- Timeline tracking of tasks, deadlines and milestones.
- Labor tracking with time sheet integration.
- Materials tracking with billing integration.
- Equipment tracking with billing integration.
- Subcontractor work tracking with billing integration.
- Bottom-up cost tracking.
- Flexible data display, including: Gantt chart, critical path, timeline, and reports.
- Project control tools.
- All-in-one project management software with included project planning, project tracking, project management and project control tools.
Project timeline tracking and comparison to plan
VGK project tracking tools provide
an integrated progress tracking framework, Gantt chart, critical path analysis, deadline notifications and reports to let you effectively track, forecast and control your project schedule.
Using our proprietary progress tracking framework project managers have direct access to all schedule tracking details: planned vs. actual comparison for all project dates and for work done, advance notifications of missing deadlines or critical path changes, and complete transparency on task work done.
Labor tracking with convenient time entry integration
Monitor project progress with reliable work performance data, including task status, duration, labor hours to-date, and costs to date. Project staff can conveniently record work hours as they perform their tasks. Hours can be recorded using staff task management tools, from the project schedule, from the task details, or using weekly time sheets.
VGK project management software automatically updates the relevant task’s progress and costs to date as soon as project staff record their work hours. By integrating time tracking and project tracking tools managers always have an up-to-date view of task work done and task cost to date that is precise, easy to access and requires no additional data entry.
Materials and equipment tracking with billing integration
VGK project tracking software lets you effectively track materials and equipment used in carrying out task work. We provide two methods to track your resources: (1) by direct entry of used materials and equipment and (2) with our billing integration.
Direct entry enables you to always be up-to-date with your material and equipment usage and actual cost tracking. With our billing integration you can add precision to resource cost tracking as soon as bills arrive, recording exact costs for materials and equipment usage.
Record actual quantities of materials and equipment use duration as soon as they are used. Using your company’s average material prices and equipment rates VGK automated costs calculation converts your material quantities and equipment usage into up-to-date cost and displays them in parallel with planned values.
VGK billing integration links material and equipment bills directly to project tasks. When bills are processed bill details automatically provide precise material and equipment costs for the project and its relevant tasks.
Subcontractor work and cost tracking with billing integration
VGK project tracking software lets you track subcontractor progress and estimate cost as soon as work is performed. This allows you to make sure that there are no timeline delays from subcontractor work, and lets you keep your cost tracking independent of subcontractor billing delay.
When subcontractor bills are processed, through VGK’s integrated billing module, subcontractor costs are automatically updated to their billed amount.
Cost tracking – an automated, bottom up approach
Using our project tracking workflow VGK provides you with on-the-fly cost tracking for tasks, jobs, and project overall. VGK cost tracking provides up-to-date costs thanks to a direct integration with staff time entry, billing, and progress tracking support.
Cost tracking is a direct benefit of VGK project tracking workflow: project staff automatically update task labor costs when they enter their work hours in their time sheets. Likewise, bills processed through VGK Billing Module automatically update task material, equipment, and subcontractor costs. Project managers can track costs for any work that does not have a bill or is not part of a staff hours entry with our automated costs calculation.
- Costs tracking for tasks, jobs, and project overall.
- Cost tracking details for labor, materials, equipment and subcontractor.
- Cost tracking categories include direct costs, indirect costs, disbursement, profit, travel, etc.
- Cost forecasting and other cost control tools.
Planned vs. actual comparison for timeline, work and cost
Use VGK project tracking tools to compare planned vs. actual values for your project timeline, workload (labor, materials, equipment and subcontractors), and cost. For each component planned vs. actual comparison is provided at a flexible range of depths, including task-by-task, per job, and project overall.
In addition to planned vs. actual values VGK project management software includes detailed cost, timeline, and work forecasting as explained in cost control and project control tools.
Planned vs. actual timeline is provided in the form of a table and Gantt chart. In both cases you can track your task start and end dates, deadlines, milestones, and critical path. Planned vs. actual timeline is available for tasks, jobs, and project overall.
VGK project tracking tools provide planned vs. actual comparison for labor hours and labor costs. Labor comparison is provided for each task, job, and project overall.
Labor comparison can be done as labor summary that includes all skill-sets, or by skill set.
VGK project tracking tools provide planned vs. actual comparison for materials quantities used and material costs incurred.
We provide an overall materials costs comparison for tasks, job, and project. You can also look at planned vs. actual usage of specific material types by cost or quantity for each task, job, or project overall.
Compare equipment usage in terms of cost and duration. VGK project tracking tools let you see a planned vs. actual comparison for equipment costs by type or overall for each task, job and project.
In addition you can compare usage of specific equipment types in terms of duration and cost.
Comparison between subcontractor budget and actual cost for work done. VGK project tracking tools also let you monitor and control your subcontractor timeline and compare it to plan.
Planned, actual and forecast costs for tasks, jobs, and project overall.
Project control integration
VGK project management software includes cost control and project control tools to help you forecast your projects as well as assess performance. Both tools are fully integrated with our project tracking and all our other features.
- Cost forecasting for jobs and project overall.
- Cost forecasting for labor, materials, equipment.
- Cost performance metrics.
- Timeline forecasting.
- Work forecasting for labor, materials, equipment.
- Project performance metrics.
- Change management tools.
Project tracking reports
VGK provides a range of reports to keep track of timeline, work done, costs, workforce, resources, etc.