Complete resource visibility for more effective project management

For engineering and manufacturing firms, each project is unique and varies in complexity. There is a multitude of resources that need to be managed and accounted for, which can be a logistical nightmare if done manually. Engineering and manufacturing businesses operate under the premise that effective project management and financial control is key to protecting margins and overall financial success.  Management need to be attentive to the dynamic changes within their industry, and must ensure that their internal systems can accurately manage all resources in a central location to meet deadlines and ensure successful project completion.

Do you want to find out how to manage project resources more effectively?

SAP Business One Projects

SAP Business One Projects is an integrated system that allows you to manage multiple projects, charts, resources, materials and budgets in a central location. It provides complete visibility over project costs, project status, resource allocation and capacity which is key to protecting margins and ensuring that project timelines are followed. Information is captured and stored in real-time, which promotes interdepartmental information-sharing as there is clear visibility between team members. Project managers are able to optimise the resource usage and allocation to positively impact the project’s profitability.

“Tighter controls in critical business processes, better reporting, increased transparency in terms of system changes and insight to where the business is going benefited us greatly.”

Peter Laubscher, IT Systems & Telecommunications Manager, MTU South Africa.

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SAP Business One Projects solution include:

COMPLETE RESOURCE VISIBILITY

  • Complete visibility over resources easily enables you to see where possible conflicts lie across multiple projects. Proactively manage your resources by monitoring key metrics, such as resource utilisation and chargeability.
  • See how your team is allocated to projects.

DEFINE PROJECT ROLES & RATES

  • Assign project roles to individuals, which streamlines invoicing later on.
  • Project expectations can be set and standardised early on, by detailing resource roles and assigning specific activities to them with set rates to be charged to customers.

ASSIGN THE RIGHT RESOURCES TO THE RIGHT TASKS

  • Flexibility to assign resources either to a project as a whole, or to individual tasks for more intricate projects.
  • View individual resource capacity to ensure the resources you need are available when you need them.

TRACK RESOURCE PERFORMANCE IN REAL-TIME

  • By analyzing key metrics reports on the time and expense sheets, instantly know how assignees are performing.
  • Supervisors can now have instant insight through customised KPI reports and dashboards. This shows clear accountability, measure against performance indicators.

TIGHTEN UP TIME AND EXPENSE PROCEDURES

  • Expense and time sheets can be updated in real-time through a browser-based application.
  • Managers have instant access to outstanding time sheets, and can make adjustments and facilitate the necessary action for faster follow-up.
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