Q. Who can use eTaskMaker®? Is eTaskMaker® right for us?
Yes! Everyone who estimates, plans and schedules projects, revamps, shutdowns / turnarounds, outages, etc. should use eTaskMaker.
Q. We've got a lot of data already prepared in templates. What value would we see in using eTaskMaker?
Improved productivity and quality. Templates require manual editing for re-use (adding & deleting tasks, adjusting time, resources and schedule logic). eTaskMaker prepares customized estimates dynamically in a fraction of the time it would take to edit a template while reducing the potential for errors.
Q. Can I save all of my templates in eTaskMaker?
Yes. You can save and organize all of your templates for easy retrieval and use.
Q. We're already using another estimating system. How is eTaskMaker different or better?
Chances are your estimating package only produces cost estimates that are inadequate for project management. eTaskMaker estimates detailed plans suitable for critical path scheduling and tracking project execution. Also, the eTaskMaker Module Editor allows you to customize existing modules or create your own.
Q. Can I adjust the estimates for my local conditions?
Yes. You can globally scale the estimates from the eTaskMaker Wizard or permanently change the estimating formulas with the eTaskMaker Module Editor.
Q. What are the estimating modules based upon?
Our estimating modules are based upon over twenty five years of field experience with turnaround planning, productivity sampling and historical records. The maritime / ship inspection and repair modules are based in part on Don Butler's Guide to Ship Repair Estimates.
Q. Can I export an estimate multiple times?
Yes. You can export an estimate multiple times with different header information (description, cost code, etc.).
Q. Can I export an estimate to multiple programs?
Yes. You can export an estimate multiple times to different export targets (Excel and MS Project for example).
Q. Can we use eTaskMaker for daily maintenance?
Yes. It is easy to create work orders for routine maintenance and inspection.
Q. Can I export my estimates to SAP?
Yes, provided you have the integration BAPI installed on your SAP server.
Q. Can eTaskMaker be used for engineering and construction projects?
Yes. We have several engineering and construction modules already available.
Q. Do we have to revise/change the resource codes in every module so they will agree with our codes?
No. Resource codes in eTaskMaker can be mapped to your codes when exporting. eTaskMaker will remember the resource mapping for subsequent uses of each module so you only need to define mappings once per module.
Q. Can I share any modules which I create or modify with others within my company?
Yes. Any modules that you create or modify can be freely shared within your company (including peers at different facilities/locations).
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