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The Quick Guide to Project Business Automation
A high-level guide to the business system for project-driven organizations
This Quick Guide to Project Business Automation will help you understand PBA and how it applies to your business. What you will learn:
- What is Project Business Automation?
- Who is PBA for?
- What problem does PBA solve and why is it needed?
- What are the core elements of PBA?
- What are the key benefits of PBA?
If a crucial part of your business is about running projects successfully, you need this guide.
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 company leaders the real-time project insight they need to transform their companies into high-performing enterprises in their industry.
Controlled processes yield reliable metrics
For project-driven organizations, the single most important objective is the successful and profitable delivery of projects. This requires close management of a wide range of KPIs across business regions and project portfolios, and it demands a high degree of visibility into real-time status at any level.
Holistic Project View
To generate meaningful project analytics, you need to incorporate operational as well as financial performance indicators. Unlike most mainstream project and ERP solutions, Adeaca PBA lets you manage project financials as well as project operations within a single solution, providing holistic project intelligence in real time.
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 a full audit trail, resulting in reliable and actionable KPIs.
Trends and benchmarksRaw 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.
Watch the On-Demand Webcast
Project Business Automation: What is it and how can it help my business?
Discover PBA. This webcast will introduce you to PBA as a new category of software systems for project-driven business.
What you will learn:
- What is Project Business Automation?
- What types of companies or business units is it for?
- What are the core parts of PBA?
- What is the business value of PBA?
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 problems 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 Contracting runs its entire project business with Adeaca PBA
Rex Moore is a commercial electrical contractor that does engineering, design, installation and service.
Hear from Jeremy Grosser of 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
- Seamlessly integrates critical information with its enterprise ERP
Project Business Automation Requirements Template
The most comprehensive business system requirements document for project-driven processes.
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 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.
- 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.
With more than 50 predefined project KPIs, Adeaca PBA provides a real-time holistic overview of project financial and operational processes.
- Over/under billing & contingencies
- Milestones & deadlines
- Risks & issues
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.
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.
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.
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, workspaces feature a reduced menu structure and
Additionally, BI artifacts highlight important project intelligence relevant to the user and counter tiles summarize your current workload ensuring that work items are not missed.
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 is a part of how project insight is visualized with Adeaca PBA. To learn more about our project insight and Adeaca PBA, take our PBA Fit Assessment. You will learn if PBA is a fit for your and how the insight it provides can bring value to your organization.
Considering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Operations?
Download the Whitepaper: Dynamics 365 Project Operations and Project Business Automation
For your project-driven business, you may consider the new offering from Microsoft called Project Operations. But what is Project Operations, who is it 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.
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PBA Quick Guide
This Quick Guide to Project Business Automation gives you a high-level overview of PBA and how it can be applied to your project-driven business.
PBA Fit Assessment
Quickly find out if Project Business Automation will work for your company. Based on your company's profile, we will share how PBA will solve your problems and bring value to your business.