The Top 6 Pressures Facing Services Firms Blog Series: Eroding Margins

The services industry is experiencing new types of pressures that are changing businesses around the world. In this blog series, we will examine the six major pressures facing services firms today, their causes, and how you can successfully respond.

Read our previous entries about short-term, project-based work, remote teams, increased competition, greater transparency, and expectations of breakneck speed.

8 Resource Management Mistakes Your Professional Services Company is Probably Making

When it comes to resource management, many professional services companies fall short. The resource planning, tracking, and analysis stage of project management is often overshadowed by task management and tracking. However, without effective resource management, professional services companies may be missing out on essential practices that can not only increase productivity, but also positively impact their profitability.

In 2020, Marketers Must Keep Their Eyes on the Ball

In 2020, marketers may find themselves learning a thing or two from sports teams. In this article, Jen Dodos explains how marketers can get their houses in order, maximize what they have, and keep their eye on the ball for a successful year.

When it comes to planning for the year ahead, we marketers are often inundated with lists of technologies to buy or processes to implement. While some of these suggestions can be useful, I think that in 2020, we should get back to basics. For the sports...

Client Success: Butterfly Increases Billable Time by 20% with Mavenlink

Since 2006, Butterfly has provided stunning websites for clients across Australia with a focus on digital strategies that bring long-term success and ongoing support to meet shifting needs. Find out how Mavenlink helped Butterfly increase billable time and productive utilization through next level resource management.

Does Your Agency Have a Process Bottleneck? Here’s How to Find Out

Does it seem as if, no matter how many improvements you make to your project management strategy, there’s always something holding your agency back?

Mavenlink Continues Award Winning Streak in 2020

Mavenlink was just recognized with a 2020 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, named as one of the 100 companies recognized as leaders. This annual business awards program recognizes organizations, products and people that are bringing new ideas to life in innovative ways.

Client Success: TeleTracking Increases Billable Utilization by 37% With Mavenlink

TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. provides patient flow automation solutions to the healthcare industry to solve today’s pressing hospital needs. Learn how Mavenlink supported TeleTracking’s mission to support timely healthcare and helped the organization increase their billable utilization.

Preparing for Gen Z in the Workforce

Generation Z, those with birth years starting in the mid-1990s, has now come of age in the workforce and industries around the world. With them comes a new set of expectations for the work environment and their roles within companies.

Common Spreadsheet Problems (and How They Affect Business)

Spreadsheets, both physical and digital, have long been an integral part of business processes. Today, programs like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets are used by companies across every industry around the world for resource management, project management, accounting, and much much more.

Understanding the Best Project Management Software

The right project management software can make or break the efficiency and performance of a team.

The best project management software will not only help you track where you are at any given time with a particular project, but it will also help you plan your resources in a way that minimizes the time it will take to complete a project, best utilizes employee time and skills, and maximizes profit and performance.

What to Look for in Easy-to-Use Project Management Software

When most companies are looking to implement new project management software, their first question is “what project management software is the easiest to use?” Most of us know that the benefits of a project management software tool can be great—from maximizing efficiency to increasing profitability—but if the software isn’t easy to use, then no one will use it.

Retention Strategies for Millennials (& How to Keep Them Happy)

Millennials are not only the future of employment in the services industry, they have slowly become a major force within businesses everywhere. This generation of workers has forever changed the workplace environment and it is critical that companies understand how to meet their cultural expectations in order to retain them.

10 Steps to Successful Process Governance

Consistency in execution and commitment to high quality of work are key success factors for every services business. Ensuring that all team members meet these standards can be difficult, but enforcing process consistency can make a huge difference.

Why the Professional Services Project Life Cycle Needs More Focus on Collaboration

The standard project life cycle has been used by countless companies to manage their business processes for many years despite the growing complexities surrounding project management. However, the complexities involved in professional services organization projects have reached a critical point where a new life cycle model is required for success.

Is Your Technology Causing More Problems Than It’s Solving?

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “Can Technology Accelerate Your Services Business?” Download the full ebook to learn more.

Even with an abundance of innovative ERP, PSA, and other project management, resource management, collaboration, and productivity tools in place—or perhaps because of these—there are gaps that exist. These gaps are often filled with manual procedures and spreadsheets, creating significant operating challenges.