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[February 14, 2013]

Hard Dollar and AboutTime Partnership Yields Mobile, Real-Time Project Cost Management (PCM) Solution

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- Hard Dollar, developer of project cost management (PCM) software for capital projects, announced a partnership with AboutTime Technologies Mobile Data Collection Software. The collaboration enables users to access their project estimates and reports anywhere on mobile devices. This partnership closes the loop on end-to-end field-to-data management, making accurate, same-day earned value management (EVM) reporting possible.

AboutTime captures real-time production, project equipment, and labor information on mobile devices from jobsites, enabling daily earned value and performance alerts to be sent to project stakeholders. The software gathers equipment data, supply and labor data, photos, voice or text notes, real-time weather data, and GPS locations. With the use of Lasso Project Intelligence, Hard Dollar's recently released project intelligence cloud offering, users can incorporate collected field data into its Project Cost Management solution for increased accuracy, efficiency, and profitability.

"Partnering with AboutTime has taken data collection to a new level for our customers. This new integration enables owners, EPCMs, and contractors to simultaneously receive performance data day by day, versus waiting weeks or months after a production issue surfaces. Users will save substantial amounts of time through onsite data reporting," says Ron Babich, vice president of Hard Dollar. "Our customers have been on a quest for direct insight into cost, labor, and other unpredictable variables. The Hard Dollar and AboutTime partnership gives clear, daily vision into every project at the site level." Mike Merrill, COO of AboutTime, goes on to say, "Our partnership with Hard Dollar has been very customer-driven. We have mutual customers asking for the same convenient access to their data. Working together, we have been able to significantly reduce the amount of time spent on reporting and data collection for every project. Connecting to Hard Dollar gives users even more support by providing project cost management software to guarantee accuracy and the correct management of their project data." The integration is currently available to both Hard Dollar and AboutTime customers via EVM360. EVM360 components include AboutTime, HD Project Cost Management solution, and LassoPI, and provide a 360-degree view of projects for owners, EPCMs, and contractors. For more information about EVM360, please contact either company.

About Hard DollarHard Dollar is the leader in project cost management (PCM) solutions. Founded in 1989, Hard Dollar Corporation delivers project cost management software worldwide within mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, and energy industries. The software centralizes cost and productivity data management, estimates, budgets, and forecasting throughout the entire project lifecycle. Hard Dollar also provides the first cloud-based project intelligence solution, Lasso Project Intelligence. LassoPI delivers instant information exchange and transparency at the project and portfolio levels, providing critical project data to internal and external stakeholders and multiple systems of record. Visit www.harddollar.com for more information.

About AboutTime TechnologiesAboutTime is a mobile time tracking and real-time project management software solution that increases efficiencies in managing a mobile workforce. AboutTime uses accurate field data to streamline a variety of data collection processes to provide powerful real-time visibility. With AboutTime, users can make critical business and project decisions in real-time, as it happens.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine Hard Dollar Contact: Rebecca Hasulak Ubiquity Public Relations Email Contact 480.235.1596 AboutTime Technologies Contact: Mike Merrill COO Email Contact Tel: (801) 465-8181 Toll-free 1-888-315-8463 (TIME) Source: Hard Dollar Corporation

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