Guest author: Kalyn Lengieza, Director of Marketing, Eyrus
Today’s construction industry requires heightened workforce visibility and productivity to meet time and budget expectations. Staying on top of project forecasts is critical to ensure accurate deployment metrics and overall better workforce visibility for general contractors, subcontractors, and project owners.
An Oracle Construction and Engineering partner, Eyrus has made significant contributions to the ideation and development of the lab. Founded in 2015, the company has provided value to over $220 billion worth of construction projects globally.
Eyrus is a useful platform for municipalities, developers, corporate owners, general contractors, and subcontractors, including many of the Fortune Top 100 and ENR 100 Top Companies. The platform provides workforce visibility of who is on jobsites—including which project zones include workers and what work has been completed.
The Eyrus workforce visibility platform, which now integrates with Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) scheduling software, is designed for construction projects of all sizes—from data centers and manufacturing to multifamily and commercial. The platform amplifies workforce visibility capabilities by capturing real-time workforce data through mobile tools, wearables, and access control points.
The integration provides stakeholders forecasting capabilities with automated real-time workforce deployment and management solutions that can support the delivery of construction projects on time and on budget. Stakeholders can now import their Primavera P6 EPPM loaded schedule directly into the Eyrus platform.
More accurate data can ensure jobsite safety, enhance project workflows, and keep projects on schedule. Users can customize their automated data collection to highlight specific metrics for stakeholders to make decisions on access management, workforce forecasting, and unexpected challenges.
Eyrus customer Markon Solutions supports some of the nation’s most prestigious clients on projects worldwide with the goal of helping them to modernize and boost efficiency through project management and business improvement services.
Markon has been ranked on Engineering News-Record’s Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee list multiple times, and also appeared on the Top 50 Program Management Firms list.
As a nationally recognized professional services firm, Markon has benefited from the Primavera P6 EPPM integration firsthand by gaining a heightened level of confidence and visibility for current and future projects across core service areas including acquisition, facilities, finance, security, technology, and training.
“From a scheduler standpoint, the fact that I can click, point, and understand the information being shown on screen without having to reach back to other people working on the project helps me make solid decisions without any doubt that it’s the latest information,” says Amed Alas, Markon senior scheduler.
1. Gain better visibility while tracking deployment against a forecast directly in the Eyrus dashboard, which provides key workforce analytics, including incorporating and comparing data. “Looking at historical data helps you determine important factors, like which contractors to hire for certain projects. This visibility ultimately helps you make better decisions,” says Alas.
2. Quickly identify forecast deviations via automated alerts for an early indication of schedule deviation before using the data to calibrate and update schedules. Users can easily run reports in Primavera P6 EPPM, identify issues, and make updates in Eyrus.
3. Subcontractors can use real-time data to complete their daily progress reporting. “Resource loading is amazing in Primavera P6 EPPM because of the ability to customize reporting. The level of detail and the ability to really pinpoint is powerful. It just makes sense,” Alas says.
4. The user-friendly interface makes the varying levels of project information easier to understand for virtually any audience throughout a project’s timeline.
“While some people understand things like Gantt charts, it can get difficult to present data clearly with other software. Eyrus with the Primavera P6 EPPM integration visually shows what’s going on and provides the right information to the right people to make informed decisions,” says Alas.
“The value of integration for our customers cannot be understated, especially since projects are becoming more complex and schedules are tighter–not to mention the current workforce shortages,” says Hussein Cholkamy, Eyrus co-founder and chief operating officer.
“This integration enables our customers to combine the world’s pre-eminent construction scheduling platform with our automated industry-leading workforce management platform, enabling more accurate and efficient deployment management in the field and the office. Our combined systems create value and transparency for stakeholders across the project,” Cholkamy says.
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