Parsons Brinckerhoff Streamlines and Simplifies Consultant Time Tracking With Journyx
Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) – a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world – is currently working on the multi-year revitalization project of a major metropolitan airport. PB, together with five other consultant firms, comprises a Construction Management team that manages a number of contractors working as an extension of the city on the airport project. Tracking the time and billing for six different consulting firms in a cohesive manner, with each firm managing multiple contractors and projects, proved to be a difficult task.
Challenge: Many Projects, Many People
Revitalizing a major airport requires PB and five other consulting firms to manage contractors working on approximately 50 projects including paving the airport runways and building new air traffic control towers. It is critical for the six-firm Construction Management team to maintain consistency for all time, billing and projects. The multiple firms must blend together into one team, headed by PB.
The difficulties that PB faces include each consulting firm maintaining a different pay schedule with timesheets ending on different days, as well as different pay days, pay frequency, etc. Early on, PB used Excel spreadsheets and manually merged all of the consultants’ time into one database, creating one single invoice for the city. However, PB soon found that the margin of error was too great and that spreadsheets were not conducive to such a large number of consultants tracking their time. PB realized that it needs a single automated mechanism for logging time.
Solution: Using Timesheet to Streamline, Simplify
Allyson Stavron, Lead Cost Engineer for Parsons Brinckerhoff, states that after reviewing many products in the marketplace, Journyx presents the most flexible and open database, fitting PB’s needs the best. Journyx allows each employee on the Construction Management team, no matter what consulting firm they work for, to track their time the same way on the same time schedule. Even though each consultant is still paid per their firm’s schedule, it doesn’t interfere with time tracking as long as the timesheets are on the same week and the firms are paying the consultants the correct amount. Journyx Timesheet allows each consultant to log their time by project from any computer, creating a much more streamlined process for PB to manage, yet still be paid by different firms on their own pay schedule.
About Parsons Brinckerhoff
Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with approximately 12,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions. PB offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for all modes of infrastructure, including transportation, power, community development, water and the environment (www.pbworld.com).
About Journyx, Inc.
Journyx automates payroll, billing and cost accounting while easing management of employee time and expenses, and provides confidence that all resources are utilized correctly and completely. Founded in 1996, Journyx helps customers of every possible size maximize their profitability and productivity. Customers include Crate&Barrel, Schlumberger, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Callaway Golf and Honeywell.