Hear Why Leading Organizations in all Sectors choose KeyedIn Projects as their dedicated Project and Portfolio Management Tool
Selecting a new project management solution for your business can be a daunting challenge. Learn more about why our customers selected KeyedIn Projects as their tool of choice.
Companies often say they partner with you, KeyedIn actually does
After reviewing the PPM marketplace, KeyedIn Projects became the clear choice for us. The program’s functionality fit our objectives of flexibility for multi-organization usage, resource optimization and workflow control
We developed a trusted relationship with our account manager who understood our needs and provided a professional service...
Being Cloud-based, competitively priced, simple to operate and easy to deploy attracted our interest; the analytics landing page’s ease of reporting sold the program. I wasn’t afraid to share it with our executives
After reviewing the PSA marketplace, KeyedIn Projects became the clear choice for us. Their system was configurable to our current and projected needs; we didn’t have to settle for an inflexible off-the shelf solution
Being a seamlessly integrated Intacct recommended solution, that also supports Salesforce, had KeyedIn Projects well-suited for us
Keyedin had a good understanding of our business and what we needed to achieve
Learn more about the Problems our Customers Faced
There are a number of reasons to implement a cloud-based project management solution - here are just a few we have selected from our long history of successful customer implementations.
To manage resources across the whole portfolio, we follow a strict weekly reporting cycle, KeyedIn Projects has helped us standardize that, particularly around time booked and productivity. We can track actual time against pre-sales predictions... That gives us the knowledge we need to authorize additional resource
With our dynamic growth came a culture change – we realized we needed a single, standardized PPM platform for our resource managers to plan and allocate. We needed to evolve our structure without stressing our people. That’s a balance talent based firms all seem to face at some point; those who take action to accommodate benefit, while those who don’t continue to struggle in operational frustration and profitability fluctuation
Our motivation was project visibility-based; we wanted real-time information on resource assignments and availabilities, with scheduling tools to optimize our resources and their skillsets, while enabling our clients the same vantage
Our rapid growth taxed our infrastructure. We were proponents of Cloud-based systems, as they ease integrations amongst best-of-breed programs of each category, and enabled us to create a tailored ERP
Our objective of PPM was system ability to both manage the firm’s operation-side projects, and enable clients to manage key aspects of their projects. Internally, this was a necessity to manage our supply and demand pipeline and workflow control, to eliminate redundancies and errors occurring with manual, multi-platform project reporting processes
Details of P&L are often hidden within the elements of projects. By enhancing our vision, we were able to better manage ourselves, while maintaining competitiveness in the marketplace. A component of that is KeyedIn Projects’ ability to help us create summaries of each project, providing us with benchmarking opportunities and archived documentation beneficial for future project estimating
Our growth outpaced our infrastructure. We recognized the need for uniform time and expense reporting, with the ability to proactively allocate resources as needed per project
Learn how a Selection of Customers have Benefited from KeyedIn Projects
The benefits of Project Portfolio Management and Professional Services Automation are endless. Here is a selection of benefits achieved from across our user base.
"The solution has delivered much needed visibility over key project information, we now understand who has been working on what and how much it is costing, the system saves us a lot of time and allows us to make quick and accurate project decisions"
"Much more efficient project planning and resource utilization, with significant cost savings by optimizing internal resource usage versus contractor resource reliance"
"We now have a consistent reporting framework that makes it easier to spot issues, and provides a clear understanding of project and resource status"
"KeyedIn gave us the resource optimization and workflow control we needed, in a package that became the firm’s change management tool. It served as a platform to relay how project management can organize and simplify everyone’s lives. Having project progress, project status, time allotment and financial information conveniently located in a single centralized reporting tool removes distraction from talent by making the necessary admin duties easy"
"KeyedIn Projects provides historical information that will be beneficial when planning subsequent projects and responding to RFP’s. All documented details of past projects will remain available to us, as they’re needed. That unto itself is a major profitability contributor"
"Planning of current project management, as well as our firm’s strategic planning and forecasting was also simplified through KeyedIn Projects’ detailed reporting, available at any time for our staff and management’s review. Visibility of active and archived project documentation supports our ability to provide best-practice client services and our company’s continued growth"
We lacked real-time project visibility. Living in an ERP world ourselves, we realized the value of sourcing an enterprise PPM system for our benefit, and ultimately our clients. Centralized, real-time visibility of active projects – tasks, resources, budget versus actuals and profitability status – would greatly enhance our abilities
75% reduction in overall project management dashboard reporting time
We use it to drive our annual budgeting, revenue and recruitment forecasts, making resourcing decisions based on the skills we know we’ll need
Collaboration within firm’s staff, staff with clients, clients amongst themselves; KeyedIn Projects facilitated much-needed sharing of information. KeyedIn Projects provided a Cloud-based system to automate these abilities, that pushed billing information to our established QuickBooks environment for ease of client invoicing and billing
Our substantial growth posed operational challenges that we believed Cloud-based automation could overcome. Significant to our success has been having our most capable consultant’s expertise on corresponding client projects. We needed to prevent resource bottlenecks, and have the ability to track project progression and financial status in real-time
Learn how our Unique Implementation Approach Drives Business Results
At KeyedIn Projects we have spent over 20 years adapting our implementation approach to better support the needs of the modern organization. Learn how our true prototyping approach has enabled our clients to reduce implementation timescales and successfully scale their solution based on company growth and project management maturity.
KeyedIn staff’s personalized service made the difference – they were hands-on throughout, and took the time to understand us and our needs. Our 5-day implementation went as smoothly as any I’ve ever experienced, a testament to the KeyedIn team. They also helped us plan our future, by highlighting additional functionality options geared toward our business goals, all of it available post-implementation as needed, scaled for our continued growth
We embraced our growth, along with operational challenges that came with it. A significant facet of our success has been a vastly improved ability to understand the true cost of resources applied to a project, and tracking key project parameters to objectives. KeyedIn Projects’ staff understood this imperative through their hands-on professional service organization project management experience, and configured the solution to accomplish this
KeyedIn Projects’ staff understood our imperatives; they too had hands-on project management experience. They configured the program to accomplish our current objectives thoroughly, with additional capabilities of portfolio management scenario modeling, project forecasting and budgeting available to us when needed, as future growth dictates
KeyedIn’s ability to custom configure to our specific needs, and the personalized size of their organization, both made a strong connection with us
From the prototype’s start through to our rollout plan, KeyedIn’s consultants told us what we needed to hear, rather than just what we wanted to here. That candid guidance led to creation of our system with implementation on our schedule, leading to a multi-phase adoption-to-rollout plan beginning with project managers, then throughout our global organization
Even more than KeyedIn Projects complete PSA functionality, what ultimately differentiated the solution was their staff’s commitment to providing us with a customized Cloud-based system that served our needs, and was easy to operate for our project management and consulting resources. They listened to our needs, offered experienced suggestions, and followed through to configure a system specifically tailored for us, from implementation to successful rollout throughout our company