Articles tagged with: Transportation

SAP Integrated to P6 with P6-Loader

Large Australian rail company uses the P6-Loader to integrate SAP to Primavera P6.

SAP Integrated to P6 with P6-Loader

Monthly cost loading made easy for hundreds of projects.

Written by Nicole Jardin

Client Overview

Large railway projects need a tremendous amount of coordination and strong scheduling. Managing monthly costs and updates from several regional contractors so that shareholders can be informed of status can be a challenge.

Challenges

  • Gathering updates from contractors working in remote regions to keep forecasting accurate

  • Ensuring costs were captured and validated against the schedule performance

Results

  • Streamlined the efforts of updating down from 4 person weeks to 2 person days. Data Imports by over 30%.

  • Errors and mismatches were reduced significantly

  • Several macros made this extract and upload much more reliable than manual inputs

  • Reloading every day during the update window was smooth

From Our Customer

SAP to P6 updates were easy to perform so that forecasting was much more accurate.

P6-QA to Fix IT Program Gaps

Transportation company uses P6-QA to ensure projects are managed consistently to meet tight timelines.

P6-QA to Fix IT Program Gaps

critical path and contractor deliveries

Written by Nicole Jardin

Client Overview

Providing ferry transport to thousands of people daily is no easy task. Ensuring customers have a good experience required overhauling customer service programs. This large IT program had many moving parts, and the team needed a way to ensure all the projects within the programs were being managed consistently to meet very tight timelines.

Challenges

  • P6 was new and the users were running projects

  • No reliable critical path across the program

  • Forecasting was not coming together reliably

Results

  • P6-QA critiqued 20 projects during development

  • P6-QA highlighted open ends - allowed critical path schedule

  • P6-QA helped team see gaps in resourcing

  • Schedule review workshops to fix deficiencies

  • Better schedule development