Meridian Systems has released Prolog Connect, a new web services platform extension for Prolog Manager, a construction project management software. These two applications work together to improve ease of use, supply chain collaboration and software integration flexibility, the company said.
According to the company, the Prolog Connect system includes the Prolog Connect Server, a web services platform built on a service-oriented architecture. This advanced platform is expected to create integrations with other software systems over the internet, regardless of location or device type.
The company said that Prolog Connect improves user productivity by enabling the creation of custom Microsoft Office Business Applications (OBAs). OBAs allow bi-directional data exchange between Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and SharePoint and Prolog Manager. OBAs can be tailored to various project team roles or to automate specific work tasks. OBAs are also expected to offer offline capabilities, so project team members can collaborate even in a disconnected environment, the company added.
Bruno Berti, senior director of product management at Meridian, said: The strategy behind Prolog Connect is to allow construction firms and building owners to converge their Prolog project management system with Microsoft productivity applications. By using the latest in internet technology, Prolog Connect allows end-users to work the way they want to using familiar desktop tools, while organizations capture critical project data in one project management system of record.