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8 Tips for Writing a Project Proposal

The first step of writing an effective project proposal is to remember you’re not writing a contract and not writing a summary document; you’re writing a sales document that is meant to persuade the client that you’re the right choice to complete the work.

How to Build Trustworthy Data Through Integration

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “Forecasting and Optimizing Capacity: Why the Future of Your Business Depends On It.” Download the full ebook to learn more.

Most businesses are running systems that naturally generate valuable data. However, it may not be trustworthy unless steps are taken to verify the data.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is Project Management Software Used For?

When most people think about project management software, the first thing that comes to mind is task scheduling and tracking. However, a good project management software is much more than that.

Great project management software will help you design a wireframe for your project to organize, plan, track, and execute as efficiently as possible. It also helps you manage resources to optimize profit margins and performance.

How Does Project Management Software Improve the Project Lifecycle?

Most project managers follow a four-step project lifecycle to move a project from inception to completion. Not only is this process the lifeblood of a project manager; it is also the lifeblood of a services company. After all, it is only through the repeated completion of successful projects that revenue is generated.

While the progression of a project naturally follows this lifecycle, most savvy project managers have intentional processes at each step of the lifecycle to drive production...

Client Success: Taylors Improves Utilization Rates by 15% with Mavenlink

Taylors Development Strategists is an Australia-based urban planning and civil engineering organization that has worked in urban development, project strategy, and delivery for more than 50 years. Learn how Mavenlink supported Taylors’ international growth and improved utilization rates throughout the organization.

Client Success: Emarsys Increases Projects Delivered on Budget by 12.5% Year Over Year with Mavenlink

Emarsys is the largest independent marketing platform company in the world, providing software that enables personalized, one-to-one interactions between marketers and customers. Find out how Mavenlink helped Emarsys support its growing, global business for greater project success and higher rates of client satisfaction.

7 Project Management Tips for Consultants

Consultants face a unique business challenge. Unlike internal hires that are expected to have a transition period and slow productive build, consultants are expected to hit the ground running, delivering high-impact results on time and on budget, every time. Not only are these pressures coming from the client, but they are also caused internally by the nature of the business.

Professional Services Resource Capacity Planning from Mavenlink and TSIA Now Available

The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and Mavenlink’s joint whitepaper on Professional Services Resource Capacity Planning is now available. This professional services research is the result of in-depth analysis regarding the need for and effects of capacity planning in the modern services industry.