Gain a New Perspective

Today it’s no longer sufficient to manage individual projects in isolation from various business units within a given organization. Currently, project need(s) – to be shared and controlled by an integrated business approach. This approach should allow organization to view risk and rewards associated at all levels and departments associated with any given project.

 

At Axiom Worx we know project solutions. We have over 15 years of proven methods and experience developing tools that reduce complexity and increase productivity at all levels of the organization. But in order for an organization to become effective, this does requires a culture of collaboration with clearly measurable outcomes.

 

Many of our clients are leading this change by enabling the use of Axiom Worx platform which will help reduce complexity out of disparate legacy business process and systems. If you rally behind the concept of transparency within an organization, you will be able to increase your organizational flexibility and adaptability to redesign processes, partnerships, and workflows as a competitive advantage.

 

 

Axiom Worx™ Tools consist of the following features:

Worx Foundations

The (Wx) foundation is not optional. This is the essential building block of Axiom. This feature captures all the required parts to build your organization.

Deliverables, Disciplines, Resources, Rate Schedules, Projects, Deliverable Assignments, Time management and basic system workflows.

You cannot perform any action without the ability to create a project. All other modules will draw upon the information that identifies your project.

 

 Advanced

Leverage your history with the advanced tools. The estimation module, change notice management, portfolio management, Project cloning, Project defaults, redistribution of deliverables are all part of the advanced suite.  Rules of Credit can be built to apply to specific projects or the company as a whole.

Archiving your project history, sharing your project with external users, collaboration and cross domain billings are other aspects to the advanced suite.

 

 Financials

Create invoices to capture your professional services, expenses and any reimbursable capital purchase. Manage your taxation requirements. Apply discounts across the board, or to specific clients and/or projects. Create new disbursement rules to apply across your company. Set the level of visibility in an invoice to be as granular or as aggregated as you see fit. Make sure your users are approving not only time but expenses and invoices prior to leaving your office.

 

Procurement

If you are required to track the progress of capital to your project then flip this switch. If the advanced module is active then your procurement stream begins there. Export or create new request for quotes from the system. Create your bid list. Evaluate the responses. Award the contract. Follow this through to a purchase order and subsequently progress payments, expediting and project inventory. Review your MSRQ, MSRP summaries. Evaluate your suppliers based upon the most current expediting report. Review your OS&D reports to ensure a satisfactory product

 

Risk Management

Do you have a series of steps that should occur on a project? Do you need them audited to ensure your project is protected? Risk Management tracks the day to day comments around the project. Helps to identify these as a risk or a concern. Determine the level of risk associated with each communication. The system communicates risk to the end users by virtue of the interface messaging, risk dashboards, and email communication.

 

 

Axiom Worx- brings the whole project solution together by mitigating silos or empire building within the company infrastructure to ensure that organization are delivering on time and on budget immediately. We all know the essentials of project controls include tracking time and cost, while ranking prioritization, handling of contingencies that occur during project implementation, tracking key project milestones to ensure the project remains on track, on budget and on time, while managing outside resources involved in a project.

 

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Are you really in control?

titanicSuccessful and growing companies use every tool to wring value out of their resources. A cohesive system that can deliver demand or activity signals quickly and consolidate timely and actionable data is the difference between being in control of your operation or living a world of reporting and reacting. In a fast-food society served by instant Google gratification, an overwhelming number of providers describe their offerings as project management, project delivery, or time-management tools. What lies under the covers is often only a portion of the required solution: perhaps simple project tasks or basic time-entry and often enforcing silos of data and operation.

In order to control your projects rather than react to them, you need both timely access to information in an actionable form and levers of power so that you are able to influence, steer, regulate or influence our projects. AxiomWorx integrates management and interaction of Professional services, Procurement, Document Control, Scheduling, Billing, Time-Entry, Reporting and more into a single solution. Signals move quickly to the correct role so that action can be taken. What might be problematic silos of data in other systems becomes an integrated whole within AxiomWorx. Let us help you gain control of your projects; full steam ahead and avoid the icebergs!

The Right Tools for Project Delivery

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Improving project planning and delivery is one of the key factors in project management success. This requires a method made up of rules, processes and tools for project planning and management, supported by a software tools like Axiom Worx.

As in any part of planning of any project, the right people need to be assigned to the right task and make clear assignments to team members, with a defined goals and responsibilities. By having the right tools in place you can mitigate project tasks that don’t work out, and adjust roles as necessary.

A good place to start would be to look at Axiom Worx Web-based Project Management Software tools. These tools help with alignment, of target specific initiatives to ensure interlock and communication with stakeholders are maintained. These tools can increase accuracy and save time by automating project management activities. Thus improving the success rate of projects on time and on budget.

It all starts with accurate planning, defined goals, clear assignments and effective communication and by using the right tools. If you’re using the right tools, project managers can overcome those odds to master even the most challenging project.

Integrated Project Management

AxiomWorx Software incorporates all critical elements of project management in one solution. A project is crafted with the expectation that all processes should be measured against an agreed upon set of deliverables. Data fed by third party sources is not required, rather data is created and captured in real time by the actual executers of the task. AxiomWorx provides a backbone for your projects to ensure consistent reporting and delivery. Procurement, document control, change management, time tracking, risk management and billing are all linked to the agreed upon estimate and any approved change notices to that project.

The solution is easy to implement, flexible, and even easier to use. Our approach is for painless interaction with the system for all departments. For instance, if you are in document controls then you really want to come to work and just manage your day to day actions. Resources do not need to concern themselves with how to progress or manage the project. Their actions however are constantly updating what can be seen and managed by a controls professional. The same is true for someone in the procurement, contracts or finance roles. Their direct required understanding of the system scope is narrow, yet their daily operations are feeding the project consistently. The management team can now take action and mitigate risk before it escalates. This is the difference between project control versus project reporting.

“How can you truly represent projects to your clients any other way?”

Implementing The Why

Implementing Axiom Worx web based project tools across an organization creates that essential, yet sometimes elusive, strategic value that gives companies an edge on their competitors. Being able to deliver projects on time, to scope, and within budget often determines the overall success of a company – whether it will get the next job or if its new product will hit the market. Keeping projects on track requires diligent attention to metrics and milestones, extending from the project team and out to suppliers, contractors, and other stakeholders.

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Is Staying Alive Enough

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There is no shortage of bad press around the current oil and gas economy. Every day another company releases staff, reduces hours, or cancels projects.  The first cuts seemed to represent a knee-jerk reaction to a sharp decline in commodity prices.  Today however, companies are in a phase of strategic cutting.

It’s like being in a boxing match; eye-to-eye with an outsized, muscle-bound opponent. How can you possibly make it 12 rounds with this behemoth?  In this daunting stage, it is important to take a look at who is in your corner; who is championing you towards success.  It is from your coach that you can become leaner, faster, hit harder and recover quickly to each move made against you.

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Project Control Systems – Are they working or not?

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Today many organizations are looking for cost savings systems that alleviate capital projects workflow systems and procedures that are just not working. Many organizations are taking a hard look at their own company standards and re-evaluating the way business is being done with far less.

Over time, well-intended standard procedures implemented by managers and engineers have compound into a costly, administrative nightmare that can quagmire companies in dated practices. If overtime you are not continuously monitoring and re-evaluating the functional, technical, and discipline of those best practices. Those inefficiency end up costing companies valuable resources and time and could cost you further business.

In order to be more competitive and leaner when delivering projects we have to look for better ways to add or complement existing systems by changing operationally.

The First step is recognizing theirs a problem and take the necessary action!! Read more “Project Control Systems – Are they working or not?”

Axiom Worx

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People have been asking me about Axiom Worx. Over the last 15 years we have develop compelling software which provides control systems used to plan, schedule, budget, and measure the performance of a Project/Program/ Planning and so much more.

This unique platform allows large enterprises to scale large legacy solutions into a common platform. We provide efficient project control systems in the cloud or stand alone for EPC/EPCM projects to mitigate unwarranted cost overruns and delays to improve the efficiency of large projects.

There has been a greater need to share common business intelligence and data, which can take many forms, and is usually in the form of large data sets that is captured but not organized in an efficient matter in which other business units can utilize this information. Over the last 15 plus years Axiom Worx has designed workflow system that allows the enterprise to leverage and mitigate formalities of business transformations and increase the workflow efficiency within a corporate environment.

Typically, formality fuels silos and destroys collaboration within the corporate environment. When formality goes unchecked, it can lead to those business units not sharing data and other vital information which has an overall effect on the company and bottom line. The added burden of having multiple business systems that do not communicate or share the data into a common platforms can easily be perpetuated.

Add the merger and acquisitions on top of the mix means most companies don’t have systems to integrate the data and needs to be pulled manually a daunting and very costly procedure. As you can imagine this becomes an overwhelming task from a business transformation process.

Lack of planning from a project perspective can lead to disaster and can be very costly. If those business units are not included in company planning. It is easy to become distracted and figure that someone else will look after the systems and controls or project manage are less likely to reach across to different business units or commonly become a (silo).

The effect on organizations does not have to be this way. In order to avoid silo syndrome from actually happening, each department or function interacts primarily within that “silo” rather than with other groups across the organization. Silos also commonly extend to systems and data. Most systems fail to interact and data becomes trapped and unavailable to decision-makers outside the silo, people are less likely to interact, when people are culturally inhibited from interacting across departments and functions, they avoid sharing data and information outside of their silos. It’s a vicious cycle, one that can cost an organization in agility, productivity, and responsiveness and bottom line valuable dollars.

As you know every company has an individual or a team of individuals who must act in various project management roles. However, most companies do not provide a toolkit to assist in managing the volumes of data that accompany on-going projects.

For most project/control manager the most important asset is information, but is often coupled with either cumbersome reports, various systems, or third party information. In other words most managers are trying to perform their job with one eye open and the other blind. At Axiom Worx we provide compelling suite of tools to reach within your organization and get the information you need now. Our solutions is modular and allows companies to scale without breaking the bank.I have provided you a link to view our information. www.axiomworx.com