Engage the whole construction management team! NetPoint® delivers an interactive, planning-centric experience with clear communication and team collaboration.
With NetPoint’s graphical representation of activities and relationships, stakeholders can easily produce a CPM/GPM® logic-driven schedule from the same tool used for planning.
NetPoint combines the power of the GPM algorithm with a highly visual, user-friendly interface. The result is a uniquely flexible construction software. Empower your construction site project team and managers. Plan forward and backward, build schedules faster, and communicate your construction timeline more clearly than ever.
NetPoint’s graphical interface makes construction planning far more natural and intuitive for project managers and general contractors. The results are project schedules that can be understood by the entire project team.
Gone are the days of pressing F9 and waiting for the schedule to calculate and update. With GPM’s real-time and self-healing rules all refresh in real-time, as the schedule is modified. This includes start dates, durations, completion dates, logic relationships, and the critical path. It’s never been easier for project managers to anticipate critical activities, highlight the critical path for everyone to see, and evaluate alternative resource allocation scenarios on the fly.
Update and maintain the construction schedule during project execution and produce reports and timelines all right from NetPoint®. The visual interface makes it easy to review the schedule network and make necessary adjustments so that a record of the actual work sequence – and even the critical path – can be retained.
Install NetPoint® on as many computers as you’d like. Increase licenses for multi-user concurrency as needed. Very cost effective in team settings!
*Initial price includes first year’s maintenance fee of $900.
Plan, schedule, and perform risk analysis all in one seamless and intuitive application.
*Initial price includes first year’s maintenance fee of $1,400.
NetPoint was created by construction scheduling professionals to optimize project management and team collaboration. However, NetPoint provides a highly interactive experience in which all stakeholders, regardless of industry, can be actively engaged and contribute to project planning. Other industries and applications have included: aviation, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, pharmaceutical, power and energy, oil and gas, and water and wastewater.
Not exactly. Gantt charts are subjective vs. rule-based and thus not reliable tools for construction scheduling. GPM is a logic-based project time visualization that replaces Gantt charts as a project schedule demonstrative. NetPoint’s combined timescale and Logic Diagramming Method (LDM) create a much clearer graphical representation of the schedule than other schedule visualization methods/tools or project management systems.
The Graphical Path Method™ (GPM®) is an alternative to Critical Path Method (CPM) that promotes rapid, collaborative, and informed project planning. GPM® shows logical relationships of dated objects – such as activities, subtasks, milestones, and benchmarks – in a time-scaled network diagram with high visual impact. GPM® allows construction schedules to be created more intuitively and introduces concepts to improve schedule optimization and analysis.
NetPoint has been recognized by construction industry professionals as an outstanding construction project management tool for real-time project scheduling. NetPoint ensures that upper management can quickly visualize and understand activities on the critical path. Project scheduling becomes a breeze when project teams can readily focus on critical activities and manage floats. Schedule changes are updated and tracked in real time, leading to optimal project outcomes.
NetPoint data is easily exported to Microsoft Excel. Additionally, NetPoint® can be used as a construction planning tool and then exported to Oracle Primavera P6. Or, a schedule can be imported from P6 to visualize activities graphically and perform dynamic resource-leveling. NetPoint is currently available as a SaaS product via Citrix, and we are working on developing a native cloud offering for the future.
Since NetPoint is a construction planning and scheduling tool rather than a project information system, it does not offer features like document management, time tracking, or invoicing. Rather, it offers features like critical path calculation, backward planning, resource modeling/leveling, weather modeling, actual vs. planned work management, and variance comparisons, not to mention many features unique to NetPoint, such as the highly visual/interactive interface, real-time calculations, planned dates, and forensic float.
NetPoint is an excellent tool for managing time and resources. NetPoint allows you to define any job site tasks or resources you need to execute your projects. Resource can take the form of human labor, equipment, capital/costs, or material.
NetPoint’s time-scaled logic diagram is itself an excellent reporting tool because all stakeholders can understand the schedule. But if other types of data and charts are needed (e.g. resource consumption, variance comparisons, etc.) this type of reporting is achieved primarily by exporting data to Excel, where individual charts and tables can be copied to other destinations, such as word documents and presentations.
NetPoint is easy and intuitive to learn and use and can be utilized on construction projects after watching a demo, reading documentation, or with minimal training. We provide a library of resources online as well as access to scheduling experts to help with your adoption of NetPoint. Our publications include a comprehensive user guide, quick-start demonstrations, and case studies.
Facilitators are readily available to help your organization with initial (and ongoing) planning sessions. We also offer extensive training programs. As exclusive providers of GPM® and NetPoint® training programs, we educate all levels of construction management practitioners on understanding the fundamentals of GPM®, mastering advanced features of NetPoint®, leading collaborative planning sessions, and more. Seminars typically range from one to three days and include lectures paired with hands-on interaction. Extended NetPoint trial licenses are provided for all attendees during the training period.
PMA Technologies also sponsors an annual conference to showcase new developments of NetPoint and GPM applications, examples and case-studies of how NetPoint and GPM applications are being used in the construction industry, and facilitate interaction amongst users of NetPoint and GPM applications. One of the most popular aspects of these conferences is that subject matter experts from around the world come together present and discuss practical yet cutting-edge solutions to project management challenges.
You can get started for free with our 30-day trial version of NetPoint with videos and comprehensive resources to guide you through the trial period. Click here to start seeing how NetPoint can improve your project results today!