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The Quartermaster Corps is responsible for supplying materials to an army in the field. QuarterMaster performs a similar role for projects, allowing the Project Manager request resources and helping the Resource Manager supply those requests.

The package assists the Project Manager to request resources required for a project. It then helps the Resource Manager to find and allocate suitable resources to meet these requests.

While QuarterMaster doesn't pretend to be a competitor of industry heavyweight products like Novient©, but it doesn't cost as much also. But Castellan Systems is also aware that some organisations don't always need a tool like that; it may be a case of using sledgehammer to hang a picture frame. QuarterMaster may just provide the right "bang for your bucks".

Version 4.0 has been significantly enhanced. It will now interfaces with Condotiero/Almogavar to obtain project role requests as defined in the project schedule. It also allows for multiple Resource Managers, which may manage distinct resource pools. It has improved workflow features to notify Resource Managers when requests are submitted, notify resources and Project Managers when these requests are fulfilled. Finally, it now also manages the recruitment process to fill in vacant positions to fulfil outstanding roles.

So what does QuarterMaster do?

Main Screen

QuarterMaster supports the allocation of available resources to projects; it's able to allocate resources across several projects to facilitate resource sharing.

QuarterMaster can support multiple clients simultaneously from the same resource pool(s).

QuarterMaster maintains a users list with different access rights. This controls the availability of the functionality within the application.

QuarterMaster provides a simple summary screen at start-up where the status of all role requests can ve easily view.

QuarterMaster defines programmes, projects, organisational positions and skills.

QuarterMaster defines office closures when no staff are available.

Programmes Screen

Roles Screen

QuarterMaster records project role requirements.

QuarterMaster imports project role requirements from a Microsoft Project schedule.

NewNow it will notify the appropriate Resource Manager when a new forecast role is created, when an existing role is modified and when a forecast role becomes a firm request.

QuarterMaster can import role requests directly from a Microsoft Project schedule.

NewNow can import role requests directly from Castellan Systems' own Condotiero or Almogavar applications.

NewNow it can define the duration of a working week, which is used when importing role requests from a schedule, to determine utilisation required.

Schedule Screen

Resources Screen

QuarterMaster records available resource, including skills possesed.

QuarterMaster records staff annual leave and any other period of unavailability.

NewNow allows for the allocation of a Resource Manager to different positions and resources.

QuarterMaster facilitates the identification and allocation of suitably skill and available resources to meet those requirements.

QuarterMaster will notify the resource and requesting Project Manager when a role has been fulfilled.

NewNow allows for the breaking of roles into 2, as well as the previously existing facility to splitting a role.

Allocation Screen

Resources Screen

NewQuarterMaster supports the recruitement process to fill vacant positions. If a role requested can't be fulfilled with the existing resource pool, the role can be declared vacant and the recruitment process can be initiated. A vacant position is created in QuarterMaster and any applicable attachments relating to the position can be loaded, like role description. Applying candidates can be recorded and any attachments relating to the candidate can be loaded, like a resumes.

NewQuarterMaster supports the interview process and records the results and comments from each interviewer. It can then calculate an overal score and rank the candidates. It will then record the final decision and the successful candidate.

NewQuarterMaster can track the recruitment process right through to the making of offer and finally hiring a new employee while initiating the creation of their employee record.

Allocation Screen

Availability Screen

QuarterMaster graphically displays resource availability.

QuarterMaster graphically displays the state of request status.

QuarterMaster generates various reports and graphs showing the resourcing position.

QuarterMaster It graphically displays the demand for roles and skills.

QuarterMaster is available in 5, 10 and 50 user licenses; but we're happy to negotiate any other arrangement. Just contact us.