Lovion PROJECT Construction Projects

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Managing and Monitoring Developments

The module Lovion PROJECT is designed to graphically support the project management of utility companies and network providers, aiming to make the core of construction projects transparent and continuously digital. The existing system components, for exampls MS Officer or SAP is optimally integrated for all users via standard interfaces. As a result, an intrayear budget management for all measures is possible. For the flowing and transparent depiction of core processes of utility companies, a freely defined process model can be incorporated in Lovion PROJECT. This means that workflows as well as milestones fot status bars can be implemented individually. Starting with an easy process model with little status changes, the core process planning can be implemented in numerous semi-steps based on HOAI.

Project Management

After starting the module Lovion PROJECT, all projects are diplayed in lists as well as geographically in an overview map. The surface geometries of projects are colour-coded according to their status. Predefined or individual filters are available in the list and have an affect on the displayed projects in the list as well as in the map. After selecting a project, the project area is marked and displayed with attribute data. Each project receives a unique project id and general project description containing the project managers and a time plan. All data entries are recorded in a project diary in order to ensure process transparency. This means that conclusions and requests for a measure can be directed towards the project manager.

Managing Appointments

Milestones can be defined for each subproject within a gantt diagram. The completion status is displayed in the calender using a process bar so that an overview of the project status is available at all times. If deadlines are exceeded, reminders can be displayed in Lovion PROJECT and e-mails automatically sent.

Coordination

Next to the extensive and transparent documentation, Lovion PROJECT also supports workflows in the foreground. This is mainly visible in the project coordination subprocess. As soon as a new project is created, the user can commence the coordination via an internal and external mailing list. As a result, emails are automatically sent containing the project's master data are automatically sent. This usually includes organisations for public interests who can then decide if they will participate on any measure.

Subprojects

In a project, subprojects are created for each division. For example, the installation of a new main pipeline is a separate subproject from the subproject of constructing a house connection. Various information can be saved for each subproject. Drawing plans can be attached to all projects. Thus, a planned route can be displayed in an overview map, a rough plan can be created based on the overview map and a fine drawing plan can be displayed and integrated with a detailed map.

Interaction with other Modules

Lovion PROJECT can be implemented in combination with Lovion DESIGN. In this case, the project area is also the planning area of the drawing plans. It is also possible to integrate MS Office and Adobe PDF via the module OFFICE CONNECT. As a result, the workflow can be supported by e-mails and serial letters as well as Excel sheets and PDF documents. If a document management system is available, the documents can be managed and linked to the project via the module Lovion DMS CONNECT.

SAP-Integration

The process can be further optimised through the module Lovion ERP CONNECT where diverse SAP modules such as PM, MM, IS-U, HR or PS are connected. This means that users can directly create contracts in SAP via Lovion PROJECT. The data is transmitted biderectionally. This is mostly used for comparing acutal costs daily using SAP PM. A further scenario is material management in the module SAP MM-SRV. The technical implementation possible thorugh Lovion ERP CONNECT and BAPIs managed in an individual name space within SAP.

Task-based Project Management

For supporting task-based workflows, projects can be joined with corresponding tasks within Lovion PROEJCT. These include tasks such as planning, development or assembly and surveying. As a result, the availability of time-sensitive resources can be planned and managed in advance. This is done in the modules TASK and DISPATCH.

Logbook / Diary

In principle all entries are automatically documented using a time- and datestamp. Creating references, attaching documents and the jumping to file directories are part of the functionalities. In addition, data can be archived in connection with the document management system. During the worklfow, actions, for exmaple a status change, are automatically carried out by the system.

Creating Construction Projects based on the Network Evaluation

Evaluating assets using the modules in the product line network management are a basis to define the asset strategie and derive objective measures. Construction projects can then be created using these evaluated assets. The project maintains the link to the assets that it is based on.