Avinal (METU/1972), working in construction sector since 1972, had
decided to aggregate his personal construction experiences under
a software to serve construction companies, and developed Avinal
ERP which is the only sector specific ERP Software by 2000. This
is an integrated software for accessing any data for a proper management
of the construction. As this software depends on the extensive experience
on construction sector, is not solely a software but an aggregation
of professional solutions and professional culture.
The technical details and the philosophy of the software can be
found on www.avinal.com
website. One specific property of the software is working in cooperation
with well known CPM softwares such as Primavera - Suretrak - Microsoft
Project. Else it can cooperate with Allplan, 3D architectural design
software, LOGO, LINK, ETA, some well known accounting softwares,
SAP a very well known institutional ERP software.
ERP has nearly all report types that a construction company may
need during project management, it engages to add some special reports
requested by the company maximum in 24 hours time. Though the software
develops everyday by the developing technological systems, construction
methods, and request of construction companies, today the software
is composed from the following modules.
BoQ, Progress Payment Module
Preparation of offer estimate, progress payment depending on executed
works, comparison of executed works with the BoQ, preparation of
work orders derived from work schedule, determination of resources
needed, comparison of resources needed and stocks in warehouse and
2. Unit Price
Determination of the cost of the both direct and indirect resources,
overhead and etc.
Preparation of detailed production analysis with estimated resources
Preparation of quantity survey with the location from where survey
derived and etc.
5. Link to
Developing Primavera File directly from Avinal ERP software in a
very very detailed manner. The BoQ items are separated to the locations
with their resources needed to be executed and all these resources
with their costs are forwarded to Primavera even without opening
Primavera. The planning engineer only determines the constraints
of the activity which is the main job description of a planning
Updating of the Primavera depending on the executed works without
opening the file in primavera.
7. Cost Accounting
Each money spend about project is loaded to this module with the
credit account, debit account cost centre, stock code, activity
code and etc. With these details loaded to the system, many reports
which none of them is considered in any accounting software can
be derived. Daily, weekly or monthly detailed cost reports can be
derived from this module. This module works with three different
kind of currency, one currency of the contract, second currency
of the country the company belongs and third an international currency
such as Euro or USD.
All the items in the warehouse, how many have entered, how many
have given to the subcontractors, how many have been sent to site
with the activity to be used, how many of them is in debit, how
many still remain in the warehouse, the average cost of each item
and Maintenance Module
List of all fixtures, maintenance period of each plant, equipment,
the maintenance history of each plant and etc.
A very detailed procurement module comparing each claim with the
warehouse records and work schedule resource histogram, very complicated
approval system having the right to approve or reject or approving
with a determining the highest cost to purchase, forwarding to directly
procurement team or head office and etc.
Each person's, equipments working hour with the activity executed
by each person is loaded to this module to determine the efficiency
of the team. Besides at any time the cost of the person and equipment
can be calculated easily.
Preparing ID cards, with the title of the people, preparing any
kind of governmental report, and etc
Any production plant (such as asphalt plant, crushing plant) is
tracked from this module. The item produced and the resources used
is determined in this module and compared with the amount needed
in the schedule and used on site.
The data coming from the concrete batching plant is directly loaded
to the software and the locations are determined in the software.
So it becomes very easy to compare the planned concrete amount to
be used with the amount used and the material resources used for
the production and etc.
and Evaluation Module
Every single work executed on site with the code of the team/subcontractor
is loaded to this section with the percentage executed. So it becomes
very easy to calculate the total executed works up to date and the
remaining works and cost of them. In this module many very detailed
efficiency report can be derived. The proper use of each resource
no matter material, equipment or man can be determined. Daily, weekly
or monthly detailed site reports can be derived from this module.
Budget, cash flow, forecasting module
This module is the result of all above modules and the most important
module of the system. All you planned and executed come out here.
In a very detailed (in each resource base), the planned and the
executed can be compared and the cost of them can be compared. At
the total also the planned cost, the actual cost, the payment terms,
the income (If desired by the employer) can be compared the variations
can easily be determined and the reason for the variations can be
addressed from the above modules. Many very detailed reports such
as "Comparison of What we execute - What we spend" can
be derived from this module. Depending on the executed works and
sunk money, a very accurate forecasting report forecasting the estimated
completion date and cost with the percent variation from the planned
can be derived, the payment terms can be determined according to
the executed cash flow and etc.