Engineering & Procurement

Measure engineering progress and stay on task

Details matter, especially in projects and their progress. Many project managers wonder what the best approach for coming up with an accurate and objective measure of percent complete is— whether for a task, discipline, area, contract or even an entire project. The answer: You need to get into the details.

With Contruent Enterprise, users can measure engineering progress at the task, deliverable and package-level, and electronically link scheduling activities from third party scheduling software and calculate engineering schedule variances. Finally, engineering data is linked to cost management data, in the Contruent Cost solution, in order to calculate the cost of the work done.

Control engineering progress to ensure success

Eliminate dependency on spreadsheets

Greatly improve process workflows


  • Define, status, and progress engineering documents and other deliverables
  • Group and organize documents with flexible coding
  • Establish hour budgets by tasks and deliverables
  • Accurately measure progress by incorporating milestones
  • Calculate and report performance and productivity
  • Eliminate schedule creep with real-time visibility into progress
  • Status the engineering deliverables using milestones
  • Link packages to schedule to calculate time-phased project plan

How to Report on a Project’s Progress of Engineering Work

Is it best to report on the progress of engineering work on a project using solely a Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule? It’s certainly possible to do so, but it is just not practical— creating, in some cases, hundreds or thousands of activities, resource loading them, manually assigning progress steps, and linking the activities with logic connectors would result in a scheduling nightmare. Project organizations should consider integrating their cost and schedule activities for accurate progress measurement.

In Contruent, users can manage and track deliverables by discipline. Identify the type of discipline a deliverable is for and budget the hours or time to produce, assign, and measure the progress for that deliverable.

Project Procurement Management Software

Complex projects require a project-level procurement process

Project procurement management is one of the fundamental knowledge areas of project management, yet many capital project organizations treat procurements for complex megaprojects the same as procurements for everyday business operations. This practice can lead to significant project delays, cost overruns, and other issues as most equipment and materials procured for projects need to be tracked individually. Corporate ERP procurement systems and processes lack the transparency and level of control required to manage project procurements at the necessary level of detail.

Contruent Enterprise provides the required functionality to manage the complete procurement process for the lifecycle of any megaproject. Users can manage requisitions and purchase orders, handle procurement scheduling, shipment expediting and supplier evaluations all within our software solution.

Streamline and simplify procurement processing

Increase operational and capital efficiency

Enhance visibility and control portfolio-wide


  • Develop bid packages from requisitions, perform bid analysis, and award purchase orders
  • Generate engineering requisitions and purchase orders
  • Track shipments of materials and equipment
  • Measure fabrication progress against the project schedule
  • Record invoices and payments to complete purchase order transactions
  • Maintain supplier performance scorecards
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Corporate procurement systems are very rarely built with functionality that allows users to see the details that project procurement needs– tracking materials and process equipment at the detailed level required for projects.

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Project Procurement vs. Operational Procurement

Project procurement management is a crucial, yet often overlooked, stage of the project management process. Many businesses choose to treat the procurement phase of projects similar to general corporate procurement– using the same tools, systems, and processes to handle both. However, procuring materials and supplies for projects requires a different approach than acquiring goods for routine business needs.

Learn more about the value of project-level procurement using Contruent Enterprise.

Project Procurement Management