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Exto is your project compass
Whether connecting cities with roads and bridges, bringing water to a drought-ridden part of the world, or building infrastructure for clean energy, each project finds meaning and purpose in the lives it affects. As such, it is critical for each project to be planned and executed with meticulous detail – no easy task to be sure. Exto is a cloud-enabled platform and project service that will help you effortlessly navigate the complex project execution landscape.
Exto was born on a long, hot summer day in Chennai over steaming cups of tea during a client project management system review. The review quickly turned into a brainstorming session. The tool used on the client’s project was being used to capture data after project completion. Most analysis was not performed within the tool, and all communication and collaboration were being done elsewhere. Photos were exchanged over WhatsApp, analysis was done in Excel and shared over email, and project teams collaborated and analyzed structured and unstructured project data ad-hoc.
Furthermore, this particular client already had a state-of-the-art PMIS, but was not using it to its full potential. Their PMIS was relegated to a project data repository. Data collection and analysis were put on the back burners not because of a lack of user skill, but for a lack of time. Smaller contractors often simply don’t have dedicated data curation and analytics personnel.
Project executives and teams rarely used their PMIS schedule as intended. They found ways to crash schedules by altering resource constraints to meet or exceed production capacity in order to hit the projected dates. Most of these project teams spent time drawing up catch-up plans that were too difficult to create in the PMIS.
Our operations, finance, and technology teams huddled in a room for a few days to share thoughts about what most contractors needed, and the importance of owner reporting and collaboration. We wanted to make a product that was flexible and easy to use and agreed upon building a product that would seamlessly work with products we use on a daily basis.
Exto was built on the premise that we would provide a foundation for every project team as a key component of their projects. Exto is not just a software company dropping a platform and walking away. We believe our services component will delight teams and help them navigate to project success. Exto is your project compass.
Exto is a project solutions company with an eclectic mix of professionals from diverse backgrounds. A former CIO runs the ship and daily operations. Two former CEOs and Indian Institute of Management graduates provide act as advisors and provide financial guidance. Two former entrepreneurs with 50 years of management experience provide product strategy. And a seasoned technology executive with an arts degree leads the technology division.
Exto is powered by Gaea. Gaea has an impressive resume of implementing project management solutions for more than 100 clients worldwide and manages more than $10-billion in capital projects.
Exto headquarters are in Santa Clara, California, USA, with offices in Philadelphia PA USA, Bangalore India, Mumbai India, and Dammam, Saudi Arabia.