allex DRIVE uses the critical chain of a project as its basis for the project plan. A minimum duration and buffer are estimated for each phase. Supply chains flow into the critical chain and are used to map dependencies and integration points. The total project buffer is calculated automatically. An integration buffer can be determined if so required.
Efficient execution of projects in your project portfolio requires all departments and groups to be working on the right things. allex DRIVE uses critical chain progress and rate of buffer consumption to automatically calculate an order for the completion of tasks in each department or group. This order guarantees that the project is quickly steered through all departments involved in its execution.
allex DRIVE makes it easy to keep tabs on your project budget, with all the information you need at the click of a button. The forecast is derived directly using feedback from the individual phases and supply chains, which guarantees you the most accurate and up-to-date estimation possible. In accordance with the critical chain method, a buffer is included in the budget calculation. allex DRIVE maps the buffer using maximum and minimum values.
Functions and information are never more than a few clicks away. Since allex DRIVE is based on Microsoft Office, the majority of elements on the interface are already familiar to users and the need for costly, time-consuming training is eliminated. The modular structure allows users only to see content in their area of responsibility.
Should escalations or issues of quality arise over the course of the project, they can be logged in the Tasks section of allex DRIVE and followed up there.
Project status reports can be created at the press of a button and are customizable as desired. Standard reports contain a range of analyses and the project status for the entire project.
Sophisticated rights management allows access rights to be assigned to individual users or groups. Access rights can permit editing or be view-only.
The plan can be adjusted to accommodate changes required over the course of the project.
The project dashboard gives an overview of the most important deadline, quality and budget information.
If an external factor (such as the customer) requires the project to be put on hold, a “Stop” phase can be added to the project plan.
Scenario projects can be used to plan the staggering of new projects and thus to check that the required capacity is available to start them.
In order not to have more projects in progress than your bottleneck capacity can handle, the staggering tool can be used to stagger projects appropriately.
allex DRIVE offers a variety of interfaces for importing and exporting data. Options include an interface for the automatic import of actual and budget values from an ERP system. Please contact us for more information!
allex DRIVE is based on modules. New modules can be added on a step-by-step basis, enabling you to display only those functions that are actually required at a particular point in time.