The project managers at National Western Life were looking for a project management software solution that would provide:
- An online, centralized
project scheduling and status system
- Accessibility by all project team members, including in house resources and third party team members
Resource allocation and workload balancing
- Broad and real-time reporting capacity
National Western Life's consultant and other executive managers began a search for mid- market project management solutions based on information available online. "We were pretty formal," he said. "We started by evaluating about ten projects and portfolio systems, examining which ones were thought to be good, basic tools."
The team called the vendors of their short list and arranged for demonstrations of five project solutions. "It came down to three at the very end, and then we went with Project Insight," the project consultant said. "A big differentiator with Project Insight is that the software had some really good meat and potatoes features that met our needs."