Which resource management tool should you choose to start managing project resources like a pro? The key criteria to consider are a user-friendly interface, collaborative features and consistency with your business. Let's have a look at 4 commonly used resource management tools.
Excel is part of the Microsoft Office package, bundled with the office tools such as Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. It is a spreadsheet application in which you can create pivot tables, set up calculation formulas, display charts and build databases.
Excel is a great initial resource management tool for any company starting out. But as soon as you reach 30 employees, it quickly becomes a time-consuming tool.
ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning. It is a software solution that manages all the data within a company. It includes the whole value chain, as well as inventory and transport.
An ERP is a very comprehensive tool, but it is not intended for resource management. It should only be used by companies with less than 5 employees - and even then...
The creation of an internal assignment tool relies on the acquisition of highly competent teams to set up a custom tool. The idea is very attractive, since it is the assurance of a tool in perfect coherence with the prerogatives of the company.
Developing your own tool will consume a lot of your time and requires a substantial budget to develop and to maintain.
A tool of assignment aims to help you to pilot all your projects, via the mapping of competences of the collaborators - staffers for the intimate ones. It allows you, in a few clicks, to establish the best possible project teams.
The dedicated assignment tool is the best solution for your company. You have a solution that is ergonomic and in line with your business. You focus on your core business, using a platform that already has all the expected features.
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