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Post-Conference Training

Pre-Conference Events

Registration & Check-inIncluded

Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Time: 12:00PM-4:00PM

Please join us in the main lobby of the Four Seasons Orlando for User Conference registration and check-in. We will be providing your nametag, conference agenda and attendee gift bag.

Networking Golf Tournament$95.00

Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Time: 12:00PM-4:00PM

at the Four Seasons Orlando Tranquilo Golf Club

Welcome ReceptionIncluded

Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM

Enjoy a relaxing evening of food, cocktails and networking during our User Conference Welcome Reception! Join us on the Four Seasons Orlando’s “King Meadow Lawn” from 6-8pm. Your Welcome Reception admission is already included in the price of your conference registration. Attire: Business casual.

Session Time(s) General Session Track
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration / Breakfast (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

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8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome & Kick-Off / 2015 Highlights, Industry Trends & EPC Roadmap

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9:15 AM - 10:05 AM
Bechtel’s strategies and success factors in implementing EcoSys EPC

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10:05 AM - 10:25 AM
Morning Break (20 Minutes)

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Session Time(s) Case Study Track Leveraging EPC Track
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
Quanta Services: Implementing EcoSys in a Diverse Environment

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EVM

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11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Air Products: Integrating Resource Planning and Project Controls Data

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Forecasting

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12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch Break (1.5 Hour)

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1:45 PM - 2:35 PM
EcoSys at American Electric Power: The Path of a Large Enterprise Implementation

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Contracts and Payments

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2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
Haskell: EcoSys Adoption and Standardization in a Growing EPC Firm

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Workforce Planning

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3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Afternoon Break (20 Minutes)

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3:50 PM - 4:40 PM
Gulf Interstate Engineering: Enterprise Planning & Controls for Oil and Gas Engineering Services

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Out of the Box Capabilities

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4:40 PM
End of Day 1
4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Accenture

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General Session
Registration / Breakfast (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 7:00AM-8:00AM

Join us for a buffet breakfast in the Palm Ballroom. Breakfast is sponsored by Turner & Townsend. Then please join us in the Central Foyer (located on the Lobby Level of the resort, in front of East and West Ballroom) for registration and check-in. We will be providing your nametag, conference agenda and attendee gift bag.

General Session
Welcome & Kick-Off / 2015 Highlights, Industry Trends & EPC Roadmap

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 8:00AM-9:15AM

This session will be held in the East Ballroom.

General Session
Bechtel’s strategies and success factors in implementing EcoSys EPC

Jim Short, Helen Birkholz, Corey Short, Jackie Yeh

Bechtel’s strategies and success factors in implementing EcoSys EPC

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 9:15AM-10:05AM

Bechtel began EcoSys implementation in 2013 with rollout commencing in early 2015. The Bechtel team will present their approach to organizing and executing their EcoSys implementation. They will share their strategic project-based approach, including choosing team members, proactively engaging stakeholders, and planning execution. The presentation will address their application of proven best practice project management and software lifecycle processes in [...]

General Session
Morning Break (20 Minutes)

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 10:05AM-10:25AM

Located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Case Study
Quanta Services: Implementing EcoSys in a Diverse Environment

Scott Yeary, Matt Trawick, Karen Jablonski

Quanta Services: Implementing EcoSys in a Diverse Environment

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 10:25AM-11:15AM

Quanta Services’ 30+ discrete operating units provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs in the electric power and oil and gas industries. While this model is a strength for their business, this diversity creates a unique challenge for implementing any software package. Quanta required a system that would provide flexibility in data interfaces and in reporting [...]

Leveraging EPC
EVM

Erik Preus

EcoSys

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 10:25AM-11:15AM

Old-fashioned.  That’s the best way to describe the idea that Earned Value Management (EVM) should be implemented only when mandated by a large Federal contract.  Equally obsolete is the idea that EVM is a complicated and cumbersome process that “real” Project Teams can live without.  In order to stay competitive in today’s demanding environment, your organization must embrace EVM.  Whether [...]

Leveraging EPC
Forecasting

Tom Brown

EcoSys

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 11:20AM-12:10PM

Effective forecasting is at the heart of project controls.  In this session, we review the underlying components that drive forecasting and basic approaches for applying them.  Then building on those fundamentals, we’ll discuss forecasting design as it is applied in EcoSys EPC through a live look into the software.  This is an interactive session, where attendees are encouraged to ask [...]

Case Study
Air Products: Integrating Resource Planning and Project Controls Data

Ronald O’Leary

Air Products: Integrating Resource Planning and Project Controls Data

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 11:20AM-12:10PM

Some organizations are challenged with managing their engineering labor costs to stay within budget. The forecasted labor costs gradually grow throughout the project resulting in overruns that can be 15% or more over budget. The result is less than desired real forecasting and much more reporting results. We reviewed project forecast trends, talked with project managers, project controllers, and functional [...]

Case Study
Lunch Break (1.5 Hour)

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 12:15PM-1:45PM

Located in the Palm Ballroom and Foyer.

Case Study
EcoSys at American Electric Power: The Path of a Large Enterprise Implementation

Russell Koch

EcoSys at American Electric Power: The Path of a Large Enterprise Implementation

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 1:45PM-2:35PM

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, serving over 5 million customers in 11 states.  EcoSys is used in the Transmission division with over 40,000 miles of transmission lines.  EcoSys helps Transmission manage over 2000 projects per year. This presentation will discuss the business needs and daunting requirements that lead to AEP’s selection [...]

Leveraging EPC
Contracts and Payments

Angie Molter

EcoSys

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 1:45PM-2:35PM

The management of contracts, commitments and payments is an integral part of any Project Controls program. Contractual requirements establish specific business rules that define processes and ultimately success. And as importantly, they directly impact the cash flow of projects. This presentation will review (1) the lifecycle of contracts and commitments, (2) key data points within the lifecycle and why they [...]

Leveraging EPC
Workforce Planning

Erik Preus

EcoSys

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 2:40PM-3:30PM

To perform Workforce Planning, many organizations depend on scattered Excel spreadsheets mined from disparate systems.  The result in a labor-intensive and risk-prone process that obscures the true workforce status and leaves little to no time for real what-if and impact analysis.  Without proper data integration, organizations don’t have the ability to quickly compare Full Time Equivalent (FTE) supply vs. demand [...]

Case Study
Haskell: EcoSys Adoption and Standardization in a Growing EPC Firm

Donald Horne (Haskell) & David Padgett (EcoSys)

Haskell: EcoSys Adoption and Standardization in a Growing EPC Firm

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 2:40PM-3:30PM

Many enterprise solutions within the EPC industry promise to deliver comprehensive end to end solutions covering the full Project Controls lifecycle. Implementing these solutions are often very intrusive and result in vendor lock. How can you continue to leverage your existing IT investment and still move forward with a consolidated Project Controls roadmap? In this session join Donald Horne (Haskell) [...]

Case Study
Afternoon Break (20 Minutes)

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 3:30PM-3:50PM

Located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Leveraging EPC
Out of the Box Capabilities

Dan Perez

EcoSys

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 3:50PM-4:40PM

EcoSys EPC was designed specifically for project controls. As such, it delivers deep capabilities to support the full project lifecycle, and offers best practices built from years of experience and customer interaction… all out of the box. But, what does that really mean? This session will clearly define the modules and capabilities that exist, and are available to customers, today. [...]

Case Study
Gulf Interstate Engineering: Enterprise Planning & Controls for Oil and Gas Engineering Services

Clarence Philpot, Allison Martenak, Marc Casaccia

Gulf Interstate Engineering: Enterprise Planning & Controls for Oil and Gas Engineering Services

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 3:50PM-4:40PM

Gulf Interstate Engineering specializes in the project management and engineering of pipeline systems, including cross country pipelines, gathering systems, production facilities, pump and compressor stations, storage terminals and loading facilities. Gulf will begin by presenting their business case for migrating to an Enterprise Project Controls System. They will delve into detail on their implementation and migration experience and provide insight [...]

Case Study
End of Day 1

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 4:40PM-

Case Study
Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Accenture

Date: Monday, September 21st, 2015

Time: 4:45PM-6:15PM

Located in the Palm Ballroom.

Conference Tracks

The User Conference will feature a combination of “full-conference” and breakout sessions given by EcoSys customers, industry experts, and EcoSys executives and software experts. In addition to our annual discussion of trends and the EcoSys EPC roadmap, sessions will fall within four primary categories:
  • Customer Case Studies
    These sessions were presented by current EcoSys EPC customers and discussed real-world implementations. They highlighted how EPC is used within their organization to further project controls and called out lessons learned throughout the implementation lifecycle.
  • Leveraging EPC
    EcoSys EPC is a robust planning and controls solution with extensive capabilities across a variety of business needs — with no additional modules to purchase later. In these sessions, attendees presented with topics showcasing specific solutions available within EPC and the screens, reports and dashboards that drive the functionality.
  • Nuts & Bolts: In-Depth with EPC
    Appropriate for both end users and managers, these sessions delivered a deeper understanding of technical and functional aspects of EcoSys EPC and how to use this knowledge for better performance.
  • Partners Track
    These sessions are presented by EcoSys partners and will speak to a variety of topics ranging from industry trends to complimentary software tools to sharing best practices for project management and software implementations.
*Please note: Agenda topics are subject to change.
Session Time(s) General Session Track
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast (Sponsored by Pinnacle Management)

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Session Time(s) Leveraging EPC Track Nuts & Bolts Track Partners Track
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Achieving Enterprise Project Controls

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Performance

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Pinnacle Management: Integrated Project Controls – Getting the Most of Your EPC Investment

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8:55 AM - 9:45 AM
Closer Look at New Capabilities

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Dashboard, Drilldowns & Analytics within EPC

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Accenture: Never let a good crisis go to waste

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Morning Break (20 Minutes)

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10:05 AM - 10:55 AM
EcoSys in the Cloud

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Integration

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11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
Expert Panel Discussion

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11:55 AM - 12:10 PM
Closing Remarks (15 Minutes)
12:10 PM
End of Conference
1:00 PM
Post-Conference Trainings

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General Session
Breakfast (Sponsored by Pinnacle Management)

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 7:00AM-8:00AM

Join us for a buffet breakfast from 7-8am in the West Terrace and Grand Ballroom foyer, located on the Lobby Level of the Four Seasons Resort. Breakfast is sponsored by Pinnacle Management.

Nuts & Bolts
Performance

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 8:00AM-8:50AM

As an enterprise-grade software platform, EcoSys EPC includes a suite of tools for measuring and optimizing system performance. Years of experience developing enterprise applications and optimizing EcoSys EPC in particular have resulted in an effective, systematic methodology for utilizing these tools to gain the best performance for any particular client installation. This session will explain our methodology and how to [...]

Partners
Pinnacle Management: Integrated Project Controls – Getting the Most of Your EPC Investment

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 8:00AM-8:50AM

You have likely started your implementation of EcoSys EPC or you are currently implementing the solution. EPC is a powerful platform that can solve your project management issues, but how? Has your implementation exposed aspects of your organization that you now see as roadblocks to achieving the Enterprise Project Controls System you need? In this presentation, Pinnacle will discuss the [...]

Leveraging EPC
Achieving Enterprise Project Controls

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 8:00AM-8:50AM

Perhaps the biggest challenge our industry faces is convincing accountants they’re not project controllers. Not so at the EcoSys User Conference, where all attendees are keenly aware of the difference. So now you’ve made the decision to implement the right software, how can you ensure it gets done right? In this presentation, Mark will talk about the most important considerations [...]

Nuts & Bolts
Dashboard, Drilldowns & Analytics within EPC

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 8:55AM-9:45AM

In navigating the tides of project controls, data can be your guiding light and an invaluable asset – if you understand what it tells you. With increasingly large data volumes and complexities, merely having access to all of your data is no longer enough to remain competitive. You must be able to efficiently pull business intelligence out of your numbers; [...]

Partners
Accenture: Never let a good crisis go to waste

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 8:55AM-9:45AM

With how-low-can-you-go oil prices, energy companies are facing strong headwinds. Investors are looking for higher capital efficiency and incentives to continue placing their cash and trust in energy companies, where equity values dropped precipitously in late 2014, wiping out billions of dollars of value. Learning from the energy-related crisis of 2008-‘09, and recalling 1986-’87, industry observers know companies can win [...]

Leveraging EPC
Closer Look at New Capabilities

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 8:55AM-9:45AM

This session provides an overview of the latest enhancements to EcoSys EPC, along with advice for leveraging the features. New features covered will include: mobile apps, new charting, screen layout functions, new configuration management, and rate table usability enhancements.

Leveraging EPC
Morning Break (20 Minutes)

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 9:45AM-10:00AM

Located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer.

Nuts & Bolts
Integration

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 10:05AM-10:55AM

Integration of existing enterprise data systems is a key aspect of implementing EcoSys EPC. It is the foundation for many of the efficiency gains for project controls staff, as well as the technical starting point for greater accuracy and visibility into project data. This session will provide a tour of the EcoSys integration architecture, modules, and capabilities. Topics to be [...]

Partners

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 10:05AM-10:55AM

Leveraging EPC
EcoSys in the Cloud

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 10:05AM-10:55AM

More than a buzzword, the Cloud – hosted services over the internet – can provide some organizations with remarkable, tangible benefits.  With its native, 100% web-based architecture, EcoSys EPC is particularly well suited for this approach.  In this session we’ll talk about the cloud-based options currently available for EcoSys EPC – inclusive of Software as a Service (SaaS) and EcoSys [...]

Leveraging EPC
Expert Panel Discussion

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 11:00AM-11:55AM

Participants: AEP, Bechtel, Gulf Interstate Engineering, Haskell, SunTrust, Quanta

Leveraging EPC
Closing Remarks (15 Minutes)

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 11:55AM-12:10PM

Leveraging EPC
End of Conference

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 12:10PM-

Leveraging EPC
Post-Conference Trainings

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Time: 1:00PM-

We will offer three post-conference training sessions directly following the User Conference. They will begin at 1pm on Tuesday, September 22nd and conclude at noon on Friday, September 25th. For more information, please click on the “Post-Conference Training” tab on our Agenda page.

Conference Tracks

The User Conference will feature a combination of “full-conference” and breakout sessions given by EcoSys customers, industry experts, and EcoSys executives and software experts. In addition to our annual discussion of trends and the EcoSys EPC roadmap, sessions will fall within four primary categories:
  • Customer Case Studies
    These sessions were presented by current EcoSys EPC customers and discussed real-world implementations. They highlighted how EPC is used within their organization to further project controls and called out lessons learned throughout the implementation lifecycle.
  • Leveraging EPC
    EcoSys EPC is a robust planning and controls solution with extensive capabilities across a variety of business needs — with no additional modules to purchase later. In these sessions, attendees presented with topics showcasing specific solutions available within EPC and the screens, reports and dashboards that drive the functionality.
  • Nuts & Bolts: In-Depth with EPC
    Appropriate for both end users and managers, these sessions delivered a deeper understanding of technical and functional aspects of EcoSys EPC and how to use this knowledge for better performance.
  • Partners Track
    These sessions are presented by EcoSys partners and will speak to a variety of topics ranging from industry trends to complimentary software tools to sharing best practices for project management and software implementations.
*Please note: Agenda topics are subject to change.

Post-Conference Training

101 Intro to EPC Configuration$2,500.00

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 @ 1:00PM - Friday, September 25th, 2015 @ 12:00PM

This Principal course is designed for technical and business leaders to provide a introduction to core EPC configuration. This revised User Conference course will focus on 7.x software updates and feature new Base Configuration exercises. Expanded Spreadsheet, Formula, Form, Action and Screen Layout materials drive User skill sets to improved levels. The Project Cost Control Solution budgeting module is utilized [...]

201 Advanced EPC Configuration$2,500.00

Date: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 @ 1:00PM - Friday, September 25th, 2015 @ 5:00PM

This Advanced course provides User Conference attendees fresh material for a superior understanding of EPC configuration concepts. A revised course focus is on 7.x software updates and new Base Configuration exercise features. Sophisticated subject area exploration for Spreadsheets, Formulas, Forms, Reports, and Screen Layouts challenge the student. Building from the 101 course, more complex concepts are covered. Transaction Summaries, Allowable [...]

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