ARES PRISM Blog

Earned Value Cheat Sheet

Posted by Gail Medley on Jan 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Find yourself forgetting important Earned Value formulas and symbols? Use this handy cheat sheet to refresh your memory! Click here for a printable version.

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Helpful Tips, Cost Management, Project Controls

Introducing A New ARES PRISM Customer Portal

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Dec 22, 2016 11:15:00 AM

 

At ARES PRISM, our customers are important to us and we want to make sure that they receive the support they need. That is why we are introducing a new and improved customer support portal where you can:

  • Report a problem
  • Request an enhancement
  • Request a license
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Topics: PRISM News

PRISM G2 Version 4.0 Now Available

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Dec 21, 2016 3:15:51 PM


Here at ARES PRISM, we work continually to improve our product to ensure it is meeting our customers' needs. And that is why we are thrilled to announce the availability of
PRISM G2 Version 4.0.

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Topics: PRISM News

Accurate Schedules Using The DCMA Assessment

Posted by Gail Medley on Dec 15, 2016 9:17:01 AM

In 2005, the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) implemented a 14-Point Schedule to help identify potential issues within project schedules. These 14 points act as a means of evaluating schedules to ensure they are built to best practices.

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Helpful Tips, Project Controls

Where We've Been - Follow PRISM to San Diego, Denver, London, and Houston

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Nov 23, 2016 3:10:28 PM

We are finishing out the year strong with lots of exciting PRISM events.  This fall we participated in PMI Global Congress, CGLA North America Infrastructure Leadership Forum, SpaceCom, and Project Controls Expo.  We loved meeting all our PRISM fans at these events!

 

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Topics: PRISM News

Importance of Project Controls Software in Public-Private Partnerships

Posted by Gail Medley on Nov 3, 2016 5:22:06 PM

Public-Private Partnerships (also known as P3s or PPPs) are gaining popularity as a way to fund massive infrastructure projects across the globe. The use of P3s makes it possible to invest in projects that would otherwise be neglected, ultimately creating economic opportunity and improved global infrastructure. 

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Cost Management, Project Controls

Why Consulting Companies Should Use ARES PRISM Project Management Software

Posted by Gail Medley on Oct 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

It's well known that ARES PRISM is highly useful for owner companies, but some may be unaware of the benefits it can provide to consulting companies.  

Here are five simple reasons why consulting companies should be using ARES PRISM's Enterprise Project Lifecycle Management Solution including quick deployment, versatility & flexibility, easy reporting, standardized processes and data integrity. 

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, Cost Management, Efficiency, Project Controls

3 Reasons Why Owners Need Integrated Project Controls

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Sep 30, 2016 7:50:08 AM

 

It's well-known that global projects are continuing to grow in size and complexity. These projects become even further complicated when owners attempt to make key decisions based soley off of contractor data. Ultimately, the owners are responsible for the well-being of the project, so its imperative that they invest in effective project controls so that they are not reliant on second-hand information. 

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, White Paper Downloads, Efficiency, Project Controls

The Importance of  Data Visualization

Posted by Gail Medley on Sep 9, 2016 8:47:36 AM

"Visualizations reveal insights hiding in raw data, but without the right tools, they can be slow and difficult to build," shares Tableau. 

Luckily using a dashboarding tool allows you to see visualizations of your data - meaning you can quickly identify trends and problem areas. 

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Topics: Dashboards, Project Lifecycle Management, Efficiency

What Does "Out Of The Box" Software Really Mean?

Posted by Ett DiGiovanni on Aug 9, 2016 2:33:31 PM

When someone tells you that something is “out of the box”, what goes through your mind?

The reason I ask is that you may be surprised by what the term “out of the box” means to some people, especially in regards to software.  Some companies argue that “out of the box” includes software that provides basic functionality when initially installed, but requires additional custom development before it would be considered usable in a working environment.  After all, they argue, the software is partially usable - it can be installed on a computer and will start, it will show basic forms and menus. True, it doesn’t yet include all the functions you need, but that’s just a configuration issue, right? The software seller has promised to “configure” the software (for an additional cost over a period of months) to include the missing functions.  So, why can’t they call their software “out of the box”?

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Project Lifecycle Management, Change Management, Cost Management, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software