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For service and installation managers: Project planning in mechanical and plant engineering

Planning of Large-Scale Projects in the Service & Installation Business

Project planning in fieldux provides a visual depiction of the chronological sequence of all project phases. It clearly displays the allocation of resources for each phase.

Achieving optimal coordination amidst the intricate nature of long-term projects

Resource planning for extensive and long-running projects can be like solving a complex puzzle: numerous steps need to be carefully coordinated. Challenges arise from the outset with the allocation of appropriate resources and continue to mount as typical delays occur. Each delay affects subsequent employee assignments and typically triggers cascade conflicts.

Relying on error-prone manual activity recording leads to additional issues for project managers, often hampering their ability to implement targeted countermeasures.

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Break down large projects into phases and milestones. This approach ensures greater clarity and facilitates meeting deadlines more effectively.

Use customizable templates to accelerate the setup of recurring project types.

Stay on top of all project details and their respective phases at all times.

Plan flexible part-time assignments for your employees, e.g. only for certain days.

Schedule employees from various departments and locations. Based on preset qualifications, the system provides suitable employee recommendations.

Compare planned budgets with actual hours worked throughout the project. Assess success promptly upon project completion.

In addition to traditional personnel and equipment scheduling, we also use fieldux for managing our clients' assets. We track our staff's qualifications and our tools via Maintenance Management Skills.

Timo Thomes
Head of Spare Parts

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Resource-based project planning, alongside division into project phases, ensures the practical and ultimately successful execution of projects in mechanical and plant engineering. Projects are typically segmented into four main phases: mechanical assembly, electrical supply, commissioning, and training/factory acceptance.

Each phase imposes specific demands on the deployed technicians and resources. Assemblers and electricians need to be strategically assigned. Precise coordination and seamless synchronization of these specialized resources onsite are crucial for job efficiency.

Resource-driven project planning ensures precise allocation of employees, vehicles, and tools across various project phases. Leveraging fieldux helps to make sure that the correct resources are available at the right time and location, facilitating smooth and successful completion of intricate service and installation orders. This approach minimizes downtime and maximizes overall project performance and success.

Microsoft Project is a robust project management tool tailored for planning, overseeing, and monitoring the entire project lifecycle. It provides features for timeline scheduling, resource allocation, and budget management. However, with its focus on strategic project management, it falls short in addressing the nuanced needs of Field Service Management.

fieldux, on the other hand, is purpose-built as a project-centric Field Service Management solution, focusing on efficiently planning and executing complex service and installation tasks on site. Unlike pure project management tools like MS Project, fieldux offers functionalities for resource planning, schedule optimization, on the fly documentation and real-time communication with field workers via our mobile app.

This specialization enables fieldux to precisely coordinate and qualify employees, vehicles, and tools, ensuring optimal resource allocation at every stage. Unlike MS Project, fieldux is tailored specifically to the unique requirements and workflows of field service and construction sites.