The increasingly complex, fast-paced world of professional services needs more than talented workforces and insightful managers, it needs a technology solution that can identify and support everyday business at the speed of demand.
The liquid workforce is gaining momentum within professional services organizations, with contractors providing an elastic approach to resource management that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. Highly skilled individuals can be hired according to an organization’s need to scale up or down at will. Employing these temporary, specialized workers keeps operations agile and lean, while still allowing innovation, and meeting ever-increasing client expectations.
A goal for many professional services firms is to make decisions and execute processes based on dependable insights. But knowing where to begin isn’t always obvious?
For many companies, Professional Services Automation (PSA) software has been a lifeline for streamlining operations, simplifying time tracking, and making project management and resource management more efficient. But like any technology advancement, what was once a breakthrough can over time become a little worn around the edges (we’re looking at your dusty DVDs and wired headphones). With the expansion of APIs and better integrations, growth in artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...
What does the future of work hold in store for companies around the world? Understanding changing trends, new workforce demands, and the constantly shifting needs of industries can help organizations stay on top of the best ways to adapt and grow for consistent, predictable success.
To help businesses better understand and adapt to these changes, Mediaplanet's Future of Work has premiered to provide crucial insights.
Whether we are ready for it or not, the digital workplace has arrived. During this current crisis, businesses and individuals around the world have learned to depend on digital technology to survive. Getting comfortable with using cloud-based technology to collaborate, communicate, and coordinate essential projects using a distributed workforce once had a steep learning curve, but now is common. For many firms, this represents an enormous opportunity to emerge from economic uncertainty with...
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.
CTOs and other technology leaders face a difficult challenge: How do we get board members and fellow executives to understand how well an R&D team is performing? The short answer is by demonstrating value, which lies in working software. The faster we deliver software, the more value we show. The best way to quickly deliver software is to create a high-performing technology organization (aka an engineering team) by establishing continuous delivery.
Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “The Top 4 Productivity Obstacles Every Business Must Face.” Download the full ebook to learn more.
Years of technology adoption have led many businesses to have too many disconnected systems and experience difficulty in accessing information. Time lost in navigation is also hamstringing businesses, with 73% of companies in our State of the Services Economy 2019 report stating they spend more than one hour per day on average navigating from app to...
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.
Completing a project on time and under budget requires every team member involved to work in sync with one another. But even the most effective managers and well-trained teams can struggle to remain coordinated without the right support.
Implementing new project management software can be challenging and exciting. This tool can not only help increase data and tracking in your projects but can also maximize efficiency, resources, and margins.
To reap the benefits of your new project management software, your team first needs to have full buy-in and commitment to its use. This makes the initial introduction of the software to your team integral to your project management software success.
The services industry has experienced unprecedented levels of growth during the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down.
Professional Services Automation (PSA) solutions support services organizations and help teams tackle time-consuming tasks with automation, making project management more efficient and accurate. However, in today’s service-level economy, businesses need to go beyond traditional PSAs and leverage the data and insights that a modern solution can provide in order to compete and thrive.