Novacura Project Integration (NCPI) is a plug-in for Microsoft Project that enables effective planning of projects in IFS Applications, for example work orders, operations, resources, projects or customer orders. With one click, you can download data from IFS Applications and, just as easily, save the updated data back to IFS.
NCPI creates a new tab in Microsoft Project with buttons for downloading and saving data. You can pull data from IFS, such as a work orders or project activities, and add it to the appropriate field in Microsoft Project. From there, you have access to all the functionality for graphical planning, resource usage, dependencies, lists and so on that Microsoft Project provides.
When you’re done, you just press “save data” and IFS is updated exactly in the way you have defined.
NCPI can be used whenever you need to compile and update planning-related information, including:
- Project and portfolio overview: Get an instant overview of all ongoing projects and their statuses.
- Project activity planning: Compile all the information for one project and its activities, as a project tree. All necessary information in one place and the all the functionality
- Work order planning: Plan a large number of work orders at the same time, for a project or a plant revision.
- Preventive maintenance planning: Get your entire maintenance plan into Microsoft Project and optimize your PM planning.