An effective project management tool monitors all of the elements of the project triangle: time, money, and scope. Adjusting any one of these elements will affect the other two. Events such as unexpected delays, cost overruns, and resource changes can cause problems in the project schedule. By keeping project information up to date, the latest status of the project is always visible in S2 Project Manager. Early identification of problem areas that might affect project success is critical. S2 Project Manager can then be used to assist in finding solutions.
Scheduling: Enter labor and vendor-employee budgets against projects/task using duration parameters. Use schedule entry for labor related scheduling of employees and vendor-employees. Prerequisite task relationships can be established between individual tasks within the project tree. Employee and vendor-employee schedules can be entered for a given project using project based assignments. Once schedules are saved, they are converted into budgets. Scheduling is used for both labor and non labor components. With costs saved as a budget, project managers can compare expected progress with actual progress to date for tasks that have incurred costs. With Earned Value reporting, cash flow can be tracked against progress, so users will know whether the money will run out before work on the project is completed. The Earned Value reporting displays the actual percentage of completion for each task in terms of resource costs in order to forecast whether tasks will finish under or over budget based on the cost incurred during progress.
S2 Project Manager supports resource budgeting, budget entry, estimate to completion reporting, resource scheduling, and Earned Value reporting. S2 Project Manager is fully integrated with the Sage 100 ERP and S2 Project Accounting module solution.
- Organizational Setup & Maintenance
- Budget Entry: Users have three modes of budget entry: 1) By Contract – Budget entry by employee, vendor-employee, and non-labor line item for a range of fiscal years and accounting periods. 2) By Fiscal Year – Budget entry by employee, vendor-employee, and by non-labor line item for a selected fiscal year and accounting period range. 3) By Period – Detailed budget entry by employee, vendor-employee, and by non-labor line item for selected fiscal years and individual accounting periods within the selected fiscal years.
- Schedule Contracts: The user has the ability to enter labor and vendor-employee budgets against projects/task using duration parameters, i.e. days, months, or years. The entry using schedules is for labor related scheduling of employees and vendor-employees. Prerequisite task relationships can be established between individual tasks within the project tree.
- Earned Value reporting
- Staffing Level Report
- Gantt Charts
- Project Reporting Capabilities