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  NEWS RELEASE

 
Trimble Delivers Proliance 5.7 Software with Enhanced
Support for Global Project Teams and Scheduling


New Collaboration and Localization Capabilities Help Construction Organizations Adopt Program Management and Controls

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 7, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today Proliance® 5.7—the latest version of its software for managing capital planning, building construction, and renovation processes across large infrastructure programs. The new release features a range of productivity and usability advancements—including scheduling enhancements, support for multiple languages on a single project, user level localization preferences and increased configurability.  

Proliance software is used by construction asset owners and managers to plan, track and measure performance of their construction portfolios. By combining capital planning, business process management, project management and analytics into a single, easily accessible system of record, Proliance enables owners and their supply chain managers to better control scope, costs and schedules, and keep programs on track.  

"In an industry of increasingly complex construction projects spanning time zones and geographies, the need for a global collaborative program management application has never been greater," said Geene Alhady, general manager of the Owner Division within Trimble Buildings Group. "Proliance 5.7's new capabilities make it easy for project team members—no matter where they are in the world—to connect and work together, ensuring that everyone has the information they need to move the project forward." 

Enriched Global Platform Support at the Project Level

Proliance 5.7 builds on existing multi-language capabilities and now offers project team members in different regions the ability to collaborate on a single project in their own familiar language. In addition, each user can choose how they want to view the calendar, date, currency and numeric formatting through their user preferences.  

Activity Workflow Integration


Proliance 5.7 presents an enhancement to the scheduling module that allows teams to connect schedule activities with the Proliance workflow engine. Organizations can now automate schedule updates as an activity moves through the business workflow. Each task is enabled with a specific role and participant-based security to ensure that accountable parties perform task updates; this can result in reliable schedule updates and improved visibility and control.  

Proliance was developed by Meridian Systems (now part of Trimble Buildings Group). The software's Schedule module enhancement, Global Project Team support, and extension of User Defined Field Extensions add to a comprehensive yet intuitive set of features, and provide additional ways for users to leverage Meridian's more than 20 years of expertise in software for managing capital construction programs.  
 
The new capabilities in Proliance 5.7 add to an already robust feature set, including: a workflow engine that provides views of planned and historical workflow processes; flexible, secure information sharing for cross-project contracts and budgets; and the ability to view both summarized information at an organizational level as well as specific project and program details.

?As the industry moves toward integrated team planning, the schedule itself is becoming an essential tool for communication and collaboration,? said Gordon McNeill, Proliance product manager. ?Proliance now provides all team members with visibility into their project commitments and allows their updates be immediately reflected in the overall plan. This allows for early detection and mitigation of schedule delays.?   

Availability

Proliance 5.7 software is available now. Additional information on Proliance features may be found at:
http://buildings.trimble.com/products/proliance.  

About Trimble Buildings Group

Trimble Buildings Group, a part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment, is a world leader in technology for construction project optimization across the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle. With solutions that span the brands of Meridian Systems, Plancal, SketchUp, Tekla, Vico Software, WinEst, and more, Trimble helps the construction industry improve productivity, increase efficiencies and maximize the profitability of projects, from simulation to renovation. Used in over 150 countries around the world and supported by a global dealer and distribution partner network, Trimble technology is a mainstay of the building industry. Information on Trimble Buildings' DBO portfolio is available at: http://buildings.trimble.com.  

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning or location, including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.


 
Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



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