You’ve just found the ideal software for managing and scheduling your team. From recording skills to managing individual availability … it’s just transcendental.
Record the details that matter.
Find the best resource for the job.
Achieve your goals.
Need to focus on freelance designers with Photoshop skills in New York? Or developers with HTML and CSS skills in the technical department? Use custom fields to categorize resources any way you like.
Whether it’s people, equipment or meeting rooms - you can keep track of them all with our cloud-based resource management software. It’s also an excellent employee directory. Handy for onboarding employees who need an overview of the team.
One of the biggest reasons for project failure is over-allocated resources. If someone doesn’t work on Wednesday afternoons, Resource Guru will prevent bookings at those times. It’s a resource management tool that ensures unachievable deadlines and burnt out teams are a thing of the past.
Archive and unarchive freelancers without losing their details each time. We’ve thought about every aspect of resource management to ensure you can schedule your projects with maximum efficiency.
Your team can keep their own profile and skills up to date - increasing accuracy and saving time. Resource Guru also integrates with other systems via Zapier so you spend less time managing your resource pool.
Some teammates are more in-demand than others. Protect their time with Approval Workflow. Assign approvers so people are available for high-priority work when you need them.
Only want managers to be able to make bookings? No problem. Need to control access to reports? Easy. With Resource Guru, ensuring that the right team members have access to the right things is simple. It’s resource management with peace of mind.
Let’s face it, project failure is commonplace. A large proportion of projects are not delivered on time or within budget. There are numerous reasons for this but poor resource management is one of the biggest. A Project Management Institute (PMI) article lists poor resource planning as the second most frequent cause of project failure. So, how can good resource management help?
Firstly, good resource management software will allow you to categorize your resources and provide the ability to find exactly the right resource for the task. Once you’ve identified the resources you need, it’s critical that they are available when you need them. A good resource management tool will help you identify any bottlenecks where demand outstrips supply. You need this type of forecast so you can plan ahead and hire additional people if necessary, make adjustments to your project plan or reduce the scope of the project.
Successful resource management also involves measurement. As they say, you can’t manage what you don’t measure. You need a handle on utilization rates to ensure your team isn’t being overloaded. Unmanageable workloads can lead to increased workplace stress, lower quality work, poor morale and increased staff turnover. Which is really not a good place to be! On the flip side, you need to ensure that staff aren’t under-utilized either. This has obvious financial consequences and can lead to demotivated or even bored staff.
Overall, good resource management leads to happier, more productive teams along with increased project success. And who doesn’t need that!
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