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Avoid project cost increases and schedule slip

There’s no such thing as a project that goes perfectly to plan. Every day brings new challenges and schedules change constantly, which makes it extremely difficult to manage and allocate resources effectively. For companies that get resourcing wrong, there’s certainly a lot to lose. Project costs increase and schedules slip, eroding your margins and damaging your customer relationships.  Staff satisfaction can drop – especially when some teams or talented individuals feel they are overstretched, while others believe they are under-utilized.  To protect against these risks, professional services firms need a constant, real-time view of not only on-going project status, but also long-term resource usage. 

Deploy talent more effectively with KeyedIn Projects

KeyedIn Projects is designed to help organizations take control of project planning to maximize profit and optimize resource usage. Available as a Cloud-based service that integrates easily with your existing systems, our software helps you allocate resources more strategically, maximize billable time, and closely control – and report on – your costs.

Enhance resource capacity planning

With KeyedIn Projects, you can see exactly which resources have been allocated to all current and future projects. This helps with capacity planning and helps you ensure the right skills are available for your clients. As an additional benefit, you can react much faster to unplanned project changes. If a project phase is delayed, for example, consultants can be quickly reallocated to other projects to maximize their productive time.  Find out more about how KeyedIn Projects can help optimize your project and service delivery.

Deliver Smarter Recruitment and Talent Management

A more accurate view of the pipeline – and exactly what demands it places on your resources – means you can right-size your team in advance. Recruit the right skills early; focus talent development programs on the challenges ahead.

Benefit from real time project insight

With KeyedIn Projects, you can see the status of all your current and upcoming projects. As well as monitoring progress to agreed milestones, you can see which resources have been allocated to particular tasks, and look at billable hours for each consultant in real-time. With detailed, real-time project information, you can increase performance, shorten delivery times and minimize cost risks. Ultimately, you can ensure that each project is delivered in the best and most profitable way possible. 

Reduce project administration and reporting time

KeyedIn Projects’ also provides tools and templates for effective project planning and for reporting on project status and costs. This helps to lessen the administrative burden associated with project reporting and ensures that multiple systems and processes never give a misleading picture of how things are going.

Improve and optimize the planning of new engagements

With KeyedIn Projects, you can use historical data to identify areas for improvement and optimize planning for new projects.  It’s also possible to model this data based on different project scenarios, which helps you choose the best way forward for your clients and reduces financial risks.  You can also enhance your overall business strategy with KeyedIn Projects. Specifically, you can assess the potential profitability of new projects based on client requirements and past experiences and ensure that you take on the highest-value work.

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