Contractors and Project Managers that manage and track projects know that being efficient is the key to competing in today’s environment. Being able to perform these operations using one technology tool is the foundation to greater efficiencies and user acceptance. Built on the Microsoft xRM platform, the Skyline Construction and Safety Series enables contractors to use one tool to enter, track, update, and review project and safety information in the most efficient manner available today - all while working entirely in Outlook, the most accepted and utilized business tool in the construction market.
Built on the xRM Platform, the Skyline Construction and Safety Series offers Contractors and Project Managers the ability to address key needs as follows:
One point of entry that allows daily activities to be performed in one user experience with the ability to generate, track, and drill down on key project and safety information. With Microsoft as the Developer of both the underlying Microsoft Dynamics xRM/CRM Outlook client and Office Outlook Program, this ensures both products work together natively. Legacy solutions use bolt on interfaces to link and pass information with Outlook with no ability to access the program natively within Outlook.
Document control with linked SharePoint libraries allowing Contractors and Project Managers to upload and work with key files. Documents and Files can be checked out with version control, automatic uploading and remote access. SharePoint is fast becoming one of the key business tools for maintaining electronic information such as valid contracts, lien wavers, and project deliverables. Most legacy solutions have no connection to SharePoint or use it mainly as a form based tool with related document files.
Entering and reviewing data in the field is critical to connecting Project Managers directly to the field and reducing time of entry. Using the Skyline Construction and Safety Series, combined with remote mobile access, information can be entered and automatically uploaded and updated. Activities and information can be forwarded and provided on a real time basis. Current solutions primarily work on a disconnected platform with limited updating and no ability to tailor the process.
The inherent Microsoft Workflow capabilities give Contractors and Project Managers the ability to perform activities and manage process flows without user intervention. Implementing workflows to perform operations, either manually or in the background, offers the ability to control activities without having to monitor them. This ensures activities and updates are performed across the project and organization while providing key information that matters most. The workflow technology incorporated into existing providers is generally proprietary and not consistent across different platforms.
Reporting and Key Metrics are important to providing relevant information needed to make key critical Project Management decisions. Using Dashboards, Advanced Filters, and Report Tools, the Skyline Construction and Safety Series provides Contractors and Project Managers with the information they need, when they need it. Legacy solutions today primarily use internally developed software tools with static dashboards and fixed reporting capabilities.
With the Skyline Construction and Safety Series, Contractors and Project Managers now have one tool for managing Projects and Safety activities.
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