there are working on large breakdown structures, which are both complex and ever-changing,” she says. “It was a lot of work to keep them up to date, often requiring double entry. We were finding that because it was too much of a hassle, people either weren’t doing it or invented ways to work around it.”

When it came to figuring out a solution for their Oracle master data problems, they were reluctant to consider a third-party program at first. Typically, Debbie says, the organization would develop custom master data management tools in-house.

However, after discovering the More4apps Budget Wizard, they found it would streamline their data processes and be easy to implement.

“Other products were just too hard for the end-user,” she laments. “We found that More4apps really knew their products and were very supportive and responsive. They seemed to understand our needs and how their product would meet them.”

How More4apps Helped

More4apps’ solutions simplify the master data management process with large projects, allowing organizations to directly feed accurate and up-to-date information into Oracle master data from Excel.

“The greatest benefit for us has been those people working on complex project breakdown structures; they are the ones who find it a really useful tool,” Debbie attests.

“By making it easier for Project Administrators to update project budgets, it has made it more likely that they will keep them up to date. Everybody wants the numbers to be as accurate as possible, and the Budget Wizard is helping with that.”

For Parsons Brinckheroff, everything starts with error-free budget data; without it, executives are unlikely to get an accurate picture of a project. The Budget Wizard has made updating Oracle master data effortless, freeing up Project Administrators to spend less time on master data management more time on other business tasks.

“We really wanted to push something out to the field that was useful. This is,” says Debbie. “We’ve absolutely had a return on our investment in More4apps.”

Now, the company is using the More4apps Budget Wizard extensively for their data management in Asia, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. 

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