Acumen PM Announces the Release of Fuse Version 2.0 with New Features and Enhancements Addressing Current Trends in Project Management

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Acumen (http://www.projectacumen.com) has announced that it has officially released Acumen Fuse® 2.0. Fuse is an enterprise project analysis software which uses libraries of metrics to offer not only an advanced schedule quality analysis, but additionally assesses cost forecast accuracy, risk model realism, earned value, and project performance. With the latest update to Fuse, Version 2.0, Acumen has added additional analysis features and enhanced visualization, performance, and reporting within the tool.

Acumen Fuse 2.0

Not only do the added features and enhancements made to Fuse address current trends in project management, but many come as a direct result of a close relationship with our customers...

Acumen (http://www.projectacumen.com) has announced that it has officially released Acumen Fuse® 2.0. Fuse is an enterprise project analysis software which uses libraries of metrics to offer not only an advanced schedule quality analysis, but additionally assesses cost forecast accuracy, risk model realism, earned value, and project performance. With the latest update to Fuse, Version 2.0, Acumen has added additional analysis features and enhanced visualization, performance, and reporting within the tool.

“This update to Fuse holds an important significance for Acumen. Not only do the added features and enhancements made to Fuse address current trends in scheduling and project management, but many come as a direct result of a close relationship with our customers and listening to their thoughts and ideas as to how Fuse can provide an even more robust and comprehensive project analysis. I am thrilled to be able to provide this level of interaction and customer service, something that is often lost in enterprise software companies. We have seen an excellent response to Version 2 so far and are delighted to officially release this massive update.” said Acumen CEO and founder Dr Dan Patterson, PMP.

With more and more projects moving towards a multi-schedule environment, the ability to quickly identify logic errors and flaws not only within a single schedule, but across multiple, linked schedules is essential to maintaining CPM standards and integrity. The new Fuse Logic Analyzer satisfies this need by identifying open ends, leads, lags, out of sequence activities, reverse logic, redundant logic, and circular logic for an entire project or portfolio.

Another trend in project management right now is creating standardized schedule, cost estimate, or risk model checks within an organization or entity, similar to what the DCMA has done with their 14 Point Schedule Assessment. Dr. Patterson explained that Fuse has long included the most up-to-date DCMA criteria, but now, with Fuse 2.0, creating a customized set of checks based on the unique criteria of any organization is not only possible, but also easy with the revamped Fuse metric builder.

In addition to a new metric builder and logic analyzer, Fuse 2.0 includes an interactive dashboard which uses gauges, graphs, and charts to show project status, schedule quality and forensics, an enhanced forensic analyzer which compares two or more schedules identifying variances, and the ability to identify and analyze the longest path.

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