Yes, Adeaca PBA provides a viable alternative to using 3rd party scheduling tools, including Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera. Considering the new Project Modeler, Adeaca PBA can be a superior planning tool that enables a more streamlined and controlled process for generating project plans.
Much more than just a placeholder for schedules generated in 3rd party scheduling tools, the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Adeaca PBA is comfortably able to serve as your primary scheduling tool, entirely eliminating your reliance on 3rd party planning solutions.
Built on the same base principles as Microsoft Project and P6, the WBS supports complex task networks including advanced predecessor settings, lags and overlaps, date constraints, mixed scheduling directions, finite as well as infinite capacity constraints and much more.
The embedded Gantt chart displays both critical path and free float as well as resource and material constraints. The planner can interact directly with the Gantt chart and adjust the schedule using drag and drop.
Schedule baselines and WBS change sets keeps track of WBS revisions and provides financial impact analysis of schedule changes as they are committed.
XML data exchange allows you to share schedules externally via Microsoft Project or P6 and to import baseline structures from external scheduling tools.
Being natively embedded in the Dynamics 365 Finance solution, the WBS and the schedule is also directly integrated with central back office processes like; procurement, production, inventory, MRP, timesheets, budgets, EACs and much more.