Managing projects with NetSuite
Whatever your business might be, for many of us being profitable and continuing to increase your profitability is the main goal. But how can you achieve this?
Whatever your industry may be, the same challenges crop up making it hard to excel in our jobs as we know we can and should but are held back by the tools and processes that create obstacles in our path to success.
Whether you are a pure or partial service driven organisation, it is critical to you that accurate time and expense is updated against your project. This will allow you to review your projects critical path versus your baseline and forecast, as well as the ability to account for all costs that are then billed to your customers.
With on-premise solutions, there can be the frustration for resources not being able to access their system whilst away from the office which creates a backlog of tasks, or you may have external contractors working on the other side of the globe making communication difficult. Such delays mean a process can be a real chore as it takes too long and gets put off and then possibly forgotten. Without the right KPI's and real-time reports, it is not easy to check who has missing timesheets, which can run the risk that time is not billed to the customer.
There is an app for that!
With NetSuite’s cloud-based solution, time can be entered as you go during the day.
Just start the timer, enter a memo, and load them up while on the train on your way home.
Or, enter your expenses and attach your receipt by attaching a photo before it becomes lost in the bottom of your bag.
System updates, bug fixes, upgrades etc, can prevent you from delivering project management. This can be frustrating when you and your team are unable to gain an insight into your projects and resource allocations for periods of time.
The benefits of a cloud-based solution mean that all the prepping, planning and testing is done for you so your upgrade, configurations and customisation migrate seamlessly. Imagine that!
With plenty of notice of new releases, you have time to review the new features and get ready to use them.
Improved visibility and accessibility
Lack of a single source system makes project visibility in real time almost impossible until you have gathered, chased, prepared, validated and imported the data, by which time the data is already out of date. This is a time-consuming exercise that has taken you away from managing your projects to the high level you strive to achieve.
By having a single source system that is cloud-based, mobile-enabled and social, NetSuite frees the modern business from antiquated PC-based, anti-social systems locked behind the firewall.
Whether it is from the comfort of your home, office or on the move using your tablet or smartphone, you can gain access to your data.
Analytics in real-time
With real-time analytics displayed on the user interface, users know what they should be doing and how they are helping the business with easily accessible reports and key performance indicators.
NetSuite offers solutions and software for professional services organisations of all sizes and business needs—from 2 resources to 20,000. As all NetSuite solutions are run in the cloud, your professional services firm gets support for the way your services teams work today, on the road, between meetings and as you go, with online, offline and mobile access.
NetSuite's PSA (Professional Services Automation) and SRP (Service Resource Planning) software solutions drive high performance in professional services organisations.