Dekker, Ltd. has released version 8.0 of its powerful Program Management Information System – the Dekker PMIS – built on Dekker TRAKKER. With this release, TRAKKER boasts increased functionality, new analytic tools, and an updated user interface design.
Dekker TRAKKER is the project and Earned Value Management engine that drives the Dekker PMIS. TRAKKER integrates scope, schedule, resource, cost, financials, and risk into a single source of reliable project performance information. Dekker's flagship product, TRAKKER interfaces with multiple database types, accounting systems, scheduling tools, and more to give project managers unequaled insight into up-to-date contract performance.
Dekker reached out to its customer base to determine the enhancements the company could make to the product line that would enable users to get even more value from the tool. Incorporating this feedback, TRAKKER 8.0 introduces the Data Validator Tool and expanded Variance Analysis resources.
The Data Validator Tool provides users with the ability to run over twenty different data validation processes against their projects. The Data Validator processes check for data problems that prevent successful schedule, resource, contract summarization and report processing, or produce unexpected report results.
Variance information will now be defined in multiple places – for Project, Contract, and WBS/OBS screens – and features the flexibility to assign variance settings for Incremental, Cumulative, and At Complete Thresholds, while enabling users to enter text-based variance assessments. These definitions can be standardized across the Dekker PMIS, so that changes made in TRAKKER's set-up can be shared with Dekker iPursuit, Dekker's project assessment and reporting tool. Coupled with extensive variance reporting capabilities, these updates make an entirely new level of project insight possible.