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Mavenlink offers services and solutions for project management, resource planning, collaboration and financial management. It was designed for professional services and it is suited businesses looking for team collaboration and project... Read more
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Resource Guru is a cloud-based resource scheduling application is suitable for organizations of all sizes. Resource Guru enables booking and rescheduling through the calendar feature and a drag-and-drop scheduling tool. The Availability... Read more
Saviom ERM (enterprise resource management) is a resource management solution suitable for companies of all sizes. Saviom ERM offers scheduling, capacity planning, reports and analytics, resource planning and third-party integrations. Saviom... Read more
10,000ft is a cloud-based project and resource management solution for SMB to enterprise-level organizations. 10,000ft helps your team make confident operational decisions without the overly complicated processes or steep learning... Read more
AccountSight is a cloud-based professional services automation (PSA) solution targeting startups and other growing businesses. Key features include applications for project management, time tracking, billing and invoicing, expense... Read more
Workfront (formerly AtTask) is a cloud-based project management solution that helps teams to prioritize, route, manage and report on their work. It is suitable for businesses of any size and industry including IT, architecture and... Read more
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Projectmanager.com is a project management software solution that offers applications including budgeting, time tracking, task management, document management and reporting. Projectmanager.com also offers Gantt chart functionality... Read more
Easy Projects is a cloud-based project management platform suitable for midsize organizations and enterprises. Easy Projects provides every contributing team member, project manager, executive, stakeholder or customer with access... Read more
Forecast is a cloud-based project portfolio management solution that helps businesses of all sizes to plan and execute projects. It helps users keep track of project requirements, manage project history and predict time and resource... Read more
WorkOtter is a cloud-based resource, program and project management solution that helps businesses centralize projects, balance supply and demand of resources and track project time and status. WorkOtter allows users to manage a portfolio... Read more
Sciforma is a cloud-based project and portfolio management solution for enterprises that allows to strategically track and analyze project data and make relevant decisions. It can be sold as a stand-alone portfolio management, project... Read more
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Teamdeck is a cloud-based resource management solution suitable for creative agencies, software design firms and startups. Key features include resource scheduling, time tracking and leave management. Teamdeck helps project managers... Read more
HarmonyPSA is a hybrid professional services automation (PSA) solution that helps cloud-based managed service providers and software companies of all sizes to manage their business operations. The solution can be deployed either on-premise... Read more
NetSuite OpenAir offers buyers a collection of applications designed to support every stage of the professional services delivery lifecycle. Offered as Software-as-a-Service, the platform includes applications to manage projects, resources,... Read more
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Workzone is a project management solution that offers document management, project collaboration, customizable reporting, resource and task management and time tracking. The software is cloud-based and offers automated emailed reports... Read more
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Clarizen is a cloud-based collaborative work management solution designed to help organizations manage cross-company engagement. The solution provides tools to connect resources, manage workflows and plan activities. Clarizen planning... Read more
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Smartsheet is a work execution platform with a familiar spreadsheet-like interface that helps teams plan, track, and manage projects in real-time. The collaborative platform offers a range of project management tools, such as document... Read more
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Ravetree is a cloud-based project management solution with integrated resource planning, customer relationship management and time and expense tracking capabilities. The solution helps users manage project workflows, task assignment... Read more
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KeyedIn Projects is a cloud-based project management solution for enterprise-level companies offering a suite with features, such as program management, professional services automation and project portfolio management application.... Read more
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Deltek Vision is a cloud-based project-based solution for professional services firms that is available for cloud or on-premise deployment. It combines project accounting, resource management, project management, time/expense management... Read more
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The first and most crucial step in executing any project is selecting the right resources. Therefore, it becomes important that managers pick the appropriate resources based on their team or organization’s skill set. A resource management tool can automate this step and helps project managers make quick decisions while optimizing employee staffing.
In this guide, we’ll cover the ins and out of a new breed of project management software: resource management software. A growing number of vendors are now offering these tools, which focus on employee skills and availability, within their project management platforms.
Here’s what you need to know:
What Is Resource Management Software?
Common Functionality of Resource Management Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Benefits of Resource Management Software
Key Considerations for Resource Management Software
Resource management software is a type of project management software. It allows organizations to track the availability of their employees, identify what skills they have and schedule them for projects accordingly. Resource management tools are typically used by larger organizations, which have a greater need to optimize employee workloads and identify which workers are best suited for certain projects.
For example, a large software development firm might use resource management software to help select a team of front-end, back-end and full-stack developers, who each have unique skill sets, to work on a big project. This eliminates the busywork of manually trying to identify and schedule the right people for the job.
Here are some common capabilities you can expect to find in most resource management tools:
|Skills and availability tracking||This important tool allows users to find employees with certain skills who are available at certain times and assign work to them. This relies on users inputting employee schedules and workflows and creating a profile that lists their relevant skills. For example, a project manager would use this functionality to find which back-end developers at her organization are available to tackle a side project in the coming month.|
|Staffing forecasting||Allows organizations to plan for expected staffing needs in the future by collecting internal data regarding sales, product development, product launches etc., then making recommendations based on that data. For example, if higher sales are expected in the coming quarter, the system would recommend hiring a certain number of sales reps.|
|Knowledge base||Some platforms will include a library of white papers and community channels to help human resources and project managers better understand what types of workers they’ll need for technical positions. These might contain easy-to-understand explanations of technical skills and roles that help managers know what to look for when hiring.|
|Request automation||This tool simplifies the process of selecting teams for particular assignments by automatically searching for and identifying suitable employees, based on their skills and availability.|
|Document template||Enable team managers to streamline the repetitive work of managing resources. You can use a previously used template that features all the required tasks and resources for the new project. This template eliminates the need to re-enter all the details again and again.|
|Timesheet management||Allows users to track the actual time spent by an individual on a particular project. Managers can also calculate the overtime of each project. An optional feature of automatic notification can also be included in the tool that notifies the managers when any of their team members log in to the system.|
In general, resource management platforms are best suited for large organizations that have more than 500 employees. However, smaller companies in software development, engineering or other highly technical fields can still get a lot of use out of resource management tools. Companies with fewer than 500 employees that aren’t in a highly technical field can generally get by with a traditional project management suite.
In general, here are the biggest benefits you will see from using resource management software at your organization:
Here are a few other things to keep in mind as you evaluate resource management software: