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Features

Envision is the leading collaborative project delivery platform for design and construction projects in the infrastructure, energy and resources sectors. It enables real-time, site-based capture of project data through user-friendly work practices that drive disciplined team behaviours to deliver project excellence and value for clients, contractors and subcontractors.

Leveraging web-based and mobile technology, an entire project team can collaborate and share core project data around a project’s schedule, progress, change and costs. Disciplined use of Envision ensures high quality data that supports rapid decision-making as daily updates from the field and offices are readily available, feeding into reliable, real-time, automated and on-demand reporting. This transparency drives productivity and minimises waste, providing greater cost, time and reputation value for projects.

Reports drawn from Envision offer real-time accuracy compared to typical reports from finance and planning that are often weeks out of date due to reliance on paper-based inputs. Envision helps frontline project managers, engineers and supervisors collect data on site using mobile devices, reducing this lag. Envision’s data can feed directly into and out of recognised finance, document management, planning, workforce, BIM and GIS systems, making critical data available to all in real-time. It captures and shares progress and costs as they occur, highlighting a $50,000 problem as it happens rather than a $500,000 problem that started weeks earlier but was only identified in the monthly report.

  • Envision core

    • Activities – drive the progress of planned work; synchronise field dates, quantities, labour and progress with planned and budgeted values for rigorous, more effective critical path analysis
    • Events – capture unplanned circumstances, link them to Activities and share them immediately with project teams and clients/representatives; record resource impacts; generate commercial documentation
    • Tasks – plan and track the work needed to complete Activities and Events; create linked forums for collaboration and resolution of specific design or construction issues
    • Photos and Comments – capture photos and comments directly in the field for Activities, Events and Tasks to provide rich progress information; share input via automated reports
    • Work and Task Boards – encourage regular review and collaboration through a simple view of planned, in-progress and completed work; minimise idle time, out-of-sequence work and double-handling; assign ownership to responsible personnel (e.g. design leaders and supervisors)
    • Project timeline (log) – view progress and updates across the entire project, with easy navigation capability to specific dates; search through a project’s history; capture and track resolution of design issues
    • Charts – define and generate rich data charts for progress, cost, labour and quantities for baseline, planned, actual and earned data; embed charts in dashboards and automated reports such as S-Curves, quantity progress and march charts
    • Dashboards – configure project-specific dashboards with charts and maps to help visualise project performance
    • Reports – create templated reports from an extensive library of widgets; display progress, labour, equipment, photos, site diaries and embedded charts that leverage data already stored and verified in Envision
    • Notices – generate commercial notices and other templated documents (e.g. RFIs, quality, safety and environmental reports, improvement opportunities) using print ready project-specific templates
    • GIS maps – embed maps from leading mapping tools such as ArcGIS, Google and Bing; capture geolocation data (e.g. photos, comments, progress updates, quantities etc)
    • Multi-project groups – summarise key project metrics, images and charts across multiple projects; display performance via a group-level dashboard
    • Snapshots – capture and download the status of project information for comparison against earlier versions to quickly highlight changes
    • User permissions – control access and edit capabilities according to project needs; assign work to subcontractors and gather their progress and costs without compromising wider system access
  • Resource management and usage

    • Rates – upload and manage rates for people, equipment and materials; use rules for companies, work-roles and individuals across different units and shift codes
    • Timesheets – enter, track, approve and reject time for people and equipment; allocate time directly against Activities and Events; validate timesheets against attendance; manage site resourcing with exception reports
    • Resources usage – enter, track and approve material usage directly or by linking with supplier dockets; use pre-defined rates to generate daily costs
    • Dockets – record and reconcile supplier dockets for people, equipment and materials; link to actual bookings of time and quantities to generate costs
    • Work and supervisor rosters – assign appropriate trades, plant and equipment to supervisors; manage team roster cycles and automate standard time entry with automated time booking using roster rules
  • Frontline management

    • Attendance – track sign-on/off attendances using a mobile device; record scan locations and time using QR codes
    • Competency – verify staff competencies by scanning QR codes and confirming training certifications and expiry dates
    • Checklists and forms – systematise standard business checklists to enable field capture and approval of data and work, such as maintenance requests, equipment pre-starts and safety forms
  • Progress measurement

    • Progress and Earned Value measurements – measure and report performance and identify trends using established Earned Value methods
    • Production control (daily costs) – improve productivity and profitability by tracking and charting daily costs against targeted costs
    • Registers – track on and off-site progress using gate-based rules-of-credit including design and off-shore procurement
    • Quantity progress measurement – record installed quantities, remaining quantities and chainages on a daily basis
    • Daily cost reporting – using rates, timesheets and resource usage, calculate daily costs for comparison with budgeted values to evaluate performance
  • Quality management

    • Punchlisting – capture detailed defect records in the field supported by photos and commentary linked to scheduled Activities
    • Verification and approval – use workflows on the mobile apps for verification, document completion and client approval
    • Quality inspections – convert project check-sheets into mobile ready forms to simplify in-situ quality inspections

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Everyone, anywhere web and mobile access

Envision supports major mobile and web platforms and enables diverse work practices and collaboration from field teams to design and construction offices to clients to subcontractors. For field teams, Envision’s secure apps work online, or work offline and sync later – meaning there’s no ‘downtime’. Project teams benefit from proven, practical workflows and the ability to capture and access real-time information anywhere in the world.

Four primary applications drive Envision’s ‘everyone, anywhere’ accessibility:

  • Web browser app – this contains Envision’s complete catalogue of features and makes project data available to everyone, anywhere in real-time
  • iPhone and android apps – track Activities, Events and Tasks in the field; add progress notes; capture photos and comments; record field observations on the go; work offline and sync data when a network connection is available
  • Passport app – record attendances in the field using QR code-based scanning to capture start and finish times, locations and supervisors
  • Forms app – incorporate specialised forms such as dockets, checklists, pre-starts, timesheets, progress and more; link that data to your existing workflow or develop custom mobile forms dedicated to your business processes.

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Data safety and reliability

Envision can be implemented independent of existing corporate systems with minimum involvement from corporate IT. Data can be readily exchanged with existing systems. It is a fully managed solution that guarantees high security and availability, total backup and disaster recovery and elastic scalability. With full control of access permissions, Envision offers the benefits of unprecedented collaboration and high security.

Read more about Envision’s technical specifications here

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