Kimble Software


 

Kimble is a cloud-based professional services automation (PSA) solution. Key features include operations dashboard, resource scheduling and business forecasting.

With Kimble’s prospecting feature, users manage propositions by identifying the target segment, launching marketing campaigns, planning task and event details with partners and expose leads. Once leads have been exposed, users can define engagement, forecast cost and revenue and create proposals in order to receive an order.

The resource engagement feature focuses on forecasting cost which involves estimation of demand for resources, skills required for the assignment and more. Contractor’s self-billing portal provides information about contractor, purchase orders for suppliers, time and expenses details, supplier invoice details and more.

The solution also assists in developing timesheets in which the data gets auto-populated with project schedules in order to capture time for each task. The operations dashboard identifies incomplete timesheets and notifies the users through email.

This solution is priced per user per month. The solution is compatible with Android and iOS devices.

 

Kimble - Prospecting
 
  • Kimble - Prospecting
    Prospecting
  • Kimble - Lead to order
    Lead to order
  • Kimble - Scope to delivery
    Scope to delivery
  • Kimble - Resource engagement
    Resource engagement
  • Kimble - Manage change
    Manage change
  • Kimble - Supply resource
    Supply resource
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Femi from Lawrencia Consulting
Specialty: Accounting/Taxes
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2018

October 2018

Kimble is nimble

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Pros

Full functional Automation in a box, if you can flow chart any process you can automate it on Kimble.

Cons

I don't have too much of complains, but you need to invest a lot of time and energy to fully master Kimble

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Stacy from The Judge Group
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Awful ATS

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We use Kimble to track our applicants and all the stages they go through. I can't find anything good about this.

Cons

It's cumbersome, there are several steps to push a candidate through the process, and it takes forever to enter anything and save it. NOT A FAN

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Bob from Deluxe
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Poor experience for the implementation specialist

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Pros

Project management suite built on SalesForce that can make the project management experience great for a project manager. Give good overall view of different reporting aspects such as time based revenue reporting.

Cons

Painful experience as a project member. Trying to understand workloads and projected hours can be difficult with the generalize way of assigning hours to workers. Isn't a great for time management entry and can be difficult to report on hours.

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Emily from Pcubed
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Thoughts on Kimble

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It would be great if some fields were auto-populated. For example, as a recruiter, I need to manually type in my name, my Business Manager's name, and location every time I create a new resource record. It should automatically fill these fields out for me with the ability for me to override when needed.

Pros

Kimble does what our Management Consulting firm needs it to do. It tracks opportunities and resources, and has reporting functions.

Cons

This software tool could be much easier for users, it requires tons of manual data entry which is very administrative in nature.

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Peer from entero AG
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

October 2018

October 2018

"best in market PSA"

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easy billing process
realtime view on project success
easy to use time & expense
better organization of resources

Pros

all in one solution for ALL relevant business processes in a typical consulting company

Cons

would prefer if Kimble could highlight the most important and most needed features (update 2018: this became much better with the new user interface)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kieran from CLOUT!
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2018

September 2018

PSA that allows you to look ahead not in the real view mirror

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We manage our entire consulting business in Kimble and could not easily run our business without it.

Pros

Kimble integrates really well with Sales Cloud giving us end to end visibility of our Sales Forecast, Revenue Forecast, Team utilisation, Project Billing, Invoicing, Project and Business Unit Margin in Real Time. We can look forward and see issues before they occur when we can still take action. The solution supports all our Pre Sales, Sales and Delivery operations as well as being tightly integrated to our salesforce platform.

Cons

Kimble has a lot of functionality and as a result it can be hard to find what you are looking for if you are not in the tool every day. It has a complex data model to support all this functionality which can make writing new reports trickier than on vanilla salesforce however Kimble supply a vast array of reports out of the box which address everything we need without building additional reports.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Peter from Sadhana Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2018

September 2018

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Implementing Kimble helped us with Resource Planning, Revenue Visibility and Forecasting, Increased Utilization, Time Capture. As a small services company, it forced us to really step up our game. But that's what's needed to grow...and not lose sleep due to guessing at resource availability, and also revenue/cost/margin projections.

Pros

Kimble lets you create templates for how you sell and deliver your services. You begin using it during the selling phase. Who will be your resources? What skills do they need? When will those resources be scheduled? The process follows all the way from the original proposal, through delivery, time and utilization tracking, and on through to invoicing. The unique thing about Kimble is that it's forward looking and forward planning.

The goal of any consulting company, and how Kimble is designed, is to reduce bench time and feel confident in taking on and planning delivery of products down the road. And as you do all that within Kimble you'll have a forward-looking financial picture as well. For us it's all about balancing the supply and demand. All project time, revenue, and costs for a project are mapped out for as far forward as your projecting. Usually you have extra FTEs doing just that work.

Take the time to do a proper implementation, and you'll need to dedicate plenty of time to testing all your use cases. There is a lot of knowledge transfer that has to happen, and we've had to resist the urge to rush through the implementation.

Cons

Not a dislike, but know that this is a tool to manage your business, and as such you'll want your delivery managers using it daily. You've got to engage with this product and it's process. If you don't, then it's just backward-looking time entry. Since you're reading this review I'm guessing you've had enough of that.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alex from Lemongrass

February 2017

February 2017

Time and expense on mobile that works

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Been doing all my time and expense via the Kimble app for 3 years. Love it. Intuitive and reliable - no more receipt keeping. Integrates perfectly with sales force.com

Pros

Simple UI

Cons

Could be a bit smarter to reduce taps - like defaulting today's date to expense claims!

Review Source: Capterra