Houston ISD

Project Name: HISD 2007 Bond Program

Program Budget: $150 Million

Date: 2007

Houston ISD serves as a community school district for most of the city of Houston and several nearby and insular municipalities.  Houston ISD’s Contract Management Team required a web-based solution to increase collaboration, automate workflow, optimize performance and ensure more than 50 Independent School District facilities were completed on time and under budget.

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest public-school system in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States.  Many of the Houston ISD campuses were constructed prior to 1960 and as the need for renovation grew to accommodate more students, meet safety standards and include security upgrades, the Team recognized the need to invest in technology that would replace their paper-based inefficient office software processes, support their increased workload with industry-specific workflows, and enable collaboration between team members.

The Team started to investigate software solutions to reduce their paper-based, manual process and allow for better communication between the field, their multiple offices, and corporate.  They needed simplicity from an application that could house their daily reports, pay estimates, change orders, and project status reports.

Houston ISD’s Consultant Team chose ATSER’s Manage-IT™  because of its comprehensive, real-time management solutions delivered as a cost-effective, cloud-based application.

Inspectors are now able to electronically submit reports, which are instantly available to management and team members for real-time review and feedback—saving time, reducing paper use, improving accuracy, optimizing performance, and maximizing profitability.

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