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Employee-Owned, Technology-Driven Construction Quest Civil Constructors Upgrades Enterprise Resource Planning System to Fuel Expansion Q uest Civil Constructors, Inc., is an cost-effective manner, which increases the ROI employee-owned heavy civil contractor of our software purchase. serving the western U.S. from its Phoenix- based headquarters. The firm specializes in the construction, rehabilitation, repair and demolition of diverse and complex heavy civil construction Q What tipped the scales in favor of Computer Guidance Corporation eCMS as your ERP of choice? projects. By leveraging the entrepreneurial spirit A: Quest prides itself on being a relationship- and vested interest of their employees, Quest has based contractor and we view the relationships produce project forecasts without the need to rekey accrued a proven track record of success, completing that we have with all our service providers as data elements. unique and challenging civil construction projects partnerships; they are an extension of our team. We Another tremendous benefit over our old system, safely and timely. recognized that Computer Guidance Corporation is that Quest is now able to use the eCMS enterprise Recently, we had a chance to have a candid operates under this same principle. CGC partners content management (ECM) application suite to image, conversation with Layne Birling, Chief Financial with their clients to bring information technology route and process vendor invoices in a timely manner. Officer, Quest Civil Constructors, about the solutions that help improve their clients' business. While we previously had an electronic imaging and company's recent move to enterprise resource In addition, CGC does one thing very well...CGC routing invoice system, it was not part of our ERP. planning (ERP) and its widespread impact on their delivers construction-specific ERP systems to What separates ECM is that it is fully integrated organization as a whole. Here's what he had to say commercial contractors. into eCMS, which allows our users to be able to drill about their expectations and experience. After reviewing the application set, we were down and see the image at any time. Then, they can pleased with the feature-rich functionality, approve the documents online and in real time, saving What business changes and/or process requirements motivated Quest to embrace enterprise resource planning technology? business intelligence offerings and the tight a significant amount of unnecessary communication integration that exists among data, applications and eliminating costly delays. and process flows. We were also pleased to see A: The biggest influence in our decision to solutions and the forward-looking strategies they Q Q CGC's leadership come to life in their cloud purchase ERP technology has been our growth have in managed hosted services. and expansion. Our projects have grown in scope Q Why did Quest select cloud ERP, hosted and managed services? A: We have always utilized server-based accounting and project management software, but this was our first exposure as an organization of operations and various geographic conditions. Quest's old system couldn't keep pace, so what does eCMS bring to the table to help you get the job done better and faster than before? Our project management teams and key A: Quest had several manually intensive important to remove our staff and IT services team decision-makers needed to have real-time processes and a growing number of tasks that members from the ERP software support workflow. visibility into our company's performance not needed to be conducted outside of our old ERP, With CGC handling backups, downloads and only at a high level, but also have the ability which resulted in inefficiencies and opened the installations of software, these activities happen to drill down into their specific areas of door to the possibility of errors. First and foremost, more timely and with no interruption to our staff. responsibility. There was no question that our by moving to eCMS, we were able to replace an In the end, this decision has only increased the ROI operations teams would require more efficient, extensive MS Excel workbook that functioned as of our technology investment. timely and stable access to all of our systems. To our monthly project forecasting and reporting tool. Q and complexity, have moved further away from our office in Phoenix, which results in working across multiple time zones with expanded hours move forward successfully, Quest would have to Before eCMS, our project leaders spent a share information to the field and in the office, significant amount of time transferring data from seamlessly, dynamically and in real time. cost reports to the workbook and then manually with an IBM platform, and we wanted to leave the hardware support to the experts at Computer Guidance Corporation. In addition, we felt it was Did that decision dove-tail into your selection of CGC's browserbased ERP? An investment in ERP technology enables calculated their project forecast. Now, inside of our A: Our users, especially our operations Quest to not only share information throughout new Computer Guidance Corporation ERP, our personnel, really appreciate the ability to access the organization, but also to eliminate many project leaders are able to utilize the forecasting eCMS from any computer at any time, and this manual processes. This will allow us to feature and job cost inquiry to access real-time browser-based approach was a key differentiator continue to grow and expand in an efficient and revenue and cost information to more efficiently for CGC when we were looking at options for our

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2016

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk
Building the Economy: The True Value of Measuring Economic Impact
All Eyes on November
Constructing an Experience: New Demands in Retail Design
Simonson Says
Knocking Green Standards Out of the Park
Managing the Risks of Green Building
Construction Leadership Council: A Launch Pad for Careers and Industry Leadership
AGC in Action
Member and Chapter News
Legislative and Regulatory News
Technology Toolbox
2016 Professional Services Guide
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Editor’s Note
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - President’s Message
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Building the Economy: The True Value of Measuring Economic Impact
Constructor - September/October 2016 - All Eyes on November
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Constructing an Experience: New Demands in Retail Design
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Simonson Says
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Knocking Green Standards Out of the Park
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Managing the Risks of Green Building
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Construction Leadership Council: A Launch Pad for Careers and Industry Leadership
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - AGC in Action
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Member and Chapter News
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Legislative and Regulatory News
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Technology Toolbox
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 2016 Professional Services Guide
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Products & Services Marketplace
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Index to Advertisers
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