Visual Planner Suite

A comprehensive work week management solution that empowers your organization to execute routine maintenance work on time, boost labor productivity and reduce maintenance costs.  

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The work week management process consists of a rolling multi-week schedule to ensure that the highest routine maintenance work priorities are being completed on-time on a weekly basis.

It provides supervisors with clear direction for integrating emergency work and overcoming the multitude of day-to-day challenges that can occur, in order to closely adhere to the approved weekly schedule.

It promotes teamwork between maintenance and operations so they can work together to maximize equipment uptime and production output.

 

Visual Planner is designed from the ground up to support the multi-week scheduling process.

It provides controls on multi-week schedules that neither project scheduling software, nor scheduling spreadsheets can achieve, since they have never been designed to manage the multi-week scheduling process.

Visual Planner consists of four applications that offer a unique graphical calendar approach, specifically designed to support the multi-week scheduling process from long term capacity planning to short term scheduling and work execution.

Visual PM, Visual Scheduler and Visual Roster allow schedulers to perform long term planning, as well as visualize and select the work required to be completed each week to prevent equipment failures, and accurately set the resources required and available to execute the work.

Perform long term capacity planning and workload leveling
Leverage intelligent auto-scheduling
Manage labour resource availability in seconds
Optimize graphically each week's schedule
Present concise visual information at maintenance/operations meetings to approve next week's schedule

Visual Assignment allows supervisors to overcome the multitude of daily challenges to completing jobs on time and achieve the highest level of schedule compliance. It allows them to minimiaze the time they spend on the computer and maximize the time they spend with their crew.

Assign a full crew to a shift in less than a minute
Quickly visualize work progression and emergencies
Make daily schedule adjustments in seconds
Maximize craft productivity

XPRess Work Reporting (XPR) is the quickest and most accurate way for craftspeople to enter time and technical information about work done. It also allows supervisors to quickly and easily review and validate the information entered.

Enter information on work completed in the quickest and most reliable manner
Reduce data entry mistakes
Review and validate the information entered in seconds
Minimize your maintenance costs
Backlog
20-50%
reduction in 4-6 months
Labour productivity
10-50%
increase
PM compliance
>95%
compliance achieved in 2 months
Overtime
20-60%
reduction

State-of-the-art technical architecture


Visual Planner has been embedded in SAP and IBM Maximo using the latest technical architecture. This approach allows Visual Planner to have the same look and feel as the host software, which leads to seamless and enthusiastic adoption by the users.


Visual Planner’s architecture provides a single point of truth by ensuring that the host system’s data is accessed and updated directly and instantly using the host’s standard architecture. It ensures the utmost data security, in contrast with interfaced systems, which often have latency and data integrity issues.

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This approach also ensures the lowest cost of ownership, as there are no external systems to install and manage. This means your IT team will already be familiar with Visual Planner’s technology, without requiring additional training on an external system.

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  • Visual Planner for SAP runs on the SAP Cloud platform and is available for SAP S/4HANA Cloud or on-premises, as well as ECC versions.
  • Visual Planner for IBM Maximo is available for all versions of Maximo up to the current release.

An award winning solution

Visual Planner received the first ever Integrated Service Management Library Excellence Award from IBM in 2011.

Today, Visual Planner is used by over 10,000 reliability professionals worldwide, providing outstanding value to organizations in all industrial sectors.

"The best multi-week scheduling tool


Visual Planner allowed us to ensure that our maintenance work is now always completed on time and we maximize our employees' productivity"
Team Leader, Maintenance Excellence
World leading oil & gas producer