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Recent construction project management software updates will enable improved project controls for stakeholders with automated earned value management (EVM) to accurately track project progress.

InEight Inc., a global leader in construction project management software, announced on 15 March 2022 its next installment of software innovations would also include real-time data to improve oversight across project lifecycles and accurate predictive scheduling.

In the wake of COVID-19 related supply chain disruption and skills shortages, the latest innovations from InEight harness automation and smart data to help capital project owners and contractors anticipate and avert delays or budget overruns. 

Automated, auditable EVM metrics will accurately track real-time progress across two core project constraints: cost and schedule, to support transparent, agile construction. 

Augmented intelligence tools and a knowledge library will drive highly accurate project schedules, while additional enhancements will make it easier for customers to bring all of their program and project data together, enabling unparalleled controls and operational confidence to project stakeholders. 

Chief Product Officer at InEight, Brad Barth, said, “COVID-19 affected delivery times and costs for raw materials. Combined with skills shortages, this has fast-forwarded the digitalisation of construction as the industry seeks greater transparency and control over costs and schedules.

“These technologies will reduce delays and budget overruns by allowing projects to accurately benchmark progress against plans, expedite deliveries from material vendors, analyze project performance in real time and adjust schedules based on robust forecasting. 

“Smart data and automation will enable project owners to adjust to rapid fluctuations in costs and risks caused by supply chain disruption and skills shortages. Crucially, we are opening up the murky ‘black box’ metrics behind EVM through auditable and traceable metrics that accurately map project progress against plans.”

InEight has also formed a strategic agreement with Felix Group Holdings Ltd (Felix), a global company operating a cloud-based enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) procurement management platform and vendor marketplace.

This agreement will further enhance InEight’s project management capabilities for project owners and contractors across planning, construction, and turnover phases. 

Felix’s platform adds comprehensive procurement and vendor management capabilities to InEight’s project controls platform which enable stakeholders a deeper supply chain understanding by leveraging up-to-date vendor insights during the estimating process. 

The integration will provide a single source of truth for vendor libraries, reducing administration costs and time on manual updates.  

Co-Founder and CEO of Felix, Mike Davis, said, “Our technologies are highly complementary and this new significant agreement with InEight is a great endorsement of our best of breed vendor management and procurement technology platform which will allow InEight customers to reduce their risk when it comes to supply chain management. 

“We both share a deep value for productivity and making life easier for project teams – essentially helping them build a better way.” 

About InEight 

InEight provides field-tested project management software for the owners, contractors, engineers and architects who are building the world around us. 

Over 400,000 users and more than 850 customers worldwide rely on InEight for real-time insights that help manage risk and keep projects on schedule and under budget across the entire lifecycle.

From pre-planning to design, from estimating to scheduling, and from field execution to turnover, InEight has powered more than $400 billion in projects globally across infrastructure, public sector, energy and power, oil, gas and chemical, mining, and commercial. 

For more information, follow InEight on LinkedIn.

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by InEight. For more information, visit InEight.com.

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