RESOURCEFIRST

Resource planning made easy

One simple tool to align your valuable resources with your priorities

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Too many projects, not enough people

Projects fail because of a lack of alignment between priorities and people. It’s that simple.

And even if initiatives are on track, the amount of time spent in status meetings is a real drain on organization time – time that could be better spent on more productive tasks.

Wouldn’t you rather spend your time, and that of your teams, more efficiently? It’s time to put resources first with real-time data on supply and demand.

RESOURCE PLANNING

You align people with work priorities; our software takes care of the rest.

Managing your workloads and teams is challenging.

That’s why so many projects fail, miss deadlines or go over budget.

When it comes to workforce planning and resource management, you need to start with the most important projects and workloads, and allocate resources according to business priorities.

This fundamental change in how you manage your tasks and people is the difference between getting what matters done or falling behind, and it’s at the heart of ResourceFirst by PDWare – one of the most powerful Cloud-based solutions on the market, that is as easy to use as Excel.

REAL-TIME INSIGHTS
ResourceFirst aligns different stakeholders by
prioritizing resources based on the goals of the organization.

ResourceFirst by PDWare helps you answer the tough questions when managing tasks in an environment of constantly changing priorities.

PMO Manager

Challenge

“How can I avoid needless meetings and get real-time work status to plan forward, not report backwards?”

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Solution

Resource forecast
What-if scenarios
Project forecast
Project conflicts
Resource utilization
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Resource Manager

Challenge

“Do we have all
the people we require
to meet the needs
of the organization?”

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Solution

Resource forecast
What-if scenarios
Project forecast
Project conflicts
Resource utilization
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Finance Manager

Challenge

“Can I have an accurate view of current and forecasted expenditure on all initiatives and work?”

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Solution

Accurate single POV
Cost/rate matrix
Resource forecasts
Resource utilization
Financial rollups
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Executive Team

Challenge

“How is the team
executing on our
business projects
and priorities?”

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Solution

Key project indicators
Project budget
What-if scenarios
Project conflicts
Targets (financial & FTE)
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THE RESOURCEFIRST

DIFFERENCE

Prioritized
Allocation Engine

Allocates and
consumes resources based on project priority.

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Scenario
Planning

See the impact on resources & financials by adding & removing initiatives.

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What-If
Planning

Understand resource availability if projects are started earlier or later.

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Powerful
Resource Views

Instantly know which team members, departments or projects need help.

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Real-Time
Dashboards

All the status information
you need with fewer
status meetings.

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GET MORE WORK DONE

Fewer wasteful meetings, more focused work.

Status meetings frustrate your people and slow work down. When you use ResourceFirst by PDWare, work status is built in, so you meet to fix problems and address conflicts, not to find out where things are at.

ResourceFirst is powerful, yet simple to use and fast to configure, so you can get it to work quickly in your organization.

THE DATA YOU NEED

WHEN YOU NEED IT

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PDWare focuses on what we need today, which is true supply and demand resource data without a lot of extra bells and whistles.

Using PDWare, we have been able to reduce the overall resource gap substantially. The system (ResourceFirst) ensures that we have a prioritization process in place and that the sequence is understood across the business. This ensures we don’t work on lower priority projects at the risk of jeopardizing key launches.

This is something we wanted to culturally change in the workplace and PDWare has helped drive that thought process.”

— Principle Program Analyst, Medtronic Spinal
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Resource management innovators for over 20 years

ResourceFirst by PDWare is deployed in all kinds of organizations, managing from 100 resources to over 30,000.

If you have 25 or more people working in engineering or development, or if you work across two or more locations, ResourceFirst would be a smart investment for your organization.

ResourceFirst by PDWare is ideal if you are currently manually tracking resource utilization data on spreadsheets, or if you do workforce planning based on a budget, but without access to time-scaled utilization data.

We’d be happy to talk to you about your needs. Call us at 877-PDW-MGMT, or you can request a demo.

MANAGE PROJECTS

& PORTFOLIOS

Why choose PDWare?

5 good reasons
to choose ResourceFirst

There are plenty of options for project and portfolio management software, so what makes ResourceFirst by PDWare the best choice for your organization?

We pioneered workforce planning and created a purpose-built resource management solution to help ensure the most important work gets done, without undue stress for your most important resource – your people.

And we’ve been innovating in workforce planning ever since.

QUICK TO IMPLEMENT

EASY TO USE

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If I had had this tool and process in December last year, I could have completed the planning exercise in one week instead of the three months it took."

- GEMS Manager, Motorola
MINUTES TO MASTERY

ResourceFirst tips and quick tutorials

WORLD-CLASS SUPPORT

Everything you need at your fingertips.

We’re committed to helping you succeed, so our Customer Success Center has everything you need to get the most out of our software.

You’ll find valuable and regularly updated content, including orientation guides, how-to information, training videos, product documentation, technical FAQs, whitepapers and more.

Of course, we also offer traditional and personal support via email and telephone to help you keep your projects moving.

PDWare is proud to be a voting member of the ANSI Technical Advisory Committee on Human Resources Management, and is represented as a US member on the ISO international workgroup creating the ISO Standard for Workforce Allocation.

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