PM Software and Tools

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This subject looks at the the range of project, program and portfolio management software and tools available to use (many free). A brief description and links to the developers’ web sites are provided.

Topics included in PM Software and Tools:

- Project Management Software and Tools
- Scheduling Software and Tools
      - CPM and Dynamic Scheduling Tools
      - CPM Scheduling books and resources
      - Barchart, Gantt Chart & Diagramming Tools
      - Line of Balance and Time/Chainage Tools 
      - Viewers and Data Access Tools 
      - Schedule Quality & Analysis Tools 
- Cost, Estimating & Earned Value
      - Estimating
      - Project Cost Management
      - Earned Value & Earned Schedule
- Risk Management & Decision Support
     - Project Risk Management 
     - Schedule Risk Management Tools 
     - Decision Support Tools 
- Integrated Portfolio, Program and Project (PPP) Management Tools
- Team management & Collaboration software
- General project management software
- Construction / Engineering management software
     - BIM software (industry page)

General project management software

General PMCapterra - Software search system - Free directory of over 300 project management software solutions:

infinitrac - Document and Project Management Platform accessible from anywhere at anytime:

in-STEP BLUE - Requirements and process management system for overall project control:  (Germany)

inSynchro - Integration Manager (IM) provides integration between office systems and scheduling tools, Executive-Eye is a 'C-Suite' dashboard and briefing tool:

Kiwili - Business management software for small businesses (based around ERM and CRM) that incorporates project management, time management and project billing modules:

Method 123 - Project Management Templates, Tools, Forms and Processes, including free papers and a free e-book: 
                     - Online project management software: 

MPMM - Software to help you build, customize and share project management methodologies and Life Cycle tool-sets:

ProjectAI - AI - Helps project managers make sense of people’s collective insights for better project outcomes by using a combination of stakeholder knowledge and intelligent algorithms to identify issues. Use the latest in knowledge management and AI technology to present your critical business data in a way that executives can easily understand … and access in real-time. Enhance risk management, and keep an eye on your project and its stakeholders to predicatively calls out and advise when major issues are likely to derail the project: 

Project Control Pro - A cloud based application that pulls together the various parameters generated by a project onto a common platform to calculate secondary parameters such as productivity and earned value and display all measured parameters next to each other for comparison:

Sensei - Jump-starts that include industry standards and best practices in our cloud-based platforms: 

Unison Program Management Suite enables your team to easily manage CDRLs and configurations, track and mitigate risks, monitor budget and assess scheduling impacts:    

Week Plan - Priority Planner for Effective People:


Construction / Engineering management software

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Construction4castplus - a centralized, integrated platform where multiple project disciplines can share workflows and data in the same solution to execute on major construction projects:

Aphex. Builds your lookahead plans from the master schedule links your team and push performance data to your existing reporting workflows:

ARES PRISM - Integrated PPP cost management software solutions providing enterprise project controls software that oversees the complete project management life cycle, delivering dependable estimating, forecasting (EVM), procurement, cost control, and performance measurement:

ConstructMind - AI - Generative scheduling, budgeting, resourcing, and reporting using using the power of AI and real-time analytics:

EcoSys EPC - Enterprise Project Performance Software for Portfolios, Projects, and Contracts:

Elecosoft - Digital construction solutions that address the major parts of a construction project. Combinations of their software products enable 4D and 5D BIM by linking project schedules with cost plans and 3D models to drive greater collaboration and efficiency benefits:

LETSBUILD - Mobile apps for progress reporting in live from site in real time. Document management, Progress and planning (including 'pull planning'), QHSE and overall control and insights:

Hexagon PPM - The asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities:

INEIGHT -AI - Cloud based software to control and manage your programs and projects, including: schedule, estimating, cost and protect control, document management, scope management, integrated reporting, and integrated 3D modelling:

inTact - A web based tool designed to implement lean construction and last planner concepts based on work areas, trade sequences and standardized cycle times: 

iPlan - AI - Software for the management of maintenance, turnarounds and shutdowns: 

ipmGlobal - Integrated project management and document control software for the construction industry, embedded in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Office 365 Suite: 

Matrak - Materials management software providing an end-to-end digital supply chain. The app makes project drawings interactive and generates a bill of materials to coordinate and track materials, equipment and on-site progress that any stakeholder on a project has access to:

mpower - project cost and performance management system designed and developed for use in engineering, construction, maintenance and operations environments:

Novade - a cloud based next-generation construction management platform to manage HSE compliance, drive quality assurance, and a site diary to track progress and resources:   

Octant AI - AI - A transformational artificial intelligence approach to improving project performance across multiple financial, time and risk key result areas by combining custom machine learning with actionable insights to provide improved project outcomes:  

Oracle Smart Construction Platform - combines industry-trusted applications with a common data environment and an ecosystem of partners to help owners and delivery teams work together and continuously improve outcomes:  

OnTrackPM - Advanced levels of governance, controls, and visibility for large (construction, facility, or infrastructure) projects: 

PlanGrid - Construction productivity software, access all project information from wherever you are, PlanGrid is a part of Autodesk Construction Solutions, and your single source of truth:

PlanRadar - Digital task management, communication, and reporting system, in one portable mobile app. Collect and report data, connect to other systems, develop schedules, and view data through customized dashboards:  

PMWeb - A 100% web-based enterprise application that provides a powerful, easy-to-use solution for for the entire plan, build, operate lifecycle across a full portfolio of projects:

PROCORE - integrated construction project management software including - AI: - Construction specific option of the Web-based central hub where teams can work, plan, and achieve things together. May be integrated with Google Apps or Microsoft: 

quickbase - An integrated solution to see, connect, and control every detail of complex projects, allowing you to create, connect, and customize enterprise applications:

RIB CCS - An enterprise solution to fast-track digital transformation towards 5D BIM project lifecycle management, and enterprise digitization, The combination of modules enables full cost control, on-site collaboration, and business intelligence throughout the lifecycle of a project, including EVM capabilities, in a 5D BIM Enterprise Construction Cloud:
- RIB Candy: First principles estimating, planning and project controls for the Built Environment.
- RIB CostX: A complete 3D/BIM and 2D Estimating solution
- RIB CX: Collaboration Exchange - web-based real time collaboration tool
- RIB BuildSmart: Full spectrum cost management for all aspects of enterprise cost accounting.

Scenario Enterprise - Brings structure and control to your information, commercial and compliance processes: 

SitePRO Log - Construction Plan Manager, view, draw, measure, add notes & bookmarks. Easy to record certification evidence, project diary & reports, add photos and videos:  

SiteWalker SiteWalker - Export a .xer file from Primavera P6 and load into SiteWalker to give access to your entire team. View the schedule or a unique 'flipbook', map interface on any device. Update status, add notes, and prove it with pictures. Save time by importing updates back into Primavera P6 seamlessly with an .xer file:

STACK - an easy-to-use, all-in-one, cloud platform for takeoff, estimating and proposal:  

SYNCHRO - part of the Bentley suite of software (see also out BIM page). SYNCHRO’S digital solutions increase the visibility, predictability, and productivity of your construction projects, your team can plan and better manage people, materials and equipment more easily and affordably:    

Touchplan - interactive web-based app designed for scheduling construction projects:

Viewpoint - Connecting critical business functions like accounting and project management with field operations using a collaborative and intuitive cloud-based solution:

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