P6-Reporter – Streamline Your Project Reporting

When you update your schedule, do you run your many reports out of P6? Or do you use another strategy? You can create layouts and reports that clearly indicate the activities requiring specific equipment, comparison to previous updates, and much more right out of P6. By providing your team with self-serve dashboards, those same reports can be included in Emerald’s P6-Reporter dashboards, giving your team access to all their required reports, automatically updated from current snapshots in a very easy to use format. Our self-serve dashboards give your team quick access to easy to digest report information so your team is all on the same page.
Consider this: Once your project is complete can you easily complete the evaluation of specific elements of your project? For example, when a delay of an activity which required specific equipment prevented that same equipment being transferred to another activity at the planned time – was the mitigation plan that was implemented successful? Were there perhaps some lessons learned? Project snapshots keep available progress information on your project at the snapshot intervals. You can reproduce reports for timeframes as required.

Above is a simple example of a Gantt chart from P6 clearly identifying the activities requiring a Bundle Puller or Crane. This type of layout can be created in a number of configurations to report on specific elements. All this information can be created in a dashboard report and automatically updated from snapshots. Users only have to access the reports in the dashboard, change the filters if the most current is not what they require at the time, and use the information. They do not have to request the report or login to P6 to run the report. The dashboard reports give your team quick access to current update information in an easy to use and easy to digest format.

Resource/equipment profiles created in P6 can be recreated in P6-Reporter dashboard reports using EP-datawarehouse automatic snapshots to keep the information current, while still retaining access to view previous snapshot information as required.

Above is a sample of data comparison, current update to previous update. This is a P6-Reporter report displayed in Power BI.

Automatically generating the reports your team requires and providing access via self serve dashboards streamlines the reporting process. The project team has easy access to the information they require in an easy to digest format.

Green Up reports provide easy access to up to date information. See at a glance where issues are and base decisions on the latest update information for the project. (P6-Reporter – Power BI Report)

Track cancelled work by resource, WBS, or activity code and have totals at your fingertips as the project is executed.

Streamline reporting by utilizing P6-Reporter self serve dashboards. Provide the best tools for your project team.
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About the Author

Mary Lynn Backstrom, PMP, PMI-SP, PMI-BA – Implementation Specialist

Mary Lynn spent many years filling a variety of project controls duties such as planning, scheduling, analyzing, training and continuous improvement in the Aerospace Industry. Since joining Emerald in 2008 she has been a tremendous asset to the Emerald team.

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