Project Tasks, Costs and Timeline Management

LogixPath Project Management subsystem helps businesses to track project related elements including tasks, activities, costs, issues, and project output. Project scope and tasks, timeline, and costs are key factors for the success of a project. LogixPath Project Management focuses on the task management, schedule management, cost estimation and tracking, and output tracking.

LogixPath Operations Management is an integrated system, the project management subsystem is tightly integrated with other LogixPath subsystems, such as Sales Order Management, Purchase Order Management, Production Management, and Inventory Management subsystems.

LogixPath Project Management subsystem helps businesses to track project activities including tasks, sales orders, productions, and inventory stock movements.

Feature Highlights:

  • Managing tasks with flexible project phases and/or task groups.
  • Searching tasks, activities, and issues by phrase, task owner, or date range. One click to view overdue or due soon tasks.
  • Tracking project task's activities, costs, hot issues, and generated output.
  • Forecasting estimated costs and tracking actual costs with multiple cost calculation models. Aggregate and display estimated and actual costs side-by-side for comparison.
  • Support multiple project sharing models for data access control: private, to specific users, to specific departments, or public to all users within the company site.
  • Interactively viewing, editing, and adding project tasks and activities in the Gantt Chart view and calendar view.
  • Associating business elements, such as Sales Orders and Job Orders, to projects.

LogixPath Project Management Modules Overview

Project Access Control

Users can config project visibility and permitted operations for each project. They can set a project to be private (visible to the project owner and company site administrators only) or be shared to a list of designated users or departments.

Multiple Project Phases and Task Groups

A project can have multiple project phases so that users can better organize tasks and manage project milestones. In addition, a project can also contain multiple task groups which can be used to capture additional tasks, such as alternative project plan.

Project Task and Its Subcomponents

A project task can contain multiple subcomponents.

  • Activity: represents a specific activity for a task, such as an experiment. User can customize activity attributes, and also attach pictures and files to an activity.
  • Issue: used to track issues associated to a project task. The Project Dashboard displays all non-closed severity 1 issues to bring management attention.
  • Cost: task cost object can contain both estimated cost and actual cost information. They can have their own cost calculation methods, such as a material's estimated buy price and the actual buy price. They can also have their own quantities, such as the estimated quantity and the actual quantity used. The cost calculation program is able to calculate the cost values accordingly. Cost value can be calculated using various calculation methods, such as directly entering cost value, based on purchase price, etc.
  • Output: it represents a specific output of a task or activity, such as a result report of an experiment. It can contain output data and file, and output price value.

Project Dashboard

Project Dashboard provides an overview of a project's progress and performance. It includes:

  • Task Progress: Completed Tasks Percentage and Completed Processing Time, and task counts in various stage, such as completed or work in progress, etc.
  • Cost Management: comparison of estimated cost, actual cost, profit analysis, etc.
  • Project Phases Timelines
  • List of Hot Issues
  • Task Owners and Their Tasks

Business Elements Relating to Project

In our day to day business, we often would like to have a holistic or integrated view of all the related elements. Sample elements are Sales or Purchase Order, Sales or Purchase Invoice, Received or Paid Payment, and Job Orders. These elements or activities may all be related to a project. LogixPath application provides tools to let you associate a business element with one or more projects. The project detail view displays all these related business elements. This enables you to review and analyze overall project spending and income and then have an objective understanding of the project overall status.

Project Calendar Integration

Users can view project tasks and activities' calendar dates in the Calendar view and Gantt Chart view. Both Calendar view and Gantt Chart view are seamlessly integrated into the rest of the LogixPath project management features. For example, users can double clicking a task to view its detail, and add a new task or activity directly from the Calendar or Gantt Chart view. For Gantt Chart view, users can even drag a task or activity on the timeline to update its start and end date.

Business Calendar

LogixPath provides two types of calendars: Project Calendar and Business Master Calendar. A project calendar is associated to one project or a specific project phase or task group. The Business Master Calendar is for all the key business elements managed by LogixPath Operations Management system. In addition to project tasks and activities, the master calendar also displays sales and purchase order creation dates, sales and purchase order line item due dates, job order creation and due dates, etc. Calendar can display in monthly view, weekly view, and daily view.

Sample Project Screen

Project Tasks Gantt Chart View