No matter how you arrive at estimate results, their ultimate value depends on how closely you can match those results to your functional needs.
As an integrated module of the PRICE® TruePlanning® Cost Estimating Framework, PRICE® TrueMapper® complements quick access to estimate results with the ability to relate those results to any hierarchical format you choose. As a key link in PRICE® Estimating Systems Integration, it also helps close the loop of life cycle cost management.
Because TrueMapper® lets you organize, present, and compare data in ways that are most relevant to key decision-makers, it promotes greater satisfaction with the utility of your estimates.
TrueMapper® overcomes the difficulties of identifying and comparing common data elements labeled in different ways across various estimating, planning, or budgeting systems. Reconcile top-down vs. bottom-up estimates, spot differences, or compare against actual outlays, for better cost analysis and management.
TrueMapper® simplifies mapping of TruePlanning’s generic product breakdown structure (PBS) to any other hierarchical breakdown of cost (WBS, CES, OBS, IMS, etc.) with a simple drag-and-drop process that makes it easy to account for all estimate results.
In order to be successful in cost management, you need to be able to establish and track relationships between projected costs and actual experience. One government cost analyst’s reaction to the versatility and ease-of-use TrueMapper provides sums up the feelings of anyone who has ever struggled with reconciling cost estimate results to operating budgets: “TrueMapper makes the ‘death-by-mapping’ problem that we face with every estimate much easier. The ease-of-use and reusability will save us hundreds of hours.”