In our 20 years experience as software providers, we have found the end users are one of the most important factors to consider when it comes to finding the right project management solution for your company. After all, they will be the ones using it day in, day out.
If the software is too complicated, inflexible or doesn’t do exactly what they need it to do, end users will switch off and the money invested in the software will have been wasted. Alternatively, if the software is well suited, flexible and functional, it can enhance users’ procedures and they can become more efficient and productive. That’s why it’s so important to consider the benefits software will bring to users as well as your business.
1. IPM is built for project managers
When we began developing IPM, it was specifically with project managers in mind. Unlike other project management systems, it is not based on an accounting system with some project management aspects built into it. The developers of IPM also have over 20 years experience in the construction industry, so really understand what project managers need by way of software.
2. IPM is user friendly
IPM can be used from within Microsoft Outlook, which makes it one of the most user friendly project management solutions around. Most project managers are already familiar with the Outlook environment and use it on a daily basis, so by accessing all the project related information from here, IPM helps increase user adoption and saves time transferring communication and documents from one application to another.
3. You can access your information from anywhere
IPM’s central database can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. So if you’re out on site or working from home, you still have access to the most up to date project information. Even if you don’t have an internet connection, IPM can still be used offline and all data will synchronize with the main database the next time a connection is restored.
4. You can customize IPM
Because IPM is built on a Microsoft Dynamics framework, all workflows, forms, reports, dashboards and fields can be customized according to your individual needs.
5. You can automatically file documents and emails
With IPM you have an improved communications history around project documents due to the automatic filing process, both of project documents and emails. Unlike other applications, IPM’s automatic email filing functionality tracks and files emails according to the individual transaction, not the job.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits IPM could bring to your business, please feel free to contact us for a free demo.