Company Type/Organization:

Corman Construction is an industry leading ENR 400 heavy construction company. Corman specializes in highway construction, bridge construction and repair, underground utility work, tunnel construction, and marine construction. They are based in Baltimore and operate primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region.

 Key Issues/Challenges:

Corman Construction had previously decided to purchase a software solution from a construction software vendor. They attempted implementation utilizing the vendor and their internal resources. Implementation was problematic and they decided to terminate the implementation prior to going live. Viewpoint was subsequently selected as the vendor of choice. Based on their prior experience, Corman decided they needed an experienced implementation management consultant with a proven implementation methodology to assist with their Viewpoint implementation. 

 DCN Solution:

DCN provided a comprehensive implementation management plan for Corman Construction that was specific to their implementation of the Viewpoint software package. The solution included:

 1.       Schedule creation and management

2.       Coordination of all Viewpoint activities

3.       Implementation tools specific to the Viewpoint software

4.       Implementation team management

5.       Business process reviews

6.       Design reviews

7.       Software testing coordination

8.       Data conversion coordination

9.       Preparation of the team for end user training and live processing

10.    Live cutover assistance

 Top Benefits/Results:

Corman succeeded in implementing a fully functional Viewpoint system in an aggressive six month schedule. This included the re-engineering of their business processes, the creation of end user system documentation, and self- performed end user training. All processing was successfully transitioned and data converted without significant disruption to the business.  

 Customer Quotes: Chase Cox – Vice President and Company Manager of Implementation Project

 Doug provided a valuable service with our implementation of Viewpoint's construction management software. He has an especially in-depth knowledge of job-cost, accounting and the specific needs of construction companies. He provided good coordination with Viewpoint's support team and our data conversion consultants. In addition, he has great experience in dealing with all characters from accounting to project management and maintaining his patience. His services were a critical component of launching the software on time and without a significant loss of productivity on our part.