In this day and age, it’s now expected that commissioning consultancies have a web-based reporting portal that can provide clients with live and accurate data on commissioning progress, programme status and associated commissioning documentation.
This enables instant access to accurate, up-to-date information coupled with open communication and transparency among team members which ensures all interested parties are kept in alignment.
Real-time reporting improves the effectiveness of commissioning co-ordination, largely because it makes it easy for everyone to share information at the same time, which reduces delays in workflow.
Our research found clients wanted simplicity and flexibility. At Banyards we wanted to give our clients an overall picture that tells a story about where the commissioning process is at, using friendly graphical information pages.
We also wanted a system that standardised and regulated the ways we report across all our projects from a quality assurance perspective. Looking further into what we, as a business required, we found our operations managers wanted a system that provided them with direct and instant access for monitoring their own projects and performance.
Our ‘’Banyards Insite’’ portal uses summary graphs and graphics to show the progress status of commissioning, documentation and associated witnessing, complemented by tabulated tracking schedules, covering all MEP systems and assets. The graphics and widgets can be customised on a project-by-project basis and as per any client’s bespoke requirements. We have embedded hyperlinks within the pages to navigate to our Microsoft SharePoint platform for access to copies of all commissioning documentation relating back to the tracking schedules, method statements, commissioning reports and handover documents.
Commissioning progress “S” curves are generated from the associated commissioning programme progress droplines, showing actual progress against planned work and for predicting what progress targets should look like for project completion.
There are many different ways that Commissioning progress can be portrayed, however having a web-based portal is essential for real-time reporting, project team collaboration and client interaction.
Banyards Insite is fully backed up and supported, updates are continually being released providing new features for our managers and clients.
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The Banyards’ Portal allows you to access information reports, data and test results to check and monitor the progress of work undertaken by third party contractors at your site. You may only use the Banyards’ Portal for the purpose of accessing information in relation to Projects administered by us for you.
Access to the Banyards’ Portal
At the commencement of each Project you will be provided with a unique login password to enable you to access the Banyards’ Portal. This will then enable you to review the current status on your various Projects. You are responsible to ensure that the login password will only be given to those of your employees, agents or advisers whom you wish to access information from the Banyards’ Portal.
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Information will be regularly updated by us and in any event within 7 days of verification by us of information provided by your contractors.
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