ARES PRISM Blog

Automated Change Management at Crossrail

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Sep 3, 2015 8:54:36 AM

We are pleased to announce a new PRISM case study with Crossrail which is a 118-kilometre (73-mile) high frequency, high capacity railway in London. They have been working to create this railway by excavating 42km of tunnel underneath the city. 

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Topics: Change Management, Implementation Strategies, Cost Management, PRISM News

Integration of Cost and Schedule at Adani Mining

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Aug 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

We are pleased to announce a new PRISM case study with Adani Mining who focuses on coal mining projects in Australia, Indonesia, and India. Adani Mining is a globally admired leader among integrated infrastructure businesses with a deep commitment to nation building. But they were struggling to get crucial cost reports from their ERP system and were wasting time trying to manipulate reports in excel spreadsheets.

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Topics: Limitations of Spreadsheets, Implementation Strategies, Cost Management, Forecasting, PRISM News

How To Select A Pilot Project For Your Software Implementation Plan

Posted by Jeremy Leavitt on May 18, 2015 9:19:00 AM

When implementing project lifecycle management software, like PRISM, it is a common practice to select a “pilot project” that represents a cross section of characteristics likely to be encountered.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Implementation Strategies, White Paper Downloads

Integrated Field Management and Labor Cost Management at Laing O'Rourke Australia

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Apr 15, 2015 4:44:01 PM

We are pleased to announce a new PRISM case study with Laing O'Rourke, Australia's largest privately-owned construction company and an $8 billion global engineering enterprise. This case study explores the power of integration of field progress, project schedule, labor cost, and timesheet resources information. Learn about some of the challenges that they faced before using an integrated field management and cost management solution.

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Topics: Limitations of Spreadsheets, Change Management, Implementation Strategies, Cost Management, Forecasting, PRISM News

Cheat Sheet: Mitigating the Most Common Software Implementation Risks

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Feb 19, 2015 5:01:00 PM

According to Top Risk Mitigation Strategies - A Proven Software Implementation Plan, many organizations make simple mistakes that can delay and cripple an implementation.  In fact, even once these mistakes are recognized, "many projects fail to implement corrective actions in time and then do not deliver a return on the company's initial investment."

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Implementation Strategies, White Paper Downloads

Surviving A Software Implementation

Posted by Tiffany Minegar on Feb 2, 2015 9:51:00 AM

You meticulously researched software solutions and finally select the perfect fit.  But now comes the hard part – The Implementation. 

Many organizations face difficult software implementations because they fail to plan and manage implementation risks. It's frustrating when this happens because the whole purpose of implementing a project controls system in the first place was to make everyone's life a lot easier.  But if an implementation isn't done right, it becomes very difficult to communicate the value of a project controls system and demonstrate a return on investment.  

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Topics: Implementation Strategies, White Paper Downloads