The Carey Group is a multi-disciplinary construction company providing a total construction service with group resources from inception to finished project. Its civil engineering sector is recognised as one of the UK and Ireland’s specialist Civil Engineering Contractors and has the in-house expertise to deliver the most challenging of projects particularly those relating to complex concrete structures and poor ground conditions.
What is exceptional about the Carey Group is that all of the individual Carey businesses can operate as standalone business units or as integrated businesses to deliver multi-disciplinary contracts. Careys likes to use the Asta Powerproject suite to operate the end-to-end integrated project management of its contracts and uses Asta Powerproject and Asta Easyplan (both parts of the Asta Powerproject suite of project, portfolio and resource management software) in conjunction with each other to give the company the right mix of software to help run projects which are widely diverse but which must all complement each other when integrated.
As the Asta Powerproject Suite allows sharing of files between its software solutions and is compatible with other software, Careys find it ideal for transferring information from one part of the business to another. Asta Powerproject is mainly used by the planners because of its wider functionality and they have found that Asta Easyplan is the right fit for the project managers and they use it from tender stage onwards and find it much more user friendly than Microsoft Project. Asta Easyplan is used to create short-term target programmes working against the master programmes set in Asta Powerproject and is found to be particularly useful as a site, live document programming tool, allowing the main programme to be developed specifically for site purposes.
Careys project managers find Asta Easyplan to be ideal for managing the shorter-term projects of the subcontractor and those with very tight timescales and they appreciate the way that it is so quick and simple to make changes to a project and link or unlink tasks.
As Careys’ business ethos is built on a model of self-delivery which allows the company to manage all elements in a project while ensuring that it excels in delivering a quality, safe project they appreciate the way in which they can use the Asta Powerproject suite to ensure seamless project management and meet their client’s expectations. Read full case study.