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5 Things You Might Not Have Been Told

5 Things You Might Not Have Been Told

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Techniques for Managing Complex Projects with Planning and Scheduling Software

"Techniques for Managing Complex Projects with Planning and Scheduling Software" by Paul E Harris


Project Managers and Directors often become frustrated with planners and schedulers when a schedule becomes so complex that even the scheduler has difficulty in understanding where he is or what is happening in the schedule. 


eTaskMaker, by InterPlan Systems, is a front end planning and estimating tool that generates resource loaded project schedules ("fragnets") that can be exported to numerous project management software platforms.  eTaskMaker is bundled with a enxtensive estimating library for both routine (equipment cleaning, inspection and repair) and non-routine (piping demolition, fabrication and installation) work found in a typical refinery or petrochemical plant turnaround.

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ATC Professional

ATC Professional (ATC or ATCPro) is a project management system developed by InterPlan Systems specifically for managing oil refinery and petrochemical plant maintenance (turnaround) projects. ATC Professional was originally named "TMS" and developed as an in-house tool to support on-site consulting services.

Comparsion of Cost Estimating Sottware and Techniques - From Spreadsheets to Today


EcoSys - EPC (Enterprise Planning & Controls)

EcoSys EPC (Enterprise Planning & Controls) is a next generation planning and cost controls software solution delivering best practices for full lifecycle project cost management in an integrated, easy-to-use web application.  Bridging the gap between planning and execution, EcoSys EPC is used by some of the world’s largest companies and public agencies to implement:

Acumen Fuse

Acumen Fuse is a customizable metric analysis and visualization software tool which analyzes schedule, cost, risk, earned value, and project performance.  Acumen Fuse uses metrics to pinpoint problematic areas and activities within a project and then provides solutions for improving project plans and execution strategies based on the problematic areas and activities found during the analyses.

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