Dallas, TX — April 29, 2010 — Systemates today announced QuikTrip Corporation as the newest client of its construction management software, Projectmates. QuikTrip chose Projectmates to manage its new store construction and renovation program.
QuikTrip operates over 550 convenience stores located in nine states, all offering gasoline and truck fleet diesel fueling programs. Like other growing retail companies challenged to build more stores with fewer resources, one of QuikTrip's primary concerns was choosing construction management software that new store teams could easily learn and use. "QuikTrip did an extensive review of the project management systems, demoing six to eight different software packages. The two things that caught our attention with Projectmates were the ease of use and feel of the dashboard," said Pete Conlin, QuikTrip's Construction Manager leading the implementation effort.
QuikTrip will benefit from the nearly 200 out-of-the-box, enterprise-level reports in Projectmates, including many cost tracking and scheduling reports that can be set up for automatic delivery. "Executives and supervisors will be able to view the status of any aspect of any project in a moment's notice. They will be able to see a project's total cost at any given time." explained Conlin.
Our Construction Managers will be able to manage more projects with less time utilizing the online bidding system, contract administration, RFIs and change order modules," said Conlin.
Unlike other construction management software, Projectmates provides true two-way bidding, which is just one example of the efficiencies gained with Projectmates. QuikTrip can post bids and supporting documents like drawings and specifications for bidders to download, saving considerable money in printing costs alone. In addition to managing Q&A and addenda, QuikTrip will also be able to receive and compare bid submissions all within Projectmates.
Since QuikTrip signed with Systemates, training and implementation of Projectmates is well underway. "We feel even more confident in our choice of Projectmates software due to the excellent customer service we have and are currently receiving during this implementation process. Our queries are many and the responses are very timely. We could not ask for better cooperation," said Conlin. Because sales, development, implementation, and support of Projectmates all happen under one roof, clients experience quicker implementation and easy access to customer support.