Primavera Expedition 8.5 Now Supports Oracle
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Primavera Expedition 8.5 Now Supports Oracle


Expedition 8.5 is also the first browser-based project management
solution for construction to incorporate a safety module.

Philadelphia, PA, September 4, 2002 – The latest release of Primavera Expedition, the leading project controls and contract management solution for architecture, engineering, and construction projects, now supports Oracle databases, in addition to Sybase. Primavera Expedition 8.5 enhances the tools and information currently available with additional modules now accessible via a browser interface and several new product features.

“The support of Expedition 8.5 with an Oracle database provides Trane with a number of major advantages,” said Dave Girard, Project Manager for Business Systems, Trane. “Since most of our existing and future customer information and financial applications are standardized in Oracle, the support of Expedition with an Oracle database facilitates easier integration of project information among programs. It also gives us the scalability to support hundreds of small- to large-sized projects at district offices throughout North America and the world.”

Other key features and benefits of Expedition 8.5 are:

  •         Payment Requisition Clearinghouse Module
    General contractors save time with the payment requisition clearinghouse by streamlining the entire payment process online. Subcontractors are able to submit and negotiate progress payments through a secure website. Expedition also helps general contractors comply with prompt payment laws by accelerating the speed of payments within the entire payment chain.

  •         Meeting Minutes Module
    Team members can now access meeting minutes through a browser-based interface via a user name/password from any computer. Expedition also improves project communication by providing the ability to email documents, such as daily reports, to team members who don’t have access to Expedition.

  •         Safety Module
    This industry-first module facilitates the recording of all safety-related information.

    General contractors can access this information through a browser-based interface to track and print out health reports, safety forms, and other health-related documents directly on industry-compliant forms.

    “Expedition 8.5 is the industry’s first project controls and contract management solution to track and record all safety-related information,” said Joel M. Koppelman, CEO of Primavera Systems, Inc. “Using a browser-based interface, this module provides quick and easy access to all health-related documents.”

    Product Availability:
    Expedition 8.5 is now available directly from Primavera and through its network of Primavera Authorized Representatives.

    About Trane
    Trane is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of central air conditioning systems, equipment, controls, service and parts for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and a premier brand for residential air conditioning. Trane is a division of American Standard, a global manufacturer with market leading positions in three businesses: air conditioning systems and service, sold under the Trane� and American Standard� brands for commercial, institutional and residential buildings; plumbing products, sold under such brands as American Standard� and Ideal Standard�; and vehicle control systems, including electronic braking and air suspension systems, sold under the WABCO� name to the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks, buses, SUVs and luxury cars. The company employs approximately 60,000 people and has manufacturing operations in 27 countries. American Standard is included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. (

    Primavera Expedition
    Primavera Expedition is the leading project controls and contract management solution for architecture, engineering and construction projects. Expedition helps construction professionals successfully carry construction schedules to an on-time and on-budget completion.

    About Primavera Systems, Inc.
    Founded in 1983, Primavera Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of project management, control and execution software and services. Primavera's innovative solutions help more than 40,000 companies around the world achieve business success through project success. Primavera products maximize return on investment by speeding time to market, establishing best practices, assessing risk and providing project visibility to all participants, from executives to team members. The company serves a broad range of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical processing, construction, energy, engineering, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, software development, technology, telecommunications and utilities. For more information, visit:

    Primavera is headquartered in Philadelphia (Bala Cynwyd), Pennsylvania, with offices in Chicago, New Hampshire, San Francisco, Hong Kong and London.

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