Project Management

On-line Bill Review

Project managers can review project charges on-line giving billing instructions to the project accountant. Draft invoices can be viewed and percent completes entered in the same screen.

Unlimited Levels for Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Most systems support at most three levels of the work breakdown structure which they label project, phase and task. Infocus supports unlimited number of levels. This allows the project manager to manage the way they want not the way their accounting software wants.

Powerful Report Designer

With almost 1,000 defined project variables, you will be hard pressed to find a report we don’t handle. Reports support drill down to the transaction line item. A generous number of filters make getting the projects you want a reality. Reports can show metrics for up to three definable period ranges on a single report. Multiple levels of security can be applied so only those eyes you want can view sensitive information.

Change Order Tracking

Change orders, along with an approval process, can be used to track changes to project budgets.

Estimates-to-Complete from Time Entry

Project managers can optionally require estimates to complete be entered by the employee at time of timesheet submittal. Estimates can be at the work break down level or at the work order level. Individual projects or work orders can be earmarked for estimates. Estimates appear in project planning as a guideline for the manager.

Unique Work-Order System

Infocus is introducing a concept used in professional services outside of the A/E industry. Work orders allow project managers to assign “ToDo’s” to employees. Work orders carry information that the manager is privy to such as work break down structure, job titles, labor codes, billing status that the employee may not be aware of or need to know. Employees treat open work orders as their in-box. Time can be charged directly to the work order or the work order can be referenced in time entry where the rest of the line will be filled out automatically. Employees need not even know project phase and task codes. Since work orders are proactive, there are less end-of-the-month time transfers that need to be done.