IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - Project management software provider, Project Insight, announces that Ulster County has selected their product to support their project management needs. The Ulster County government in New York State has an internal information technology (IT) team that oversees the deployment of any software purchased or built for the county government's team. The IT department also supports networks, servers, hardware and other software programs that keep Ulster County organized and efficient.
Prior to Project Insight, the county project team was creating and updating schedules in Excel. It was a manual process that often resulted in errors. Many times, the spreadsheets were not being updated and sent with the latest information. The assistant director wanted to build schedules easily with more integrity and accuracy. The IT team at Ulster County experienced the following challenges:
- Creating projects in Excel was manual and error prone
- No visibility of overall project status
- No visibility into resources' workloads
- No way to accurately track time against projects
- Not in an 'audit-ready' position
Why Project Insight
The Ulster IT department needed a project management solution with:
- The ability to provide real-time information
- A strong and user friendly scheduling capability
- Access to resources' work schedules
- Customizable and easy to use reporting functions
Project Insight's software met every requirement on the list, most importantly, the familiar, intelligent scheduling engine, and the ability to get started right away were important factors in choosing the product.
Project Insight provides the team with visibility into the project status in real-time, to the schedule, the time spent against it and how the resources can be best allocated. Having accurate insight into the overall project plan has helped the IT department at Ulster County to prioritize, which is a huge benefit during a tight economy. "Being able to answer the question 'what did your people do last year' -- allows us to be audit ready at any time which is important as a government agency," says the assistant director of programming. Being able to show the projects currently being worked on and by whom in real-time has made the IT department auditable and accountable by the people of Ulster County.
About Project Insight
Project Insight project management software is powerful for project managers, easy for everyone. Project Insight's software supports The Project Management Institute, Inc.'s (PMI) standards. Project Insight and Metafuse are registered trademarks of Metafuse, Inc.