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CHALLENGES • Project control systems were structured around outdated technologies • Enterprise-wide summary data was unavailable for project cost or schedule performance • Departmental silos of information were persistent, and data was not shared or available • Manual and redundant business processes were utilized for cost forecasting • Progress reports for management were not available until three to four weeks after the end of each financial period • Accounting data for actual expenditures, budgets, and commitments was cumbersome and not integrated with any other systems SOLUTIONS • EcoSys was used as the cost management and reporting hub, integrating budget, schedule, resource, and commitment systems including Oracle® Primavera P6 • It standardized project structures, milestones, and coding to allow for easy comparisons against actual performance • It allowed for the automation of data sharing of actuals, budgets, and schedules to eliminate manual and duplicate data entry • It provided role-based dashboards via the web for managers and stakeholders to access real-time project and program performance, current status, and forecast trends • It delivered visibility into labor resource needs and imbalances, and thus gave the control to shift resources as needed BENEFITS • A "single version of the truth" for project and program information • End-to-end visibility with automated roll-ups of project status data to quickly and easily report on overall program performance • Improved data quality and security thanks to version control and an audit trail • The ability to receive project status reports immediately • Improved staff efficiencies from reduced manual logging, compilation, and redundant data entry • Process standardization of standard reports, business rule enforcement of data and ultimately identified and elimination of inconsistencies • Immediate visibility into project performance, facilitating better project management and control • Confidence in EcoSys project data allows full transparency to taxpayers via public web portal that breaks down allocation of funds and status of active rail projects Through its use of EcoSys, LA Metro has realized a major increase in its capabilities for project and program management and is better able to deliver on the Measure R timelines. Use of EcoSys will now be extended to other capital programs beyond railway projects, and LA Metro and EcoSys are working together to systematically develop in-house application expertise at the agency. LA Metro used EcoSys to create a central integration, reporting, and analysis hub to address the demand for greater cost accountability and reporting. ABOUT HEXAGON Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Our industry-specific solutions create smart digital realities that improve productivity and quality across manufacturing, infrastructure, safety and mobility applications. Hexagon's PPM division empowers its clients to transform unstructured information into a smart digital asset to visualize, build and manage structures and facilities of all complexities, ensuring safe and efficient operation throughout the entire lifecycle. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB. © 2019 Hexagon AB and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. All rights reserved. 02/19 PPM-US-0690A-ENG

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