What Binocs adds to your existing tool

Fair chance that you’re already working with a planning tool like Excel, a planboard tool or a PPM. Discover in the overview below what features Binocs adds to each of those tools.

 

But even the best tool won’t do the trick if it’s not embraced by all the people who can benefit from it. Our MOUNTK change management methodology makes Binocs truly unique.

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Excel to Binocs

Excel

  • Easy and flexible to use
  • Each team maintains their own version of the input data.
  • There’s no confidence in data quality. Teams don’t trust the input, calculations or outputs of their sheets.
  • The person that created the Excel isn’t around anymore. After a couple of years the planning sheet doesn’t match current requirements and the brains that could adapt it aren’t available.

Binocs

  • Easy and flexible to use
  • Single source of truth: everybody is looking at the same data from anywhere.
  • Data quality: dedicated master data management screens, history logging, access rights and data quality reports guarantee you can trust the data.
  • Supported: we’re constantly refining Binocs and adding features. We’re here for you at any time to help you adapt Binocs usage to your changing processes.
  • Scalable and secure: we’re used to supporting large companies.

Find out more about the business case for moving from Excel to Binocs.

Visual plan board tools to Binocs

Plan board tools

  • Great visual communication: Gantt charts, drag and drop, etc.
  • Manually shifting work demand to level FTE peaks in your teams never works for sophisticated execution networks with multiple demand channels and functions.
  • Double or even triple input due to a lack of interfacing with LIMS, RIMS, PPM, ERP and other systems.
    >waste of time
    > data are not accurate or complete
  • Why is it not possible to meet the deadlines of a project or work demand? Not a clue…

Binocs

  • Great visual communication: Gantt charts, drag and drop, etc.
  • Automatic planning algorithm: Binocs automatically takes into account skills and competences, facilities and equipment, priorities and execution constraints.
  • No double input: If the info is somewhere already, it will automatically be in Binocs. Binocs even provides a machine learning feature to translate high-level demand (work package level) from RIM, PPM and other systems into a logical work sequence that is dispatched across different teams. Fully automated to save significant time in demand management while making vast improvements in data quality and completeness.
  • Immediate insight with what-if scenarios: Binocs gives you immediate insight into the root causes and with what-if scenarios it helps you to prepare the decisions that will impress your management.

PPM to Binocs

PPM

  • Responds to the needs of project managers to define the financial goals, prioritization and revenue estimations. Resource planning is only a small module within PPM but it’s there.
  • Projects are estimated by project managers. Based on the workload they expect, they estimate how much time they’ll need to allow for specific resource allocation. But they’re not always equipped to make the best estimates.
  • PPM software satisfies the needs of project managers focusing on the resource needs of projects. But knowledge workers deploy their expertise in a cocktail of larger and smaller projects, shaken with routine tasks and ad hoc requests.
  • Resource planning is often done on a high (work package) level.

Binocs

  • Specifically built for resource planning.
  • Standard work: In Binocs, the teams doing the work (not the ones requesting it) make the estimations. But they don’t do this on an ad hoc basis. They standardize the services they provide as building blocks, creating a list of services they deliver. Their estimations are configured in Binocs, and demand and project managers then choose from this service list.
  • Not everything is a project: Binocs plans projects AND routine work. In fact, all demand, coming from anywhere and everywhere, is gathered under one roof – no exceptions. That way you have a complete picture of your resource needs and not just the project part./li>
  • Automatic demand generation for operational planning: Binocs automatically adds a more detailed operational layer below the work packages, which is based on an operating model.

Find out more about the business case for moving from PPM to Binocs.

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