SAGlobal announces availability of ProjAX (now known as Projects+) Resourcing Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
The ability to effectively manage and schedule project resources is one of the most critical operational success factors within our Professional Services industry clientele. This includes having visibility of future capacity requirements in order to accurately plan workforce staffing requirements, as well as ensuring that resources achieve optimal utilization levels, meaning they’re neither under or over utilized.
To this end, we’re very excited to announce the availability of our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) Resourcing solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and the Services Industry solution for Dynamics AX. This solution provides industry-standard resource scheduling capabilities for project-driven organizations, putting Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 on par with the approach taken by most best of breed Professional Services Automation (PSA) software systems. This solution is only available through SAGlobal.
A key element of Microsoft’s industry strategy around Dynamics AX 2012 and their Services Industries solution is the ability for industry-focused consulting partners like SAGlobal to leverage the Dynamics AX development environment to extend the core functionality of Dynamics AX to meet the distinct needs of vertical markets that we serve. As part of this strategy, we’ve developed our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) family of software extensions for Dynamics AX that brings additional out-of-the-box functionality to Dynamics AX clients.
Our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) Resourcing solution provides an industry-standard professional services resource scheduling model for Dynamics AX that complements the native activity-based scheduling paradigm in Dynamics AX. This allows organizations to schedule resources for their projects at a role or resource level and in weekly or daily time frames, rather than at a detailed activity level. This model provides additional flexibility when searching for and assigning resources to projects. In addition, the resource view of the scheduling process allows resource managers and project managers to also work in the other direction, finding under-utilized resources and then searching for project work that matches their skills and availability.
Some of the key features include:
- A “Project” view and a “Resource” view, providing the ability to come at the scheduling process from two different angles.
- The ability to scheduling in weekly buckets as well as manipulate daily allocations within the weeks.
- Weekly and monthly revenue forecasting based on scheduled work and embedded billing rate tables.
- Visual indicators that graphically highlight key pieces of information, such as capacity constraints and scheduling accuracy.
- Resource skill and availability search for finding and assigning resources with the appropriate skill sets and the required capacity to perform the work.
For more information on SAG in general and our Dynamics AX solutions for Professional Services firms and other project-driven organizations, please visit our website at www.saglobal.com.