Lesser Chaos, Better Project Resource Planning Using New ZilicusPM

Zilicus, the award winning online project management software provider, launched the latest version ZilicusPM 7.4, empowering project managers to do effective resource capacity planning and enabling project teams to collaborate in better ways.

Dhan, Co-founder of Zilicus said, "Businesses offering professional services face severe challenges in delivering projects successfully." and he continued, "The real challenge they face is to ensure optimum utilization of resources while maximizing billability of those resources. ZilicusPM 7.4 gives clear visibility into resource capacity planning, helps organization to maximize resource utilization and in turn improve topline"

The latest version of ZilicusPM makes resource management even quicker and easier for organization to manage resource skillset, roles and check resource capacity, availability against demand. Resource capacity planning coupled with resource utilization and project financial information will give management clear visibility to optimally manage project resource-cost-billing proposition. The newest version will make it even easier for project planners and project managers to track project progress by selective filtering of tasks based on dates (start date, due date, etc.).

Here is brief information of the features introduced in the latest version

Resource Role, Skillset

Managing resource pool in the project organization based on resource skillset and job roles is simplified in ZilicusPM. In Adam Smith's real world, where people identified with specialized skillset give better outcome, the newest version of ZilicusPM makes it quicker for project managers to identify right resource for a task depending on its skillset or job role.

Assign Task Based on Resource Role Skillset in ZilicusPM

Assign Task Based on Resource Role Skillset in ZilicusPM

Resource Capacity Planning

Professional services organizations like consulting services, IT services, accounting, legal, engineering services and alike, their primary business (top-line) is driven by optimum utilization of professional resources and by maximizing resource hours (billability) rendered to their customers thus maximizing the revenue.

For such professional services organizations, resource capacity planning is really critical and resource managetment software module in ZilicusPM equips resource managers and portfolio managers to clearly identify current capacity of organization's resources based on role, demand for a given role (and given resource) and resulting availability. If demand is more than its capacity, resource manager can judiciously consider hiring more resources of specific job role; alternatively if resource availability is ample, one can ask sales team to bring more business to utilize spare capacity.

Project Resource Capacity Planning in ZilicusPM

Project Resource Capacity Planning in ZilicusPM

Here are other enhancements that are introduced in this release:

· Document sharing with customers - The project management software - ZilicusPM provides another avenue for project team to collaborate with their project customers. Project team can share project documents with customers and project customers can share project documents with team members as well.

· Project schedule, Task Filtering - Selective filtering of tasks in project schedule is even easier now. Project managers can filter task schedule based on start date, due date etc, by specifying tasks which are starting/completing on, before or after a specific date. There can be situation where project manager would like to know tasks which are starting after October 3rd and completing before 10th December, they apply such filters to check only relevant set of tasks.

Plus there have been additional enhancements and bug fixes also included in ZilicusPM 7.4. For more details of above features please visit this page.