Detail: Procore's Construction Project Management Software Scheduling
Tired of hearing your project team members ask "Am I working off the current schedule?" With Procore, your entire team will always know they're viewing the latest, most up-to-date schedule right in Procore. Procore only displays the most current schedule, so that team conference calls will always be held with everyone looking at the same, current schedule. This happens automatically, so that your users will never have to worry about tracking schedule version numbers or revisions. Only authorized users can make schedule changes, such as changing task durations and posting new versions of the project schedule.
Procore's Project Schedule Tool offers a customizable view of the tasks entered into the construction project schedule. Unlike other construction project management software packages, Procore offers a choice of views that goes beyond the standard scheduling software Gantt chart. Construction software is used by a wide range of individuals, and some of those users may not have experience with construction project schedules and Gantt views. For this reason, Procore presents the construction project schedule in a calendar view, available as a daily, weekly, or monthly view. Project tasks for the construction schedule are presented as individual bars. Each bar displays the task name, as well as the resource assigned to that task and the task start and finish dates.
Procore does more than simply display the tasks contained in the construction project schedule. Each task name presented on the Calendar screen is a live, clickable link which provides access to the Procore Task Detail screen. The Task Detail screen allows editing of several items for each task. The ability to edit a task item sets Procore's construction project scheduling functionality apart from other construction project management software.
Project schedules stored in Procore also feed information over to Procore's other construction project management tools. For example, the project Daily Log tool will automatically show the current day's tasks and resources as noted on the Project Schedule. This makes it simple for the project superintendent or manager to note what happened on the job site with regards to each scheduled task, on any given day.
A Procore user can choose to change the task start date, the task finish date, or the percentage complete for each individual task. Clicking to edit the Task Detail information will download the most current project schedule data file from Procore's servers to a user's local computer. Then the user will be able to work with that schedule file locally on their computer, using Microsoft Project, Primavera SureTrak or any one of several other popular construction project scheduling applications. With Procore, there is no reason for users to learn to use new construction project scheduling software - a user can simply make schedule changes using the construction software they already use. After making a schedule change, a user clicks "Save" within his or her chosen construction project scheduling application, at which point the edited construction project schedule data file is uploaded automatically back to Procore's online servers.
Whenever one of the schedule task data points is edited, Procore can be configured to require the user to fill in a text box with the reason for the schedule task item change. Whether or not the user decides to provide a reason for the schedule task change, the Procore User ID, date and time of every schedule change is recorded by Procore in the individual project database. This unique task change logging feature makes it possible for the entire history of a construction project schedule to be recalled at any time using Procore's Reports page - a feature that is not available from other construction project scheduling tools, even from well known vendors such as Microsoft Project and Primavera SureTrak.
Procore also provides users with the ability to view their construction project schedule using filtered views, where only the desired information is displayed on the Schedule page. Construction project schedules can be filtered by summary tasks or by resource (i.e., the sub-contractor working on that task). In addition, Procore allows users to search the entire construction project schedule using a standard Search box. Using the Search box, a large project schedule can be searched for every occurrence of any text, such as "plumbing contractor" or "framing". The ability to search the construction project schedule in an instant makes Procore a powerful tool for construction project analysis.
With Procore, the construction project schedule can also be supplemented with "To-Do List" items. These items are not edited by a user's construction project management scheduling software, but remain on the Project Calendar Screen within Procore.