Integrations and Customizations
4castplus plays well with others. It has been explicitly designed to easily integrate and share data with other enterprise software solutions. 4castplus can also import almost anything. No matter whether you’re using spreadsheets or a variety of different systems – 4castplus can import it all to give you a consolidated view of all your project information.
Several out-of-the-box integrations come immediately available with 4castplus. Like with MS Project, Primavera P6 and Quickbooks. Typical additional integrations include: Schedule, Accounting (ERP), External Estimating Packages, Materials Management and Supply Chain Management.
Schedule Integration – P6 or MS Project
The 4castplus LiveLink with P6 allows you to synchronize your P6 projects over and over again with 4castplus. This ensures that your cost management data remains in-step with the schedule, and vice versa. You can use the desktop P6 or the enterprise EPPM version to integrate the systems together. You can even customize the sync to exclude schedule-only activities & milestones that you don’t want to appear in 4castplus. You can also align the cost codes from P6 through the Activity ID or other field to populate the CBS in 4castplus.
The 4castplus LiveLink with MS Project enables users to make time and cost changes on the fly; then synchronize budget, schedule and actuals in a single click. A fully cost-loaded schedule is then available in both 4castplus and MS Project. Data that includes budget, actuals, work progress and earned value metrics.
At 4castplus, we understand the need to ensure project information and accounting are in perfect harmony with each other.
All planning information and data collected in 4castplus are immediately available for synchronization with financial accounting systems. 4castplus provides multi-level “Intelligent Cost Code” capability to map everything with accounting: project activities, resources, workpackages, vendors, purchase orders, invoices and much more. The cost code a key part of harmonizing these systems together.
Accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, general ledger and sub-ledger items can all be synchronized on any time schedule desired. The sync can be manual or automated.
Take-off Imports and Imports from Other Estimating Packages
Most construction projects will rely on specialized take-off or other estimating systems to determine total quantities and rates for materials, equipment and labor resources required for a project. 4castplus can import this data in a click and immediately make the estimate data available for budget, procurement, schedule, and tracking purposes. All the data imported is then available in the 4castplus resource databases for future reference and benchmarking.
Timesheet Imports and Exports
For customers that wish to continue to use existing timesheet or other cost-tracking systems can easily import that data into 4castplus. Many clients want to import historical time-cost data into 4castplus as part of a migration to using the 4castplus Time and cost tracking system. 4castplus can also export all timesheet data to be synchronized with other tracking systems, payroll and accounting.
Supply Chain Management Integration
4castplus can manage the full project procurement lifecycle. At any point in that lifecycle, data and can also tie-directly to a customer’s enterprise SCM solution. This can be a bi-directional integration that has numerous options as to which integration points are the best fit with the client processes. Including:
- Purchase Requisitions (bill of materials, material requisitions)
- Purchase Order Issuance
- Expediting and Logistics
- PO Receiving
- PO Invoicing
4castplus has a built-in API for integrating data and workflows with any other enterprise software solution that also has this ability. Whether it’s a REST, SOA, or other integration platform, 4castplus can manage the synchronization of data so you can get full enterprise visibility.
Clients often come to us with requests for workflows or capabilities that are specific to their organization, industry or geographical region. Our commitment to ensuring that our clients experience complete success with 4castplus is our highest priority. Customizations are common and can be turned around quickly with our cloud-based software delivery.
We can Import Almost Anything!
At 4castplus, we recognize that you have valuable data contained in many places – and all that data needs to get consolidated into one place. This can include spreadsheets, accounting systems, timesheet systems, estimating software, supply chain management software, resource databases, and much more. We’ve built 4castplus to be able to import almost anything you can imagine. This not only helps you get up and running in 4castplus quickly, it also enables you to continue to use other tools outside 4castplus, and use 4castplus as a centralized dashboard for a holistic view of your project. The options are there for you to choose.