Forecaster 2.0.10 with real-time headcount/workforce comparisons

Management Controls, Inc. (MCi), the leading provider of contract cost management solutions, today announced the release of Forecaster 2.0.10, a significant new version of its Shutdown, Turnaround and Outage Cost Management Solution.

The enhanced solution features new Headcount/Force Reporting capabilities that meet a growing demand for real time access into this crucial decision making information.  Forecaster is now able to generate real-time comparisons of Planned Headcount vs. Actual Headcount based on live data within Primavera P6 and MCi’s Track.  The comparisons provide access to live data that allows Cost Engineers and Managers to validate and fine tune their forecast accurately.

For more information: contact management controls: 281-617-0401 or email: mgmtctrls@mccorp.com

 

Management Controls, Inc. (MCi) Selected as a Microsoft High Potential Partner (HiPo) for Azure.

Microsoft Names Management Controls for a special Azure partner program

HOUSTON, Dec 12, 2016 — MANAGEMENT CONTROLS, INC. (MCCORP). market leader in contractor cost control solutions and forecasting, announced that it has been chosen by Microsoft to join the High Potential (HiPo) Managed Partner Program for Azure. Companies with this distinction are considered to be the elite of the Gold Level and Cloud competency partners.

As a member of Microsoft Azure’s HiPo Partner Program, MCi has access to deep technical expertise to drive the development of new innovative solutions for all clients. The focus of this program is on how new technology can be used to solve complex business problems for private and public commercial organizations.

“We are honored to be selected to be part of this amazing program by Microsoft,” said Ken Naughton, COO at MCi. “Less than 200 of Microsoft’s 100,000+ partners attain this distinction, which underscores MCi’s close working relationship with Microsoft, as well as its demonstrated expertise in delivering highest quality solutions that enhance Microsoft Azure technology,”

About Management Controls

Management Controls, Inc. is the creator of Track Software and Forecaster, a software suite that drives success in heavy process industry maintenance projects by providing owners and contractors with accurate, up-to-the-minute progress information that is fundamental to better decision-making. Track, the leading contract cost management software, is used by about 87% of North American refining capacity and many large chemical manufacturers. Forecaster produces project-cost calculations that have proven to be more than 98% accurate. Founded in 1989, Management Controls is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Learn more at http://www.managementcontrols.com

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Management Controls featured in PPMG Q3 industry Newsletter

BEST PRACTICES, TIPS, AND TOOLS
MCi Track Software helps owners manage contractor cost

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Managing contractor cost and reporting during projects, shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages has always been one of the biggest challenges for our clients. PPMG has recently partnered with Management Controls (MCi) the developers of one-of-a-kind software suite, Track© and Forecaster©. Track offers Owners the opportunity to simplify their contractor management. Track© creates total transparency between terms and conditions of each agreement with the invoices supplied by contractors. Track© eliminates errors and redundancy at every stage of the contractor management process…

Read full article here

 

US Steel Corporation (X) Deploys TRACK Software at Fairfield Works Mill

TRACK provides US Steel Corporation with best in class contract costs management across their enterprise

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HOUSTON, TX., October. 13, 2016 /MCPR/ — Management Controls, Inc. (MCi), a leading provider of contract cost management solutions, has successfully completed deployment of Track® at the US Steel Fairfield Works mill.  United States Steel Corporation (X), a leading integrated steel producer and Fortune 200 company, is implementing Track® to control contract service costs.

Ken Naughton, Chief Operating Officer at Management Controls commented, “We are excited to be working with U.S. Steel. Since their first Track implementation, U.S Steel has realized 8% reduction in contract labor costs. Even more savings (17%) have been delivered on contractor equipment and material utilization.”

“Following our decision to implement a contractor management system across our entire company, we set out to find a strategic partner to work with us,” said Neal Mortensen, Director – Materials Management, U. S. Steel Corporation. “We undertook an extensive tender process and selected MCi because the team demonstrated the right solution, depth of knowledge, systems expertise and skills we required from a partner. MCi fully understands the challenges we face, with long­standing expertise in contractor management solutions coupled with their more than 20 year unrivaled domain experience in contract cost management.”

Track is now successfully implemented at the following U.S Steel Mill locations ― Fairfield Works, Alabama, Mon Valley Works, Pennsylvania, and Great Lakes Works, Michigan, and is now planning to roll-out to their largest plant in Gary Works, Indiana.

About Management Controls, Inc.
Management Controls, Inc. is the creator of Track Software, Forecaster, ERP integration and RF/ID attendance monitoring. Our software drives on-time/on-budget performance in asset intensive industry maintenance and projects. We provide owners and contractors with accurate, up-to-the-minute progress information fundamental to improved decision-making. Track is the market leading solution for owners and contractors seeking greater cost control, transparency and contract compliance. For two decades refineries, chemical plants and others have used Track to manage their contract service costs and performance. Our other clients include metals & mining, pulp & paper and power generation companies. To learn more about Management Controls, Inc. and Track software, please visit www.managementcontrols.com

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Track v6.3 Released to Management Controls Inc. (MCi) SaaS Customers

MANAGEMENT CONTROLS, INC. (MCi), the widely used contract cost control and turnaround cost forecasting solution provider, today announced the release of Track v6.3 for its Microsoft Azure clients. This release brings many customer requested features to Track including robust Business Intelligence (BI) tools, ad-hoc reporting capabilities and enhanced look and feel.

“Track Software® v6.3 is a testament to our longstanding commitment to listening to customers. Our customers look to us for gains in efficiency, productivity and disciplined cost management,” said Bob Harrell, Founder and CEO of Management Controls, Inc. “With this release, Management Controls extends usability to field personnel using tablets and iPads at the workface. Decision making is improved by the BI and dashboard using cool new graphics.”

Management Controls solutions transform the working relationship between owners and contractors with accuracy, visibility, cost controls and better, faster project information. Track v6.3 is designed for the growing needs of industry for easy to use and accurate cost control across the entire contract cost management value chain.

About Management Controls, Inc.

Management Controls, Inc. is the creator of Track Software, Forecaster, ERP integration and RF/ID attendance monitoring. Our software drives on-time/on-budget performance in asset intensive industry maintenance and projects. We provide owners and contractors with accurate, up-to-the-minute progress information fundamental to improved decision-making. Track is the market leading solution for owners and contractors seeking greater cost control, transparency and contract compliance. For two decades refineries, chemical plants and others have used Track to manage their contract service costs and performance. Our other clients include metals & mining, pulp & paper and power generation companies. Learn more at http://www.managementcontrols.com

 

Now Introducing MCi’s New Office!

On Monday morning, Management Controls, Inc. hosted a grand opening breakfast for all employees as they enjoyed the first day in their new office! MCi has officially moved from the second floor to the eighth floor of the Intercontinental Center in Houston, Texas. This new office has doubled the amount of office space that Management Controls now occupies and makes room for the exponential team growth that MCi expects in 2016.

“After months of planning, organizing, and hard work, we are so excited to finally welcome the MCi staff into our new office space!” said Karen Jenkins, Office and Human Resources Manager for Management Controls. “It’s been so worth it to see our leadership and staff excited and proud of this new space. We can’t wait to host our first networking event next month during our annual user conference. I just know our customers are going to love it!”

To get a quick look into MCi’s new office, please click on the images below. This will enlarge the images for you to view.

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{All pictures by Nuwan Samaranayake}

 

Vendors MCi worked with on the renovation on this new office space:
Smith Commercial Construction
Lamoreaux Associates (architect)
Data Vox (telephone provider)
Sparkhound (server installation)
Continuum Networks (firewall installation)
Logix (telephone system installation)
SCC Creative Solutions (décor & furniture)
Capital Furniture Convergint (locks system)
CDW (computer equipment)
Data Projections Michelle Wogan w/Transwestern (realtor)
Ward Moving Company

Friday Feature: Nuwan Samaranayake

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What is your role at Management Controls?
I am on the software development team.

How long have you been working at MCi?
6 months

Tell us a little bit about your background.
I have a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the University of Houston. I have 20 years of software design and development experience in various domains having worked on many different projects. My passion in software development is software architecture.
I love photography and music too. Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nuwans) has been a serious hobby of mine for years. These things allow me to bring my creative ideas to life.
I also engage in many community activities, especially in youth leadership and mentoring programs.

What do you like to do on the weekends?
I like to spend time with my son, working with him on singing and music.

 

Friday Feature: Amy Knight

 

Amy Knight

What is your role at Management Controls?
I’m the Controller.

How long have you been working at MCi?
2 weeks!

Tell us a little bit about your background.
Well, I never thought I’d be an accountant when I grew up! I started out studying Fashion Design and then decided I needed a stable job to support my creative habits. I have a daughter off at Sam Houston State who is trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. I am the oldest of six children and have a few nieces and nephews to spoil.

What do you like to do on the weekends?
I love living in Houston. There are so many things to do and explore! I may attend a festival, see a new museum exhibit, participate in charity work – or just relax with friends and family.

Friday Feature: Daniel Alvarez

Daniel

What is your role at Management Controls?
Customer Support Analyst; working on the support team

How long have you been working at MCi?
This is day 5. :)

Tell us a little bit about your background.
I am a Houstonian, born and raised. I went to The University of Houston, where I studied to be a music teacher and was part of the Spirit of Houston Marching Band. I play trumpet for a Houston Local SKA band called “The Failed Attempt.” I love the arts, so I sometimes visit the Alley Theatre, Jones Hall, or the Moors Opera House.

What do you like to do on the weekends?
I like to hang out with friends. I am also a huge movie buff, so I enjoy going to the movies. I also lounge around with my bassett hound, Marty.

MCi’s 2016 User Conference Theme and Agenda

Did you miss our email announcement about MCi’s 2016 User Conference theme and agenda? Don’t worry – we are sharing this information here on our blog as well!

This year’s MCi 2016 User Conference theme will be “Weathering The Storm: Responding to Economic Turbulence.”

General Session Topics:

  • Forecaster Update
  • Announcing Track v6.3
  • Announcing Track Mobile
  • Help Desk & Support Requests
  • Microsoft Azure/Cloud Update
  • Reacting to Our Current Environment
  • Track/Forecaster Reporting & Analytics
  • Getting the Most Out of MCi’s Software Suite
  • Using Track to Reach Your Cost Cutting Target
  • Panel Discussion – Surviving the Drop in Oil Prices
  • How to Set Up Your Organization to Continually Mature with MCi’s Software Suite

Breakout Session Topics:

  • Track Demo
  • Prospect Q&A
  • Forecaster Demo
  • Increasing Efficiency Through Interfaces
  • Assignment of Skills, Schedules, Pay Formulas, and Other Costs
  • Track Enhancements & Modifications: Transit Time, Quick Allocation Screens, Imports That Help
  • Track Admin & Timekeeper Q&A: Best Practices, Tips & Tricks, What is Working For Your Peers

A formal agenda will be posted to our website and emailed out to all invitees at a later date. Please send any questions to our business development manager, Sara Hinton, at sara.hinton@mccorp.com.

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