Conn's HomePlus Selects Projectmates Construction Program Management Software

Richardson, TX — March 27, 2015 — Systemates, Inc. is proud to announce Conn's HomePlus as one of its newest clients to implement Projectmates, a retail industry leader in construction program management software. With an extensive amount of locations spread across the Southern United States, Conn's needed construction project management software capable of effectively coordinating its construction projects. After implementing Projectmates, Conn's HomePlus has seen a significant improvement in its workflow.

Projectmates allows Conn's to streamline project financials by consolidating all budget, commitments, and expenditures into a single source of truth. Everything from contracts, change orders, to invoices and pay applications can be electronically approved by multiple users in and out of the office in a matter of hours, not days or weeks. What's better, because the construction program management software is collaborative, GCs, consultants, and vendors can enter pay requests directly in the software, cutting down work for Conn's. Combined with an extensive array of reporting tools, senior management has access to real-time program financials like never before.

According to Dawn Young, Conn's Real Estate/Construction Coordinator, a key factor in choosing Projectmates was improved and controlled project visibility. Projectmates delivers this in spades, allowing Conn's to distribute workload across its many team members while also controlling access and visibility to general contractors, architects, vendors, and other project collaborators. For example, drawings, RFIs, and submittals can be exchanged effortlessly between the GC, CM and design consultants—all of which are supervised by Conn's.

"I love Projectmates so much better than your competitors!" said Ms. Young. Projectmates' highly configurable access rights, combined with streamlined workflows, have received extremely positive feedback from the Conn's team for its efficiency and ease of use. The software not only received resounding feedback from Conn's but from vendors associated with the construction projects as well. This is due to Projectmates' ability to integrate all relevant parties in the construction project, allowing vendors to access a project as easily as an architect or contractor would.

All project data, including closeout documents, is then carefully archived in Projectmates for future use and transition to Facilities department post construction. Any financials, documents, and photos that were submitted into Projectmates will be accessible for years to come, ensuring that Conn's will always be able to find accurate project information with just a couple clicks.

About Conn's

Conn's HomePlus is a specialty retailer currently operating approximately 90 retail locations in Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Originally founded in 1890 under the name Eastham Plumbing and Heating Company, Conn's opened its first retail location in Houston, 1983. Conn's sells furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as traditional and specialty mattresses, home appliances, a variety of consumer electronics, and home office products.

About Systemates

Founded in 1995 by leading architects and software engineers, Systemates developed Projectmates to equip owners and owners' representatives with a secure, sophisticated construction project management software solution. Projectmates' collaborative platform dramatically improves project execution, cuts costs and delays, increases accountability, and reduces risks. With its cutting edge technology, Projectmates creates one seamless platform for managing the complete lifecycle of a building, from planning, bidding, and building to maintaining the facilities. Over 50,000 users from organizations such as Retailers, Real Estate developers, Educational and Government agencies rely on Projectmates to manage billions of dollars in capital construction programs. Systemates is privately held and headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

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