HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 08, 2018
Fusion for Energy (F4E) has selected EcoSys™ by Hexagon PPM to serve as its enterprise Cost Management System. F4E is the European Union’s organization that manages the EU’s contribution to ITER, the world’s largest scientific partnership aiming to demonstrate fusion as a viable and sustainable source of energy.
F4E chose EcoSys as its preferred cost system over competitors because of the software’s flexibility and user-friendliness. These were critical factors for F4E for a successful implementation. In addition, the Primavera P6 integration capabilities, the intuitive spreadsheet-like interface, the availability of training and built-in project management best practices contributed significantly to F4E’s decision.
EcoSys is being used to manage the cost forecasts, estimates and budgets for all F4E’s projects. EcoSys offers a complete platform of best practices for budgeting, cost forecasting and project performance management, allowing F4E to analyze project costs faster and improve predictability. It also provides the flexibility to tailor the solution to meet the varied needs of F4E’s departments and locations in Barcelona, Spain; Cadarache, France; and Garching, Germany.
Kevin Baker, head of the project management department at F4E, said, “We are pleased with our decision to implement EcoSys at Fusion for Energy. EcoSys has given us a robust and easy-to-use financial planning system. Hexagon PPM’s consultants on the project provided F4E with exactly what we needed, and their focus on project delivery ensured that the configured software was delivered on schedule and on cost. EcoSys is already a core component of F4E’s project management infrastructure.”
Mattias Stenberg, Hexagon PPM president, said, “Hexagon PPM is proud to be chosen by F4E and we are certain that EcoSys will support improved forecasting, budgeting, and planning for all F4E´s projects.”
EcoSys is an easy-to-use web-based platform purpose-built to deliver a holistic, enterprise-wide perspective on improving the full life cycle of projects – from project portfolio management, to project controls, to contract management.
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