Project Planning, Scheduling & Estimating

Integrate estimating, scheduling and planning across the project lifecycle to increase accuracy, enabling consistent project success.

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Accurate estimates and effective project planning and scheduling are crucial to avoid negative project outcomes like cost overruns, delays, and resource shortages. EcoSys offers an integrated solution that connects estimation and planning throughout the project lifecycle, enhancing accuracy, aligning with budget and cost controls, and bolstering the chances for successful delivery of projects. It aids in developing successful project plans, identifying potential risks, and optimising resources, thereby increasing your capability to deliver valuable projects on time and within budget.


Key benefits for Project Planning, Scheduling & Estimating

Enhanced accuracy & control

Eliminate manual data entry, standardise processes for consistency, and utilise templates for thorough cost estimation and efficient project creation.

Risk management that bolsters confidence

Plan for contingencies effectively and implement stage-gate processes to boost communication, prevent delays, and instill confidence.

More accurate estimates & schedules

Employ standard, repeatable templates for complete estimates, and integrate project cost and schedule for improved fund and resource management.

A single solution to integrate the project lifecycle

Optimal project performance relies on effective planning, from initiation to closeout. EcoSys provides a unified platform to plan, schedule, and manage projects, aligning project portfolio management and project controls. This cohesion removes silos, aligns project goals with available resources and company strategy, and facilitates seamless information flow throughout the project lifecycle. Thus, strengthening planning processes and retaining control over projects and portfolios.

Project planning

A project plan that doesn’t fully account for project complexity and risk can easily lead to negative outcomes. To prevent this, organisations are turning to EcoSys to drive more effective planning efforts.

  • Prevent Scope Creep – Define key details of your project in advance to stay on track. Plan effectively and clearly to minimise ambiguity and support healthy stakeholder relations.

  • Achieve Stakeholder Buy-In – Leverage a comprehensive source that lays out the key aspects of your project to relay project justification and glean support from internal and third-party groups.

  • Measure Performance & Adjust – Easily determine whether you’re on track to meet your goals. Recalibrate if necessary to avoid cost and schedule overruns and other negative project outcomes.

  • Better Anticipate Risks & Changes – Rely on the foresight provided by your project plan to navigate through problems when they arise. Remediate issues with effective change management.

Resolve common estimating mistakes

Managing all project estimates in a single place increases efficiency and resolves many common estimating mistakes:

  • Missed Costs – Adopt standard and repeatable processes to drive consistency. Utilise templates and norms to provide a solid estimate basis.

  • Formula & Calculation Errors – Eliminate errors associated with using spreadsheets to develop estimates. Use built-in formulas, automatic calculations and adjustments.

  • Insufficient Auditing & Reviews – Optimise the review and approval process with automated workflows. Implement requirement checks and validations to ensure quality.

  • Limited Value Engineering – Compare estimates against alternates and benchmarks to identify potential cost savings.


Developing a realistic and effective project schedule is easier said than done. With EcoSys, users are provided with the entirety of their organisation’s project data which allows them to build an accurate project timeline that promotes optimised productivity. EcoSys users are empowered to:

  • Create simple project schedules that complement current third-party scheduling tools
  • Set up schedule templates, manage calendars and capture baselines
  • Create projects, WBS, activities, dates, durations, relationships and constraints
  • Analyze and progress schedules to feed forecasting
  • Utilise critical path analysis visualisations
  • Manage and compare baselines
  • Connect schedule work breakdown structures with cost breakdown structures
  • Integrate your schedule with budgeting and change management


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