Resources and skills are the backbone of every organization's success. Effective resource management is a priority for all professional services executives looking to optimize your profit margins, improve billable utilization, retain top talent, and increase your client satisfaction.
Unlike traditional resource management approaches, with PSA software you see a complete view of what you need to efficiently and effectively manage your billable resources. Good PSA software includes built-in resource management capability that gives you a simple-to-use solution for the ongoing task of assigning people to projects. This helps you efficiently turn day-to-day information into the answers you need about utilization, revenue, and profitability in real-time.
In a nutshell, an integrated Resource Management module gives you the ability and visibility to:
Kick start projects faster and more professionally
Identify resource needs with extreme precision
Increase resource utilization by matching the best skill-sets with different projects
Increase resource morale and retention by taking skills, preferences, and professional development needs into account when making a decision when assigning to projects
See the future of your resources with visibility into future hiring and skill development needs
Below are 3 ways you can utilize a PSA solution to automate resources management...
Manage Supply & Demand
PSA software gives you the tools to understand the overall supply and demand of your resources and skills. With PSA, you'll have a real-time dashboard that quickly shows you where resources are projected to be and what sorts of projects are currently in progress. It also brings to light which resource needs have yet to be met and what type of skills are required
Align Your Financial Forecasting
Reports and dashboards consolidate day-to-day scheduling data to show you who’s projected to work on what, who’s available, and who’s overbooked. This also helps you understand performance to budget at completion, instead of just performance to date.
PSA software gives you the ability to measure the profitability of fixed price projects before they’re complete.
Easily Match Your Resources with Projects
PSA software allows for scheduling workflows to be created & configured to allow your managers/team to request resources to fulfill or approve requests. You and your team with the right permissions can search for resources by skills, location, title, or other criteria to help get the perfect skill for a specific project. PSA software gives you an all in one solution where you can quickly identify resources matched by skill levels and availability.
CrossConcept Continuum is built to address the entire resource management cycle in one unified, simple to use application. With a central dashboard view of your entire organization’s resources, you can better plan for and bid on future projects, make staffing decisions on current tasks, and ensure that everything is done on-time and within budget. Our innovative scheduling module is an intuitive, flexible and highly configurable that adapts integrates with your organization’s people, projects and finances. It allows your project managers to define resource needs and helps resource managers to quickly identify how they can fill each requirement at the touch of a button.
To learn more about how PSA software can help with productivity, check out our other blog - Professional Services Automation: Everything You Need In One Solution
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CrossConcept Continuum goes beyond traditional PSA solutions available today by incorporating cutting-edge UI technology making the solution more user-friendly, resulting in fewer clicks within the solution and time spent logging data. CrossConcept Continuum has been built from the ground up to integrate with all major accounting systems to seamlessly synchronize projects and accounting within one unified system.
Our innovative PSA solution allows organizations to maximize proﬁtability by integrating connecting projects and ﬁnancial accounting, enabling you to manage all stages of your project from conception to completion and deliver on your promises.
CrossConcept has decades of experience helping service organizations automate their
processes. Clients have ranged in size from a handful of people to over thirty thousand. The founder's and team’s real-world experience is what drove and shaped the creation of CrossConcept Continuum.
Our solution is a simple, yet powerful PSA solution built with the end-user in mind - fast, flexible, powerful, and user-friendly! We are offering all new clients a free 2-week trial with no contract obligations. This is a great opportunity for any business to try out the solution and decide if PSA software is for you!
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