TXM Projects implements Concerto Projects management

6 March 2012 (Last Updated March 6th, 2012 18:30)

Turnkey project solutions provider to the rail industry, TXM Projects has deployed Concerto Projects to help its team of project managers control multiple projects at any one time.

Turnkey project solutions provider to the rail industry, TXM Projects has deployed Concerto Projects to help its team of project managers control multiple projects at any one time.

Concerto Projects will help the company control projects, including on-site installation and rail vehicle care activities for about fifty global customers.

TXM projects director Simon Pitt said: "Concerto Projects allows project managers to keep a 'passport' record for each of the engineers available to be assigned to projects- we currently have several hundred engineers in the Concerto system, which integrates into our competency management system, ensuring we have the right engineers for the right project."

"We can more easily match the skill sets of our engineers to the requirements for each project from the passport system; everything from CVs, apprenticeship papers, training records and a photograph ID," Pitt said.

"The information is held in one place and can be easily assembled into one document to send to our customers."

The web-based project management system helps the company to deliver multiple projects for train operators (TOCs), train leasing companies (ROSCO) and OEMs (suppliers to the industry) on a global scale.

"The thing that we love the most about Concerto Projects is that it holds all the information we need in one place pertaining to the projects we are working on and it's web-based which makes it accessible from anywhere in the world," Pitt said.

"More often than not we're out of the office in client depots and that means that we needed to be able to easily access information from remote locations - Concerto Projects allows this."

The system keeps all the time sheet information regarding the time spent by engineers on the projects which allows the company to monitor the project schedule.

Implementation of the system allows the company to assess the profit and loss of any project at any point of time instead of periodically assessing them.

"Approvals and reviews are also speeded up and business reporting for clients is easy to assemble from Concerto Projects. We've also been given the option to grant access to the system for clients, so they can monitor the project being delivered in real time," Pitt added.