Meridian Systems Enhances Field-to-Office Construction Project Management with Introduction of Prolog 9.6 Software
Redesigned mobile user interface and enhanced planning tools optimize construction team collaboration and productivity
FOLSOM, Calif. (November 2, 2012) – Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company, announced today Prolog® version 9.6, the latest upgrade to Prolog construction project management software for contractors, featuring significant updates to Prolog Mobile and other new construction field management capabilities. The redesigned Prolog Mobile offers improved navigation, simplified search and provides one-click synchronization to the Prolog database. New Plan View and Checklists features provide construction teams in the field with increased visibility into critical project data for enhancing workflow productivity and quality control.
Prolog 9.6 also includes enhancements to Prolog Converge, Meridian’s Web-based construction project management application, including expanded file management and improved dashboards for greater collaboration between contractors and owners.
“Advancements in mobile applications and field technologies are driving significant productivity gains across the entire building lifecycle – from planning and design to construction and operations management,” said Lance Tressler, manager of product management at Meridian Systems. “Prolog software has long offered contractors the most complete system of record for capturing and managing project information, from the field to the back office. Prolog 9.6 extends these benefits by delivering a streamlined mobile user experience, smart project planning and checklist tools, and increased visibility into real-time project data.”
Redesigned Prolog Mobile Simplifies Navigation and Speeds Synchronization
Prolog 9.6 includes significant updates to Prolog Mobile with an improved user interface that simplifies searching, filtering and navigation. This version now supports role-based and field-level security as well as User Defined Fields, and makes it fast and simple to synchronize Prolog Mobile data back to Prolog with one click.
New Checklist Features
The new Checklist feature included in Prolog 9.6 allows workers in the field to create or update checklists in Prolog Mobile using templates or pre-existing PDF versions of checklists for items such as quality checks, safety checks, OSHA, RFIs and more. Users also have the option to create a link to another Prolog record directly from the checklist item or import information into the templates from existing Excel checklists.
New Plan View Features
Plan View allows users to view records based on an existing floor plan. Graphical push-pins provide visual indicators of Prolog records on a floor plan and this new feature allows users to easily click and drill down on each individual item to get more information. Location-based search also makes it easy to find other project records within the same geographical area.
Additional Prolog 9.6 Features Offer Improved Project Visibility
Updates to the Dashboards and File Management features within Prolog Converge are designed to provide project teams with improved project visibility and collaboration. Users can now subscribe to files and folders within Prolog File Management and receive email notifications for specific events, such as when a file has been viewed or a folder has been updated. Prolog’s graphical, single page Dashboard highlights key project metrics and allows for the identification of areas that require attention and the ability to focus on the details necessary to address them.
“The capture and management of information from the field is crucial to the effectiveness and completion of a project,” said Marshall A. Tuck, PE, Vice President at Samet Corporation. “These new features will go a long way in helping us capture and access data more efficiently and share information and updates with our entire project team.”
Prolog 9.6 Videos and Downloads
The Prolog 9.6 release is available now and can be downloaded from Meridian’s SupportLink Website, along with a detailed overview document, “What’s New in Prolog 9.6”. Meridian customers with active support and maintenance agreements have access to upgrades free of charge.