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Have you considered Standard Time® for your manufacturing project management? Standard Time may be the lightest MRP/ERP you have ever encountered. Its minimalist approach is a refreshing change to the “million-dollar” implementations out there. It’s got lite PM with time and materials tracking built in.
Start by building a project to represent your manufacturing work order. Then track actuals against estimates with barcode scanners on the shop floor.
Now that you’re up and running with Standard Time, consider branching into other areas. How about inventory management? Tool control? Or assembly lines? Associate your work orders to assembly lines, and see which lines are booked, and which can take on new projects. You will find nearly every manufacturing MRP/ERP solution in this tidy package named Standard Time.
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Proggio is a collaborative, timeline-based, project management software solution for teams. It builds project plans clearly, manages your team’s tasks, and provides a detailed portfolio management level view - all from the same data source. The smallest “Done” progress update by any team member is reflected immediately in any other management view in the Proggio platform.
Proggio is relevant for any market segment, because it structures the project to center around people and teams. Proggio acts as a backbone for team activity, giving it structure, effective visual representation, and direction. This helps Proggio provide the highest possible effort to value ratio.
Proggio’s user base is growing every day, spread across different market segments and team sizes.
Proggio features a smart timeline alternative for project management. It’s so much more than a Gantt chart. With it, Proggio breaks clear of the frustrating inability to convey a visual representation of a project to the team (and to management!). This visual clarity drives greater engagement and momentum with the team and stakeholders.
Proggio is the result of the hands-on experience of seasoned project managers, who spent years running various sized projects in global corporations. The founders saw powerful industry trends developing ahead of the curve - they realized that DevOps and Continuous Delivery were starting to affect other fields outside of software development. Project management, itself such a critical part of the enterprise environment, was lagging behind the business world, and new ideas that would disrupt the industry were inevitable. It was time for a project management solution that lined up with the clarity and usability of tools used in other segments - and in that realization, Proggio was born.
Built around the dynamics of team success, Proggio’s platform is fully integrated top to bottom. From task management tools that keep everyone in the team on target and on track, to an automatically updating project portfolio management view - Proggio has it all, based on the same dataset. Any progress report by a single team member is being reflected immediately on the executive management Portfolio view.
Proggio provides a powerful platform for all kinds of organizational projects, from ad-hoc task forces to complicated and highly integrated long-term projects.
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TimeLinx PSA turns Infor CRM or Sage CRM into a complete lifecycle project and services automation (PSA) system, enabling you to:
- Quote, budget, schedule, track time, record expenses, and report in a single system instead
of multiple, disconnected applications.
- Calculate costs and expenses automatically and feed them directly to accounting without retyping or copying from spreadsheets.
- Increase profits by delivering the right work, on time, within budget, and with less overhead.
TimeLinx PSA Features include:
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MindGenius 2018 comes with a host of new features to help users to plan, manage and deliver projects.
The updated User Interface is sleeker with a new look and feel, making navigation through the product easier than ever before. In addition the template and picture libraries have been updated to offer inspiration when needed.
The project management capabilities within MindGenius have been expanded in a number of ways. Firstly, adding a project milestone has been made simpler and you can track progress easily with the ability to overlay up to 10 snapshots of your project at any given time onto your Gantt chart, highlighting when and where project delivery differs from your original plan. Resource, priority and cost information is available straight from your Gantt chart as well as the ability to add task information directly from within the Gantt chart.
Dynamic views offer a new way of working with all of the information available in your mind map. Easily switch between your map, tasks and Gantt chart with all displaying the same information in different formats. This exciting new feature offers the ability to view your resource task allocation as Task Cards and switch between resource, priority and status to display all your current tasks.
Task management is a breeze with MindGenius 2018 with task information such as due dates, resource allocation or deadlines displaying right on the branch in the map.
Brainstorming is given structure with Solution Finder, a new feature designed for teams looking to solve a problem, plan a project or look for a new innovative solution to something. It’s a Guided Brainstorm which offers clarity to critical early stages of thinking and ensures actions chosen are likely to achieve the desired outcome.
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Organizations of all sizes are under intense pressure to improve the speed, accuracy, and agility of their project management and capacity planning processes, while also balancing the related risks and costs of these endeavors.
Viewpath is a feature rich solution, offering a powerful yet easy to use project and resource management toolset that is simple to deploy, instantly scalable, and has “anytime-anywhere” availability.
- Portfolio Management
- Interactive Dashboards
- Sensitivity Analyses
- Baseline Variance Management
- Cost Tracking
- Control Access/Visibility
Supporting both top-down and bottom-up resource staffing processes, Viewpath makes it easy for project and resource managers to communicate requirements and decisions throughout a project’s lifecycle, giving you greater visibility into resource demand and capacity planning.
By providing a graphical analysis of resource and role utilization, Viewpath helps project teams maximize resources in a dynamic environment. This allows managers to see where resources are being used across all programs and projects, as well as their forecasted future use. Viewpath’s centralized system shows resource conflicts to project and resource managers, eliminating unexpected delays or unforeseen resource limitations.
- Predictive Resource Allocation
- Visually Interactive Resource Charts
- Individual and Team Views
- Cross-Project Allocation
- Weighted Planning
Regardless of the size of your organization, standardization across projects is a critical. Viewpath makes it possible to automate the creation of new projects using customizable templates. Once the core of each project is built, you can customize the project with its specific needs, enabling your team to quickly and consistently create new projects.
Increase productivity and execute faster across distributed teams.
- Unlimited Templates
- Project Standardization
- Simplify Project Creation
- Consistency in Project Data
Getting work done can involve multiple tools. To accommodate this, Viewpath integrates with popular business systems and cloud applications to enable secure collaboration and data sharing across enterprise business processes.
Whether it’s accessing field service work orders, or integrating with CRM solutions, Viewpath allows you to supercharge your organizational productivity with partner-built solutions
Share knowledge across the organization to more quickly resolve issues and capture project information across the different platforms your different teams need to use.
Viewpath is a powerful project and program management tool that eliminates the chaos of project management. Viewpath was created on the foundation that project management should be simple and organized. The Viewpath application is used by clients ranging from enterprise companies managing large multi-year projects to small businesses needing to track tasks and complete projects efficiently. Users can select their own views choosing to view a project time line Gantt chart or a simple task management list.
Utilizing cloud technology, Viewpath enables collaboration between users around the world to work on the same project and share progress, comments/questions, and view resource availability all in one place. Each Viewpath user has their own personalized home screen within the app showing tasks they are assigned to across all projects, percentage complete, and any discussions and documents accompanying a project.
When managing and collaborating online on your team’s projects, Viewpath believes in integration into the systems that you are already working in. Our powerful SalesForce and ServiceMax integration allows users to maintain Viewpath’s project management capability directly in the application. Here is a quick view of one of the experiences SalesForce users will having using the Viewpath and SalesForce integration shown in an overall reporting dashboard.
Viewpath users can also have a dashboard that provides a more detailed view into all of the projects that they are members of, percentages of completeness, and personal availability to collaborate on projects by showing days that you are over booked and days you have bandwidth to take on more tasks.
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