Using Excel spreadsheets to manage resources across the project and services workload is fine for small departments. However, as the resource pool grows in size, spreadsheets can quickly multiply and become difficult to maintain; inconsistencies fail to provide the complete picture.
Innate Resource Management Software is the next logical step. With a web base spreadsheet interface to a SQL Server or Oracle database, it can rapidly convert your Excel spreadsheets into a robust, multi-user operational system.
With a similar look and feel to Excel, Innate’s spreadsheet interface is specifically designed for resource planning. At a single click you can:
The resource manager software is a multi-user system with comprehensive permission settings. The impact of a single change can easily be seen by everyone who needs to know, yet 'who can change what' is easily controlled. Reporting can be deployed separately from the spreadsheet, further protecting the integrity of the data.
The screenshot below shows a spreadsheet view of planned work. It can be converted into a Gantt chart with a single click so that chunks of work can easily be moved to rebalance the workload.
The sub totals show the bottlenecks and spare capacity by skill, team etc. These update dynamically as work profiles are changed. There are comprehensive controls over the spreadsheet layout and the levels of detail that you want to see.
Because Innate’s resource management software has a look and feel similar to Excel, it is readily accepted by the user community, speeding up implementation and reducing the payback time.
The core resource management capabilities are provided, so that: