Earned Value Management Solution
Measuring earned value often can seem like just another imposition on already over-burdened project managers. Not only are Earned Value Management (EVM) measures hard to come by, but EVM reports often are not generated quickly enough for managers to be able to use them proactively to direct projects.
Enter xpdoffice, the business automation solution that puts Earned Value Management (EVM) at your fingertips. xpdoffice combines employee attendance, time and billing software, with project management and invoicing, expense reporting and purchasing functionality into one easy-to-use, yet secure, Web interface.
With xpdoffice, you'll always have real-time access to earned value data. As employees and managers enter time, expense and completion reports each day, EVM reports can be called up with the click of your mouse.
Structure projects for optimal execution.
The key to analytics through earned value software is having a simple structure for gathering, viewing and reporting on labor and resource inputs for projects. xpdoffice time and billing software provides a simple, menu-driven process to let you create Work Breakdown Structures built around the jobs, tasks and subtasks that you define for the project and then assign to your team. Your team inputs data, managers review and approve it, and then roll it all up to create your EVM reports.
Access up-to-the-minute Earned Value Management reports.
EVM reports lose their value if you have to wait a month "or even a week" to receive Earned Value assessments. With xpdoffice, Earned Value Management reports with the latest information are accessible any time, from anywhere. Employees and managers "wherever they are located" daily are using xpdoffice earned value software to enter data on hours worked, tasks or jobs worked on or completed and expenses incurred. As a result, authorized managers and supervisors can generate up-to-the-minute earned value analysis by task, by job or by project.
Generate percent complete measures.
Along with pinpointing a formal dollar measure of earned value, keeping a project on track requires having a realistic and timely measure of how much of a project is complete. xpdoffice time and billing software lets you generate numeric and graphical percent complete measures based on a roll-up of task and job data for all employees. Moreover, it lets you input subjective percent complete reports, for those times when project nuances may mask the true status of work completed or remaining.
- Roll-up task and job completion estimates
- Compare actual vs. planned progress
- Generate subjective percent complete reports
- Receive automatic warnings
xpdoffice offers a powerful array of features supporting EVM
Performance against schedule assessments
Seamlessly synchronizes with Microsoft Project, so your performance against schedule is easily called up within xpdoffice.
Work breakdown structure tool
Lets you quickly generate project Work Breakdown Structures in a tree form, with projects broken down into jobs, tasks and subtasks.
Statement of work posting
The Resource Library in xpdoffice provides a convenient and secure central location in which project managers can post a statement of work, or task narrative, for all project tasks and jobs.
Earned Value Software reporting is required to provide verifiable audit trails for data entry and approval. xpdoffice automatically records the date and time of all data entries. Entries also are authenticated via user passwords and digital signatures.
When tasks or jobs go over budget or fall behind schedule, xpdoffice automatically displays warnings and tells managers expected completion dates based on current trends.
Operates as a standalone Web-based service, with no installation, integration, maintenance or on-site hosting required.
To prevent access from unauthorized internal or external sources, xpdoffice offers user-selected permission levels along with user IDs and passwords for the project team and for clients. xpdoffice is hosted at a remote secure server site. For redundancy, a backup site is mirrored in another facility at another location.
User licenses cost just pennies per day per user. You can add or cancel licenses at any time.
The xpdoffice Business Automation Suite
xpdoffice is a suite of business productivity and business automation solutions from xpdient, Inc. xpdient is a division of Scientific Systems and Software International, a software and technical services firm in operation since 1985.
xpdoffice applications work seamlessly with each other and with other popular applications to bring efficiencies to timesheet, human resources and other vital and typically time-consuming business functions.
To learn more about EVM and xpdoffice or to schedule a demonstration, call 888/777-4638 x264.