If you answer 'Yes' to one of these two questions then it is:
Still not sure? Then take a look at these key Procision+ advantages to help you decide...
Maybe you make things for your end customers (where those things are generally different for each customer). Or perhaps you provide a service, where that service consists of labour and materials (like a sign writer). With Procision+ you can manage a parts or inventory list, group similar items, and define cost price and a charge price for each material (that you can override when you use it).
You can also have two-dimensional materials, and different usage and pricing units (like a sheet material that you buy in m2and sell in mm x mm), and manage suppliers. You can also raise purchase orders, adjust estimated prices, and apportion freight. We find that many of our customers don’t require a full-fledged inventory application (that manages warehousing, re-ordering, etc.), but are very happy with the material handling that Procision+ provides.
In other words, do you care if Fred has 7 hours of work assigned to him tomorrow, when you are paying him for 8?
Use resource scheduling to see a summary of assigned and available hours for all staff, across all projects, and fill in those gaps or move projects out to match your capacity. All sorts of businesses love this ability, especially those which bill the customer on a per-hour consultancy basis. Many other project management products do not have resource scheduling, or use task bars across several days (like a typical Gantt chart). It’s hard to keep you staff productivity at a consistently high level with that kind of approach.
Procision+ is a web application, but uses a ribbon approach similar to recent versions of Microsoft Office. Our customers generally find this a pleasure to use, and it's much less ‘clunky’ than other project planning software applications.
We also have a mobile web application designed especially for team members performing tasks and consuming materials – they find this very easy to use on both smart phones and tablets.
Using Procision+ you can keep a good eye on who is doing what, if things are running late, and if things are costing what you are expecting. To delve deeper into the situation generally requires only one click or two.
Customers who really like this capability tend to be in industries where jobs or projects are flying around thick and fast, or where there is potential for over- or under-charging, hence the importance of reliable job tracking.
Procision+ supports multi-country and multi-currency operations, and keeps track of exchange rates and different tax rates.
These features aren’t easy to find in cloud-based project management or time-tracking applications.
We can take your Microsoft Project files and inject them into Procision+. We can also update your MS Project file with the actual progress recorded in Procision+, helping to keep your project planning on track throughout.
If you like to plan your life in your Outlook calendar, then you can import your Procision+ task assignments, and send an appointment through to Procision+ as time performed on a task. You can synchronize you Outlook and Procision+ views of the world at any time. And you can operate Procision+ in conjunction with MS Dynamics CRM.
Procision+ can send invoices straight to Procision+, with different levels of invoice detail, and a new customer can be created in Xero automatically from within Procision+.
On the purchasing side, Purchase Orders can be sent to Xero where they appear as accounts payable. Each Activity, Material Type, or Expense Category can also be mapped to a different account in the Xero chart of accounts. This deep integration with Xero can really speed up your paperwork (well, non-paperwork) if you are lucky enough to be using their fine product. And we are adding integration features all the time.
Procision+ lets you define and record the activities that your staff undertake to complete their work.
For example, if one of your projects has a task ‘Get sign-off on plans’, then you can record the time spent on ‘phone calls’, ‘meetings’, ‘document review’, and ‘dealing with the authorities’ (you get to choose these categories, of course). You can then make use of Procision+ analytics to see how much of the time your staff are spending doing various tasks, this can certainly help with resource scheduling decisions down the track.
If so, Procision+ is probably not for you. Construction has some very specific needs, such as retentions and variations, that Procision+ does not meet (yet).
However, if you manufacture and supply components or custom items for the construction industry (like balustrades, for example), then these ‘missing’ features will be less important and you will be able to use Procision+ in the same way as other custom manufacturing companies. In that case, we’d definitely like you to try out Procision+.