Labor Resource Management
4castplus provides comprehensive tools to manage the time, tasks and people on projects.
In one integrated solution you can: Manage your staff resource loading; Forecast potential discipline crunches, and Manage ongoing adjustments in task assignments.
For EPCM and Contractors needing to maximize the productivity of their staff, 4castplus is an indispensable tool.
Project managers can organize their projects into a a full hierarchical Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) of tasks. Your labor resources can be assigned to specific tasks in the WBS. Using 4castplus Estimating, each task is budgeted with the number of hours for each person or discipline required on the task. This is not only valuable for when you’re planning and bidding on projects, but is also key for the ongoing resource scheduling while the project is underway.
With the built-in scheduling properties of tasks, the hours budgeted are automatically spread-out over its duration. You can then tweak the weekly hours estimated for each resource as you go along. Your resources will see all their tasks from their timesheets, so you can be certain they’ll be logging their billable time to the correct place.
Resource Scheduling and Loading
When your labor resources are assigned to multiple tasks on multiple projects, how can you effectively schedule-out their time without the worry of overloading them? How can you be sure they’re being utilized to their maximum potential? How do you make scheduling adjustments from one week to the next when hours estimated don’t equal hours worked?