Assignment: Implementation and customization of Expedition system and integration with legacy system.
Project Notes: The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) is one of the largest financiers and builders of public-purpose facilities in the United States. As a governmental agency, DASNY faces more complex and inflexible requirements than do private companies. Since such agencies deal with public bonds, SEC auditing requirements are demanding and accuracy of financial data is critical. This means the layering of organizational rules must go beyond the native capabilities of individual applications. To meet this challenge, MTG developed a customized, Enterprise Application Integration using MTG Frameworks®. The manual project initiation process was replaced with an automated, efficient process based on the principle of "Touch the Data Once." Today, when a project is entered into the JD Edwards ERP system, MTG Frameworks® handles the integration to Primavera Contract Manager and P6. Projects are automatically created in the appropriate systems. Budgets, cost codes, contacts, activities, and baseline data are instantly populated. When the project initiation integration process is complete, the project is ready to be transferred to the Project Manager.
Results: DASNY's integration investment streamlined project management, reduced accounting processing time and effort, improved communication between finance and construction, and reduced overall project costs. The inherent flexibility of MTG Frameworks® also allowed DASNY staff to further integrate an internally developed project information database, plus a quality assurance application. "MTG helped us cut project costs and net project initiation times, while reducing the overall burden on our IT staff. The adaptability of the MTG Frameworks Solution Set also allowed us to seamlessly integrate proprietary apps on our own, which further improved overall project management efficiency."
Assignment: Integration of legacy AS/400 accounting system with newly-acquired Primavera Contract Manager system.
Project Notes: MTG Frameworks had to integrate two entirely different platforms: the legacy product is an AS/400 system; Contract Manager is a client/server application. Since Contract Manager implementation had only just begun, the integration process was in constant flux. We also needed to optimize the Contract Manager system, which accommodates special needs of the construction industry.
Results: Our high familiarity with the AS/400 and Contract Manager platforms, and the flexibility of MTG Frameworks, enabled us to successfully integrate and optimize both systems. Our intimate knowledge of the construction business also helped us to develop a solution tailored to industry needs. Once internal processes were finalized, implementing, configuring and testing the integration took only ten weeks. Currently, the integration is running smoothly and under client control.
Assignment: Integration of data between PM Web and JD Edwards Enterprise 1 ERP system.
Project Notes: The airport needed to integrate Prolog PM software with a new Enterprise 1 ERP system that was still being implemented. This made the process complex, as we had to anticipate the needs of the new ERP as we went. The ERP system changed continually during integration. But the adaptability of MTG Frameworks and our understanding of all products in the mix enabled integration to keep pace.
Results: After initial analysis, the entire project took just six weeks to develop, configure and implement. Integration was complete two months before the airport went live with the ERP. During the one-week observation period, no error messages were received. The system is up and running, met all objectives and now is completely under airport personnel control.