Integrated Daily Cost Control - Discoverer -> P6, PCM

Integration allows PMs to manage 20 projects at once

Integrated Daily Cost Control - Discoverer -> P6, PCM

PMs get on top of projects with daily integrated system

Written by Nicole Jardin

Client Overview

Calgary pre-fab manufacturer with international projects needed integration to accounting and purchasing system to get control over client commitments and internal and external spending for hundreds of simultaneous projects.

Challenges

  • Tracking costs to date on hundreds of projects manually was too time consuming

  • Client forecasting was taking too long and overruns were being missed

  • Senior management was not getting the reporting done in a timely manner

Results

  • Integrated daily costs from Discoverer into P6 and PCM Contract Management

  • Updated the external contract and PO costs into expenses

  • Integrated the internal detailed resource costs into resources and forecasted onto the budget resource

  • P6-Calculator did all the cost rollups and comparisons to the budget

  • P6-Calculator flagged integration errors, mismatches, and potential incorrect charges for the PM

  • BI Reporting was developed for cost to date, forecasting, earned value, CPI, SPI and changes to-date