September 20, 2005 08:30 ET

Newly-Founded Construction Management Firm Selects CMiC's Entire Suite Of Products To Run Its Operations

TORONTO, ONTARIO and MANHATTAN, NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 20, 2005) -

New York Start Up Will Deploy CMiC Enterprise, CMiC Project Management and CMiC Integration to Manage Business Development

Hunter Roberts Construction Group (, a newly-formed full-service construction firm staffed with seasoned-industry veterans, has chosen CMiC's ( complete suite of software to run its operations, including CMiC Enterprise, CMiC Customer Relationship Management, CMiC Integration and CMiC Project Management. CMiC is a leading provider of enterprise and project management software for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries.

Founded in February 2005 by construction industry veteran Robert E. Fee, a former CEO of one of the nation's largest builders with more than 42-years experience in the industry, Hunter Roberts Construction Group opened its doors the first week of April and is staffed by a team of seasoned construction industry professionals, including James McKenna, John Fumosa, John Alicandri and Robert Barbera.

As an organization just gearing up to begin operations, Hunter Roberts required a fully-integrated enterprise software solution with robust opportunity management, project management, and forecasting and planning features. The company also needed a system that could be implemented quickly with a measurable return on investment.

"We want to hit the ground running, which means we need to have every critical component of our business infrastructure in place quickly," says James McKenna, President and CEO, Hunter Roberts Construction Group. "CMiC Enterprise, CMiC Project Management and CMiC Integration will not only help us run our daily operations, but they will also be essentials tools for developing new business opportunities in the company's early stages and provide competitive advantage that will help us win customers - particularly CMiC Customer Relationship Management."

With its headquarters in New York and operations in Philadelphia, Boston and New Jersey, Hunter Roberts Construction Group offers a broad range of preconstruction, construction management, commercial and public sector construction services.

"Adding Hunter Roberts to our already rich roster of clients is a real coup for CMiC because it enables us to provide a critical piece of infrastructure to the foundation of an up and coming player in the AEC industry," says Bassem Hamdy, Director, Marketing and Product Management for CMiC. "In addition to helping Hunter Roberts start its existence with the right tools in place it needs to succeed, we will be able to glean important information as the company evolves that will allow us to further innovate."

Hunter Roberts' CMiC deployment will encompass the full of CMiC product offerings, with particular emphasis on CMiC Customer Relationship Management, that will enable it to identify business opportunities quickly, turn leads into sales and automate lead generation, all completely integrated with the rest of the CMiC suite of products:

- CMiC Enterprise - CMiC Financials, CMiC Projects, CMiC Human Capital Management and CMiC Asset Management

- CMiC Project Management - CMiC Cost and Budget Management, CMiC Bid and Procurement Management, CMiC Document Management, CMiC Site Management and CMiC Collaboration Manager

- CMiC Integration - CMiC Interchange, CMiC Imaging, CMiC Mobile, CMiC Business Intelligence and CMiC Workflow

Hunter Roberts expects to gain a number of benefits from its CMiC deployment, both immediately and in the long-term:

- Improved time management and error reduction due to single point of entry

- Standardization of business processes

- Ease of training new staff

- Access to data in real-time via the Web regardless of location

- Up to date reporting on demand

- Collaboration across the entire organization, as well as with partners, sub-contractors and suppliers

More than 50 of North America's leading construction firms use CMiC Enterprise, CMiC Project Management and CMiC Integration to run their operations and projects on a daily basis.

Messer Construction of Cincinnati uses CMiC Project Management to manage millions of dollars of construction projects per year, including maintaining all communications with project stakeholders, managing the change order process, maintaining vendor bids and pre-construction requirements. Other CMiC customers include J.E. Dunn of Kansas City, Dallas' Turner Construction and Sandy, Utah-based Layton Construction.

About Computer Methods International Corp (

Computer Methods International Corp. (CMiC) is an enterprise software solutions provider for leading organizations in diverse project-oriented industries. Based in Toronto, Canada, CMiC's flagship software product suite, CMiC Enterprise, seamlessly integrates all departments and functions, linking project owners, customers, suppliers, partners and employees working together across any project-based business. By consolidating and managing information in a single database, users can convert data into critical business intelligence delivered to key stakeholders, enterprise wide in real-time to ensure sound business decisions. CMiC works with customers to develop, implement and support solutions that prepare them to manage business now and meet future requirements.

About CMiC Enterprise

CMIC Enterprise seamlessly integrates all departments and functions across project-based businesses serving each department's particular needs. The unified solution allows stakeholders to manage finance, human resources, sales, project management and project accounting. With exceptional integration capabilities, CMiC Enterprise delivers additional flexibility making connection over the Web possible. The ability to integrate financial information with employee and customer information to improve customer service is one of the many benefits of CMiC Enterprise.

About CMiC Project Management

CMiC Project Management is a powerful enterprise-level solution giving users the tools to manage contacts, automate the sales process, track and manage budgets, monitor and control costs and manage both human capital and assets. It allows project managers to track the status of any given project by job, point-in-time, and projected-final status breakdowns thus detecting any project anomalies and proceeding to make the necessary adjustments.

About CMiC Integration

CMiC Integration seamlessly interfaces with current IT infrastructure, giving the company's customers a comprehensive end-to-end platform to optimize operational and business needs. CMiC Integration allows the company's clients to leverage technology to manage workflow by connecting people, applications and processes. It enables on-line personalized, secure access to safely exchange data and documents through wireless applications.

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