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October 30, 2017 - Empower 3.7 Released

Empower 3.7 is a major upgrade that provides significant new capabilities and enhancements:

Support for DCMA EVAS Attributes and Tests Version 3.0

  • Complete scorecard to track automated and manual tests
  • Historical trending
  • Quick drill-down on branches

Significant Enhancements to Custom Charts and Reports

  • Full access to Empower database via native SQL
  • Full range of charting styles now available to custom charts
  • Client-side custom charts and reports can query remote services for additional data
  • Support for Adaptive Touch Charts (for server-side generation of charts using any technology/data source)

Incremental Updates to Performance Data

  • Allows update of specified elements/fields to allow quick turn-around during the monthly close-out cycle
  • New 'incremental recalc' procdures quickly sum changes up the tree and recalulate VAR flags
  • Available to external programs through file transfer and/or web service

Many other new features and enhancements

  • Support for both adding and non-adding DQIs
  • Added 'Sync Sort Window' option to Narrative Export
  • Improved handing of case-sensitive interactive filters/prefilters
  • And more ...

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


May 31, 2017 - Empower 3.6 Released

Empower 3.6 is a major upgrade that provides significant new capabilities and enhancements:

Group-By Functionality

  • Group and sum elements interactively by any view column
  • Apply within or across contracts for flexible, dynamic portfolio analysis

Summary Level Data Quality Metrics with Drill-Down

  • Data quality metrics can be calculated independently at every level or summed from child elements
  • Data quality columns can be color-coded to quickly highlight problem areas
  • Ctrl+right-click on any DQI metric to quickly identify the accounts or activities that triggered the breach

Simplified VAR Narrative Input

  • Enhanced VAR and User narrative input templates guide CAMs though the input process, section by section
  • Template text not entered by the CAM is hidden during input; only displayed in the VAR report
  • 'Copy Forward' brings forward only those sections relevant to this period's VAR

Powerful new Single-Sign-On Capabilities

  • Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML2)
  • Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS)
  • Active Directory
  • Automatically add, update and delete Empower users
  • Leverages (without duplicating) existing password/user management

Many other new features and enhancements

  • New 3 and 6 Period CPI vs. Percent Complete charts
  • 'Who Charged' Report enhanced to accept input from a variety of earned value and accounting systems.
  • Gantt chart supports summary row within a contract
  • And more ...

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


October 31, 2016 - Empower 3.5 Released

Empower 3.5 is a major upgrade that provides significant new capabilities and enhancements:

Integrated Action Item Tracking

  • Actions can be created, updated and viewed directly in Empower
  • Action item editor reflects user's role and current action status via customizable workflow
  • Action item templates allow seamless integration with VAR narratives
  • Action item views provide powerful sorting/filtering of current status and changes over time
  • Action item report tracks the sort/filter state of the action view for simple custom reporting
  • Email notifications with role-based email templates

Dashboards

  • Allows one-step save/restore of entire user interface configurations
    • Main window layout (content and size of each pane)
    • External charts and reports (size and location)
    • Current view, filter, and sort state
  • Global and per-user dashboards supported
  • Dashboards can be imported/exported to simplify reuse

New data imports

  • Deltek MPM exports to Microsoft Excel
  • DOE EV Cost Processor Data Export

New reports

  • Action Item Report
  • CFSR Reconciliation Report

User Access Tracking

  • Last access for each user of each contract
  • Access permissions for each user of each contract
  • Last password update for each user

Many other new features and enhancements

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


June 1, 2016 - Empower 3.4 Released

Empower 3.4 is a major upgrade that provides significant new capabilities and enhancements:

User-customizable data-driven audit reports

  • Add/modify/delete individual tests or entire test sheets
  • Different test sheets can be applied on a per-contract basis
  • Test sheets can apply different criteria on a per-period basis
  • Support for entry and tracking of manual tests

Integrated workflow for narrative approval

  • Narrative status available in views and filters
  • 'Action' menu in narrative editor reflects user's role and current narrative status
  • Copy-forward from previous month in narrative editor
  • Customizable automatic email notification

Gantt chart enhancements

  • Support for custom views and filters
  • Enhanced sorting
  • XLSX export

New charts and reports

  • CPI vs % Complete chart (Cum/Cur/both toggle)
  • Elements of Cost Report
  • BCWS Volatility Report
  • ETC Volatility Report

Many other new features and enhancements

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


November 16, 2015 - Empower 3.3 Released

Empower 3.3 is a major upgrade with many new features and enhancements, including:

  • Extensive support for DCMA's data-driven surveillance and audit initiative
    • Thirty-eight new data quality checks
    • Three new reports to enable/aid data traceability
    • New sort window fields allow interactive sorting and filtering on all DQIs
  • Flexible new XLSX-based imports for Microsoft Project, Primavera P6, WAD data, and cost and schedule data from in-house systems
  • New Baseline Volatility Report
  • Ability to calculate Format 3 Baseline and Format 4 Staffing from underlying time-phased data
  • Simplified and enhanced development of custom views and filters
  • Enhanced 'Watcher' tool for unattended and/or batch data loading
  • Major performance gains when working with very large data sets
  • Many other significant new features and enhancements

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


May 27, 2015 - Empower 3.2 Released

Empower 3.2 adds many new features and enhancements, including:

  • Two new time-independent performance charts
  • New charts and reports
  • Support for custom 'gauge' charts
  • Dramatically improved sum-button performance
  • Role-based menus and toolbars
  • User-defined data health checks
  • Many other enhancements

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


March 26, 2015 - ProjStream and Encore Analytics Form Technology Partnership

ProjStream and Encore Analytics announced today an interface between EVMax and Encore Empower to provide advanced earned value analytics to mutual customers. In addition, the companies have entered into a technology partnership to ensure the interface is maintained as the respective tools evolve, and have identified additional integration opportunities that will be delivered in the near future.


November 4, 2014 - EcoSys and Encore Analytics Form Technology Partnership to Integrate Earned Value Management Solutions

Encore Analytics announced today an interface between EcoSys EPC (Enterprise Planning & Controls) and Encore Empower to support advanced analytics for mutual customers. In addition, the companies have entered into a technology partnership to guarantee their mutual compatibility as their respective tools evolve, and to update their interface as new requirements and opportunities emerge. To view the complete press release click here, or download the PDF document.


November 3, 2014 - forProject Technology and Encore Analytics Form Technology Partnership

forProject and Encore Analytics announced today an interface between EVMS forProject and Encore Empower to provide advanced earned value analytics to mutual customers. In addition, the companies have entered into a technology partnership to ensure the interface is maintained as the respective tools evolve, and have identified additional integration opportunities that will be delivered over the next six months. To view the complete press release click here, or download the PDF document.


November 3rd, 2014 - Empower 3.1 Released

Empower 3.1 is a significant upgrade with a number of new features and enhancements, including:

  • New charts and reports
  • Ability to open charts and reports in external windows
  • Powerful new user script functionality
  • New import/export capabilities, including high performance native-database support
  • Many other enhancements

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


October 29, 2014 - Encore Analytics and Safran Software Solutions Partner to Deliver Integrated Earned Value Management Reporting Capabilities

Encore Analytics, a leader in earned value analytics, and Safran Software Solutions (Safran), a premier provider of enterprise project, risk and earned value management (EVM) software, have announced a technology partnership to provide unified analytics and reporting solutions needed to simplify EVM requirements while planning, executing and controlling complex projects. To view the complete press release click here, or download the PDF document.


October 28, 2014 - Integrated Management Concepts and Encore Analytics Announce Strategic Technology Partnership

Integrated Management Concepts (IMC) and Encore Analytics today announced a strategic technology partnership that will drive the evolution of cloud-based Earned Value Management (EVM) and ANSI-748 compliance for businesses working with the U.S. government. The companies also announced a new interface between IMC's DecisionEdge CloudEVM and Encore Analytics Empower that provides customers with advanced analytics that uses defined metrics to measure, analyze, forecast and improve overall project performance. To view the complete press release click here, or download the PDF document.


May 21st, 2014 - Empower 3.0 Released

Empower 3.0 is a major release that provides significant new capabilties for cost and schedule analysis. Database enhancements allow primary values to be stored exactly, eliminating rounding errors. At the same time, data storage has been completely uncoupled from data display, so that (for example) dollars can be stored to the penny, but displayed in thousands. New sort window options allow the full precision to be displayed on demand, regardless of scale. The display scale and default precision can be set for seprately for each unit, on a contract by contract basis. Dialog boxes now display only the structures and units relevant to the selected contract.

In addition, Empower 3.0 includes a number of new capabilities, including:

  • Custom charts
  • Sum button row
  • User EAC input dialog
  • User EAC narrative input, report, and templates
  • Enhanced C/S Variance Trends chart
  • Integration between filters and views
  • DQI cost and schedule metrics in filters and views
  • And many more...

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


January 3rd, 2014 - Empower 2.5 Released

Empower 2.5 provides major enhancements in the areas of schedule analytics and integrated cost/schedule analysis. Empower now allows for viewing of schedule data at all levels of the WBS, filtering for project critical path, generation of an extended set of schedule data quality indicators (DQI), display of a host of schedule analysis trend charts (BEI, CEI, Float & Schedule DQI metrics), and the ability to filter and sort WBS elements based upon true schedule performance. Empower 2.5 also includes over twenty-five other enhancements that were incrementally released to customers since May 2013 including:

  • Drill-Up/Down
  • PARCA-Verified IPMR XML Submissions for Formats 1-4
  • Enhanced Earned Value Analytics
  • Customizable Narrative Input Templates
  • Color-Coded Backgrounds for Analysis and Bubble Charts
  • IPMR Format 5 & 7 Export
  • Server Performance and Scalability Enhancements

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


July 3rd, 2013 - Encore Analytics Awarded (DoD) and (PARCA) Contract

Encore Analytics is pleased to announce it was awarded a contract to supply the Department of Defense (DoD) Progress Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA) organization with analytical software tools to review and analyze data from the DoD Central Repository (CR). The contract includes implementation and training services.


June 20th 2013 - Washington DC area reception celebrating the release of Empower 2.0!

For those attending the WIG/EVM Practitioners Conference, this Encore Analytics-sponsored event is conveniently located at the same hotel. This is not a conference function, so you need not be a conference attendee to enjoy the event. Anyone in the local area is welcome to join us.

Version 2.0 marks the end of Empower's reliance on Deltek's wInsight Administrator® for data maintenance. We loved the positive feedback we received regarding Empower's advanced analytic interface, but heard "loud-and-clear" the market's desire for a single vendor for software support, maintenance and upgrades. In addition to building a complete administrator module, we have also added over a dozen enhancements to Empower's analytical interface. One lucky attendee will win an iPad Mini, but everyone will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a glimpse of Empower 2.0.


May 16, 2013 - Empower 2.0 Released

The release of Empower 2.0 at EVM World on May 29th marks the end of Empower's reliance on Deltek's wInsight Administrator® for data maintenance. We loved the positive feedback we received regarding Empower's advanced analytic interface, but heard "loud-and-clear" the market's desire for a single vendor for software support, maintenance and upgrades.

Empower 2.0 includes complete functionality for data maintenance, including:

  • Import of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) files
  • Recalculation of the contracts
  • Export of EDI files
  • Generation of the Cost Performance Report (CPR) and Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) outputs
  • User maintenance (security)
  • Manual data entry

The EDI file import/export functions support the new DoD UN/CEFACT EDI IPMR, as well as ANSI X12 839, wInsight XML, and wInsight backup (.WSA) files. Empower provides easy migration of wInsight data, user profiles, views, filters, and custom reports for a seamless move to the new environment.

In addition to building a complete administrator module, we have also added over a dozen enhancements to the Empower analytical interface, including cross contract filters, data validity checks for the new time-phased data on IPM Format 3, text-only grids for 508c accessibility, and a number of new charts.

Please see 'Release History' under Support for details.


October 29, 2012 - Encore Analytics releases "Empower"

Encore Analytics releases "Empower", the first and only browser-based project management analytical tool. Customers can receive detailed demonstrations of the tool at the IPMC show at Booth 206.

Empower™ features an attractive and powerful user interface that provides immediate productivity gains for control account managers, program managers, support staff, and oversight organizations.

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