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PlanExc Project Controller

 

PlanExc Project Controller is a project management software program developed for assisting planners and project managers to gain complete control on projects. Project Controls commence right from the planning and budgeting stage. It passes through different phases of project viz planning and scheduling, resource and cost budgeting, presentation of the schedule, baseline creation, progress monitoring and accounting, forecasting and taking appropriate control measures, completion and hand over etc.

 

A good project management software should be able to cover all the above features in one single program to avoid repetition of work and also to have complete control and understanding of the project. It should be simple and efficient to use and at the same time should be robust in features providing tabular and graphical reports.  It should provide a visual interpretation of how the project will be developed into its final shape based on a timeline. It should be easier to convey project status at any point of time both visually and also with reports. It should be able to address critical issues and should be able to figure out unwanted items driving the project completion.

 

PlanExc Project Controller was developed keeping in mind all the above phases of project controls and we hope that every aspects of these phases are addressed. It is developed using the Critical Path Method (CPM) of scheduling. Both macro and micro planning are enabled in PlanExc PC. Micro planning for example up to various stages of drawing development or a purchase order or a construction activity can be easily done even for a big project. This is accomplished using the register and module feature of PlanExc PC. The actual progress occurred at these micro levels are rolled up automatically to the macro level using the weight factors.

 

PlanExc PC is a very cost effective tools which gives powerful new ways to effectively and efficiently manage projects. Numerous options are also provided to the user for various features to enable customization as per requirement.

PlanExc PC has been divided into four products as follows depending on the functionalities and features

1.   PlanExc Monitor

2.   PlanExc Monitor Plus*

3.   PlanExc Project Controller **

4.   PlanExc Project Controller Pro**

*Releasing Soon, **Beta Released

 

PlanExc Files

 

PlanExc files have *.planx extensions and can be opened by double clicking the file. It can also be opened through the PlanExc File Menu and then browsing towards the file location. Only valid planx files (*.planx) can be opened tyhrough PlanExc Project Controller.

The key features of PlanExc PC are as follows  (View Product Comparison)

1.

 Define task, milestones, resources etc

2.

 Define work breakdown structure

3.

 Create Project Schedules by defining logic and relationship between activities

4.

 Assign constraints to activities

5.

 Organize and group activities based on work breakdown structure.

6.

 Define different Calendars with holidays and assign them to activities

7.

 Add multiple activities with a single click

8.

 Define Activity Codes for easy grouping of activities

9.

 View Driven Path for any activity or milestone

10.

 View predecessor and successor path for any activity

11.

 Define Activity ID Prefix in General and also for individual WBS

12.

 Schedule activities for Early dates, Late Dates, Total Float, Free Float etc

13.

 Roll up schedule to any WBS Levels

14.

 Define weight factors and calculate project progress.

15.

 Work on multiple projects simultaneously.

16.

 Import schedules from P6

17.

 Export and import database columns

18.

 Schedule analysis with different durations viz optimistic, pessimistic, most likely duration etc.

19.

 Save Columns Layouts

20.

 Apply different filters

21.

 Customize bar chart with bar options

22.

 View Current, Early, Late, Actual, Baseline bars etc

23.

 Define different types of resources

24.

 Define resource categories for easy grouping and monitoring

25.

 Define different distribution curves for resource usage

26.

 Assign multiple resources to activity

27.

 View  resource usage

28.

 Do Quantitative analysis for resource quantities

29.

 Do Cost analysis and budget control for the project

30.

 Calculate workload for the project.

31.

 Micro schedule each activities using Registers and Modules

32.

 Assign multiple register items to an activity

33.

 Define and assign different stages to register items

34.

 Monitor and measure each stages of the register items.

35.

 Monitor and measure each phases of the module items.

36.

 Generate Graphical reports for S Curves and Histograms

37.

 Generate Timeline for the project with user defined key events.

38.

 Generate Tabular Reports for activities, summary, progress and registers

39.

 Assign baseline and monitor project progress

40.

 Define Cost Centers for Grouping and easy monitoring

  41.

 Drill down through relationships to analyse dates and schedule.