ARES PRISM is a construction project management solution suitable for businesses of any size. It offers features such as estimating, cost management, engineering, procurement, contract management and field management.
PRISM has a role-based, customizable workflow and real-time cost tracking, forecasting and variance which enables users to predict and influence capital projects and programs. It also integrates with Oracle Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project.
PRISM offers comprehensive reporting with features for funding analysis, progress measurements, supplier and vendor evaluations and more. The solution also includes support for multiple currencies and languages.
Sam from Project Time and Cost
Specialty: Government - federal
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Not happy yet, primarily to cludgy reports.
Use of Excel to update via imports and exports
Wide variety of canned reports and processes (includes change control, trends)
Canned 80's/90's style reports that cannot be modified.
Can't copy an existing report to modify and make another report.
Executive Summary reports do not format correctly. S-Curve /Histogram has errors on progress (group that has not started yet shows progress.
Technical Support not consistent.
Dashboard is not included.
Romeo from Ausenco
Good interface between Cost Module, engineering module, Schedule, change management. Easy to follow. Useful report, for management and project leads.
As you go along, there are minor bugs, though there are work around, it is inconvenient. The report writer capability is not what I expect. I expect that it can do report the way a Crystal report writer. The report writer is very limited or basic,
Gary from RTD (Jacobs)
Employees number: 501-1,000 employees
This product helped my client manage a multi billion, 10+ year Transit Expansion Program in the Denver Metro area. The transit agency's budget, cost and contracts systems were hampered by limitations that would not support long-term projects. PRISM (PPM thru G2) was implemented to remedy these issues.
ARES has listened to the industry and has adopted necessary functionality to help project teams deliver on time and to budget. The system adapts will to varying project delivery scenarios and will work for contractors as well as big program level conditions. From scoping/budget development, through implementation, change management, funds tracking/control, schedule interface, all the bases are covered. Really solid product.
Long time user of PRISM PPM, so there was some "look" and "feel" adjustments to make. All good in the end. Data cut-over from old system wasn't an issue. Minor bugs have been worked out during early G2 version release(s), but this is typical of any software roll out.
Duncan from Duncan Finnigan Consulting
Employees number: 1 employee
Using PRISM G2 provided significant improvements in project execution.
PRISM G2 is a fast, very thorough and easy to implement integrated software solution for multiple project management project controls applications.
There are no negative comments about the PRISM G2 project controls software suite to report. However, the solution suite would be enhanced if it included a Health and Safety Management module.
Dean from LoadSpring
Employees number: 51-200 employees
Deployment time, total cost of ownership and support. The depth of the functionality and it's ability to integrate with other 3rd party applications like estimating via an excel plug-in were easy to use
At the time (3 years ago) there could have been more reports available. I hear they have solved this through their BI solution.
Kobus from WorleyParsons RSA
Reduce project cost and schedule overruns with KPIs
Simplify month-end progress and status reporting
Eliminate spreadsheets and have confidence in your data
Decrease project management overhead costs
Optimize cash flow to increase profitability
Eliminate project risks by aligning budgeted cost and schedule
Integrate with Oracle® Primavera P6, Microsoft® Project
Develop time-phased budgets and eliminate the need for cost loaded schedules
Forecast cost, schedule, resources to completion