A Project Management cloud-based solution as adaptable as you are: ProWorkflow
There are several good reasons why project management has been compared to juggling. Primary is the need to keep all objects in the air — the elements and entities in the project — in the right order, safely aloft and flying on a true and pre-determined trajectory.
It’s also arguable that one of the primary skills involved in juggling and therefore project management is to be able to compensate, quickly, to any changes in environment or slight deviation caused by external factors: a gust of wind or an unexpectedly long wait for a contractor to complete their tasks, respectively.
Many companies whose work is mainly project-based fall foul of deadlines and budgets because of using multiple tools to get a project completed. In technology terms, we talk about data silos, where teams each use different software or services from their colleagues and whose information is kept close to those solutions’ users and rarely shared.
In business terms, we might talk about poor communication, lack of collaboration, and elements such as partner companies or freelancers not given a clear-enough brief on what is expected of them.
Having a centralized yet adaptable single source of information kills two birds with one stone: there is but one source of relevant information for a project, and the same place is where the disparate teams, individuals, partner organizations, and outside bodies can come together to pool knowledge, progress reports, updates and generally share data.
Project management suites have existed for a few decades now but have previously lacked adaptability — or if they have been customizable, the costs of doing so have been eye-watering (a Google search for “Salesforce developer day-rates” should illuminate this point).
But the latest generation of work management platforms designed for project-based workloads from ProWorkflow has changed the environment in this crowded market. It is a fully-modularized platform that creates a bespoke offering, comprising only the parts of the overall solution that are relevant.
Furthermore, it’s pitched at a realistic price point, on a per-person, per-month basis (it is a fully-managed, cloud-hosted solution, as you might expect). This is enterprise power, at startup prices.
Whether your company is a software development house or a “traditional” utility or construction company, each module is — as of itself — adaptable, too. As specialists in this space, the developers and teams at ProWorkflow have built a set of tools that suit a broad range of industries, with all the nuances and differences well reflected, between, for instance, the timesheeting requirements of freelance designers, and those of agency day-rate contractors for construction. At the core of the product’s time-tracking module (to continue the example) is the cost to the company of time; the specifics of how this is recorded and charged are there for each organization to reflect in the way the platform is used.
Angela Byers, the CEO and Managing Partner of Byers Creative uses ProWorkflow, and told Tech Wire Asia of the company’s experiences before and after the deployment:
“[Before,] our contractors and freelancers would provide their number of hours via email. Things can slip through the cracks with this process. We love that ProWorkflow allows for client and contractor access so everything can be kept in one seamless place.”
Every module (the full list of options available as add-ons to the “core” platform is here) has the same basis of reliability, data integrity, and cybersecurity baked in — and the results across the board are as positive as Byers Creative’s. And as a fully cloud-native application, no surprises are waiting comprising specific hardware requirements, fragile VPN tunnels, or third-party billing applications that are not included.
However, it is worth mentioning that existing technologies representing investment (like a fully-fledged book-keeping or payments solution, for example) are easily integrated with ProWorkflow. There are standard APIs for the edge-case applications that may still be a part of your organization’s technology stack, but most off-the-shelf apps will integrate using ready-made code available from ProWorkflow’s connectivity “app store.”
The ProWorkflow platform brings together the disparate and complex parts of even the most intricate project, putting each one into a centralized source-of-truth available to all involved parties. The beauty of the platform lies in both its adaptability in terms of how it’s used and adaptability to the changes that every project undergoes as it progresses.
The large and expensive ERP solutions that many companies sought out a few years ago to help them plan and execute projects more efficiently lack the specialist focus of ProWorkflow. Plus, they come with a price-tag and an unwritten lock-in that many organizations begin to regret just a few short months after their implementation.
And on the subject of finances ProWorkflow makes sense for Byers Creative on many levels. We asked Angela what the Finance department in particular liked about the solution. She told us:
“All project expenses are in one place, and they don’t have to hunt down receipts and emails tied to the project. The reporting is fabulous. We can run just about any report we need to see the results of clients, staff, projects, tasks, etc. This really helps with our billing process.”
If your company could use some help with its juggling prowess, especially as the organization grows in size and capabilities, sign up for a trial (see below) of this powerful solution, and see how many juggling balls your teams can keep in the air without blinking.
You may even be mid-search for a project management platform, or just starting looking. Save yourself some time, Angela Byers urges:
“We vetted hundreds of products before finding ProWorkFlow. There is nothing like it.”
Sign up for the free trial, and see for yourself how things might change for the better.