Intelligent Project Analysis and Control System or iPACS is a software system that analyzes running projects to identify its cost performance and schedule performance precisely by utilizing the present planning and timesheet databases.
iPACS is designed without using additional input other than the existing databases which consist of activity schedule data, labour and plant timesheets, cost codes, bill-of-quantities and task targets.
iPACS calculates actual labour productivity and plant productivity of each task with histograms to compare easily against the target productivity.
Day to day activities are monitored precisely with target productivity and thus iPACS is able to identify work-wise cost benefit and distributional effect of labour and plant on different activities as fast like stock exchange monitoring system.
Its summary graphical reports are very small but tell a lot and focus on the points currently important.
Its dashboard is able to work over the internet and thus allows to monitor the project anywhere from the world. iPACS will automatically generate weekly emails to the project associates with summary graphical report.
In short iPACS will act as an entire project management assistant to complete the project most efficiently to achieve maximum profit. Precise cost monitoring is very much demanded especially in the years ahead after the financial crisis.
iPACS generates production targets for different construction crews focusing on different activities. The targets will reassign every day based on the manpower and equipment resources assigned to the activity. iPACS enables managers to monitor the productivity of teams on activities and to easily compare with targets/allowable.
Dashboard is to show the status of project at different activities on their targets versus achieved, alert team leaders on abnormal variations and to show their daily targets.