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Enbridge integrating Cleopatra Enterprise for their projects
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Using Cleopatra Enterprise’s state-of-the-art benchmarking and cost estimating features, Enbridge is able to compare the performance of projects and increase the accuracy of future cost estimates. The software tool Cleopatra provides Enbridge, the leader in energy delivery in North America, with powerful project cost management and an integrated structure with advanced…

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Hand holding phone with coins rising, depicting cost control and cost management
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What is the difference between Cost Control and Cost Management? Cost management and cost control are two terms that often get mixed up. If you think about the words, what sounds better? Would you rather be in control or manage your costs? It turns out that cost management and cost…

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As the Irish philosopher and politician Edmund Burke once said: “Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it”. And that’s just one of numerous quotes from just as many philosophers, historians and politicians about the lessons to be learned from the past. In one of our previous blogs…

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Project Benchmarking in the Construction Industry
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Change orders in projects are the norm, not the exception, so the seasoned project manager won’t be stumped by recasting the budget to account for altered objectives. How well you can adjust your budget to a scope change depends on how well you budgeted the project in the first place.…

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A pyramid of KPIs and activities
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Project cost data flows through multiple departments. At each step, the data has to be handled, reported, copied or moved throughout the organization. By centralizing project cost data in one software system, you have the opportunity to dramatically improve the handling of project costs. Let’s look at the five greatest…

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To advance your cost management practices, knowledge and experience needs to be captured and shared. How would this change the way you do cost management? Estimating knowledgebase Estimating project costs becomes more standardized with use of modern software. Cost engineers develop and maintain information about prices, labor and other valuable data…

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offshore wind turbines
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Van Oord, one of the world's most renowned dredging and offshore contractors, has selected Cleopatra Enterprise as their cost estimation software of choice. The implementation of Cleopatra Enterprise is part of the company's initiative to improve efficiency by digitalization. "Increasing size & complexity of offshore projects is driving the need to…

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cost estimation
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Estimating accuracy is the degree to which a calculation of an item varies to its actual value. As estimators, we want to minimize the gap between the estimated and the actual cost. Of course there are a lot of factors involved here. We have to take into account things like…

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Some of you might already be familiar with it. If not; Cleopatra Enterprise also includes a Cost Management module. This allows our users and ourselves to “close the loop” from high level estimating to detail estimating to cost management, all stored in one central database. A closed loop provides the opportunity for…

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