Overview of FieldNet FieldNet is a web based communication link between Trns*port components operating in the field and central office. Automate and simplify communication between field offices/regional offices and central office. Automation of data movement between construction site, field offices and the central office Enables FieldBook’s use of wireless communications. Architecture easily supports external user access.
Web Based Functions Include Pay estimate approval and tracking. Contract Modification approvals and tracking. Daily Report tracking. Contract assignment and tracking. Audit trail for file transfers between central office, field offices and construction sites. Management of FieldManager sites statewide.
Current Status of FieldNet FieldNet is an AASHTO licensed product. FieldNet 2.0 is currently in limited production in Michigan with a full statewide roll out completed by 2006. Wisconsin has completed internal testing with implementation planned for February 2006
Benefits Central Office –Excellent auditing. –Detailed tracking of estimates, contract modifications, contract ownership. –Estimate Approval by contract type. –Current contract copy received with each estimate. –Automated contract archival. –Notification of estimates that require special processing. –Simple Reference File Maintenance & Distribution.
Benefits Field Offices (DOT, Local, Consultant sites) –Automated delivery of regular and contractor read only contracts –Automated sending and routing of electronic files –Notification of estimate and contract modification processing by central office Contractors –Automatically receive Contractor Read-Only Contracts Significant time savings statewide –Benefit analysis in Michigan identified a savings of $1.3 million annually