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Morpheus was created to
management and accounting.
they have 70 project managers. With ROIs
like that, the integration solution pays for
itself very quickly.
"All they're doing now is printing out
information out of the respective application," he says, noting that this not only has
reduced the use of paper, but also eliminated redundant and duplicate data entry.
Morpheus also has made the process of
implementing integration solutions more
efficient. "Prior to 2001, we were seeing
integration projects take 12 to 18 months
to complete," he recalls. "We're now seeing
it take anywhere from 12 to 15 weeks using
The company also trains clients to maintain and extend MTG Frameworks on their
own. This has allowed customers to perform
system upgrades without Morpheus' involvement. Companies can now determine
what is best for their business. They are
asking, "'Do we have an internal resource
that we train to support, build, extend and
maintain the integrations, or do we hire
Morpheus to come back in?'" Nolan says.
Some decide to put in internal resources
themselves, and others still call the company. "At the end of the day, it's the client's
choice," he says.
A Broad Base
Morpheus' work often makes
it invisible to its clients'
Speeding Things Up
Seventeen years later, Morpheus continues
to provide the same service for its clients.
But the company's longevity is rare in its
industry, Nolan says.
"Applications come and go, and companies come and go," he explains. "Finding
someone that's been in integration for this
long is not really normal within the construction space."
Morpheus' work, he notes, often makes it
invisible to its clients' departments. "If we
do our job correctly, you never know that
we're there," Nolan says. "There's only one or
two users of the middleware, supporting all
the users of the applications."
The platform also saves its clients time.
For example, one general contractor told
Morpheus the integration solution delivered with MTG Frameworks saved its project
managers on average 40 hours a month
collecting data and preparing reports - and
Morpheus won its first client in 2001, which
it continues to serve to this day. "The majority of the Morpheus clients are long-term,"
Nolan says, noting that its customer base is
comprised of "anyone that does construction-related projects."
These can range from owners with capital
improvement projects to general contractors that specialize in buildings, bridges and
roads. "Anyone that has a project management system and accounting system is
typically a client that will receive the value
of getting an integration," he says.
Today, to just name a few, its current
clients include Tutor Perini Corp., Rudolph
Libbe Inc. of the Rudolph Libbe Group, Brasfield & Gorrie and the Dormitory Authority
of the State of New York (DASNE).
MTG Frameworks not only solves its clients'
current integration problems, but it also
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