Stay hands on with your schedules
AnyPlan3D puts Project & Portfolio management at your fingertips with its unique user-friendly interaction and extremely responsive data model.
AnyPlan3D is the most advanced Project & Portfolio Management System ever launched whether used for standalone project management or as part of an Integrated Planning solution.
Planning-centric versus Project-centric
With AnyPlan3D you do not need to plan only through projects. You can start with your resources, calendars or activities, from any planning domain, and later interlink activities to one or more projects with the same or different resources and calendars. AnyPlan3D helps you stay in control. You may also like to combine different planning domains in different portfolios, so the schedule contains e.g. project activities and maintenance work orders
AnyPlan3D introduces structured portfolios
In the AnyPlan3D world you can organize all your data, projects, activities, resources, calendars, products into hierarchical or matrix structures. AnyPlan3D stores a network structure of the entire portfolio. The data can also be represented by logical structures to create alternative views.
Drag, drop and connect. Visually you can create new planning scenarios, resource teams or calendar inheritance in seconds. This structured way of working with your planning information simplifies the complexity of creating realistic and valuable planning models and what-if scenarios.
Advanced resources modeling
Resource models are important elements in planning and scheduling. Adding resources to your planning entities makes your planning and optimization realistic and achievable. Resources in AnyPlan3D can be anything that is required to execute your plan: people, teams, machines, money etc. The resources can be used as fixed, variable, renewable and consumable resources. AnyPlan3D can use alternative resources in its scheduling to achieve your scheduled goals.
AnyPlan3D, the heart of a project portfolio system
AnyPlan3Dlan has been designed as a portfolio management system from the bottom up. Project structures helps you organize your projects into main and sub-projects. Logical portfolio structures allow you to report and plan across different projects and project structures. Drag, drop and connect your projects into new portfolios. Select any level in the portfolio or project structure and you have summarized your time, resource and cost in a new dimension.
Financial performance and cost analysis.
Schedule performance is defined by the planning triangle of scope, time and budget. AnyPlan3D helps manage the financial aspects of a plan or project including cost, cash flow and profit. Each element of your plan, such as e.g. activity or resource, can contain cost estimates, track actual costs incurred and follow non-linear performance profiles. Calculations include built-in Earned Value analysis to give you a true insight into your schedule performance.
To build good plans you must master the art of modeling your data as realistically as possible. AnyPlan3D provides you with a series of modeling and what-if features such as different budget targets (multiple baselines), resource and cost KPIs, scenario overlays and seamless rollback on different scenarios. Charting different baselines and snapshot & rollback options provide a rich simulation framework in AnyPlan3D.
AnyPlan3D provides you with a comprehensive copy, drag-and-drop capability for any data from a template library. The library may include a series of activities, a special team of resources, vacation calendars or a complete project. Each template may be saved with or without scheduling information or resources. This special feature of AnyPlan3D enables users to quickly build new plans and projects, modify existing projects and build ‘what-if scenarios’ for simulation at a glance.
Planning and scheduling projects
AnyPlan3D provides you with well established planning and scheduling techniques from the Project & Portfolio domain. Critical paths in the Gantt chart are available with a single click. Scheduling options and constraint settings are equally easy to setup. Add resources and analyze their capacity utilization, distribute work load or optimize the resource usage by adding capacity to the critical resources. If projects are constrained both by time and resources, you can plan along the ‘critical chain of events’ and manage your time buffers accordingly.
Reporting project progress and status
No project plan is useful without progress being kept up to date. AnyPlan3D makes professional project reporting easy. AnyPlan3D web services facilitate automatic updates from ERP systems or any other source of information. Manual updates can be made directly within the AnyPlan3D application or via the AnyPlan3D Reporting web portal. Microsoft Exchange and Google Calendar integration enables progress updates from any web or mobile connected device.
Project & Supply Chain Management integration
In larger projects, Supply Chain Management often becomes an important success factor and carries valuable information to the project management team. AnyPlan3D is the first Project & Portfolio system to provide integration with suppliers’ delivery schedules in real-time. The “Talk-to-Me” integration module in AnyPlan3D connects and integrates ERP procurement information, document information and supplier schedules held in systems such as Microsoft Project, SAP or Primavera.
Schedule deviations and critical impacts on the project plan are notified to team members by email, messaging or SMS services.
AnyPlan3D is built for Integrated Planning
Project and Portfolio Management is never isolated from the rest of the business. AnyPlan3D has been designed for Integrated Planning. AnyPlan3D connects with other business information systems so there is no more need for silo planning. AnyPlan3D is integrated into Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) servers for single sign-on and provides integration capabilities to IFS, IBM Maximo, SAP, Excel, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Project, SharePoint and Outlook, mobile devices such as iPhones, and common database servers.
Planning, scheduling and optimization
AnyPlan3D is the only multi-domain planning system that supports industry best planning, scheduling and optimization practices.
- Integrated Activity Planning Heavy assets/Capital Projects (IAP)
- Project Planning and Scheduling (CPM)
- Material Requirement Planning (MRP)
- Materiel and Resource Planning (MRPII)
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Shop-floor Scheduling
- Master production schedule (MPS)
- The theory of constraints (TOC)
- Just In Time (JIT)
- intelligent agent (IA)
- Make to Order (MTO)
- Assemble – to-order(ATO)
- Build tostock/make to stock, (BTS) (MTS)
- Quick response manufacturing (QRM)
- Process Optimization
- Multi-objective optimization
- Product lifecycle planning (PLM)
- Risk Management and Portfolio Optimization
- Linear (LP), time-chainage, time-distance
- Mathematical Optimization, Discrete and/or Continuous Data Models
- Asset Maintenance, Work Order Planning and Scheduling
- Maintenance Program Optimization
- Predictive Maintenance Planning
- Corrective Maintenance Planning
- Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
- Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
- Resources Capacity Leveling
- Finite Capacity Scheduling
- Supply Chain Planning and Optimization (SCO)
- Integrated Supplier Planning
- Route and Traffic Scheduling and Optimization
- Appointment Scheduling
- Employee Scheduling
- Crew Rostering
- Medical Scheduling
- Upstream Planning and Optimization
- Downstream Planning and Optimization
- Energy Demand Management (EDM)
- Opportunity Management Planning, Scheduling and Optimization
- Decision points /Stage gate planning
All of these planning domains and methods can be integrated into one single object network that can be accessed through AnyPlan3D’s live Portfolio for cross-domain planning, scheduling and optimization.