Although Pensanomica's project managers were able to properly forecast project budgets, they were not able to compare the initial forecast with the actual number of hours to determine billable hours and project-specific profit margins.
- Did not have an easy-to-use solution for tracking all projects and tasks
- Lacked a cloud-based solution to easily share information via the Internet
- No good way to compare estimated costs with actual costs
Project managers were not always able to track tasks and issues that arose in a project in real time. The inability to track who was responsible for each task and the amount of time they were dedicating to each project meant management was not always able to provide the proper resources required to find a solution. They also lacked the ability to create burn down charts comparing how a task was being performed in relation to the initial estimate. "What we required was an easy-to-use, cloud-based project management solution that allowed us to share information over the Internet," said Pensanomica's CEO. "We needed to track the status of each project including the number of resources being used, whether it was on schedule, and what the actual costs to date were." "We also needed reporting tools that allowed us to produce information on the spot without having to spend several hours working with Excel files in order to send status reports on each project." It became obvious a project management solution was required to improve efficiency and productivity.