Command Alkon, the leading supplier collaboration platform for construction's heavy work, and HCSS, the leading heavy civil software solutions provider, are collaborating to streamline heavy materials management across contractors, suppliers and haulers.
The companies have aligned around 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,” says 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.”
Together, HCSS and Command Alkon have over 70 years of proven performance in construction technology, each holding dominant market share on the buy-side and supply-side respectively. These leading positions make their vision to digitally connect heavy work enterprises and workflows highly implementable; greatly 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,” says Steve Cox, Vice President of Business Development at Command Alkon. “Harmonizing 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.”
The alliance between the companies removes manual processes that are proven tedious and error-prone, allowing for improvements in productivity and gaining real-time information access.
“When conversations between our organizations began, we zoomed into the value we could deliver quickly to customers,” adds 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 significantly improved.
“The common villain for everyone in the heavy work supply chain is the paper ticket,” adds Cox. “Connecting the dots digitally across systems will take the far too many touches required today down to a limited few or even one; making it seamless for everybody to work better together.”