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Today’s capital projects are more complex than ever. Many stakeholders are often involved and each may use different software to manage project designs, costs, schedules and assets. Lack of interoperability between these systems increases the risk of overruns, change orders, and miscommunication between key project stakeholders.

To solve this problem, InfinyD consolidates data from disparate sources to create a single project platform that can be leveraged across the project lifecycle. Not a design tool, InfinyD instead links business data into a project information model that federates every object that needs to be manufactured, installed or constructed. With InfinyD, project teams share a model that becomes enriched with relevant project data, ensuring better communication, alignment and efficiency. By collecting relevant project data during project execution, the turnover process is streamlined and owners can then more efficiently perform ongoing maintenance.

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InfinyD can save thousands of hours currently wasted on file conversions, format translations, and manual inputs.

Acquire and Harmonize Design Data
  • Consolidate data from design authoring systems and other systems into an aggregated project information model
  • Catalog 3-D models and associated data in a database (not a file) to simplify data storage and accessibility
Better Manage Data
  • Maintain control with versioning of model submissions and business system information
  • Leverage advanced search methods to interrogate business and model data to better answer questions and reduce risk
Improve Operations
  • Create an enriched experience that can take projects beyond 4-D and 5-D and incorporate proven business processes to reduce wait times and increase productivity
  • Status model data in the field with MobilyD to reduce time and risk associated with duplicate data entry

Augment Data
  • Enrich models with new “dimensions” such as documentation and inspection history
  • Define custom data operations to automatically augment data into the model
  • Implement a mature business system integration strategy that enables product information odeling across your project portfolio
Communicate Visually
  • Deploy an aggregated model that provides a single source of truth for project data across Windows, web and mobile clients
  • Increase stakeholder ommunication with an industry-leading approach to model, metadata and business system reporting

In today’s competitive marketplace, project-driven companies must leverage the best possible tools to overcome key project challenges, including slow estimating, disorganized bidding, and an inability to benchmark estimates.

With HD Estimating, managers can leverage a unified cost estimation platform with the proven features they need to quickly and easily create more accurate estimates..

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Benchmark Against Historical Performance
Leverage an innovative benchmarking option that proactively risk ranks estimates based on as-built data from similar historical projects. Streamline estimate reviews by instantly spotting variances from previous performance. Cost libraries centralize estimates and as-built data to create more accurate templates and reduce the time spent creating each new estimate. Reference previous estimates by activity, resource type, location, geography, discipline or work package.
Link to Microsoft Excel
Direct integration with Microsoft Excel enables users to leverage existing custom calculations to build more accurate estimates. Excel integration also facilitates the flow of takeoff quantities and data from outside vendors. When values are updated in an Excel workbook, HD Estimating detects the change and updates the cost model with new quantities and costs. Excel workbooks are stored in the HD Estimating database for unified data and version control.
Integrate Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project Schedules
Available integration with Oracle Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, and CAE Studio 5D Planner can help estimators create time-based cost estimates and resource-loaded schedules. With this integration, estimators can create cost-loaded schedules in record time, run “what if” scenarios across budget and schedule, keep the work plan, budget, and schedule in sync, and streamline analysis of cash flow, earned value, and resource utilization.

Import Takeoff Quantities
Quantity estimates can be developed via connectivity with quantity takeoff systems, design systems and Microsoft Excel. Available integration with systems such as OnCenter On-Screen TakeOff (OST) can bring assemblies, quantities and components directly into new estimates.
Leverage Industry Data Libraries
HD Estimating supports a wide range of NORMS data, and includes, at no extra cost, the RS Means industry standard construction cost library with more than 200,000 items and assemblies. It also supports Richardson Cost Data and CostMine for mining cost estimating and can use other proprietary or industryspecific cost and productivity libraries.
Request and Manage Quotes
Analyze multiple quotes simultaneously to select and award vendors at the activity or resource level. Estimators can more effectively evaluate and compare subcontractor bids by identifying and quantifying inclusions and exclusions. Create Requests for Quotes (RFQs) from scope items in the estimate and automatically distribute to groups of vendors. Track minority participation goals to ensure targets are met. Review and compare received quotes and simply award to a supplier to update the cost estimate.
Create Alternate Scenarios
Estimators can evaluate and compare pricing for different base-plusalternate scope combinations with just a few mouse clicks. This feature can also be used to explore different approaches to work: Users can simply toggle between scenarios to activate or de-activate all the corresponding estimate items. Going one step further, estimators can use the functionality to toggle between different risk profiles or even different quantity or productivity assumptions.
Manage Cash Flow
Run cash projections on a project to more clearly anticipate expenditures relative to revenue. Ensure cash flow is effectively managed throughout the execution of a project.
Allocate Costs throughout the Estimate
Create costs in one part of the estimate and spread those costs to other areas to create a more accurate cost-loaded view of a job. Quickly understand the impact of self-performing a portion of the work versus utilizing a subcontractor or supplier.
Create Period-Driven Cost Estimates
Estimate resources quantities based on schedule durations, production rates, or both. Spread the quantity of a resource across the periods in which it will be consumed to drive cost-loaded schedules and generate more accurate cash flow forecasts.
Estimate Top-Down or Bottom-Up
Quickly build conceptual estimates with high-level scope and norms data, or create a fully-detailed estimate using a rich set of features and functionality to establish accurate resource rates, define crew compositions, establish productivity rates and factor production for jobspecific reasons.
Standardize WBS
Create standard template projects with similar work types to establish a common work breakdown structure (WBS). Apply cost and productivity by factors including geography, labor rates, rental rates, wage zones, tax zones, resource production factors, equipment rates or craft types, on top of established work types, to create detailed cost estimates.
Structure the Cost Estimate by WBS and Account Code
Structure an estimate based on the way an owner needs to see the work breakdown (WBS) and then toggle the view to see the estimate organized by account codes. This permits the tracking of jobs across a consistent coding structure to more easily compare performance from one job to the next despite having work estimated in a variety of different WBS formats. Account codes also facilitate integration with various ERP and accounting systems that require the use of a unified coding format.
Automate Resource Rate Updates
Keep your cost estimate accurate by maintaining a library of master resource rates and then update any estimate with the information from that library while also maintaining the integrity of how those resources are employed in the estimate. Prevailing wage rates, union wage rates and a company’s own equipment charge rates are examples of the type of data that can be easily updated in any estimate with just the click of a button.
Apply Attributes to Resource Rates
Simplify the process of categorizing resources by geographic areas, wage zones and organizational category. Simply change an attribute of the job, such as location, and automatically update the cost estimate with resource rates appropriate to that new area.

Provides the execution visibility needed to avoid project surprises.

During project execution, HD Performance integrates accounting, schedule and estimating systems with actual jobsite data to provide owners, EPCMs and contractors the performance visibility they need to take corrective actions that can keep projects on time and within budget.

With flexible percent complete calculations and automatic earned value measurement, HD Performance is the best way to control and forecast costs, revenues, man-hours, and productivity to ensure successful project completion.

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Forecast Rationally
Select the best forecast method to use for each item, depending on its progress and other criteria. Enter manual forecasts with a required explanation and a full audit trail. Base forecasts on performance trends and averages to date, with the ability to apply improvement factors. Drive forecasts from bottom-up estimates developed using the full estimating toolset. Batch forecasting speeds the entire process by making it easy to apply performance factors across multiple items.
Measure Progress, Plan
Centralize progress measurement information, leveraging budget activities to calculate percent complete, budgeted cost of work scheduled (BCWS), earned value, actual cost of work performed (ACWP), cost variance, estimate at completion (EAC) and forecast variance values against budget values.
Calculate Quantity and Percent Complete
Track planned quantities, man-hours and equipment hours against actual quantities, man-hours and equipment hours complete. Quantities can drive percent complete calculations or percent complete can be entered directly. Scheduling integration drives percent complete, keeping progress and schedule aligned while providing total visibility.

Reconcile Project Costs with ERP Systems
Compare calculated accrued actuals from work performed with ERP accounting accruals and actuals. Reconcile project progress with ERP systems to identify missing invoices or misaligned reports from the field. Simplify project reconciliation with work performed vs. work cost status to proactively identify project cost and productivity discrepancies.
Resolve Planned Quantities
View planned vs. actual quantities to compare and reconcile accounting quantities reported. Calculate planned vs. actual progress at the activity or project level. Determine estimated quantities based on costs incurred.
Report Earned Value
Quantities, materials, man-hours, equipment hours and percent complete calculate estimated actual costs. Earned value results from work performed from duration of effort, producing an estimated earn cost to compare to actuals.
Maintain Live Schedule and Scope Updates
Available connectivity can keep estimates and schedules aligned with the latest date and scope updates. Live interaction with Primavera P6, Microsoft Project or CAE Studio 5D Planner simplifies cost and resource loading the schedule, enabling accurate updates to scope and schedule in seconds.
Plan Daily Work
Once the WBS and budget have been established within HD Performance, superintendents and project engineers can leverage the HD Field solution to assign foremen, employees and equipment to specific tasks for execution in the field. As daily work progresses, actual hours and quantities from the jobsite can be reviewed by managers to help them understand actual performance against plan.
Collect Timesheets
Leverage field data collection to receive man-hours, equipment hours, progress quantities, actual costs and notes. Timesheets can be collected via popular tablets with the HD Field solution or from outside systems including ERP, Excel or other timekeeping systems that connect via the HD API. On top of quantitative data, timesheets can record notes for each activity. Collected timesheets can flow directly into payroll systems for processing.
Track Commitments
The commitments feature tracks the amount of the current budget that has been committed for expenditure to a particular company. This committed amount can be tracked separately from the budgeted amount. It enables an owner to answer these important questions:

  • What is the total value of our commitments to date on this project? As the owner, how much would we be on the hook for if we were to cancel the project today?
  • How does the committed amount for a specific scope of work compare to what we had budgeted for that work? If we committed less than we had budgeted, that money can possibly be spent elsewhere.
  • How do the as-built costs for a particular contractor compare to the amount we committed to them? Are they billing us more than we committed to them?
Approve, Manage Time
Manage and approve collected time by job code, foreman, status, period, and other variables. Time can be approved and selectively published to update progress activities. Collected time can be calculated against the budget plan to calculate productivity, providing immediate insight into production and forecast completion. Approved timesheets can flow directly into payroll systems for processing.

In today’s world of fast-moving projects, it is critical that each day’s work moves forward as planned. In addition, managers and superintendents require constant visibility into actual jobsite progress in order to quickly identify and resolve issues as they occur. Without this insight, key tasks may be missed and cause delays that could impact overall project performance and potential profit.

Meanwhile, at the jobsite, foremen need a quick and easy way to receive their scheduled daily tasks and record actual crew hours and quantities performed. Above all, the project team needs to compare actual hours and quantities against the estimated plan to truly understand what was accomplished versus what should have been accomplished. Without this alignment and focus, achieving planned jobsite productivity could be at risk.

The HD Field Solution delivers project execution alignment and visibility by connecting jobsite labor and equipment actuals to the InEight HD suite via a modern tablet interface. In fact, initial case studies show a savings of 10 minutes per time sheet over manual paper processes.

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HD Field Mobile
Foremen use HD Field Mobile on their favorite tablet to review and modify plans assigned to them, and then record actual equipment and labor hours and quantities completed. This helps them to quickly understand what they were supposed to do today, what they actually did, and what they will be required to do tomorrow.
HD Field Manager
Superintendents and project engineers use HD Field Manager to assign crews and equipment to specific foremen for any number of tasks to be completed in the field. Once the work is executed, managers can review and approve jobsite actuals.

Visibility into project performance is important to any manager. Without accurate insight into the status of active projects, managers can easily be surprised by cost overruns, labor shortages, unexpected delays, and other obstacles to business success. Project stakeholders need cross-project dashboards and reports that provide the insight needed to successfully navigate challenges and bring projects through to successful completion.

HD Reporting provides the visibility managers need to understand project performance and avoid surprises. With HD Reporting, managers can quickly gather data from active projects and generate the reports and dashboards needed to identify issues earlier and make more informed decisions.

Built on the leading SAP BusinessObjects platform, HD Reporting is an on-premise business intelligence solution that adds cross-project reporting capabilities to InEight HD estimating and control solutions.

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Key Features:

  • Cross-Project Dashboards and Reports – Compare performance across the entire project portfolio
  • Time-phased data – Quickly identify and act on developing trends
  • Gain complete visibility into revenue, costs, profitability and cash at project and portfolio levels
  • Analyze cost versus budget, earned value, and other financial data by geography and across multiple projects
  • Determine the risk profile of project portfolios by identifying high-risk projects in terms of schedule and cost variances
  • Monitor, track and investigate the productivity and efficiency of labor and utilization of equipment involved in projects
  • Analyze productivity trends by work disciplines and at the activity level to help identify variances and take corrective action
  • Track productivity over time, by project and by geography to investigate variances that impact financial performance
  • Built on SAP BusinessObjects, a familiar world-class business intelligence platform
  • Leverages the InEight UCCW (Unified Cost Control Warehouse) – Provides a single location for HD data in an easily-accessible data warehouse structure
  • Get started quickly with included dashboards and reports
  • Self-Service Analytics – Power users can easily customize reports, perform trend analysis, and find answers to pressing business questions without assistance from IT
  • Scheduling/Bursting and Mobile Access – Automate report distribution to multiple recipients on a schedule
  • Rapid Deployment – Get started in hours, not weeks
  • HD Reporting Mobile – Deploy Limited license for consumption only on mobile devices

Industry-Standard Reports and Dashboards
HD Reporting comes bundled with a reporting template and sample dashboards, helping you quickly gain insight into your projects. Of course, custom reports and dashboards can also be created to address specific requirements.
UCCW – Unified Cost Control Warehouse
HD Reporting is built on the Unified Cost Control Warehouse (UCCW) so you don’t have to spend the effort building, testing, and maintaining your own secure and organized data warehouse. HD Reporting automatically maps the data, saving you even more time and money.
Manage Risk
HD Reporting not only provides visibility in estimated, budgeted and earned revenue, but also aggregates data to show key metrics across the project portfolio. The ability to analyze financial data across lines of work and geography can highlight performance issues and provide strategic insights for investing and growth. View both current and historical performance trends.

Increase Productivity
Monitor and investigate resource productivity and utilization of assets involved in projects. Analyzing productivity trends by type of work and at the activity level helps highlight variances and facilitate corrective actions.
Improve Performance
Track project performance on a cost and schedule basis while measuring earned value and project progress in terms of percent complete. Analyze schedule and cost variances by viewing change orders and assessing quality of work for a project. HD Reporting helps identify at-risk projects and determine their potential impact on profitability. Indicators depicting purchase and buyout performance and backlog reduction will help with future planning.
Gain More Visibility
The web-based portal interface enables easy access wherever and whenever it is needed. Project managers have access to all current project performance KPIs on the jobsite, while managers and executives in the front office have the real-time performance information they need to quickly make informed decisions.

Enable Strategic and Operational Insight
HD Reporting offers managers current and consistent reporting and business intelligence data across the project lifecycle. Successful firms use reporting and performance analytics to manage their operations, mitigate financial risk, maximize resource productivity and increase project profitability.

Industry leaders that trust InEight to help them build better.

  • Aecon
  • American Bridge
  • Kiewit
  • North American
  • Railworks
  • Tetra Tech
  • Zachry

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