Harvard University is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and it owns more than 25 million gross square feet in over 650 buildings.
These buildings are the responsibility of Harvard’s 11 principal academic units – ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study – and many administrative units. In 2011, the executive vice president established a process whereby the university consolidates capital projects of schools and units into one integrated plan that aligns with academic, strategic, and financial priorities.
The university invested $467 million in capital projects and acquisitions during fiscal year 2015 and $597 million in 2016.
With the new integrated planning process, Harvard anticipated the need to move away from manual spreadsheets and develop an enterprise automated solution.
After its research, Harvard selected the Hexagon PPM's EcoSys projects performance software platform because of its ease of use and configurability. Based on Harvard’s experience with EcoSys, key business stakeholders expanded its use to cost controls and are now looking at expanding the use of EcoSys EPC to include contract management.
Read the complete story in Insight magazine.
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