Frequently Asked Questions
Conformity to the standardsAFAM
The conformity of the PMIS software to the common project management standards is one of the most important features of AFAM's software. One of the most well-known standards in the field of project management is the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standard. By dividing the subjects and processes into nine fields of knowledge, this standard attempts to embrace all fields of project management. The modules designed for AFAM's PMIS software, besides regarding the local conditions and considerations, match this standard as much as possible and cover most of the fields under this standard.
Connection to OFFICE softwareAFAM
One of the major features of AFAM's PMIS software is its capability to connect to the OFFICE software, particularly EXCEL. In different sections of AFAM's software, you can take an output of the data in the form of an EXCEL file.
Features such as making different reports of the existing data by the user as well as the features of filtering, adjustment of the columns, and grouping them in AFAM's PMIS software have made the reporting feature very attractive and functional.
Maintenance of comprehensiveness and integrityAFAM
"Comprehensiveness and integrity" is one of the major features of AFAM's PMIS software. It is highly important to maintain the relationship between the project entities during the execution of the project in all phases of engineering, purchase, execution, and delivery of the project to the stakeholders. The relationship between the project entities and information in each phase means that a dataset produced in a phase will be used in other phases.
Management of multiple projectsAFAM
One of the features of AFAM's PMIS software is its capability to define multiple projects with different conditions at the same time. This means that using this software enables us to define multiple projects with different conditions and then define different items, such as processes, coordination procedure settings, resource allocation, etc., for each project separately.
Generally, concerning the design of software, the issue of security is highly important regarding validation and security of access to data, both of which have been taken into consideration in the five modules of the PMIS software. In addition to the security considerations concerning network, other security layers have been considered at the level of databank in the architecture of the software. By using these security layers, the user authorization for access to the data and different sections of the system can be defined by the system admin.
Suitable user interfaceAFAM
In addition to the consideration of the user experience obtained from several years of the installation of the software, other powerful features of this system include: displaying the data in a tree structure, inclusion of advanced filtering, data searching, customized grouping, selection of the intended fields, observation of all information (data) and history of activities, and storing the display modes for each user for each project.
Supporting the project processesAFAM
One of the major features of a project management information system is its capability to support the processes of the project. On this basis, in designing AFAM's PMIS, a special emphasis has been put on providing an appropriate ground and defining the project processes. For instance, in the system admin module, an environment has been provided in such a way to enable the admin user to define the project entities and depict the relevant processes visually and in accordance with the project conditions.
The System Admin console of the software is an independent and powerful module provided for the system admin. This module is highly flexible with numerous features, which enables the system admin to do all settings and initialization of the parameters for every project as well as the primary import of information (data) needless to a developer team.