Houston, TX, December 10, 2008 - R7 Solutions announced an agreement today to provide a national productivity solution and business process management (BPM) system for Coates Field Service, Inc., the nation's first land and right-of-way acquisition services company.
The new BPM system will manage and provide real-time reporting on all aspects of Coates Field Service right-of-way process through a web application that will be designed, hosted and managed by R7 Solutions.
"As a long-time industry leader, Coates Field Service's goal for this project is to provide our clients with the easiest, most transparent and most advanced process management tools and reporting systems. The new BPM system from R7 Solutions will allow us to remain ahead of the competition while offering our clients better efficiency and accuracy in their land projects," said Joe Coates, President of Coates Field Service.
We saw a presentation by R7 Solutions regarding their extensive right-of-way software development work and mapping systems for transit authorities and knew that they could deliver a competitive edge for our business.
- Joe Coates, President, Coates Field Service
With headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and offices in Houston, Texas; Tallahassee, Florida; Walnut Creek, California; Albany, New York; and British Columbia, Coates Field Service provides clients with a comprehensive suite of land and right-of-way acquisition services. Clients include communications companies, transit authorities, pipeline companies, and electric transmission utilities.
"We are excited to be working with Coates Field Service on this project. Their company, and the Coates family, invented the land services industry, and our aim is to help them pioneer the new tools and methods that will continue to establish their leadership position for the decades ahead," said K. Lawrence Epperson, CEO of R7 Solutions.
The new application will provide remote offices and field agents with a comprehensive business process management system, including project initiation and setup, agent assignment, access management, task and parcel data management, parcel and line annotation, owner contact logs, easement and acquisition document preparation, file and image indexing and storage, and ongoing line list management. The system will also provide automated client reporting and a client self-service portal.
About Coates Field Service
Since 1950, Coates Field Service, Inc. has been exclusively in the business of land and right-of-way acquisition services. Coates Field Service, Inc. provides comprehensive project management, including route selection, title searches, survey and mapping, appraisal, negotiation, relocation and damage settlement. The first land services company of its kind, Coates maintains a reputation for the highest standards of service and professionalism in the industry. For more information about Coates Field Service, call (405) 528-5676 or visit http://www.coatesfieldservice.com/.
About R7 Solutions
R7 Solutions develops and implements award-winning enterprise software for the energy, transportation, government and real estate industries. The company's flagship product is GeoRoom, the real-time web-based map and data integration suite. Founded in 2001, the company has unique expertise in geographic information systems, enterprise integration of geospatial data, document management and workflow systems. For more information, please contact R7 Solutions at 713.529.3300 or visit www.r7solutions.com.