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How To Make Time Recording Easier With Project ERP

Timesheets. A thorn in the side of every professional services firm and worker alike. From the company’s point of view they are fundamental when it comes to reclaiming that all important revenue. From the employee’s point of view, they are a tedious process that distracts them from the job they love. With your business’s profitability at stake, you’ll want to do whatever you can to encourage accurate time recording at your firm. But what steps can you take to get your employees on board?

1. Communicate the facts about lost time

2. Provide your staff with the tools they need

3. Consider mobile compatibility

4. Encourage cultural change with project-based ERP

 

You may have already tried these tips for improving your time recording processes and still feel you are losing the battle when it comes to timesheets completion at your firm. If so, you may need to consider taking things a step further at your firm by igniting cultural change. An ERP system with built in project functionality could help shape behaviour and win your staff around to taking time recording more seriously.

Giving your employees access to a single dashboard that relates project based information with operational data will install a greater sense of accountability. Employees that are able to see firsthand how omitting just an hour of time can affect the profitability of their project – and in turn the prosperity of the company – will be more incentivised to act. This could be the catalyst you need to really ease timesheet pains at your firm.

Want to know more about how project based ERP can help your professional services practice? Download our free ‘Project ERP for Dummies’ guide below.

 

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Top 5 Reasons Your Firm Needs eMail & Document Information Management

Project Information Management. Access critical firm-wide and document information in one central location

It’s a competitive world out there and whether you’re a lawyer, architect, engineer or contractor, the need to organize your emails and documents is critical. Organized information saves you time, and saving time saves money.

 

1. Are your emails overflowing?

People spend nearly 2-3 hours a day on email-related activities, consuming 20-30% of their business day. Firms with document information management systems spend minutes, not hours, with email.

2. Can you find your firms critical documents?

6 in 10 firms rely on network folders to manage projects, but face inconsistent file structures, accidental deletion, drag-and-drop displacement hindering productivity and negatively impacting utilization. Firms can proactively manage documents through the entire legal lifecycle instead of waiting until the matter is complete to start organizing files.

 3. How quickly can you find critical documents?

Firms can spend hours, if not days, tracking down critical project information, wasting valuable resources and critical project time. With project information management, firms can find drawings or documents completed yesterday, last week or last year in a matter of minutes.

 

4. Do your teams struggle to share & manage files internally & externally?

Only 9% of firms have a single enterprise-wide collaboration system. Yet, 75% believe sharing documents is the most important way to improve collaboration. 

 

 5. Is your firm’s information a liability or an asset?

The average cost of a single misplaced file is more than R1000. Think of that times the number of files in just a single project. An effective document management strategy could reduce cost by 30% and lower risk by 23%.

 

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Project Information Management eBook

4 Types of Project Information you should use PIM Software to Manage

As a project-centric business there are probably times when you wish that you had better control over the information flowing in and out of your business and projects.

With a multitude of emails, contracts, drawings and other design deliverables and documentation being created as part of each and every project you work on, ensuring that it’s all managed correctly is key to successful delivery.

That’s where Project Information Management (PIM) comes in. The 4 types of project information you should manage as part of your PIM strategy are:

  • Emails
  • Documentation
  • Design Deliverables
  • Contracts

Take control of your project information!

Did you know that implementing a Project Information Management strategy and system can increase efficiency, reduce risk and increase the success of your projects?

Download your copy of Project Information Management eBook for Dummies to:

  • Discover how to manage your project information more effectively
  • Learn how creating a single version of the truth will reduce risk and make your project information easier to file, access, review, distribute and control

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Deltek for Professional Services: Resource Manager

Deltek for Professional Services: Resource Manager

WHAT IF…You had access to the right information, at the right time, to always assign the right people to the right engagements?

Deltek for Professional Services helps you:

 

  • See incoming opportunities so you have visibility into resourcing needs both now and in the future
  • Identify what resources are being over-utilized and what resources are being underutilized to help you balance the workload
  • Determine the financial impact of staffing in house, recruiting or using subcontractors

 

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Project Risk Management for Dummies eBook

Project Risk Management for Dummies eBook

Risks are an everyday part of the life of a project. But with countless factors threatening both a project’s schedule and budget, how in the world are project managers and sponsors supposed sleep at night? The answer is effective Project Risk Management.

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned project professional or are just getting started, download this eBook for everything you need to know about proactively managing project risk.

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Manage Better Company-wide Financials with Deltek PSA

What if…you change the way you manage Company-wide Financials? Deltek for Professional Services helps you:

 Generate invoices that are correct and on time the first time, every time
  Utilize dashboards and alerts that tell you when things need your attention
   Monitor key metrics, such as margins, utilization, cash flow and many other important metrics
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Enhancing Onboarding for Shorter Time to Productivity

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Onboarding is a part of HR that is often underrated despite its potential to impact new hire productivity and retention. Companies tend to think of onboarding as a series of new hire paperwork to cover compliance requirements, while overlooking the more in-depth components of setting goals and milestones in an established training program. By having more comprehensive onboarding, new hires gain full proficiency in their positions 34% faster than those in shorter programs.

What does this mean for you? In project-based industries where your people are your business, getting new talent onboarded quickly means expanding your capability to take on new contracts, and having the right talent in place to fulfill your current contracts on time and on budget.

Download the Enhancing Onboarding for Shorter Time to Productivity Webinar to learn the effect onboarding has on new hire productivity particularly in project-based industries, while providing tips and best practices for building out a more thorough onboarding program.

Highlights of the Webinar include:

  • Onboarding statistics relating to new hire productivity
  • The three components of formal onboarding
  • Building your onboarding program for shorter time to productivity

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What every Consulting Firm needs to know about Dashboards & Predictive Analytics

What every Consulting Firm Needs to Know About Dashboards and Predictive Analytics.

It’s often been said that Knowledge is Power and that data is the pathway to knowledge. However, many businesses today are both data-rich and knowledge poor because they haven’t figured out how to extract insight from their data. This insight is critical for making good business decisions.

Are you getting the insight you need from your data?

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Business Fit Overview: Secrets of the Top Performing Professional Services Firms

Find out how to get your business fit for success.

The leading companies in the professional services (PS) sector are growing faster than the rest. So, what are they doing that the others aren’t?

The 2016 Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark survey identified 52 elite performers from the 258 participating independent management and IT consultancies. These firms are seen to have a better focus on mission-critical projects. As such, they have developed superior processes and systems to harvest knowledge, manage quality, schedule resources and manage changes. They focus on developing repeatable processes which they can manage in real-time, so they are better at estimating and ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget.

So, if you’re committed to getting your business fit for success, why not look at the trailblazers in your industry? What are they doing that your organization could learn from?

This eGuide explores what you should focus on to get your business into shape, so that you can improve your own processes and guarantee all projects are delivered as effectively and as profitably as possible.

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Resource Planning eBook

It’s time to take your Resource Planning Seriously!

In today’s highly competitive business world, the need for efficient resource management is greater than ever. In professional services companies like Consulting Firms, planning resources allows organizations to manage projects more efficiently, reduce overruns and avoid staff burnout.

Download the eBook below to learn the 7 Signs your Organization needs a Resource Planning Solution.