RaceTrac selects Projectmates for its flexibility, suite of business process workflows, and vast experience in the retail industry.
RaceTrac, which operates 320 retail gasoline convenience stores in five Southeastern states, is just one of the newest retail clients to adopt Projectmates—developed by Systemates—as its construction project management software for managing the complete lifecycle of its new store construction and capital improvement projects.
In the past three years, RaceTrac has opened more than 100 stores with plans for future development stronger than ever. With its rapid growth, RaceTrac needed a Web-based construction management software that could streamline processes and be used from “cradle to grave.” After a thorough investigation of several project management software systems, RaceTrac selected Projectmates for its flexibility, robust suite of business process workflows and vast experience in the retail industry.
“We’re going to live and breathe Projectmates,” said Chad Baker, senior engineering project manager during a recent Projectmates training. “The intent is to communicate better so projects run smoother.” A phased implementation plan is well underway with RaceTrac’s engineering department adopting Projectmates first. Real Estate and Construction Departments begin full implementation in March 2012.
Projectmates has features designed specifically for retail that help processes, such as surveying, permitting, store planning, merchandising, construction, and post-opening special projects and promotional activities.
“Projectmates has a strong portfolio of retail clients with aggressive capital improvement and expansion programs,” said Hemant Bhave, AIA and vice president at Systemates. “We greatly value the partnerships we’ve developed within the retail industry over many years. Their specific needs and ideas have helped make Projectmates the best choice for construction management software in retail today.”