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DELTEK ACUMEN FUSE

Create the Soundest Schedules Possible & Execute Them with Consistent Success

Acumen Fuse

Deltek Acumen Fuse helps you diagnose and more importantly, resolve project shortcomings in a matter of minutes, eliminating time wasted on manual validation techniques that take your project team away from their core project work. Quickly and easily evaluate schedule quality, cost forecast accuracy, and risk realism with Deltek Acumen Fuse.

Use Fuse. See your schedules in a whole new light.

All the innovative analyses in the world can mean nothing if you can’t communicate to key people what they need to know about your project. Whether you’re reporting to executive stakeholders or internal team members, Acumen Fuse gives you unrivaled flexibility in how you present your project to others.

Fuse offers four types of reports, all of which can be published to PDF or Microsoft Office.

  • Executive briefing: A high-level, thorough yet easy-to-read synopsis of overall project status, concise characteristic descriptions, schedule quality analysis and resolution recommendations.
  • Analyst Report: An in-depth “to-do” list of analysis results, with a detailed view of project quality and schedule strength either over time or by ribbons [activity groupings].
  • Dashboard: An interactive summary of project status, schedule quality and analysis results, all integrated into a single view. Fuse’s one-of-a-kind dashboard module is fully configurable to display multiple metrics options at once as charts, graphs or gauges. You can easily create custom reports by simply copying and pasting the dashboard view into your Microsoft Office applications.
  • API Custom Reports: A flexible means of extracting analysis results directly into third-party custom reports or external applications. Fuse’s Application Programming Interface [API] engine lets you generate custom reports or publish directly to web-based services and applications, to portals such as Microsoft Sharepoint, or to third-party tools such as Crystal Reports.

Acumen Fuse integrates with all scheduling, cost-management, earned value and risk-assessment tools available today.
Its integrated analysis module can import and analyze tens of thousands of activities across multiple projects and platforms in seconds, providing you with a true view of the project as a whole.

Fuse seamlessly imports numerous types of project data for immediate analysis:

  • Microsoft Project & Project Server
  • Primavera P6 & Primavera P3
  • Deltek Open Plan
  • Powerproject (Asta Powerproject)
  • Deltek Cobra
  • PrismG2
  • Primavera Risk
  • Analysis/Pertmaster
  • Microsoft Excel/XML data

For other data formats, Fuse offers a generic import module.

The Fuse platform is further enhanced with Acumen Cloud™ which lets you securely and anonymously compare your Fuse analysis with thousands of comparable projects around the world.

The Cloud performs its own analysis of your Fuse Index™, scoring and ranking your schedule among other similar projects worldwide. It is a limitless, self-learning knowledge base of global project data, designed to make smart comparisons, and enable you to make the most realistic and sound schedules possible.

Through Acumen’s research, Acumen has identified a correlation in project management between scheduling quality and completion success:

The better the plan, the more likely the project will come in on-time and on-budget.

Acumen Fuse has a proven record of helping planners, project managers and schedulers build better plans. Our advanced project analytics platform leaves little room for error, and substantially improves the accuracy and achievability of your schedules – leading to more successful projects for you.

  • Analyze limitless projects and activities rapidly, accurately and repeatedly – a task impossible to do manually;
  • Use the hundreds of included metrics or create your own for custom analysis, then slice and dice results by any grouping and any time segment for in-depth insight and the best available visualization;
  • Ensure your compliance with government and industry standards by doing a self-assessment prior to audit, using the exact product agencies themselves employ to determine compliance;
  • Seamlessly import and analyze activities across multiple projects and platforms, share and compare your project with others like it around the world, and create custom reports or publish results directly to the web, portals or third-party applications; and
  • Go beyond scoring and troubleshooting your schedule with the only software platform that gives you true project intelligence, consistently putting your analytics into contexts that help you understand the best ways to avoid delays, cut costs, mitigate risk and measure performance.
“Our clients love the Acumen Fuse reports! With Acumen’s consistent accuracy and attractive reporting mechanisms we are confident presenting results to the client straight from Acumen.”
Maha Harrison
Project Manager, Hill International
“Compared to our old processes, Acumen is easier, faster, and has deeper schedule analytics”
Stacy Abbott
Program Scheduling Manager, Orbital ATK
“Acumen Fuse has been very useful in improving our schedules and allowing us to be proactive in identifying and explaining exceptions to normal schedule metrics.”
Joseph Stinger
Project Scheduling and Cost Controls, Ameren Transmission
“The fast turnaround makes all the difference on complex projects. We are able to see, report, and resolve issues in real time.”
Jeremy Clarke
Head of Bombardier RCS Primavera Competence Center

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