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The Cram Group, a Meridian Systems Authorized Business Systems Integrator, Launches Online Source for Prolog Office Business Applications

The Cram Group, a Meridian Systems Authorized Business Systems Integrator, Launches Online Source for Prolog Office Business Applications

Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:13pm EST

The Cram Group Now Offers the OBA Store

NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
The Cram Group, an authorized Meridian Business System Integrator, is now
offering The OBA Store. The OBA Store is an online source for Microsoft Office
Business Applications (OBAs) that work with Prolog® software, the industry
standard for successful construction project delivery. The OBA Store is now
available on The Cram Group Web site by visiting
www.thecramgroup.com/TheOBAStore/Overview.

"The OBA Store uniquely offers a one-stop-shop for project-based organizations
looking to manage their project data in minutes rather than hours," said Wes
Smith, Principal, The Cram Group. "Prolog users can leverage our OBAs to work
online or offline to streamline daily construction processes, automate data
importing and exporting and reduce duplicate data entry."

Utilizing Web services, OBAs are built on the Microsoft Office Business
Application Platform, and allow organizations to capture the critical project
information that lives in users` spreadsheets and other Microsoft Office
applications. OBAs can extend business applications, such as Prolog, to end
users` familiar desktop productivity applications, allowing them to work the way
they want, while allowing organizations to centrally store and manage project
data in one system of record.

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. Additionally, OBAs offer offline
capabilities, so project team members can collaborate even in a disconnected
environment.

"The Cram Group understands the benefits that OBAs provide to Prolog users who
want to further improve their construction project management best practices,"
said Bruno Berti, senior director of product management for Meridian. "Enabling
OBAs is a key business value of our Web services platform strategy; we applaud
The Cram Group`s efforts to provide this library for Prolog customers."

Backed by The Cram Group's combined experience in construction and technology,
the OBA Store offers OBAs for Prolog features including RFIs, Submittals, Punch
Lists and Company Setup. The OBA Store provides access to this wide selection of
OBAs from one location with a free trial to any user. Subscription-based
accounts range from Free, limited accounts to Premium, fee-based accounts. Other
pricing options include "Pay per OBA," "Customization of Existing OBA," and
more.

For more information on pricing options, visit
www.thecramgroup.com/TheOBAStore/PricingOptions.

About Meridian Systems

Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company, is the Plan-Build-Operate
technologysolutions leader for project-based organizations (PBO2). Building
owners, constructionand engineering firms, and public agencies use Meridian
software to effectively manage capitalbuilding programs and facility assets.
Meridian offers construction project management and infrastructure lifecycle
management solutions that reduce project costs and schedules across the
plan-build-operate project lifecycle. To learn more about how project-based
organizations are benefitting from Meridian solutions, download a user study
from FMI by visiting: www.meridiansystems.com.

About The Cram Group

The Cram Group is an industry proven provider approaching 10 years experience
with servicing Prolog and other AEC Industry applications. Based in New York
City, The Cram Group has extensive references, and maintains a certified
national partner network that can work with customers to provide local services.
The Cram Group is a Meridian Consulting Partner, Microsoft Gold Certified
Partner, and a pioneer of consulting, hosting & development services for the
Prolog Web services platform. For more information on The Cram Group, visit
http://www.aeccloud.com.

Meridian
Tamara Kaestner, 916-294-2375
Marketing Programs Manager
tkaestner@meridiansystems.com

or

The Cram Group
Gina Rondinelli, 212-505-0381
Business Development
grondinelli@thecramgroup.com

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