Classic to Cloud

G2 Desktop to Contruent Enterprise

In 2022, Contruent launched Contruent Enterprise, the same Contruent software (G2 Desktop) that’s been supporting capital projects for decades— but now with increased collaborative workflows enabled on a web interface.

Contruent is working with customers looking to improve their user experience and maximize their investment to make the switch to its new cloud-based solution. Within Contruent Enterprise, users will experience enhancements to cost management performance, security, and compatibility with other systems.

Contruent Enterprise Dashboard

The Value of the Cloud

In capital construction, moving to a SaaS-based solution can bring specific advantages that cater to the unique needs of the construction industry.

Cost Efficiency

Eliminates the need for significant on-prem hardware investments, offering scalability for easier deployment.

Unified Communication

Centralized platform for teams to stay aligned and streamline approvals, accessible from anywhere with real-time information sharing.

Compliance Notifications

Automatic updates on regulatory compliance rules for users.

Strong Security

Data encryption, regular audits, and compliance certifications ensure robust protection.

Why Contruent Enterprise

As a SaaS-based solution, Contruent Enterprise enhances ease of use and promotes self-service, significantly reducing the need for IT/support intervention. Users gain regular, iterative updates and enhancements to the product, allowing Contruent to better address industry and user needs.

With Contruent Enterprise You Get:

  • Contruent Control Center which is the cloud-hosted and cloud-connected version of G2 Desktop
  • Contruent Web Applications that deliver cloud-based collaboration tools designed for the extended teams’ Cost Engineers work with (i.e. Project Managers, Field
    Staff, Construction Managers, Contract Managers, and Purchasing), facilitating effective workflow completion for seamless project execution
  • Increased efficiency and ease of use for cost engineers and project executives through a modern web interface designed for cost engineers and project executives, featuring a cost-effective licensing model (i.e. light users) to deliver value to the entire team of cost stakeholders.
  • Enhanced visibility into projects and immediate data access via executive dashboards powered by Contruent’s business intelligence and integrated Power BI.
  • All-new Magic Grid which offers aggregate cross-project and discipline in-app data reviews.
  • Access to a Replica Cloud database so you can enjoy real-time reporting and live operational data on Power BI dashboards.
  • New solutions including access to Contruent’s new Procurement, Field Management, and Estimating solutions.
  • Cutting-edge technology for project cost controls and visibility into the latest product roadmap enhancements planned only for Contruent Enterprise.
  • The latest updates and enhancements as they are released, without managing a local installation.
  • Quicker implementation so you can start new projects sooner.

Are you a Current On-Prem User Looking to Make the Switch?

Embarking on your Classic to Cloud journey is easier than you think. Our team of experts is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth transition from on-premise to the cloud. Depending on your organization’s level of customization, the migration process can be completed in as little as two weeks.

Here are some FAQs on the Migration Process:

How Long Does It Take to Migrate from G2 Desktop to Contruent Enterprise?

The duration of migration can vary based on several factors, but it can be done in as little as two weeks. Factors that will impact the migration time include:

  • Size of Your Organization. Larger organizations with complex IT infrastructures and multiple locations may require more time for migration, due to the scale of the project. Smaller organizations with simpler setups may experience a quicker migration process.
  • Configuration and Integration Requirements. Contruent Enterprise is project-ready right out of the box. However, if there is any need for configuration (such as organization-specific reports) and/or integration with existing systems, this can impact the migration timeline.
  • Data Migration. The process of transferring data may be complex, especially with a large volume of data or a number of distinct projects that may need to be staged for migration.
  • Training and Adoption. The time required to train end users on Contruent Enterprise to ensure a smooth adoption can influence the overall migration timeline. Adequate training is crucial to minimize disruptions during the transition.
Who Needs to Be Involved in the Migration Process?

Transitioning from G2 Desktop to Contruent Enterprise may require ensuring that various organizational stakeholders are informed, as they may not actively participate but contribute to the overall business case. The specific individuals and departments involved can vary depending on an organization’s size and the complexity of the migration. Here are some functions typically involved in the process:

  • IT
  • Executive Sponsors
  • End users including department heads from finance, marketing, sales, and operations.
  • PMO
  • Communications
Is Support and Training Provided During and After Migration to Contruent Enterprise?

Yes, comprehensive support and training are provided after the migration process to Contruent Enterprise. The training includes a ‘Delta training’ focusing on the differences between the previous system and Contruent Enterprise, ensuring users are adept with the updated features and functionalities. Initial training encompasses fundamental tasks such as logging in, navigating the web portal, and managing data.

Additionally, after migration, users receive further training sessions tailored to familiarize them with the specific features of the Contruent Enterprise Portal, such as creating datasets and utilizing dashboards effectively. It’s important to note that while three mandatory training sessions are provided, advanced training sessions are available upon request for an additional charge.

How Scalable is Contruent Enterprise to Accommodate Changes in User Numbers or Data Volumes?

Contruent Enterprise was developed by cost engineers for the largest capital projects on the planet! It is highly scalable and capable of seamlessly accommodating changes in user numbers and data volumes to meet your evolving business needs. Moving to the cloud increases product scalability in terms of deployment and performance.

Ready to unlock the full potential of Contruent Enterprise?

Contact us today to learn more about our cloud-based solution, schedule a personalized demo, or kickstart your migration journey. Your future in the cloud awaits—let’s embark on this journey together.

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