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Advanced Management Solutions recognizes the importance of integrated, effective project management, resource management and effort tracking as essential components of a solution which supports the management of multiple projects.

AMS REALTIME

In the majority of  organizations, resources are shared across multiple projects and operational work.  The needs of project managers and resource managers must be addressed to make the best use of the organizationís resources to meet its goals. Both types of manager need to be able to understand the options today, and to be able to forecast future requirements and have the capacity to meet them.

The AMS REALTIME Enterprise Solution has been developed to help you manage the complex process of project management in a matrix management organization. The products are designed to be flexible to support different management processes. Here is just one example of how the tools support management of multiple projects:

  • AMS REALTIME Enterprise provides project management tools to develop project plans from templates or from scratch. Network linking and analysis tools, risk analyis tools, and more help project managers to create workable project plans. Work assignments (generic or individuals) can be added to reflect a more complete project plan.  AMS REALTIME Projects can also be used by project managers to develop their project plans, assign generic resources to their projects, and commit them to the Enterprise database..
     
  • These requirements are then communicated to resource managers using AMS REALTIME Enterprise.  The resource managers are able to replace the generic resource assignments with individuals (named resources) from their team, taking into account other commitments such as other project tasks, operational work and training etc.
     
  • The individuals assigned to these tasks use AMS REALTIME Solo and/or Web Solo to review the tasks that have been assigned to them and to periodically record actuals and make plan adjustments.
     
  • Using this timesheet information, project managers can review and approve actual effort and revised estimates which can then update the project plan (s).

AMS REALTIME Enterprise Server

The AMS REALTIME Enterprise Server provides a secure, managed, company-wide repository of project and resource management information.

  • Secure
    Comprehensive and sophisticated security features mean you have complete control over who can access and update any data.
  • Managed
    AMS REALTIME provides tools to define and administer libraries of reference data to ensure consistent data definitions for resources, structures and costs.
  • Company-wide
    By consolidating multiple projects along with information on other work commitments, users can get visibility of all the work being managed, and the impact of change - whatever the cause.

Features

Secure
Comprehensive and sophisticated security features mean you have complete control over who can access and update data.

Managed
The AMS REALTIME Solution provides tools to define and administer libraries of reference data to ensure consistent data definitions for resources, structures and costs. Duplicate data entry is avoided and administration effort is reduced. Using common terms and definitions, projects can be consolidated and compared; resources, costs and skill usage can be analyzed across projects, geography or whatever dimension you need. The object-oriented design of the AMS REALTIME database ensures improved manageability compared with other systems.

Company-Wide
By consolidating multiple projects along with information on other work commitments, users can understand the impact of changes in project scope, delivery schedule or resource requirements on the portfolio of projects and other work your organization is committed to.

In summary, the flexible AMS REALTIME repository based on Oracle technology ensures:

  • Data integrity and visibility
  • Multiple concurrent secure access
  • Information sharing with other applications

Integrating Project and Resource Management with other Corporate Information Systems

Project management has the power to shorten delivery times and integrate work across departments. To do this most effectively, project management systems should integrate with your other information systems so that everyone has an accurate picture of the status of work in real time.

The AMS REALTIME Enterprise Server offers a complete suite of Application Programming Interfaces (API's) to enable comprehensive integration of your 'mission-critical' information systems with the project and resource management capabilities provided by AMS REALTIME.

The APIs are designed to enable sophisticated integration between AMS REALTIME and any Oracle applications. The AMS REALTIME API's are complete, published and provide controlled access to all AMS REALTIME data. Furthermore, this suite of APIs is fully documented and available for customer use.

These unique and powerful technologies enable you to leverage the power of AMS REALTIME integrated with your other information systems.

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