Dallas, TX — October 24, 2012 — Systemates, Inc. announced today that Constructech Magazine awarded The Home Depot the Gold Vision Award in the category of Corporate Owner Retail/Chain. The Home Depot's Capital Projects Department won the Gold Vision Award for its innovative use of Projectmates construction program management software. The gold award, the highest honor of its class, was accepted by Chris Kegerreis of The Home Depot during a dinner and ceremony at the San Mateo Marriott Event Center near San Francisco at the conclusion of the seventh annual Technology Day conference.
The Home Depot's Capital Projects team has been using Projectmates construction industry software since 2004. In that time, more than 3,000 users have accessed nearly 2,000 stores in Projectmates collaborating on thousands of projects. The Capital Projects team is an integral part of the company's success and encompasses store planning, construction, merchandising, and reset labor teams. The Home Depot adopted Projectmates because the software is extremely scalable, collaborative, flexible, and features a full suite of construction specific tools ideal for the aggressive needs of the retail industry.
Given the sheer volume of The Home Depot locations in the U.S., the Capital Projects team depends on Projectmates' enterprise reporting. Projectmates gives The Home Depot tremendous visibility at the program level as to where their projects are at with real-time reports that capture total projects across all stores and rollup schedule, issue tracking, and punch walk progress. The software offers many quality reports out of the box but The Home Depot has also partnered with Systemates on several occasions to design store surveys and custom executive reports.
The Home Depot won the Gold Vision Award for its innovative use of Projectmates construction industry software. Watch part of the awards ceremony by visiting The Home Depot and Projectmates Software Win 2012 Constructech Vision Award. Highlights include:
- Back in 2008, The Home Depot partnered with Systemates to develop a mobile version of Projectmates compatible on the Blackberry to benefit the field team. Then again in 2010, the company partnered with Systemates to make Projectmates fully accessible on the iPad. Projectmates was one of the very first project management systems available on the iPad.
- Over 1 million building materials have been processed through the Projectmates Part Order system, which has saved the company countless hours and data entry errors. Once approved in Projectmates, orders are transmitted to The Home Depot's ERP system and consolidators.
- Reduced data entry and automated enterprise reports have reduced administration costs substantially.
- The Home Depot has leveraged store surveys to identify and restock underutilized shelves in stores across the country, which has resulted in increased sales opportunities.
The Vision Awards have a steep tradition rooted in honoring the most forward-thinking, innovative companies in the construction industry. Make no mistake, the 2012 winners carry on this stellar tradition," says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech.
About The Home DepotThe Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with more than 2,200 retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. With nearly $68 billion in sales for 2011 alone, The Home Depot is ranked number 30 on the Fortune 500 and has more than 300,000 associates. To learn more about The Home Depot visit www.HomeDepot.com.