Project Management Software: Getting the Most from Your Tools

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Is your current construction project management software the best tool for the job? Is it possible that having a more appropriate tool could facilitate your processes while being more effective and easier to use?

Until recently there have been fewer choices for project management software. Because they came on a “take what you can get” basis and were not easily customizable, they required you to work their way instead of them working your way.

Compare old project management software to a new, untrained employee. Its intentions may be good, but it’s slow, not up to speed or up to date. It can probably figure out a solution, but at what cost to your company. Will it be the best solution accomplished on time and on budget? Tasks may end up taking longer. Your new employee will improve; the trouble is, your outdated project management solutions will not; it will just fall further and further behind and will end up costing your company money and perhaps even worse, lost business.

Your old project management software could even become a tyrant, demanding that you work around it rather than it working for you. Ultimately your software needs to be working for you, not the other way around. It needs to be sufficiently malleable to adjust to the needs of your business which may be different from other businesses. Not just from other industries, but from others in your industry.

There is a solution to the problem:

An effective project management solution should be:

  • Intuitive and easy to navigate
  • Able to integrate with systems that you are already familiar with, e.g. Microsoft Outlook and Excel.
  • Able to handle your project management needs, even if they are not exactly like anyone else’s.
  • Able to create and edit documents without having to juggle back and forth from your email or other applications that you’re working in.
  • Able to work with many accounting applications so you won’t have to be switching back and forth between systems.
  • When it comes to choosing the right tool though, it is flexibility that will really put you ahead of the game. Why? Because it turns out that the easiest way to manage a project is to have tools that perfectly match your needs. You need a system that’s going to do what you want, when you want it to. Today with software like IPM, that’s built to be easily customizable, there are no excuses. Software like this, which is accessible from any device, browser or operating system, and allows you to capture new data easily, is a solution to your problems.

    The solution that has it all is IPM Global Project Management.

    You no doubt want to be a leader in your industry; why not adopt software that is also a leader and that allows you to run your business your way and see the rewarding results of a job well done, on time and on budget?

    Contact IPM Global to learn more about IPM Global’s Project Management Solution and what it can do for your business.


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