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Heavy Civil Software Solutions and Command Alkon announce alliance

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Heavy Civil Software Solutions (HCSS) and Command Alkon have announced a new collaboration partnership to streamline heavy materials management across contractors, suppliers, and haulers. The companies have aligned their shared goals of eliminating paper tickets, removing manual tasks, and automating data flows so that inter-company operations are easier and more friction-free on the jobsite.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Command Alkon, coming together to deliver greater value to the entire heavy civil ecosystem,” said JP Giometti, Executive Director of Global Strategy and Business Development at HCSS. “Removing data entry of material tickets and simplifying reconciliation are game-changers. Our customers will applaud their bulk material ticket information being automatically presented in their HCSS field and project management software applications.”

HCSS and Command Alkon collectively have more than 70 years of experience in construction technology. The companies’ leading positions make their vision to digitally connect heavy work enterprises and workflows highly implementable, accelerating time-to-value for all stakeholders.

“HCSS is a natural choice to partner with to automate hauler and heavy material data and workflows for the industry,” said Steve Cox, Vice President of Business Development at Command Alkon. “Harmonising information digitally, from supplier production, schedule, dispatch, and transportation management systems through to software solutions in the hands of contractors and owners, will enrich the experience for buyers and sellers alike.”

Longstanding practices in heavy materials management have proven tedious and error-prone, requiring numerous phonecalls, emails, and handling hundreds of thousands of multi-part printed tickets across a many-to-many supply chain. Up to 40 touches are needed to execute an order-to-payment process. The alliance between the companies removes this barrier to productivity and generates real-time information access.

“When conversations between our organisations began, we zoomed into the value we could deliver quickly to customers,” said Giometti. “As a result of a focused collaboration effort, our shared customers can say goodbye to passing five-part printed forms back and forth to get the heavy job done.”

Integrations of their complementary product portfolios are enabled by the CONNEX Platform, delivering timely, accurate, and trustworthy information to all stakeholders in real-time. When the right information is presented to the right person at the right time, performance across project schedule, cost management, and materials management is improved.

“Too common a villain for everyone in the heavy work supply chain is the paper ticket,” said Cox. “Connecting the dots digitally across systems will take the too many touches required today down to a limited few or even one, making it seamless for people to work better together.”

To strengthen the alliance, accelerate execution, and ensure reliable interoperability, the companies are conducting joint R&D efforts alongside forthcoming customer feedback sessions.

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