Is it possible to extract data from mpower and to show the data on a project dashboard?
....mpower can provide integrated dashboard reporting, including combinations of graphic tools, traffic light reports, s-curves, bar charts and tabular reports, with drill-down capability to focus on areas of concern.
When we plan the costs for a project we have to develop a detailed cost build up (i.e. salary, overhead, profit elements) – is it possible to enter rate build-ups in mpower?
....Yes, the estimating rate for each resource can be built up from any number of elements such as salary, health insurance, profit etc. You can choose to use rates associated with Cost Codes, Resources or Skills depending in your processes and the detail required at that time.
How can I import Excel data into mpower? One of our sub-contractors has his cost estimates in Excel and I need to load them into the consolidated cost model?
....This can be done using the mpower i-connect tool which can load data from various sources such as databases, Excel, CSV etc. avoiding the need for rekeying the same data.
Can mpower be used simply as a reporting repository? My client is looking for a fully integrated reporting system with data feeds from upto 10 different EPC?
....Yes, mpower can be used to collate data from other systems; validate and analyze it to provide summary and exception reports to ensure that the performance of many contractors can be effectively monitored and that there is a sound platform for making decisions. One oil major has used mpower to provide dashboard and Detailed Cost and Performance management on multiple major ($250M +) Turnarounds taking data from SAP, Primavera and other sources. Prior to using mpower there was no dependable daily reporting leading to lost opportunities and absence of visibility for recovery plans. With mpower, they could concentrate on managing the work and not explaining the data fluctuations in reports.
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