Posted: March 19th, 2010 | Author: ashwin | Filed under: Articles | Tags: advantages, Online collaboration, project management, server, web application | 1 Comment »
The recessional economy coupled with the ever-present need for businesses to cut-costs so as to boost bottom-lines is bringing about more solutions to the table than any average business model can handle.
Of all the options though, online collaboration stands-out due to evident advantages. Does it make sense for a business to switch to project management software? Will this adoption of business intelligence software really bring about any strong benefits for businesses? Here’s why you must consider Online Collaboration:
Global streamlining of projects: For once, you could leverage the true potential of the Internet and have your projects handled by remote work-force, each logging in separately into the same collaboration system and delivering work. Work can be assigned to respective workers, with milestones, expected deliverables and dead-lines.
You could even set-up options to check activity levels, use time-tracking and other details pertaining to each of these virtual workers while they are on the system for complete hands-free management.
The obvious advantages are the incredible savings in costs due to reduction of office space required, ability to hire offshore work force for much less than that for local workers(outsourcing), more efficient work delegation and management and finally, a stupendous decrease in overall project management costs.
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Posted: October 1st, 2009 | Author: admin | Filed under: Articles | Tags: agile, expectations, project management | No Comments »
Business Information System (or BIS) is a software or set of applications that assist in daily business processing activities and management reporting requirements.
Before implementing any software or systems to an existing operation, it is vital to have everyone’s mindset aligned to the same expectations to improve collaboration while minimizing miscommunications.
Take advantage of the meeting time with your vendor so that you and your team can understand each other more. Also to establish relationships and make others like you first.
For any software to improve and add value, first, it has to be profitable to the software vendor. Like any expected human behavior, if there is no motivation for a development to proceed, it will stop or being abandoned. But if the software continues to improve, mature and add richness to it, the benefits are to the users of the software.
The fact is: There’s no such thing as a perfect software.
The perfection happens when users understand how the software works and take advantage of it.
The Way Datum Works
In Datum, we are highly motivated towards our software and we believe strongly that market-driven products are the way to go.
We love our clients because they pay us – not exactly. But because they are the domain experts. Their detailed experience mesmerize and inspire us to build solutions that empowers them to be on the competitive edge. Its our passion.
To achieve highest ROI in the software, is to first start to use it as soon as possible.
Being said so, our approach is to get the system running live first and then implement the suggestions (or wish-list) from the users. The bare minimum is to tweak the software to be able to run to replace existing operations that the software is capable of doing.
Coming back to the point, we are very much interested to know exactly the feedbacks and looking forward to improve the software with your team. However, to be realistic, timeframe and budget is part of the equation. Prioritizing is the answer.
Use what works, skip those that aren’t.
We can focus all-day-long on what the software cannot do, but that doesn’t bring any good to both parties. Try avoiding the gumption trap. Remember that motivation is the key to success in any project.
We look forward on collaborating with our clients and continuously building beautiful applications that gets the work done – fast.
In summary, expectations and motivations on both sides will make or break the success of the project.