Make Delivering a Successful Project Repeatable
Eralis Project for Software & Technology Firms, Based on SAP Business One
Eralis Project is currently only available in North America, through select partners.
Whether you’re developing new applications or performing IT support, you need visibility into your costs and resource usage for each and every customer and project. Eralis Project, based on SAP Business One, offers flexible project and ticket management designed to support every aspect of your project-based business.
Use Your Preferred Workflow
With support for multiple project types, Eralis Project, based on SAP Business One, allows you to work the way you want. Create traditional waterfall projects, use an agile approach, or some combination of the two for your development projects. Flexibility is at the core of the solution, giving you a multi-level work breakdown structure, so you can craft a plan that’s as detailed as your project requires.
Not a software development firm? For ongoing client support or break/fix projects, use tickets to track the work completed and create timesheet records automatically as the work is performed. Or use standardized project templates for repeatable engagements.
Create Accurate Project Plans Quickly
If you use a standardized methodology for your projects, you need the ability to quickly turn around a project plan that includes an accurate budget and timeline, whether it be at the proposal or design stage of the engagement. Starting this from scratch every time isn’t efficient, or even realistic. With Eralis Project, based on SAP Business One, you can use similar projects that are already configured as a template, to quickly setup your work breakdown structure and assign budgets and resources. From there, it’s simply a matter of adjusting for the specific requirements of the project at hand.
The flexible multi-level work breakdown structure allows you to create flat or detailed project plans, based on the complexity of your projects. With detailed activities and resource assignment, you have access to more accurate resource planning that shows the requirements of individual employees at various phases of the project.
Easy access to actual and estimated cost comparisons on your past projects, allows you to identify stages of the project that require additional budget for labor or materials. The end result is more accurate project plans, turned out in a fraction of the time it used to take before using Eralis Project, based on SAP Business One.
Understand Where Time is Being Spent
To deliver projects on time and optimize profitability, you need to know exactly how much time is being spent on a project. Eralis Project, based on SAP Business One, integrates time tracking and project management into a single solution, so your team can easily allocate their time against the appropriate project. View real-time progress on individual stages and activities, so you always know the status of your projects. Employee key performance indicators allow you to easily see how your team is performing on a week-by-week basis. With a company-wide resource view, you can distribute work across your team more effectively, avoiding burnout and making the most of your resource expertise.
Streamline Project Management from Initiation to Go-live
Whether you’re designing a new system or conducting a technology audit, you need the ability to track your progress in real-time, to ensure you meet your deliverables. With your entire project team working inside the same system to track time and progress on particular tasks, you have the latest updates at your fingertips. Time and expenses entered by every member of your team are tagged directly to a project or specific project activity, giving you real-time access to your labor and budget status. Visual tools make it easy to see your progress on individual project stages, so you know just how far along you are in comparison to where you should be.
This level of visibility allows you to identify potential timeline and budget overruns early on, before they occur, so you can adapt as necessary and get back on track. If scheduling adjustments are required, you can avoid conflicts with a complete view of your resource commitments across all ongoing projects.
Eralis Project, based on SAP Business One, gives you a centralized location to track and process all project costs, maximizing recapture of potential billable time and improving profitability. Track your actual spend against your budgeted amount in real-time, so you’re never caught off guard by overages. Detailed project reporting allows you to analyze your financial performance at any point in time, so you can make the required adjustments to optimize your profitability.
Bill More Efficiently
Billing for engagements is typically time consuming and relies on efficient communication between technical project leads and the Finance department. As a Financial Controller, it can be difficult to collect draft billing details from these Project Managers. As a Project Manager, it can be time-consuming to identify billable time and expenses, or to accurate determine progress for billing or revenue recognition purposes. Add to this the effort required to review the accuracy of potentially billable time and note any necessary mark-ups (or mark-downs) to align with contracted budgets. Monthly billing can become a real hassle, and communicating these details between project managers and the Accounting department can quickly become unwieldy.
You need a simple, efficient process for identifying the applicable project costs to be billed to the client according to the terms of your contract. Eralis Project, based on SAP Business One, allows you to configure the billing settings for individual phases and tasks in your project, making it easy to manage as the work gets underway. Draft billing is completed by Project Managers in a fraction of the time it used to take, with bulk processing of multiple transactions. These draft billing instructions are automatically available to Accounting for invoicing with a few simple clicks, dramatically reducing the time required to get accurate invoices out the door and in the hands of your customer.
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