Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
Aurora world’s the most advanced Intelligent Planning and Scheduling Solution
Aurora™ is the world’s leading intelligent planning and scheduling software solution that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence. It was originally developed to help NASA tackle difficult, mission-critical scheduling problems with complex constraints by incorporating the judgment and experience of expert human schedulers. Aurora is particularly effective when applied to large projects with complex constraints and resource requirements. Over the last 25 years, an increasing number of organizations have chosen Aurora to manage operations more efficiently than any other system it has ever been compared to, and for Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Aurora has proven vastly more powerful than any other solution including Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 (see customer testimonials).
Aurora outperforms conventional software solutions
Aurora outperforms conventional software because it uses artificial intelligence technologies to encode and apply extensive scheduling knowledge and rules to perform automatic resource scheduling. In a study conducted by the Boeing company, Aurora managed resources more efficiently than software developed and updated by Boeing for almost two decades, that was specifically designed for their application. When compared to Primavera, Aurora reduced turnaround time by 20%. Compared to Microsoft Project, Aurora’s schedules were 30% shorter. Aurora is not only more efficient but also provides many capabilities not available in other project management software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera P3 / P6 (see unique capabilities below).
Founded in 1988, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc. creates and applies artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced software technologies to solve problems that defy solution using traditional approaches. Stottler Henke develops intelligent software solutions for planning and scheduling, task and decision support, knowledge management and discovery, education and training, and autonomous systems.
Aurora™ is the world’s leading intelligent planning and scheduling software solution that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence. It was originally developed to help NASA tackle difficult, mission-critical scheduling problems with complex constraints by incorporating the judgment and experience of expert human schedulers. Aurora is particularly effective when applied to large projects with complex constraints and resource requirements.
Benefits and Features
Aurora provides superior on-time performance. Aurora’s intelligent scheduling provides the shortest Resource-Constrained Critical Path Result: faster throughput
Result: faster throughput
More flexibility and an improved ability to accommodate change that is, disruptions to the original plan including interjections of new tasks during execution.
Fast scheduling, even though Aurora creates the most efficient schedules, they are calculated fast. This also permits many what-ifs can be performed rapidly.
Interfaces with Primavera
Interfaces with OntrackPM, Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Siemens TeamCenter, Artemis, Open Plan, Oracle and other enterprise applications; to import, analyze, and export schedules.
Provides intelligent conflict resolution
Provides intelligent conflict resolution. Helping users to find options for resolving conflicts faster. Click on conflict reports to be taken directly to conflict in the network.
Aurora provides enterprise solutions not otherwise available, including support for any time durations for tasks, minutes, hours, days; and support for large projects and any number of large projects.
One global priority system
One global priority system: everyone understands what is most important to the organization.
Provides explanations on why each activity/task was scheduled where it was, improving transparency and provide more insight in how schedule could be further improved.
bottom line results
Aurora drives bottom line results, the increased throughput accelerates profit.
The Boeing Company
The Boeing Company uses Aurora to prioritize production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™. Aurora’s dynamic assembly schedule adapts to real-time production variations, so Boeing can produce aircraft as efficiently as possible.
A major automobile manufacturer selected Aurora to optimize its vehicles for destructive and non-destructive crash testing.
Air Force Satellite Scheduling
The Aurora intelligent scheduling framework has been applied to Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) scheduling to create an automatic scheduling and deconfliction capability called MIDAS. Read the MIDAS Story.
Navy: Submarine Support
The US Navy has selected Aurora-CCPM™ software to schedule submarine maintenance operations at the Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF).