For project and services organizations, the effective utilization of skilled staff is crucial for both the success of individual projects and overall profitability. The challenge is to maintain high levels of staff productivity, when each project has its own timeline, priority and competency requirements.
Striking the right balance between skills capacity and demand is difficult, with the consequences of too much or too little spare resource being equally unpalatable. However, the financial rewards of even modest improvements in resource utilization can be very significant.
Resource management software has a crucial role to play by providing key management information and supporting crucial business processes, particularly in the following areas:
Forecasting skills capacity bottlenecks and underutilization
'What If?' analysis to assess the resourcing implications of new project awards
Identifying trends in skills and competency requirements, to trigger recruitment and retraining programs
Tracking requests for resource to ensure timely allocation
Empowering the project/resource manager relationship
Performance measurement on individual projects
Maintaining realistic performance baselines to keep the management information credible
Using earned value techniques to forecast likely cost and time overruns
Resource Management Software report shows the resource capacity to take on proposed projects - drill down to see details of bottlenecks by skill
Innate Resource Management Software
Innate’s Resource Management Software improves the management of demand, resource, time and costs. It is particularly effective where the use of spreadsheets and/or Microsoft Project is not satisfactory.
Resource planning with Innate's multi-user web based interface has the look and feel of a traditional spreadsheet, and it has excellent synchronization with Microsoft Project, if required.
The Resource Management Software assists both project and resource managers in a matrix organization, or team leaders who manage both projects and resource. Other stakeholders receive just the information they need - a simple to use reports editor provides a comprehensive range of reports.
Innate's Software captures both project and business as usual tasks for the complete picture of demand. New work is normally entered with Innate's web-based spreadsheet, but Microsoft Project can be used for more complex schedules. A central database keeps all information current, complete and credible.
Innate Resource Management Software is easy to use, with excellent on demand reporting. It shows your current capacity to take on new work and identifies any skill bottlenecks.
As priorities and scope changes occur, you can rebalance the workload with "What if" scenarios to ensure that resource gets assigned to the most important tasks.
You can easily identify staff with the combination of skills and competencies that you need for each task. If they are unavailable the software details the conflict, so you can negotiate to have them reassigned.
Innate’s Resource Management Software gives managers common visibility of staffing issues across the portfolio, and helps them to collaborate effectively in delivering the best results for your business.
Why choose Innate for Resource Management Software?
A complete, modular resource management solution from a UK based software author
Flexibility – all the options to support your own process, standards and data requirements
Value for money – competitively priced product and low implementation costs provide a rapid payback
A quick, low risk implementation that gets you up and running fast
100 plus clients across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, many of them reference sites
‘Innate Resource Management Software surpassed my expectations with its ease of use, scalability and extremely efficient support desk’