4castplus is a centralized platform that integrates people, data, processes and workflows to deliver the intelligence and reporting required for a multi-discipline project team. By bringing together critical project functions such as Project Controls, Procurement, Project Tracking and Project Management, 4castplus offers a connected and collaborative world for users to share information and work efficiently together as a unified team.
Although 4castplus brings a robust suite of solutions within one platform, there are numerous areas of total project delivery and corporate enterprise technology that 4castplus does not cover. It is strategically positioned as a top performing best-of-breed Project Cost Management solution with integrated Procurement and Document Management as they relate to projects. A key factor in any organization’s decision around software systems that fit into their enterprise portfolio, is more than just the footprint that one system covers, but how well that system can integrate with other related enterprise applications. As a cloud-based software system, 4castplus is committed to delivering the integration APIs necessary to connect and synchronize data so that organizations can share data from end-to-end. True one-touch approach to systems.
The world is becoming more social, mobile and connected. Integrated solutions like 4castplus are enablers for organizations to take advantage of these trends. When companies are considering their options of choosing a disconnected solution approach – by picking multiple separate products to serve each functional area – versus an integrated solution like 4castplus, it’s important to weigh the following factors:
1) Manual integration. A non-collaborative solution will force the users to manually integrate data by using Excel and email as a mechanism of exchange. This introduces risk, effort and errors.
2) No Analytics. Users will miss out on the analytics and dashboards that pull data from multiple places to present a consolidated view of a project’s health, status and other key indicators
3) Working in Silos. Non-integrated systems introduce the risk of users taking a silo approach to their role on a project. This creates an information and functional gap between key players on projects. Companies miss out on the Single Source of the Truth.
4) Training and on-boarding costs. Users may have to learn multiple systems with vastly different interfaces. They’ll need licenses for each and
5) Purchasing costs. Buying one solution requires research and due-diligence – buying many systems multiplies and complicates the whole buying process. It also requires the purchasing team to have multiple vendors to manage.