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Avicado’s Data Science Team can build you a hyper-customized dashboard that:
1. Reduces time to insight
2. Increases accuracy of insight
3. Improves engagement
These dashboards are highly interactive and can provide your team with a high-level analysis of the e-Builder data your team has already been collecting!
Consider the following example:
The Avocado Farm Management Company has 3 different farms in North America: Fuerte, Haas and Arue.
Using a custom e-Builder dashboard, Mr. Avocado Farmer can hover over each farm location to see a quick snapshot of the three most important stats: “Avocado Harvest,” “Seed Status” and “Water Usage,” with information based on data being pulled from his system in real-time. Your personalized dashboard built by Avicado could include schedule, financials and so much more.
e-Builder entrée: The 100 Step Process
Have you ever seen a 100 step process? Check this one out, built by Avicado experts!
This Potential Change Order Process includes:
- 126 data fields
- 59 layouts (or “user interface screens”)
- 100 steps exactly
- 31 conditionals (blue diamonds)
- 22 automation steps (green ovals)
- 12 mail merges
- 23 reports
Construction change management is inevitable in the construction industry. Things change, unforeseen conditions arise and life happens. It’s industry standard to manage these changes with 2 business processes:
1. Potential Change Orders (PCO) that get approved and bundled into…
2. Change Orders (CO) for official contract amendment
Your organization may use a different nomenclature but it’s likely that these 2 business processes (or some variation) are already in use.
Tracking these changes via e-Builder can provide immense value to the project team in the way of:
* Ball-in-court accountability
* Automatic and real-time logs
* Visibility into status and progress
* Better financial reporting and projections
Often, for larger organizations with large construction contracts, these processes can be incredibly complex due to the mechanisms and language built into the contracts, and difficult to translate directly into e-Builder. In these cases, there is even more value in capturing these processes via e-Builder as they are more difficult to manage outside of a system. We recently deployed a solution for a large, complex agency that involved a 100 step PCO process that delivers this value, including fully electronic review and approval of construction changes that are in the hundreds of millions of dollar range.
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In case you missed our latest remote trainings, click the links below to catch up!
Updating Cashflow and Forecasting
– Updating your estimate at completion to include new delays with the forecasting module
– Updating and reporting on cash flow
– How to use this time as an opportunity to get adoption
– 3 simple steps to start utilizing planning
Building a Remote Action Plan:
– Report Module
– Continuing Education
– New Dashboards
– Requesting Comments
Cole Brickley – Data Science Consultant
Cole is Avicado’s designated Data Science/Business Intelligence Consultant, he specializes in creating data workflows to automate internal processes (example: project controls month end reporting) and building dashboards to visualize Key Performance Indicators for our clients.
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