Future-Proofing Your Professional Services Profit Margins

Author: Categories: Control, Efficiency, Profitability, Project Management, Resource Management, Results

Professional services automation software is most commonly portrayed as a tool that catalyzes intelligent growth and extends the life of essential systems as organizations expand and take on more complexity. However, PSA software is equally important when project volume is lean, and the viability of an organization depends on ensuring profitability is maximized for every project. The institutional knowledge held … Read More

Deliver Projects Confidently with Intelligent Resource Scheduling

Author: Categories: Control, Efficiency, Features, Project Management, Resource Management

Professional services are a rewarding career path, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of the industry is working alongside talented staff with unique skillsets. Account managers, designers, consultants, and developers collaborate to produce exceptional work for clients and stakeholders, often with shifting goals and challenges. Navigating this work on a daily basis is an ongoing achievement that requires extraordinary … Read More

Demand a Partnership Experience that Matches the Quality of Your Service

Author: Categories: Benefits, Control, Efficiency, Growth, Overview, Professional Services, PSA Software, Results, Scalability

My first fulltime professional role after graduate school was as a coordinator and later account specialist at a multi-national marketing agency. My strongest memories from that time in my career all revolve around project delivery. My team was defined by our responsiveness to significant short-term spikes in project volume (especially around the Black Friday seasons for retail clients). Satisfying clients … Read More

How to Measure and Calculate Billable Utilization: Formula for Professional Services

Author: Categories: Benefits, Efficiency, Professional Services, PSA Software, Resource Management

What is billable utilization in professional services

Utilization. Every professional services firm I’ve ever worked with—whether they’re a management consultancy, a digital marketing organization, or a technology implementer—calculates and measures a billable utilization formula. Every professional services manager—from the executive leadership level to delivery managers to department heads—tries to improve utilization. Every billable consultant is, at least in part, evaluated and compensated on resource utilization. Billable utilization … Read More

Invoicing for Professional Services: Best Practices and Scalable Processes

Author: Categories: Efficiency, Professional Services, Project Accounting

Invoicing for Professional Services

Invoicing for professional services work is one of those things that seems simple on the surface. Download an Excel invoicing template for consulting services, punch in your hours and rate, render a services invoice, and send it to the client. For professional services organizations with just a few consultants, this is often the approach. Of course, as service teams grow … Read More

Utilization and Engagement – How Efficient Management Impacts the Workplace

Author: Categories: Efficiency, Professional Services, Resource Management

Utilization-Management-Tools

Utilization is a loaded term in the professional services sector. Decision-makers get excited when discussing utilization because they often face demand to maximize every bit of resourcing they have available to improve the bottom line. We talk about strategies for maximizing resource utilization a lot on this blog (because it is what we do every day), but there really are … Read More

The Secret to Smart Professional Services Resource Management

Author: Categories: Efficiency, Professional Services, Resource Management

Leonardo da Vinci was the ultimate Renaissance Man. It’s hard to comprehend that the same person who painted the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper was also an accomplished military engineer, architect and mathematician. Da Vinci had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in both the arts and sciences as well as a unique ability to combine concepts from those diverse … Read More

The Power of Results-Driven Professional Services Automation

Author: Categories: Efficiency, Professional Services, PSA Software, Results

*This post was updated April 2020* Projector PSA is solely focused on helping people- and project-centric services firms run more efficiently, successfully, and profitably. This results-driven approach is apparent not only within the core PSA application, but also in our diverse service and support offerings. Projector’s mission statement has led it to become the leading independent PSA solution, and has … Read More

How PSA Software Helps You Deliver More with Less – PSA Infographic Deconstructed: Part Four

Author: Categories: Efficiency, Professional Services, Resource Management

Over the past few blog posts we’ve examined how service organizations can enhance their profitability by implementing a professional services automation (PSA) solution. We covered increasing utilization, improving project margins, and using PSA software to deliver more successful projects. Today, we’ll take a look at professional services software from an operational efficiency perspective—delivering more with less. Because services automation software … Read More

3 Essential Tools to Improve Resource Utilization – PSA Infographic Deconstructed: Part One

Author: Categories: Efficiency, Professional Services, Profitability

Resource Scheduling Software helps professional services firms match the right person with the right project. In the professional services business, utilization and profitability are two sides of the same coin. It’s quite simple to optimize one at the expense of the other, at least in the short run. Discount your rates heavily, and your utilization will soar, but to the … Read More