Successful Project Management Demands Attention to Detail
Tim is a project manager at an expanding door and hardware distributer. Thanks to his detail-oriented work ethic, Tim has been entrusted with more responsibilities and bigger jobs. What made him good at his job has now become a liability, since his hands-on approach limits the size and complexity of projects he can take on.
To avoid getting overwhelmed with too big a workload, Tim needs to be able to increase his capacity without sacrificing the reliability that has brought him so much success.
Complex Jobs Eat Up Time
Complex jobs are taking up all of Tim’s time, and he doesn’t have the capacity to expand the way his general manager wants him to. Tim needs effective tools that will help him take on more complex projects, while at the same time freeing up his time so he can take on an even bigger workload.
ERP Systems for More Efficient Project Management
ContractERP showed Tim how he can scale his processes to increase his bandwidth and efficiencies. With ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, repetitive tasks can be automated and complex tasks can be broken up into little jobs.
For example, ContractERP allows Tim, and everyone on his team, to view the status of any project in real time. This helps him anticipate possible problems before they become a big issue. It also eliminates the need to come up with time-intensive workarounds involving multiple platforms and endless spreadsheets. Instead, all stages of a project, from pricing to engineering to billing, are instantly visible through ContractERP’s project management software.
Now fast-paced projects are moved along without threatening the rest of the pipeline, and Tim enjoys a clear view into the day to day with plenty of bandwidth to spare.
Work Small, Win Big
Tim discovered the true power of an ERP system for door and hardware firms—the ability to work small and win big. Through improving and streamlining existing workflows, companies can increase sales without having to increase overhead. And key employees and project managers, like Tim, are given the tools they need to successfully increase their workload and improve their efficiencies:
- Inventory Tracking: know exactly what inventory you have in stock, and what you need to special order, within the ERP software
- Progress Billing: bill every step of the process, so you’re not left holding the bill
- Automated Tasks: repetitive tasks, such as inputting orders, can be automated and streamlined so you’re only inputting data once (instead of multiple times on multiple platforms)
- Increased Visibility into Individual Projects: check the status of any project, so you don’t have to call a client back when the call to check in on an order
With ContractERP, Tim found that complex projects ran more smoothly and allowed him and his team to take on more work and drive more sales for his company.