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Darrell ODea
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Has anyone come across a Planning Package, that works primarily on numbers / data calculaion.

Say that in Excel we create a spread sheet, with Quantity (Q)of material, Number of Resource (R), we can calculate just a pure unrestricted duration. I know excel will create a form of bar chart.

But what I am looking for is a package like say P3 or Teamplan that will give the duration of an activity a calculated numerical value at least on the criteria above.

Perhaps this is already possible?
Please advise.

Darrell

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Bernard Ertl
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Yes, it works best with projects of a repetitive nature such as maintenance projects or construction work.

It can also be used to define a decision tree for field personnel (such as determining the correct procedure for a software installation based upon a clients current database/network configuration).

Bernard Ertl
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This idea can be done only if youre preparing same project already done or executed, by using this as a template. or make a template for a different kind of project. from that you just change the quantity, then do some global change or import / export to change duration and required resources.
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Will do..
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Darrell,

Please fill out the contact form on our website and we will forward a link to download a demo.

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Darrell ODea
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Thanks Bernard,
Would U send me on a demo. disk?
If this is possible??

Regards,
Darrell

Our eTaskMaker Project Planning Software does what you are looking for. You can define your own variables (like materials) and estimating formulas for durations.

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Darrell,

Our eTaskMaker Project Planning Software does what you are looking for. You can define your own variables (like materials) and estimating formulas for durations.

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In a way, yes. But I want also to be able to see the spread of resource against quantity of material, through visible calculation. We can change resource levels to affect duration. But without seeing quantity of material, say m3 of concrete, you dont necessarilly know if you are over or under resourcing.

I am being clear?

Essentially I want a system like P3 or Teamplan to contain a bill of quantities, that can only be variable if we deem there is a change in their measure. Other than that they have to be finite and static.
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Isnt this what Driving Resources do ?

Alternatively, if this doesnt give the required outcome, you could always import the durations from your spreadsheet calcs or use the global change functions from within P3