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New features for TMS

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Our Technical Monitoring System has now reached the release No. 01.001.03.05, meaning new features and many improvements. We would like to recap a few of them here.
New options have been added in the “Quantity Production Chart” report: it is now possible to represent a specific time window in the Data Table; also, you can make the Chart start after an “X” number of periods following its actual beginning.

A new command – “Get Missing Dates from P6” – has been added into the “Work Class Progress” context: it allows to retrieve the Actual dates of each Deliverable automatically from Primavera but it also prevents the manual input of Actual dates in case the progress cumulated at the date of each deliverable is inserted massively (for the first time). This new command and the existing “Get Missing Progress from P6″ command guarantee a complete reconstruction of the history, which has not been archived yet, in coherence with the Schedule.

Not only fresh stuff, but also improvement of the existing lot…
A better readability has been given to the “OTP Report“: two separate columns now show the “Milestone Status Index” calculation and the “OTP Index” calculation.

The algorithm calculating the automatic distribution of the Progress Actual between two non-consecutive Updates has been improved, making it homogeneous in all “Import Schedule Data” contexts (Import XML and Import XLS, both for Primavera and MS Project).
Last but not least, the “Out of Range” dates check, performed during the Import Schedule Data phase, has been improved with the specific indication of the activities involved in the “Inconsistency Check” report.
For a complete overview and all the technical details, log in our Customer Care portal and download the latest What’s New document.

New release for TMS

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The latest release of TMS (1.001.01.00) delivers four main new or improved features.
By clicking the “Progress Continuity Check” menu item TMS exports an Excel file with all the Progress Discontinuities detected in the different Progress Distributions; user can then manually edit the wrong Past Actual Progress for each detected discontinuity.

Another big step forward has been taken towards a deeper integration with Oracle Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project by importing their XML files regarding the Main Weighting Structure and the Schedule Data directly into TMS. Of course, this will save time and prevent errors by defining values only once in your scheduling software and then using them directly in TMS. How to export XML files, how to import them into TMS, the data needed and the different import options are described in detail in the PDF presentation available here.
Lastly, the multiple chart is now available for printing also 3 or 5 charts in the same page, adding a new choice besides the 2, 4 and 6-chart printout.


Have a look at our presentation and see in detail how TMS can help you with a flawless planning!

TMS in the media

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Here is the presentation of our TMS software that was published in the September/October issue of ANIMP magazine:

The Missing Link in Project Management

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Last week CLA flew back to Singapore to co-host a Free Technology Sharing Seminar together with TDS Engr Solutions Pte Ltd, who is CLA’s dealer in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, East Timor. The seminar was named “The Missing Link in Project Management” and it focused on filling the gap between simple Excel reports and document control software used to monitor a project progress, which is troublesome and inefficient sometimes.


The solution is easy: TMS – Technical Monitoring System. During the seminar some of the key features, such as weighting structures and multiple user defined hierarchy were introduced. Various proven methods to view and automate the generation of meaningful project information in a variety of graphs and reports were demonstrated.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The meeting ended with a Q&A session where Engineering Managers, Planners, Project Engineers and Document Controllers shared practical engineering experience with all participants.

New release of TMS

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

TMS, Technical Monitoring System, has reached the release No. 1.000.09.00. Many processes have been optimized: for example, deleting a TMS project and a subproject, removing the items from the “C3 Item Quantites” form, the “Project Workclass Structure” and “Project Workclass Progress” can be now executed faster.

A new command, “Main Project Settings“, has been added in the main TMS form to configure parameters for the current project.

Upon the creation of a new TMS project a folder with the same name of the project itself is created in the main folder together with its subfolders (Import specs, IO, Reports, Templates). When a TMS project is loaded after a Restore or Copy command, the files related to that project are automatically copied in these subfolders.

Batch Reports” is also a new command that has been added in this release to access the form displaying all batch reports regarding the current TMS project. Here, a batch report can be inserted, removed or modified.

The “Run batch” command runs the report batch showing the operations that are being performed in background; the process can be interrupted at any time by pressing the “Abort” button.

Another important implementation that we like to share is the possibility to zip automatically the reports of each batch (created in Excel and/or in PDF format) and save them in a user defined folder.
PDF’s are created automatically via Excel or with PDF Factory Virtual Printer.

For detailed information, please log into our support portal and read the latest What’s New document. A slide presentation is available as well.