SOURCE: Project Insight

Project Insight

August 13, 2013 05:03 ET

Project Insight Automates Abritas' Ability to Track Actual Project Costs in Real Time

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - Project Insight announced today that Abritas Ltd. has deployed its enterprise online project management software. Abritas is an independent supplier of web-based, fully managed business systems in the United Kingdom (UK).

Abritas' expansion and growth created the need to more closely manage project budgets, resources and the performance of the growing number of client implementation projects running concurrently. With a separate timesheet system used to track time, and Microsoft Project used to track project progress, the company relied on a number of manual reports that were created to determine costs and to monitor performance.

Abritas identified key criteria that a potential solution would need in order to address the major challenges faced by both project managers and the management team. By integrating this issue management functionality into the project management solution, project managers would be able to raise issues specifically against project tasks, assign these to individuals for resolution and track the time spent resolving each issue. After searching the market to identify which project management solutions potentially met the majority of the company's criteria, it selected Project Insight.

"Project Insight offers our users an easy-to-use solution with all the benefits of Microsoft Project and a time management solution, but with the capability we require to manage projects more closely within a collaborative environment," stated Abritas program manager John-Paul Page. "We now have the ability to more accurately plan timescales and costs during the sales process as well as more closely manage projects' performance to reduce overrun and maximize profitability. The Project Insight solution also enables us to tailor our own business needs to ensure we proactively manage project delivery while analyzing project performance to address areas for future improvement."

Once all client implementation projects had been migrated into the project management software, both project managers and the management team could receive a real-time picture of project performance. They were able to quickly take action to mitigate key areas of overrun or concern. With projects and time captured within a single system, project managers now can more accurately assess performance and, retrospectively, adapt project plans to ensure greater accuracy in the future.

About Abritas
Incorporated in 2000, Abritas is an independent supplier of web-based, fully managed business systems to over 180 local authorities throughout the United Kingdom (UK), including housing associations and social care providers. The company's fully integrated web solution is available across key aspects of social housing to provide applicants and staff with a complete solution from online applications to online advertisement and bidding, shortlisting and social housing allocation.

About Project Insight
Project Insight project and portfolio management software is powerful for project managers, easy for everyone. Project Insight offers a SaaS edition as well as an on-premise edition. Project Insight's software supports The Project Management Institute, Inc.'s (PMI) standards, and is compliant with the PMBOK® Guide. Project Insight and Metafuse are registered trademarks of Metafuse, Inc. Other brands are registered trademarks of their respective owners.