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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Investing in Project Management Software

Posted by IES on Mar 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Dynamics NAV project managementMany businesses—big and small—are under the impression that they have no need for project management software. However, if you’re of this mindset, you’re missing out on a major opportunity to streamline your business processes and make your team vastly more productive.

To implement project management software effectively, you'll not only need to source a top partner but also the right software solution so you know tickets will always be seen and completed on time. Before you choose whether or not to invest in project management software for your business, ask yourself these four questions:

  1. Will the Implementation and Set Up Fit My Timeline?

Oftentimes, mastering a new skill can take far longer than originally anticipated, especially when you have people with vastly different strengths and weaknesses on your team. It's never worth investing in project management software if you’re not going to devote the time and resources necessary to take full advantage of it. Also, if it's going to threaten or stunt an already tight deadline, then you may be better off waiting until a quieter point in your business before you introduce a new system.

  1. Should I Consider Software Customization?

Some companies can work within generic software programs that are designed to input tasks and then output deliverables without using any more capabilities available. This can be applied to practically any action imaginable, from fixing a spelling mistake on a webpage to creating an entirely new navigational tool. However, some companies have more complicated wide-scale projects that simply cannot be done this way. When there are multiple moving parts, teams or constantly changing targets involved, a customized project management software solution can help you stay on top of it all.

  1. Which Project Management Software Is Best for My Business?

There are a lot of project management software choices out there, and while all aim to help organize team members and ensure that work is getting done in a timely manner, some do a better job at helping you narrow down and prioritize particular goals. Microsoft Dynamics NAV project management software is an easy-to-learn, intuitive solution that helps businesses focus their efforts and successfully complete projects. From marketing to accounting and everything in between, you can get everyone in your company on the same page with one easy-to-follow process.

  1. Should I Hire a Project Management Software Partner?

With everything else you have to do during the day, having an IT team who specializes in your project management software can take a great deal of pressure off you. It also ensures you're utilizing your investment to the fullest, so you truly get your money's worth. If you’re considering Microsoft Dynamics NAV as your project management solution, the IES team is ready to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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