Stevens Engineers & Constructors, Inc. - Driving schedule quality, consistency and confidence with the Deltek Acumen Suite
Since 1970, Stevens has been a proven leader in the engineering, construction and management of projects for clients large and small, in a wide variety of industries and environments. The company is committed to providing personalized service on each and every project, as well as delivering the highest quality from concept to completion. As the general contractor on projects ranging from $1 million to $50 million, Stevens is right in the middle of all of the action. On one hand, they have owners pushing towards a fixed date for project completion. And on the other, engineering, manufacturing and various other teams work towards individual dates for delivery. With so many components and complex schedules to adhere to, it can be difficult to understand how potential changes at each stage of the project will impact the upfront delivery date. Stevens decided it was time to dive deeper into the data and analytics in order to have better, more informed conversations with all project stakeholders.
Despite decades of experience, Stevens struggled to accurately understand the potential impacts different delays would have on its projects. Evaluation processes were very manual and gaining buy-in on required changes from key project stakeholders remained challenging.
The company’s homegrown system successfully tied together its various database-driven estimating systems, ERP systems and progressing systems; however, project leaders realized that the company could benefit from the ability to perform deeper, more detailed analysis on its projects.
With the schedule operating as the centerpiece of each project, Stevens was looking for a complementary tool that would enhance its overall processes, while still being easy to use.