August 1, 2013
August 2013, The city of Fort Smith, the second largest city in Arkansas, has upgraded its capital project management software (CPMS) solution from Aurigo BRIX™ to Aurigo’s latest version, Aurigo Masterworks. Aurigo Software Technologies, Inc. (Aurigo) is the world’s leading provider in capital program planning and project portfolio management. The city of Fort Smith selected Aurigo’s solution in 2006 to help it move from a manual, paper-based system to a completely automated, web-based system that helped it manage its $15 M annual capital program at the time.
Now, with a large increase in its capital improvement program—nearing $36 M in 2014 alone, mainly due to a city wide street widening initiative—the city looked to Aurigo again to help it meet the challenge. With the upgrade to Aurigo Masterworks, the city has also doubled its user count and expanded the scope to include additional reporting and dashboard capabilities.
“What has set Aurigo apart was their willingness and ability to accommodate our payment system and configure their platform to meet our needs. We do change orders differently from some cities, but we have good reasons for what we do and needed a system that works the way we work. Aurigo was able to configure Aurigo Masterworks to suit our method,” says Michael Rowden, Project coordinator. “We have reports in Excel that we import into Aurigo Masterworks, and we have web forms that contractors sign off on, along with conventional pay estimates. Aurigo came through for us with a good solution!” adds Rowden.
“Aurigo Masterworks, is the world’s leading capital planning and project portfolio management system that helps cities, counties, DOTs and other owners around the world to plan, manage and deliver over $100 billion worth capital programs. It is the best-in-class integrated solution available in the market for Capital Project Owners who are involved in multi-year, multi-region capital improvement plans and management of capital projects. We are excited about extending our partnership with the city of Fort Smith, and this speaks to the success of the software and support delivered to the city by Aurigo,” says Balaji Sreenivasan, Chief Executive Officer, Aurigo Software.
About Fort Smith, Arkansas
Fort Smith is second largest city in Arkansas of the United States, with an estimated population of 86, 209. A thriving and continually growing community with a rich history, Fort Smith’s 5 year CIP program for 2013 – 2018 is in excess of $100 M.
Aurigo Software Technologies, Inc. (Aurigo) is a leading provider of capital program management and project portfolio planning software. Its experienced business consulting team works with capital project stakeholders to define their best business practices and deploy a successful solution. Major agencies across the globe use Aurigo to plan, manage and deliver hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of capital programs. Aurigo has also recently forayed into the Shutdown and Turnaround (STO) market place with products and solutions to help mid–size and large oil and gas companies efficiently complete their maintenance programs on time and budget.
Aurigo has state-of-the-art Research & Development and support centers in the United States, Canada and India. The company is owned, managed and funded by individuals and private equity companies with vast investment resources and a long history of experience in starting and managing successful software companies. The company stock is owned 100% by the management and the founders of the company. More about Aurigo Software can be found at www.aurigo.com.