What is evData Pro?
evData Pro is a web-based, earned value reporting system for government contracts. evData Pro automates much of the VAR, WAD (aka BCR, Budget Approval Process), planning, and reporting processes.
What is the VAR process in evData Pro?
Variance Analysis Reporting is an online process where managers (CAM and IPTs) can explain their cost and schedule variances every month in evData Pro. These comments include cost and schedule variances for current period, cumulative period, and at completion periods. Each comment includes three sections; Reason for variance, Impact to Program, and Action Required. The person who modified the comment is recorded as well as the time and date the comment was made. In addition, there is also approval checkboxes for each manager's approval. The VAR reports can show a detailed history of the variances, comments, and CAM/IPT assignments.
How do I know if a variance is even needed?
Each contract contains variance thresholds, which the administrators maintains. These thresholds determine what accounts are RED in evData Pro. Items flagged in RED require a variance explanation. By checking the Required Variances box, you can search through an entire contract to find accounts that violate contract thresholds. Administrators can also email all managers with the push of one button to inform only those managers assigned to the account that violate thresholds. Their email will contain a link to the account that needs explanation.
What are the 10 evData Pro Business Rules and why should I care?
The 10 evData Pro business rules is a report which finds the finance weak spots of an earned value contract. These rules include:
Rule1: BCWP greater than BAC
Rule2: Actuals greater than EAC
Rule3: VAC > Cum CV by 20%
Rule4: CV greater than VAC
Rule5: BCWP but no actual
Rule6: ACWP but no BCWP
Rule7: BCWS but no Actuals
Rule8: ACWP no BCWS
Rule9: Current Period Negative values
Rule10: BAC-BCWP=0, but actual costs
Who maintains user security?
Usually the finance personnel maintain security. But anyone with Administrative rights with access to the Admin tab can control security.
What type of security does evData Pro use?
evData Pro uses NT Authentication. Users must already be an authenticated user in the domain.
In what ways can I limit user security within evData Pro?
Administrators can control security by limiting the tabs displayed, limiting the user group they belong too, by limiting the Accounts they can see, by limiting the reports they can display, and by limiting the account types they can view.