Resource Management Software Built to Improve Capacity Planning
Enabling organizations to make informed decisions and communicate changes quickly to ensure that people can focus on priorities and get results faster.
Accurate Capacity Planning
Get a complete view of capacity to match the right people to the highest priorities.
- Maximize resource utilization to deliver more finished projects
- React to changes by quickly reassigning available resources and see the impact in real-time
- Simulate ways to increase your capacity internally or add external capacity when needed
Ensure you have the resources to realistically commit to your plan by seeing the whole picture.
- Easily determine what employees with what skills are available when
- Quickly build teams based on skill and availability
- Use the calendar functions for accurate resource availability including vacation and other leaves
Tactical Resource Management
Quickly adapt your resource plans when things change to keep moving forward.
- Identify resource conflicts even before they occur and resolve them with a few clicks
- Adapt your resource plans when changes arise and see the effects in real-time
- Simulate scheduling and project portfolio alternatives to immediately see the impact on resource utilization
Allocation Heat Map
Quickly identify which resources are under and overbooked to better understand your resource utilization.
- Display allocations by role, department or individual
- Configure the under and overallocation thresholds to fit your organization
- Export the allocation heatmap to a spreadsheet for easy sharing
Keep up with what work your employees are accomplishing across the organization.
- See at a glance what work is going on where and by whom
- Group projects in multiple ways such as by location, department, role or manager
- Easily communicate and share your company's strategic roadmap
Resource Management Analytics, Dashboards & Reports
Make the best decisions by analyzing your resource data from every angle.
- Get a clear picture of your portfolio’s roles and resources, capacities and allocations directly in the main dashboard
- Use the interactive Allocation Histogram to get quick information about your resources, capacities and allocations
- Analyze your resource data from different angles using report templates on allocation cost, capacity utilization, and short-term available capacities
Meisterplan opened our eyes to resource bottlenecks and new portfolio solutions.
Meisterplan filled a significant gap for us in understanding how we are utilizing our capacity. We now have a much better idea when we need to either say no to new projects or adjust timelines and team members assigned to projects. No other tool gave us this high-level view. It brought our stress level down.
When you don’t have a resource management tool you end up putting work on people without knowing how loaded they are. That leads to health problems, such as stress. It leads to people working ridiculously long hours. The retention of your staff goes down. With Meisterplan, we can protect our people.
For tactical resource planning at the role level, we use Meisterplan, with Clarity providing the data basis. We have used this to also introduce the topic of portfolio management in IT.
I give Meisterplan an A+ for the experience of modifying the project timeline and resourcing. Consider this model if you’ve struggled to forecast resource capacity using spreadsheets or large commercial tools.
With Meisterplan, our resource utilization is more transparent. Due to the seamless integration into our existing processes, we can increase the satisfaction of both our customers and employees.