Custom Project Management Application for Consulting Firm
How Aciron does it
"I found everyone who worked for Aciron to be attentive and thoughtful, providing not only a sounding board for our ideas but also helpful guidance from previous project experience. While developing a web-based project management system, Aciron created something that was tailored to our specific needs with an easy to use interface. In short, I have found our experience with Aciron to be very positive. I am impressed with the work Aciron has done, as well as their professionalism, courtesy, and caring customer service." - Senior Project Manager
To start, the project management teams were unhappy with the time and energy spent on data entry. In addition they had to manually create regular status reports. As a result, they desired a more efficient way to internally manage their tasks, deadlines, and assignments. Thus, the firm contacted Aciron to develop a custom project management system to enhance collaboration.
Firstly, Aciron validated the business and technical requirements for the system by conducting user interviews and discussing the firm’s needs. Then, Aciron prepared story-board screen mock-ups to help the client visualize the system. Similarly, the process helped the client define the critical project needs.
During, Aciron developed the application on a phase-by-phase basis. In other words, the project management teams could immediately use the system. However, with subsequent phases, additional features were seamlessly implemented.
In short, Aciron provided regular status reports, design reviews, and consistent contact with the client. Thus, we incorporated new changes throughout the project. After that, this enabled us to meet the client’s exact needs on time and within budget.
In conclusion, Aciron created an intranet solution. The custom browser-based, database-driven system provided a centralized location for the client. Meanwhile, the application allows the teams to:
Manage projects in accordance with their project management styles
Manage tasks, deadlines, and assignments more efficiently
Track the progress of projects and quickly generate comprehensive status reports
Assign tasks to fellow team members and track tasks’ progress
Provide and receive updates on any given project
Manage client information, including billing information
Track issues that arise during projects
As a result, linked to the firm’s existing accounting system, the system has eliminated the project activities’ inefficiencies. To sum up, the intranet solution continues to play a critical role in ensuring high productivity.