Pinellas County, Florida, Upgrades its Capital Project Management System to Aurigo Masterworks™

May 1, 2012

May, 2012 – Aurigo is pleased to announce that, Pinellas County, the most populous county in Florida and an enterprise customer of Aurigo since 2006 has decided to upgrade the existing version of its Capital Project Management Solution (CPMS), Aurigo BRIX™ to its latest version; Aurigo Masterworks™.

Pinellas County’s Public Works Department plays a major role in developing and maintaining the County’s transportation and surface water management programs. It provides engineering and construction services to other Pinellas County departments, i.e., the Parks and Conservation Resources Department, Community Development, and Real Estate Management.

The department is engaged from doing road repairs to park construction to traffic signal repairs.

Before deploying Aurigo BRIX in 2006, Pinellas County’s previous contract management and inspection process was powerful but cumbersome, and lacked automation and sophisticated reporting capabilities, says IT Director Pam Schuler; “The main challenge we faced was the burden of manual intervention. Our staff was constantly creating bids, estimates and change orders. The complexity of managing the construction projects on an ongoing basis was consuming all of our time and energy. Using the manual contract process as the basis for generating pay estimates for our contractors was very time consuming.” In her search for safe, effective CPMS, Schuler approached a series of providers, looking for a company that could address the county’s needs with a product built on an advanced, web-based platform. Pinellas County’s search began in November 2006 and, after selecting Aurigo BRIX, the implementation began and got completed in 2007. There has been no looking back!

After successfully using Aurigo BRIX for close to five years, Pinellas County with an ever-expanding construction budget, Pinellas County needed a strategy that allowed them to scale their ability to manage an ever-increasing construction load without significantly increasing their staff of estimators, inspectors and support staff.  “Aurigo Masterworks™ will provide more visibility of ongoing construction projects, enabling us to serve the county, and county employees, more effectively,” says Schuler. She continues, “we are looking forward to realizing the full benefits from Masterworks™ as we undertake more projects in coming years”.

Balaji Sreenivasan, CEO Aurigo Software said “We are very happy to see that Pinellas County has made the right choice and upgraded to Masterworks™. It is the next generation product from Aurigo designed for growth and flexibility, and is the best available CPMS system in the world today. With an innovative and scalable platform, capital project owners can dynamically manage and modify approval forms and workflows, create reports on the fly”. The advanced and intuitive user-interface of Masterworks™ will help Pinellas County realize even more benefits from its Capital Project Management Solution. “We have enjoyed working with Pinellas County and look forward to further strengthening this engagement” Balaji added.

About Aurigo®
Aurigo Software Technologies Inc. (Aurigo®) is a leading provider of capital program management and project portfolio planning software solutions that is being used to manage hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth capital programs for owners, CM firms and contractors across the globe. Aurigo’s business consulting team has the experience and capabilities to work with capital project stakeholders to define their business best practices required to deploy a successful solution.

Aurigo customers are spread across the globe and it 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 successful software companies and managing software groups of very large US corporations. The company stock is owned 100% by the management and the founders of the company. More about Aurigo at www.aurigo.com

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