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Software Innovation helps FIATECH map out capital project workflows and checklists

WATERLOO, ON – May 1, 2007 – Software Innovation Inc., the leading provider of integrated project document and workflow management systems that control and automate the processes for managing the lifecycle of engineering-intensive project documentation, today announced that as part of their ongoing commitment to the FIATECH industry association, they have donated components of the Coreworx solution for use in FIATECH’s Element 2 project “Automated Design Workflow Mapping and Checklists”.
The business case for this FIATECH initiative is based around standardizing workflows and checklists for capital projects. According to the project’s Business Case: “Project startup is critical to the overall success of project execution. Unfortunately, all too often, there is insufficient time to get organized before work commences. Starting work without awareness of overall workflow requirements can result in rework, which is inefficient and costs money. This project will address the configuration and startup phase of project execution by providing boilerplates for common work exchanges and supporting checklists to make communication, setup and coordination easier.”
According to Ric Jackson of FIATECH, “As a member-based industry consortium, FIATECH’s success depends on the support and intellectual capital that our members bring to the projects that are executed in a highly collaborative setting. In this case, CH2M HILL identified an immediate business need and brought the issue to the consortium. Once presented to the membership, 12 additional members quickly expressed an interest in working with CH2M HILL. Having Software Innovation provide software tools in support of this project is another example of how companies working together and leveraging off one another can make real change happen real fast in this industry, which is precisely why FIATECH was created.” 
Tony Van de Valk of Software Innovation, an active member of FIATECH and part of the project team for “Automated Design Workflow Mapping and Checklists” said, “Our goal is to simplify administration and support the project team as they graphically map out the business processes and checklists. Moving forward, we can not only model these business processes in Coreworx but also validate how they would work in real project situations. Helping EPCs and Owners get their projects up and running in record time is a key element to overall project success and Software Innovation is very enthusiastic about this project.”
More information about this project is available on FIATECH’s website:
FIATECH ( is an industry consortium that provides global leadership in identifying and accelerating the development, demonstration and deployment of fully integrated and automated technologies to deliver the highest business value throughout the life cycle of all types of capital projects.
About Software Innovation Inc.
Software Innovation is the leading provider of integrated project document and workflow management systems that control and automate the processes for managing the lifecycle of engineering-intensive project documentation including the exchange of information between project customers and sub-contractors. The company is exclusively focused on this space. The Coreworx solution provides integrated document control, workflow, markup and collaboration functionality to drive capital project success with accelerated project schedules, reduced project costs and mitigated project risks.
Founded in 1997, Software Innovation, Inc. has offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Houston and Calgary.  Global clients include Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR).  Software Innovation, Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has developed the Coreworx solution on the .NET 2 Framework.  Coreworx is in use on more than 180 capital projects with over 25,000 users worldwide. For more information, see
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