Has this happened to you?
"Our scheduling tool is powerful, but the only people who can use it are our schedulers"
"Our field superintendents keep their own schedules in a spreadsheet"
"Our team spends hours each week updating our project schedule, then contacting sub-contractors to tell them about the changes"
"The schedule changes before the ink is dry"
Construction projects have unique challenges, keeping an accurate schedule should not be one of them. Whether you are working on a single project or are managing an entire project portfolio, your schedule should reflect reality. Schedule all phases of your project from pre-construction through completion and view the entire lifecycle of your project. Let ForeSource give your team what it needs for all phases of your projects.
Breaking a project into phases is the best way to model a complicated project. ForeSource allows you to break your project into as many sub-phases as you need. You can even break those phases into sub-phases. ForeSource allows you to make your project schedule as granular as the project requires.
“When can I start?” That is the most important question for any phase of a project. ForeSource allows you to create smart dependencies that will automatically adjust tasks in your schedule as conditions change. By creating links between phases, such as “Framing must begin at least 7 days after Foundation ends” or anchoring tasks to dates “Permit Application must begin by April 1”, ForeSource will adjust the phases of your schedule according to your rules.
Resources play a key role in any schedule. Resources can be services, materials, or even people. Phases of a project require all three. ForeSource allows you to add as many resources as you want to any phase of your project schedule.
Specialty services such as electrical or HVAC can drive your schedule timing. ForeSource will adjust your schedule based on availability of the services you need. Resource based schedules can be viewed for any service.
A clear view of your material needs gives your supply chain power. ForeSource creates forecasts for all your materials that matches your schedule. Whether it is lumber, drywall, wire, or concrete, an accurate forecast gives your supply chain purchasing leverage.
For a project to be successful, the whole team needs access to the most-to-date information. ForeSource is owned and maintained by your entire organization. From field to office, scheduling information comes from those closest to the project. As a fully functional mobile application, the project schedule can be created or updated wherever your team is.
Schedules are complex, with lots of constantly moving pieces. ForeSource helps you zero in on what is most important to you. Receive notifications for tasks you own and subscribe to notifications for tasks you need to know about. You can send notifications to project followers and update them with important information about a project’s status.
It is difficult enough to keep everyone in your organization informed of schedule changes and updates. When it comes to suppliers and subcontractors, phone calls and emails can take up a lot of your team’s time. ForeSource can send updates to your resource contacts when the task they are assigned to has changed.
Timing is everything. ForeSource gives you the best information about your project schedule so you have time to make the best decisions for your organization.