For Project Diagnostics & Analytics Engineering a plan with elaborate logistics, while trying to satisfy the owner’s requirements for ontime, to-budget, and to-spec project completion, is a huge challenge.
To meet that challenge, construction projects require an achievable and sound project plan, open lines of communication between owners, subcontractors, and stakeholders, and insight into both ongoing and completed project performance.
The Deltek Acumen software suite is comprehensive enough to meet each of these needs while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to each user’s business needs.
Acumen software is used by hundreds of construction companies including many on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors list.

Acumen Software Improves Schedule Quality

Manual schedule analysis takes man hours away from core project work.
Acumen Fuse® provides an automated, repea table analysis based on standard industry quality checks, the built in scoring of Fuse Schedule Index™, thousands of built-in metrics, or an unlimited number of custom metrics.
The diagnostics in Acumen Fuse report everything from activities with missing logic to those missing resource assignments.
You choose from the over 300 out-of-the box metrics to create custom views and reports on the information necessary for your project.
The metric editor allows users to create their own checks and include those in each analysis view or report generated.
Rolling the metrics up into a single score gives immediate insight into the health of the schedule.
Activities can then be grouped by WBS, contractor, location, or any field within the schedule to compare quality scores and zero-in on where improvements need to be made.
With a built-in schedule cleanser, corrections can be made directly within Fuse saving hours of time spent sifting through the schedule to repair missing logic or remove hard constraints.

ESTABLISH A RISK REDUCTION PLAN

Simplified cost and schedule risk analysis Acumen Risk™ helps you effectively account for and proactively reduce risk exposure resulting in anaccurate forecast you can rely on.

Accurate project scheduling and realistic cost forecasting can be the difference between being a project hero and being responsible for project failure.

While current scheduling tools provide a great foundation for project planning, you are still making the strong assumption that your scope is 100% accurate and, regardless of what happens during execution, the project will finish on time.
In reality, projects don’t behave this way. Despite the best-laid plans, every project carries uncertainty and risk that all too often lead to cost and schedule overruns.
Acumen Risk™ helps you effectively account for and proactively reduce risk exposure resulting in an accurate forecast you can rely on.

S1 // S5™ SCHEDULE MATURITY FRAMEWORK

Today, hundreds of projects around the world have benefited from the Acumen S1 // S5 approach to risk management.
By pursuing five levels of identified maturity, projects are able to establish schedules that are validated; have accounted for risk; have been optimized and mitigated in order to achieve a target and have team buy-in on the execution plan.
Each level leads to a more successful and more achievable project plan.

FOR PROJECT DIAGNOSTICS

SOUND SCHEDULING IS THE CORNERSTONE OF PROJECT SUCCESS

Accurately forecasting cost, completion and revenue all hinges on a solid, reliable project schedule.
Fuse produces clear and concise reports so analysis and performance can easily be reported to contractors along with to-do lists of any needed improvements.

Fuse reporting is designed to be hierarchical so that it accommodates planners, schedulers and executive’s needs.
You can drill down, slicing and dicing through multiple levels (Work Breakdown) or by any other code or user field to quickly pinpoint potential issues with your schedule.
Conversely, summarise detailed results and publish to project dashboards, executive briefings and PowerPoint presentations, all at the click of a button.

Acumen Fuse delivers competitive advantages:

• Fuse is implemented and enforced with ease
• Software seamlessly integrates to import numerous types of project data for immediate analysis
• Fuse customers report time-savings over manual processes
• Required and/or recommended oversight standards are built in
• Fuse offers unrivalled reporting flexibility, tailored to fit your audience and information

CAPABILITIES

SEE THE BIG PICTURE

Get diagnostics and in-depth insight for thousands of activities, across projects and platforms, for a clear view of your entire program.

UPGRADE YOUR SCHEDULING

Create schedules that give you a better score against best industry practices.
The Fuse schedule cleanser removes constraints and redundancies to save money.

COMPLY WITH GOV’T STANDARDS

Fuse provides the analysis and benchmarking necessary to comply with government and industry standards.

PROPEL YOUR PROJECTS FORWARD

ACCELERATE (OR DECELERATE) PROJECT TIME FRAMES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

The pressure to complete projects faster and cheaper will always be there.
However, the task of accelerating a schedule to meet owner or contractually-driven requirements can be made less difficult and time consuming.

Deltek Acumen 360 helps make smart acceleration a reality.

• A powerful engine to generate scenarios in minutes and keep projects moving forward
• Tools to run “What-If” analysis over and over again
• Defendable results with data-backed information
• Complete customisation, including acceleration rates and compression order

CAPABILITIES

INTERACTIVE ACCELERATION

Add or reduce duration on a single activity, groups of activities, an entire WBS (work breakdown structure), or the entire project schedule interactively, in real time.

AUTOMATIC GOAL-BASED ACCELERATION

With one click, you can run an automatic simulation that determines the earliest finish date possible
while still accounting for your acceleration criteria.

TARGETED ACCELERATION

Only you know where acceleration is feasible within a project. Acumen 360 uses your knowledge of the schedule to target areas for acceleration and reduce durations.