Resource Utilization

The introduction of stability and realism into the system will have a smoothing effect on workloads and will significantly reduce bottlenecks. By minimizing “bad” stress, you maximize the profitability of your associates’ productive time.

Without optimization

resource over allocation issues

Optimized with PlanningForce

optimized resource usage
With PlanningForce, this gain is obtained by modeling each resource in terms of its competency profile, through the identification of the critical competencies and by planning out business activity transversally on the basis of required competencies, rather than named resources. Thanks to this approach, the calculation engine can find planning solutions that, while smoothing out the workload, also optimize production.

New Product Development

You will be able to improve how projects are selected, resources are allocated and how change is managed. You will keep your deadlines, build customer satisfaction and bring new products to market more quickly than ever.

Without optimization

Optimize project performance

Optimized with PlanningForce

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With PlanningForce, this gain is achieved by more carefully selecting projects from the project portfolio and end dates, which are calculated more reliably thanks to several tools and techniques such as the application of models, simultaneously planning the entire project portfolio along with resources, the prioritization of projects as a function of the different weighting criteria and the "rolling wave planning" technique, which combines detailed, short-term tasks with more long-term tasks, ensuring that the necessary resources will be available into the future.

Sales Performance

This new-found visibility will let you shorten the duration of sales cycles, help you concentrate on business deals that provide better profit margins, customize your marketing more dynamically, and be more incisive in sales negotiations.

Without optimization

Sales process optimization

Optimized with PlanningForce

Sales process performance management
With PlanningForce, these gains are the result of marketing tactics carried out at the right time as a function of when new products come to market (by applying the backward scheduling technique), as well as thanks to a technique specific to PlanningForce that allows dynamically determining the cost price brought by each new order to the overall project portfolio.

The marketing mix is adjusted to optimize the sales potential and the firm’s production potential. In so doing, the break-even point is more quickly attained and the business decisions are coordinated with production so as to maximize profit margins.

Cash Flow

Thanks to this new way of viewing your business’s value chain, you will be better at keeping track of cash inflow and outflow, you will reduce work in process, optimize supplies, reduce penalties, consolidate orders and deliveries, and so on.

Without optimization

cash-flow issues

Optimized with PlanningForce

With PlanningForce, this gain is secured by modeling each business deal, not only the production aspect which implies modeling the flow of materials, resources, and internal and external services and so on, but also on the related aspects of delivery and payment. The optimization engine can thereby offer solutions that smooth out cash flows, divide up or, on the other hand, consolidate orders and optimize incoming and outgoing logistics costs.

Time Management

You will be able to devote more time to what are high value-added tasks for your business:
defining strategies and implementing them.

Without optimization

time management issues

Optimized with PlanningForce

time management solution
With PlanningForce, this gain is secured through the natural reduction of lost time, which flows from the rational utilization of the system’s tools and data. The scheduling engine calculates optimized timetables in only a few seconds, decisions have immediate impact throughout the organization’s many levels, reports are automatically generated and reveal gaps or problems, showing their source, reminders are automatically sent to partners, and more.

Many other aspects of management are enhanced as well...

By optimizing your business’s steering practices, you improve many operational and commercial aspects that, consequently, strengthen performance, thereby creating a positive feedback loop for your business’s bottom line.

Without optimization

performance management issues Solve performance management issues

Optimized with PlanningForce

Better corporate performance management Corporate performance optimization
With PlanningForce, gains with respect to subcontracting and infrastructure costs are generated by negotiating framework agreements which match, with ever-increasing precision, the company’s future needs. Moreover, the optimizations gained at different stages of the value chain (see above) have multiple positive consequences: there are fewer penalties since it is easier to meet deadlines and standards of quality (resulting in fewer lost clients), there is a drop in absenteeism and breakdowns since resources and preventative maintenance are managed better and this, in turn, results in fewer errors, waste and required reworks.

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