Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Safran North America (SNA), one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of project management applications, announced today that it has released for user acceptance a set of major new enhancements to the Safran Project layer of its integrated PM Toolkit to support first tier aerospace and defense firms contracting with the United States government. The new release has been sent to selected customers for testing and is expected to last two to three months before piloting and final release.
The new features include:
Combined with its latest upgrade that included support for the new DoD Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR), the DoD UN/CEFACT XML, integrated Monte Carlo analysis and Schedule Risk Analysis functionality built into its CPM scheduling engine, and the inclusion of leading edge indicators and further optimization of the analytics in the Proteus business intelligence layer of the PM Toolkit, Safran North America’s offerings provide a unique advantage over aging legacy systems that have largely continued to be used in this segment of the project management market.
Upon release, Matt Pitstick, Chief Technology Officer of Safran North America, had this to say: “Over the last several months we have been working diligently on the requirements, analysis, and design of these upcoming features hand-in-hand with some of the leading organizations and experts in the discipline of program management. In particular, we have focused on the requirements of complex projects that combine stringent reporting requirements with the need for traceability and stringent project control. These enhancements will provide even greater insight and visibility into detailed time-phase costs as they relate directly to the Integrated Master Schedule, and Program Management Baseline, all within a single application. We are looking forward in the upcoming weeks to incorporate feedback from acceptance review and testing into the final product so that it will be ready for market later this year. In sum, which will provide our users with even more control of executing their programs successfully.”
Nicholas Pisano, CEO of Safran North America, pointed to a number of enhancements provided to support the fluid project management market in the era of tight budgets and shifting requirements in the Department of Defense and among the federal agencies: “Over the last year SNA has released enhancements that support new DoD report and submission requirements, greater analytical capability when dealing with third party applications, and quantitative risk analysis integrated into the underlying CPM scheduling application that provides both performance and analytical capabilities only previously imagined in the industry. With this latest set of enhancements, we have upped the ante in performance and capability while providing not only greater capability for decision makers to avoid costs in project management, but also directly improve productivity, communications, and reduce cost associated with project management technology.”