When evaluating a purchase decision for a new solution or even migrating an existing system, organizations typically compare the price of on premises software to the recurring cost of subscription.
Is your company’s software trailing behind? Timemaster offers an improved solution.
Implementing professional services automation (PSA) software can be expensive and time consuming. And, if you implemented such software years ago, its output, development and support, may be outdated. In fact, the investment you made back then, instead of giving you a return, could be making life harder now.
I see this play out time and time again. I met with a large consulting engineer firm recently, ...
Writing a strong proposal is tough. How can firms in the Architecture and Engineering (A/E) industry improve their bid writing for better outcomes?
A firm in the A/E industry is the sum of its projects. But to secure projects, first, you need to bid for them.
Bidding is an art. To win clients, you need to be able to predict project cost and profitability; and to do that, your proposals need to be evermore financially robust and accurate.
Under the lid of the bid
What can go wrong ...
If you’re a business owner or manager, you need to make sure you’re on track to meet your goals. Are your reports helping you get there, or are they simply slowing you down?
Every financial year, we all set ourselves new goals, creating personal plans and refining what we want our business to achieve. But a plan is no good if it’s not regularly reviewed. You need to know if you’re progressing towards your ultimate goals. The best way to measure outcomes is to examine business reports ...
As the built environment booms, so too should small to medium-sized architect practices. But there are five common barriers that get in the way.
I have been working in the built environment for just over six months now. I don’t claim to be an architecture expert, in fact, I’m still learning about this industry. But I do come from a background where knowing your numbers, how to staff correctly and budget properly is key to business growth and survival.
Jane Duncan is the new President ...
The link between happiness, profitability and productivity is changing the way we think about work. Do you have the tools you need to make your team happy?
Imagine the world’s happiest workers; now picture them wearing hard hats. Earlier this year TINYpulse surveyed 30,000 employees from more than 500 companies in the 2015 Best Industry Ranking report. It revealed that construction and facility service workers are the happiest employees.
Why? Steady growth, job creation, development ...
How can you turn resource headaches into high performing teams?
With the recent upturn in the economy, businesses, in sectors from architecture to design and engineering, are preparing for expansion. In fact, the global construction market is forecast to grow by over 70 per cent by 2025, bringing changes in the international economy and creating new opportunities for the built environment.
Growing a business is exciting. More opportunities means an increase in revenue and profits and ...
According to a study by AffinityLive (January 2015), the US economy loses an estimated 50 million hours, or US$7.4 billion a day, in productivity because of incorrect timesheets. And it's not just the US where this is a problem!
You must have seen it: the Friday afternoon rush. People trying to remember what they did over the course of a week in a bid to complete their timesheets. This is not only inaccurate, but causes big problems for you as a manager.
If you’re struggling to ...
Works the way you do
Having up-to-date information of your team’s commitments, overall availability, time already booked and predicted profitability for one or all your projects, is essential information for project team leaders to track and manage their projects to successful outcomes.
It’s not always possible to gather your team around a central screen to discuss the status of a project. Wouldn’t it be handy if you could gather up-to-date resourcing plans for all your projects in a ...
Making the decision to implement a new IT system to improve the efficiency of your business can be a daunting and painstaking process; it’s not just the costs that need to be considered but what is involved now and ongoing. A to-do list can look something like this:
Source and research at least 3 suppliers
Have conversations and demos with said suppliers
Receive quotes from suppliers to review
Choose and go ahead with the most suitable one.
You might say that this sounds easy ...