Tips & Tricks: Improved EcoSys Custom Time Periods

August 7th, 2020

Time periods are the fiscal periods in which data is recorded in EcoSys. This allows the distribution over time of transactions, custom fields, and categories. The default approach for time periods is represented by Major Periods and Minor Periods. EcoSys functionality extends these system defaults by adding Custom Time Periods. Custom Time Periods (CTP) can be configured to allow sets […]


Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Elements, Formats, Best Practices

July 13th, 2020

Ask most experienced project managers and they will vouch for the benefits of using a work breakdown structure. Like many other powerful tools that create a strong impact, the best thing about a work breakdown structure is its simplicity. In this article, we take a look at what a work breakdown structure is, how it […]


Benefits and ROI of Automation in Project Controls

June 2nd, 2020

[Download in Spanish]   [Download in Portuguese]   When a company is facing the impacts of globalization, experiencing low profitability, losing market share, or lacking the ability to maneuver and compete in the market – it invariably relies on cost reduction as a course of action for survival.   Chapter 1: The Problem     When […]


COVID-19 and the Transportation Industry: Impacts, Actions, and Evolution

May 22nd, 2020

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COVID-19 is undoubtedly having a massive impact on the world, and the effects on capital projects will be far-reaching and long-lasting. On a global scale, almost all organizations will need to adapt and evolve, as the status quo will leave them ill equipped to address new paradigms going forward. One industry that has been significantly […]