Posted on Nov 10, 2011

HOUSTON (November 10, 2011) -- Track Software founder and CEO Bob Harrell will speak at the 14th annual ELECTRIC POWER Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

Harrell’s session will focus on how contractor cost management systems such as Track Software are changing how plants manage complex maintenance. He will discuss how real-time analytic dashboards are being used to put plant owners and project contractors in control by taking the guesswork out of contractor costs and project status in order to achieve daily cost transparency, enabling them to monitor project status in real-time as well as provide course-correction when needed.

Harrell will also incorporate a case study from PNM, New Mexico's largest electric utility, which details its experience implementing Track to automate its contractor management process, improve administrative efficiency and reduce inaccuracies in invoicing.

"The issues that most often derail complex maintenance projects are very common," said Harrell, who spent more than 20 years as a process industry financial executive before developing Track.  "Managing projects with real-time information, rather than through the rearview mirror, has a big impact on project managers’ ability to meet timelines and budgets."

ELECTRIC POWER is programmed by a 100-member industry based committee and covers the most important strategic and tactical issues in the power industry.

About Track Software

Founded in 1989, Track Software is the leader in contractor cost management software. The Track Software platform enhances the working relationship between plant owners and contractors, giving all parties more visibility into work processes, tighter project controls and significant financial returns.  Track Software is deployed at 70 percent of the nation’s top refineries and petrochemical plants, including Chevron, Shell, Valero, Tesoro and many others.