OK, so I’d like to clear something up. Some time ago we wrote a White Paper discussing what makes accounting in the construction / engineering sector different to other industries. The conclusion was that there is nothing terribly different about accounting in the AEC sector but it can appear to be different and more difficult due to the complex nature of project costing. And to make it potentially more confusing, add project management into the mix. And this is where usability and a centralised and integrated system become very relevant.
If you’re looking to simplify complex management systems and make them more manageable, then the answer is yes. You do have to consider integrating quality, safety and environment (QSE) into your company’s main Project Management (PM) process.
The short answer is yes. Between a stack of paper and powerful software, project managers are definitely better off with Project manager tools. Not all project management tools, however, are created equal. Some are ideal for long-term collaborative projects, while many others lack crucial features that help teams seamlessly work together.
How many projects have you managed with PM software where the schedule or the budget were completely accurate from the start? When you talk to any experienced project manager they will tell you that no project schedule, budget, or flow is set in stone. Flexibility is a natural part of today’s project management world with tight budgets and even tighter time-lines.