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Project Manager : Project Manager June July 2013
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 41 TOOLS OF THE TRADE SimPRO Enterprise SimPRO Enterprise is a complete business management solution for trade and ser vice contractors. e software assists users with both basic and advanced project tasks including quoting and estimating, purchasing and stock, scheduling, project management and service delivery and assessment. It is compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Chrome and Linu x operating systems. Users bene t from the ability to view actual costs at any stage of the project, calculating in real time the impact of material and labour costs, providing a crucial measure of the e ciency and pro tability of a project prior to its completion. SimPro o ers ongoing support via phone, email, Skype and SMS. Video tutorials are also included in the software package. By updating and storing information in one place, from client details to quotes and invoices, SimPRO can cut the time devoted to day-to-day project management, reduce cost miscalculations and eradicate cumbersome management projects. However, being browser-based rather than run from individual computers, the software is let down in areas with poor Internet access. W: www.simpro.com.au Iris Project Minder Iris project accounting software o ers users an end-to-end record of a project's pro tability. Accessed online, Iris ProjectMinder data can be viewed and updated by multiple parties at one time. is web-based function has the added advantage of having no associated IT or capital costs and is particularly useful for businesses operating internationally. Iris ProjectMinder is designed to improve the e ciency of projects from planning through to implementation, providing users with instant access to costing gures and concrete measures of a project's success. It can also track multiple projects at one time. ProjectMinder clearly displays timesheets and expenses --both budgets and actuals -- and contacts, while also providing the tools for reliable future forecasting. A standout feature of the software is its ability to automatically generate invoices. It is applicable for all styles of invoicing, including those calculated on the basis of xed fee, time and expenses, and single or multiple currencies. Invoice templates can be customised and duplicated to save time re-entering and formatting data. Designed speci cally for an architect client base, Iris ProjectMinder is not a traditional project management system. Potential users should consider whether the program structure applies to their own business framework before committing to its adoption. W: www.projectminder.com ••• PM software Project Manager magazine will be profiling Tools of the Trade for project managers interested in practical PM applications. This section is the second edition in a continuing series that will profile useful PM tools. TOOLS FEATURED IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENDORSED BY AIPM. USERS BENEFIT FROM THE ABILITY TO VIEW ACTUAL COSTS AT ANY STAGE OF THE PROJECT, CALCULATING IN REAL TIME THE IMPACT OF MATERIAL AND LABOUR COSTS
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