ARES PRISM Blog

Contract Management with ARES PRISM

Posted by Gail Medley on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:43 AM

PRISM G2 Contracts is a complete contracts administration tool for owners, EPCs and construction management firms. PRISM G2 Contracts is a core requirement for many of ARES PRISM's clients around the world, including Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC), Dubai Expo 2020, and many others. The module, has the capabilities to:

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software, Project Controls

Why Invest In Estimating Software?

Posted by Gail Medley on May 11, 2017 7:51:35 AM

Estimates are a necessary part of project management that simply cannot be avoided. Accurate and timely estimates can mean the difference between project success and failure. But beyond that, why should you invest in Estimating software?

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, Forecasting, White Paper Downloads, Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Software, Efficiency, 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

Tips & Tricks: Why Am I Locked Out Of My Project?

Posted by Costa Bitar on Jul 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Ever wondered why you're unable to access your PRISM project at a specific moment in time? Especially during period close?

There are times when you will need to access a project but can't because someone is logged in as ‘Exclusive’. It can be incredibly frustrating - but there is a solution!

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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, Helpful Tips, Efficiency

Pristine Data From A Powerful Solution

Posted by Gail Medley on Jun 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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Spreadsheets can be a fantastic resource. They're great for importing and exporting, analyzing small amount of datas, and creating simple reports. However, they are not a smart way to manage your projects, particularly large ones. 

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Topics: Limitations of Spreadsheets, Project Lifecycle Management, Change Management, Cost Management, PRISM News, Efficiency

ARES PRISM is the Solution of Choice for State Nuclear Power Engineering Company (SNPEC)

Posted by Gail Medley on Jun 15, 2016 3:51:46 PM

BURLINGAME - SNPEC has successfully implemented ARES PRISM as their enterprise project lifecycle management tool for ensuring the completion of their nuclear projects. SNPEC is currently involved in the development of four units of two AP1000 pressurized water reactors in the Sanem & Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant. Developed by Westinghouse, the AP1000 represents state-of-the-art nuclear power technology. This multi-billion dollar project is incredibly complicated and requires a rigorous project controls process in order to achieve success.

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Topics: Earned Value Management, Project Lifecycle Management, PRISM News, Efficiency

Systems Integration: Bringing Your Data Together

Posted by Gail Medley on Jun 13, 2016 3:02:58 PM

Systems integration - linking together all your computer systems and software into one cohesive whole.  It seems like a good idea, right?  But why is integration so important?

Having integrated systems allows organizations to: 

  • Avoid data silos.
  • Gain real-time visibility into their data.
  • Reduce mistakes and duplications.
  • Save time by not having to manually import data.
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Topics: Project Lifecycle Management, Helpful Tips, PRISM News, Efficiency