Category: Project and Services Automation

project budgeting with Progressus

Maximize Profitability with Project Budgeting and Resourcing Software

Tactic 2 from 4 Tactics to Convert Time into Money on Projects What if you could consistently control your operating expenses on projects? What if you could use historical data on lists of detailed tasks to more accurately budget for a project? And accurately estimate required resources, materials, and expenses? What if you could track…
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4 Tactics to Convert Time into Money on Projects

Tactic 1: Streamline Your Estimates-to-Projects Process For any project-based business, “Time” is the precious commodity. Your profitability is dependent on efficient use of time, accurately estimating time on projects, and accurately billing time and expenses. The best way to control your profitability is through your business management system with project accounting functionality. If it is…
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Improving resource utilization

Connecting Your Business Systems to Drive Better Utilization

It’s imperative for professional services firms and project-based businesses to connect their systems of people, processes, and technology. This will, in turn, enable them to drive utilization and increase profitability. Disconnected, siloed systems – from which most businesses suffer – result in a lack of integration. This makes it impossible to track and measure what’s…
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Business strategy improving utilization

How to Improve Utilization Through Strategic Business Changes

In previous blog posts, we laid out some of the operational changes and tactical changes professional services firms and project-based businesses can make to drive improved utilization. These are predicated on having an integrated system of people, processes, and technology that allows for data to be shared across the organization. Unfortunately, most organizations are constrained…
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Private cloud hosting

7 Ways Cloud Business Solutions Accelerate Growth

Speed. It is what auto racing is all about. In the state of Indiana, the month of May is all about one of the fastest races in the world—the Indianapolis 500. Speed has increased to the point where the poll sitter for the race careens around the 2.5-mile track at over 229 miles per hour.…
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Cloud ERP for professional service firms

On-premise vs. Cloud-based ERP for Professional Service Firms: 6 Reasons to Make the Switch

Professional services and project-based business rely on efficient project management for success ⁠— spanning across all areas of their business and business systems. To minimize time spent on non-billable tasks, firms are moving from on-premise to cloud-based ERP systems. Here’s the top six reasons why we’re seeing project driven firms make the switch: Automation Increased…
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resource utilization

Improving Utilization at the Tactical Level

In a previous blog, we discussed how changes at the operational level will give you the fastest business value and ROI. Not only will those changes increase billable hours available, the obvious and quick impact on resource utilization will gain buy-in from staff and management. We’ve seen how disconnected business systems result in wasted time,…
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Improving resource utilization

How to Improve Resource Utilization Through Operational Changes

When you are a professional services firm or project-based business, your bottom line is driven by resource utilization. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, if your business suffers from disconnected or siloed systems of people, processes, and technology, the various parts of your organization can’t integrate their data, which makes it impossible to track and…
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Issues caused by disconnected systems & how to integrate

8 Issues Caused by Disconnected Business Systems

In previous blog posts, we’ve made the case that disconnected business systems can cause some serious issues for organizations. These issues ultimately lead to wasted time, inaccurate data, weakened performance, and considerable costs. Why is that? When each department is operating independently with their own processes and systems, the lack of integration makes it impossible…
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Connecting disparate psa solutions

The Core Challenges of Disconnected Technology

Picture the following scenario: You are a fast-growing professional services firm or project-based business with service and product revenues. You’ve got a CRM system that manages the product sales and a PSA system that manages time and expense (and projects), along with an accounting system for billing and financial management. With projected sales and product…
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