Own Your Agency Resolutions With Project Management Software
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It’s a whole new year, which means many people are working on improving their habits, getting healthy, and being a better version of themselves. In the same way that people are working on improving their own bodies, a new year is also a great time to improve the health of your creative agency with a project management software.
Yes, 2015 may already be 1/12th of the way completed, but whether you stuck with your new year’s resolutions, or found a new way to be ‘a better you,’ there are still 11 months in this wonderful year to keep on improving.You may not have even considered a resolution for your agency, but it’s never too late to want to improve and see results.
To see your agency get fit in 2015, you may need a bit of motivational support. Without the right tools in place, falling off the wagon may be only one Krispy Kreme doughnut (or poorly managed retainer) away. Using project management software is like having a membership to a gym that works with your schedule and agency needs.
Every good gym has the right equipment to help you get that sculpted (or slightly less jiggly) body you strive for. Your agency, too, probably has some extra fat that needs to be trimmed. Perhaps you have to pull several reports to find one piece of comparative information. Maybe you manually type up every proposal and customize it for each client, taking up valuable creative time. Or maybe multiple excel spreadsheets have taken over your agency. All of this can be fixed — with the right equipment of course. By simplifying your business processes and consolidating areas of your workflow that were previously managed using lots of different tools, you can make your creative agency more lean and agile.
Sometimes though, you need someone to help you get going. Just as a personal trainer can help you make the most of a gym membership, a consultant can help guarantee user success by showing you how to get the most out of your project management system. A consultant can help share best practices, work out a simplified workflow for your team, and ensure you’re setting up the ‘equipment’ properly — so no one gets hurt. Consultants are there to answer questions, provide support, and help to see your business grow to its true potential.
While the right tools are definitely important in getting your agency fit, a change in habit is important to ensure you stick to your goal. This means getting into a routine of using the equipment daily, and knowing where to look to see results.
A healthy lifestyle can impact not only you but also the people around you, just as a healthy agency can have a strong impact on your clients and incoming business. Simplifying administrative duties and seeing all the information you need at a glance means that you have more time to take on new clients, be creative, and enjoy the wonderful industry that you’re in. It’s never too late to make a resolution, and your agency’s heart will thank you for taking its health into consideration in the long run.
As an all-in-one agency management tool, Function Point can help you streamline and consolidate your workflows. A project management system like fp. can show you information on available staff resources, job profitability, and a budget analysis that will give you a true representation of how healthy your agency is month to month.
We’d be happy to show you how a project management software can improve the health of your creative agency. Reach out to one of our experts to book a free personalized demo.