Graham Eldridge, 19 May 2016
The ability to instantly create reliable cash flows from your cost budget phased according to the anticipated project duration is a great feature of UniPhi 12
. At the press of a button, cost managers can know and actually see with a high degree of certainty the expected rate at which their project will draw down on their funds or earn their value. As per this blog post
, we have even built an algorithm which phases your costs in an s-curve manner according to the earned value profile of your closed projects.
But what happens when there are date changes that impact the commencement, or which occur during the construction phase of your project? Well, it just so happens that we have solved that little issue too with the release of UniPhi 12.
Introducing the project cost auto phasing Adjust Start option.
As its name suggests, this feature allows you to push out, or draw back the phased cash flow for your projects. Key here is the cash flow profile stays the same, just its start and end date change. Although as a feature this is not as revolutionary as some of the other recent features that are targeted at those in the construction and cost management industry, it IS an improvement that just makes life easier.
It's worth mentioning that this enhancement was made possible due to the feedback that we have received from you, our clients. As you know our intention is to always build on the success and innovative features of UniPhi so that it is increasing efficiency, and making life easier for our user community. We develop our software in an iterative manner (sprints would be the latest term for it but having been using this method since 2003, we'll use iterations - kind of like how we still call it hosted instead of cloud). This method allows us to incrementally improve our product and occasionally, a small change like the one above leads to something big....Watch this space!
On that note, if you have a process that is causing you or your company inconvenience, or that you think down right annoying, why not raise a new topic in our Forum