GenSight is an integrated software platform that covers the full spectrum of functionality required for project, resource and portfolio management. Grass roots information management and project management, feeding high end business analytics for true top down portfolio management. Real time data, ongoing governance and highly visual usability – custom configured to your business processes.
Online Business Case Management – GenSight iForms capture information from multiple sources to produce business cases online, in a consistent and structured way. Formatted document, PIDs, project briefs etc. can be updated at the press of a button. Centralized storage of business cases enables searching and sharing of information. Ease of updating means the business case becomes a living entity, not a static document. Extensive reporting and analytics functions feed off the data.
Workflow – GenSight incorporates extensive workflow capabilities, tightly coupled to the project data and online business cases held in the system. The system supports the approvals process, routing requests, actions and alerts throughout the organization. Workflow rules are fully configurable, to suit process needs that range from simple information routing to advanced multi-gatekeeper processes with electronic signoff.
Financial Analysis – GenSight supports all common forms of financial analysis – sales forecasts, cost analysis, profitability, NPV, ROI etc. An in-built ‘formula engine’ provides access to a customizable spreadsheet that defines what calculations are needed, by defining a template that is automatically replicated by the system and applied to all projects. This gives the power and flexibility of a spreadsheet in a simple and managed way.
Decision Support – GenSight incorporates extensive decision support modeling capabilities to prioritize projects and support go/kill decisions at approval gates. Extensive scorecard capabilities are included, with weighted multi-criteria algorithms that merge hard and soft data, quantitative and qualitative utility functions to normalize metrics that are on different scales, pairwise comparison. Decision support analytics are linked to approval stages, requiring little information at early gates, and more robust data at later stages.
Reports and Charts – GenSight’s web based charts and reports are fully configurable. Reports can include any combination of textual, numeric, and status type information. Chart types include portfolio bubble chart, waterfall, pie chart, line, bar, gantt, pipeline chart etc. Business intelligence functionality offers extensive and flexible OLAP reporting. Charts and reports are interactive, generated on demand, with slice and dice calculations in real time.
Executive Dashboards – Executives and managers benefit from web based dashboards that summarize strategic information, key performance indicators (KPIs) and analysis extracted in real time from the GenSight database. Dashboards are role based and can include graphical, numeric and textual information elements all tailored to the role of the user.
Project Management Tools – Project managers and team members using GenSight benefit from role based dashboards that summarize and collate key pieces of information about a project. Role based access means that individual users will see information relevant to their needs, such as: RAG status, milestones, timeline, resource information, risks and issues etc.
Resource Management – GenSight supports all aspects of resource management: (i) Resource Planning – to manage supply vs. demand; (ii) Resource Optimization – to adjust the portfolio to fit constrained resources; (iii) Resource Allocation – to assign named resources to projects; (iv) Time Recording – to capture actual time (and cost) and estimates to complete.
Document Management – Integrated document management capabilities enable you to store, retrieve and share documents of almost any kind – key documents, spreadsheets, project plans and presentations etc. Project related documents are held in a shared repository, linked to the relevant project records. Powerful search features enable key word or free text searching across the entire knowledge base.
Portfolio Analyst Workbench – This is a high end analytical tool for portfolio analysis – scenario planning, 2D and 3D graphical visualization, portfolio animation to simulate portfolio evolution, interactive slice and dice visualization and ‘what if’ scenario planning. The Portfolio Analyst Workbench works offline, with the ability to synchronize data with the server. It is packaged as an optional module for super-users.
GenSight Optimizer – GenSight incorporates proprietary genetic search and optimization algorithms that find the best combination of portfolio elements to maximize the return from constrained resources or assets. It rapidly explores a multitude of possibilities, dealing with multiple constraints, resource requirements, interdependencies and value maximization goals. The GenSight Optimizer is packaged as an optional add-on module to the Portfolio Analyst Workbench.
Configuration Studio – GenSight is fully configurable, to fit client business processes. The GenSight Configuration Studio is provided to clients to enable in-house administration. This is a powerful toolkit with a graphical user interface that enables non-technical client personnel to effect changes to the system to introduce new or changed business rules, business objects and process workflow logic etc.