See what your engineers are working on and who’s available for upcoming work in one endlessly editable team calendar. Real-time insights help you stay one step ahead of scheduling issues and take the guesswork out of resource allocation.
Engineering projects don’t always go to plan. Evaluate the impact of reduced resources and scope creep. Quickly check capacity and adjust allocations to keep project schedules on track.
Resourcing for engineers is a balancing act. Optimize team utilization so engineering hours aren’t wasted. Use powerful reports to forecast supply and demand accurately and protect your profit margins.
"Resource Guru doesn't provide a ton of unnecessary gadgets that just drive the cost and complexity up.
In our small company of approximately 20 engineers, Resource Guru offers an excellent overview for daily and weekly planning.
It provides a good forecast of utilization looking ahead and the ability to synchronize with Outlook makes it very easy to inform our colleagues about our expectations."
Søren Find M – Principal Engineer, R&D Manager
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Engineering resource planning is the process of identifying, estimating, and allocating the personnel, equipment, and other resources required for the successful completion of an engineering project.
It’s a crucial part of the project planning process. It aims to optimize the use of resources while minimizing costs and project delays, and enhancing overall efficiency and productivity.
Engineering resource planning typically involves the following elements:
Engineering resource planning can be managed manually with spreadsheets or facilitated by specialized resource scheduling tools, like Resource Guru.
Engineering resource management and planning offer numerous operational, financial, and strategic benefits to engineering teams. These include:
Engineering resource management software is designed to facilitate the planning, allocation, and monitoring of personnel and other resources in engineering projects or organizations.
Many engineering companies start out managing resources manually – uploading their team’s information, availability, and schedules into a spreadsheet – but this has various downsides. Managing your engineering resources with a spreadsheet can be very time-consuming and it’s prone to human error. Plus, since information isn’t kept up-to-date automatically, it’s easy for changes in resource availability to be missed, which can throw projects off track.
Cloud-based engineering resource planning software can also be accessed from anywhere. That means project managers can easily access the information they need, even when they’re out of the office, or working in a remote team.
With the right software in place, engineering teams will find it much easier to optimize resource utilization, reduce costs, and improve overall project efficiency and outcomes.
Engineering resource planning software offers several advantages over more manual methods for scheduling projects and allocating resources: