Project Insight and Analytics

CxOs and Executives Need Real-Time Business Insight to Make the Right Decisions. Project Performance, Trends, Benchmarks, KPI, Sensor Points™

Cloud ERP for Project Business – Project Insight and Business Intelligence

Adeaca Project Business Automation™ (PBA) brings leaders of project-driven companies the real-time insight they need to transform their companies into high-performing enterprises in their industry. 

Adeaca PBA™ Project Insight is built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, giving you an enterprise ERP tailored for project-based companies out-of-the-box.

The Project Business Automation Blueprint

Whitepaper - Adeaca PBA vs Dynamics 365

The Definitive Guide to a creating a comprehensive business system for project-based companies

What you will learn:

  • The problem PBA solves and why it is needed
  • Core elements of PBA and how they work
  • How you can enhance PBA for your company
  • The business case for PBA
  • What PBA means for the future of Project Business

If you are in architecture, engineering and construction, ETO/contract manufacturing or professional services, you need this Blueprint.

Project Insight - See How it Works

Eliminate standalone project and portfolio intelligence applications and the overhead integrations needed to manage them.

  • Instantly understand how your company is performing across a number of financial and operational areas
  • Get a real-time in-depth overview of project health based on more than 25 unique signals
  • Real-time day-to-day project insight across the organization from controllers through planners and resource managers to all project team members
  • Manage your project risks in real-time

Real-Time Insight Into Project Performance

ADEACA Project Business Automation™ (PBA) brings leaders of project-driven companies the real-time insight they need to transform their companies into high-performing enterprises in their industry.

Controlled processes yield reliable metrics

For project-driven enterprises, the single most important objective is the successful and profitable delivery of contract delivery commitments. This requires close management of a wide range of KPIs across business regions and project portfolios and demands a high degree of visibility into real-time status at any level within the reporting hierarchy.

ERP Performance Index

Holistic Project View

To generate meaningful project analytics, you need to incorporate operational as well as financial performance indicators. Unlike most mainstream ERP solutions, ADEACA PBA lets you manage project financials as well as project operations within a single solution thereby providing truly holistic project intelligence in real time.

Reporting hierarchies

The built-in reporting hierarchies allow you to easily identify potential problem areas at enterprise or portfolio level and subsequently drill down into projects and planning structures to identify root causes. All metrics originate from a single integrated solution, are governed by enforceable best practices and backed by full audit trail resulting in reliable and actionable KPIs.

Trends and benchmarks

Raw KPIs aside, Adeaca PBA also provides the tools required to identify performance trends and benchmark your performance against company goals and industry standards. Because there is no data translation or time-lapse between source transactions and visualization the intelligence is available in real-time enabling you to make timely and informed business decisions.

ERP Performance Index

The Path to Artificial Intelligence for Project Business

Artificial Intelligence in Project Business

Whitepaper: How Project Business Automation can set the stage for an AI revolution in project-based industries

The definitive document on AI in Project Business. Download this whitepaper to answer these questions:

  • How does the right project intelligence data create the foundation for AI?
  • What is the right project intelligence data for AI to use?
  • Why will my current application landscape not support an effective use of AI?
  • What should I do first to set up my company for an effective AI strategy?

Learn how can you get artificial intelligence to work for you in a Project Business, like construction, engineering, ETO/contract manufacturing, or professional services.

Early Detection Prevents Escalation

In the world of projects, it is not what you know but when you know it that really matters. What senior management needs, but rarely has, is a way to easily and instantly recognize changing conditions and risks. Slight but accelerating budget overruns, minor but multiplying issues, or early erosion of scheduled slack are a few of the many common incidences in the project life cycle, and all are challenges that can be resolved by timely detection and intervention.

Adeaca PBA™ does all the data mining for you and ensures warning signs are flagged immediately and well before they deteriorate and significantly impact project performance.

Rex Moore Electrical integrates its entire project business

Rex Moore is a commercial electrical contractor that does engineering and design, installation and service.

In this video, hear from Jeremy Grosser, Head of IT for Rex Moore and how he fulfilled a vision to integrate disparate applications into one business system with Adeaca Project Business Automation. Some of the results for Rex Moore include:

  • Replaced 15 different applications with 1 comprehensive system and eliminated the costs and inefficiencies associated with them
  • Executives now have instant access to critical business information
  • Increased collaboration dramatically with the one platform approach
  • Proactively manage resource requirements for customer projects

Project Business Automation Requirements Template

Project Business Requirements Document

The most comprehensive business system requirements document for project-based companies.

400+ criteria you can use immediately to evaluate any ERP/business system for its Project Business capabilities.

  • Create or supplement your own RFI or business requirements document
  • Set parameters and evaluate vendor demonstrations around the included features
  • Rethink your tools and systems strategy supported by tangible criteria

Any company in engineering and construction, ETO/contract manufacturing or professional services, exploring a new ERP, project/portfolio management, project accounting, project analytics or related system needs this template.

Reduce Risk with ADEACA PBA™ Project Insight: Capabilities

Enterprise Performance Index™

The ADEACA PBA Enterprise Performance Index™ (EPI) rolls up KPIs into a hierarchical index so you can always tell how your company is doing with just one number. Raw KPIs are normalized into index values and evaluated against company goals or industry standards. You can use this insight to set goals for company divisions and track progress against those goals. 

ADEACA ONE: ERP Performance Indicator
  • Color codes make it easy to identify performance variances.
  • Trend indicators illustrate improving or deteriorating indexes by analyzing your performance over time. 
  • Drill down to portfolio and portfolio group levels.

Built-in KPIs

With more than 50 predefined project KPIs, ADEACA PBA provides a real-time holistic overview of project financial and operational processes.

Project KPIs

Measure Anything

  • Budgets
  • Actuals
  • Commitments
  • Variances
  • Progress
  • Productivity
  • Margins
  • Over/under billing & contingencies
  • Schedules
  • Milestones & deadlines
  • Pipeline
  • Cash-flow
  • Capacities
  • Risks & issues

Portfolio Analytics

Portfolio analytics

Based on user-defined reporting hierarchies, portfolio analytics provide an overview of project and portfolio performance with drill-down capabilities from portfolio groups and portfolios to projects and into planning structures (CBS & WBS). Project KPIs are seamlessly consolidated in a range of project business dashboards including graphical representations of core metrics via traffic light sensor points, bubble charts and other graphic controls.

project pipeline cash flow

Sensor Points™

ADEACA PBA's Sensor Points™ are used across financial and operational disciplines to automatically monitor project events, flagging deviations and trends. The sensor point system provides a real-time in-depth view of potential problem areas without having to manually data mine the project. Manage risks in real-time across your project portfolio. 


project sensor points

Earned Value Analytics

Based on recorded progress indicators, actual costs and planned execution of a project, the earned value analytics framework computes schedule and cost performance indexes by deducting the delta between planned value, earned value and actual costs. EVA is computed against the cost breakdown structure with performance indexes calculated at every level.



earned value analytics

Workspaces

Workspaces are designed to support the execution of specific tasks, for instance, month-end close, managing scope changes, or following up on project schedules. For ease of use and navigation, a workspace features a reduced menu structure and dataset pertinent to the workspace focus.

project workspace


Additionally, BI artifacts highlight important project intelligence relevant to the workspace and counter tiles summarize your current workload ensuring that work items are not missed.

project workspace 2

Enhanced project dashboards with Power BI

Adeaca utilizes Microsoft Power BI to give you access to flexible real-time project and portfolio analytics. Here are just a few examples.

Power BI Project Planning Dashboard

Project Planning

Power BI Project Budget Performance Report

Budget Performance

Power BI Project Issue Management Report

Issue Management

Power BI Project Capacity Management Report

Capacity Management

Power BI Project Variance Analysis

Variance Analysis

Power BI Project Margin Analysis

Margin Analysis

To see our Power BI dashboards in action, request your demonstration of Adeaca PBA.

Considering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Operations? Get the truth!

Whitepaper: Adeaca Project Business Automation vs Dynamics 365 Project Operations

As a project-based company, you may consider the new offering from Microsoft called Project Operations - formerly D365 Finance project management and accounting and Project Service Automation (PSA). But who is Project Operations for and what exactly are you getting? Find out in this whitepaper.

In this document, we explore the best types of industries and businesses that should find value in Project Operations and those that will need something more. We provide a high-level comparison between the functionality found in Dynamics 365 and Adeaca PBA, so you can decide what makes the most sense for you.

Whitepaper - Adeaca PBA vs Dynamics 365

Find answers to your questions

Exploring, evaluating and selecting the right system can be overwhelming, especially for a project-based business. Let us help you through that journey. Engage with our project business experts in the way that works for you right now.

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