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Professional Services
Resource Management Solutions

Increase billable utilisation to achieve a significant impact on profitability.

Professional services organisations are bound to their clients to ensure forward-planning, especially around peak times, to ensure good resource utilisation and scheduling. Moreover, the ability to better manage change management and easily shuffle resources is imperative. Furthermore, ensuring professional services are operating at high resource utilisation rates to generate more billable hours in is of high importance to CEOs to drive growth and efficiency from bottom line perspective.

Industries - Professional Services

How can Retain International help?

Some of the many benefits delivered by Retain International’s resource planning solution include:

Visibity and Demand

Capacity visibility and demand forecasting

  • Quicker assignment of project resources. With the implementation of Retain, resource assignment can, on average1, drop from 7 - 5.5 days.
  • Instant visibility into resource capacity and resource utilisation. Research suggests only 9% of employers believe they have a good understanding of the resource factors that drive performance while only 8% of organisations report they have useable resource data2.
  • Generate capacity analysis reports for months ahead with the Calendar View. The graphical view enables you to quickly identify resource slack, resource over utilisation and maximise resource utilisation. Easily reallocate resources when necessary, and adjust costs when changes arise by project.
  • Take on new work faster, with an instant view of resource availability and identifying the best resources to be allocated from one project to another with Retain Wallchart
  • Simplify searching for suitable resources with the right skills with the Talent profile and Retain’s Skills module.

View Case Study "Cross Country Consulting"


Financial forecasting and project ROI objectives

  • Generate forecasts on staff utilisation, staff performance by project or across departments
  • Compare cost vs. revenue between budgeted and planned time, cost and revenue. Retain International integrates with other ERP systems so reporting can be synced across multiple systems.

View Case Study "Mazars"

Forcasting

Project Delivery

Break down projects into structured delivery plans

  • Create and manage project budgets and select the right resources to keep you on track throughout your project with the estimate vs costing reports and views.
  • Retain enables users to break projects down into manageable chunks and cost each element of work when planning IT projects. Whether you need to forecast the hours or days required from resources, Retain helps ensure that costs don’t exceed the forecasted revenue over the course of a project.
  • Seamlessly integrating with major ERP systems and third-party software tools, Retain offers a wide-ranging toolkit that enables users to view and use previous projects as a reference to project plan more accurately for future projects.

Download eBook "Resource planning tools"


Manage change with ease

  • Create and manage project budgets and select the right resources to keep you on track throughout your project with the estimate vs costing reports and views.
  • Whatever your role or seniority, Retain enables users to break projects down into manageable chunks and cost each element of work when planning IT projects. Whether you need to forecast the hours or days required from resources, Retain helps ensure that costs don’t exceed the forecasted revenue throughout a project.
  • Seamlessly integrating with major ERP systems and third-party software tools, Retain offers a wide-ranging toolkit that enables users to view and use previous projects as a reference to project plan more accurately for future projects.

Download eBook "Resource planning tools"

Change Management

Talent Identification

Talent Management and Talent Gap Identification

  • Research suggests that 57% of HR organisations expect to use more freelancers over the next 10 years3. Retain International’s solution enables users to identify areas for staff development and skills gaps via the Skills module;
  • Pinpoint the right time for training courses with clear visibility of the peaks and troughs in utilisation throughout the organisation.

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1 Service Performance Insight September 2017
2 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2017
3 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2017

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  • Cross Country Consulting

    “Retain gives us visibility…we are now able to depict in Wallchart form where all of our consultants are engaged. And when searching for a particular skillset, we can drill down based on availability and level”

    - Planning Manager, Cross Country Consulting

  • SpaceTec

    “Retain International has provided a structured database that can keep track of several pertinent details and information about resources and jobs. It is a very powerful tool”

    - Project Manager, SpaceTec Partners

  • Mazars

    “The use of management time is certainly more efficient. Retain has given both management and resources greater information at their fingertips without having to go look for it”

    - Aedin Morkan, Senior Project Manager, Mazars

  • Huron

    “We were having to manually update spreadsheets prior to Retain. From a time perspective, Retain saves us a huge amount by easily updating projects, running reporting automatically and gives us clear visibility of our employees”

    - Senior Resource Planner, Huron

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