iPlanWare Release 3.4

by admin on March 16, 2010

The March 2010 release of iPlanWare PPM introduces an alternative way for organisations to schedule resources. Most PPM tools use a Gantt or task based tool for scheduling. While this is great for work that needs a timeline based schedule, it is just not flexible enough for resource centric scheduling. For example scheduling tech support staff onto break fix, engineers onto jobs or consultants onto client engagements.

Unless your PPM tools represents all the work your organisation is doing, its resource / capacity forecasts will not be accurate. The Resource Planner in iPlanWare 3.4 plugs this gap and means that team leads and managers can quickly schedule people onto work that doesn’t naturally fit a Gantt / timeline based way of working.

iPlanWare Resource Planner

iPlanWare Resource Planner

In addition to the resource planner, R3.4 introduces a project binder concept which provides a single area to review a project’s finances, schedule and budgets. Other smaller enhancements include support for change requests, improved dashboard filtering, a host of resource management extracts and new options for status reporting. You can download the release notes here.

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