Scheduling and Information Services (SIS)

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Summary

This case study explores how Scheduling and Information Services (SIS) utilized ARES PRISM to improve cost projection and earned value management on large multi-building, multi-contractor projects. Through the implementation of ARES PRISM, SIS has experienced enhanced accuracy of monthly spend forecast, doubled productivity on the program, and saved half of a full-time equivalent (FTE) each month.

Challenges

  • Program schedules were not cost-loaded or resource-loaded
  • Tracking projects with Excel spreadsheets led to minimal schedule correlation
  • Program-wide inconsistent WBS/cost account structure

Solution

Implement Project Controls Software that:

  • Integrates with Primavera P6
  • Provides Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Improves cost projections and monthly and annual spend forecasts

Results

  • Improved accuracy of monthly spend forecast from ~15% to ~4%
  • Doubled productivity on $1B+ program
  • Saved half of a full-time equivalent (FTE) each month