It's well known that ARES PRISM is highly useful for owner companies, but some may be unaware of the benefits it can provide to consulting companies.
Here are five simple reasons why consulting companies should be using ARES PRISM's Enterprise Project Lifecycle Management Solution including quick deployment, versatility & flexibility, easy reporting, standardized processes and data integrity.
1. Quick Deployment
When working with a client, it is important that your project management tool can be set up and deployed quickly regardless of the type or size of project. To do this, you need a tool that can meet a range of client specified tasks without requiring advanced customization. It's also important that the tool is easy-to-use and simple to implement. ARES PRISM offers straight forward set up of new projects and does not require customization for each project.
2. Versatility & Flexibility
Consulting companies tend to work with a wide array of clients, all with different needs and requirements. This diversity between projects and clients means that a tool must be able to provide flexibility:
- Flexible calculations
- Flexible project setups (large or small)
- Flexible enterprise coding structures specific to the project
- Flexibility in reports you produce
- Flexible visibility for management
With PRISM, you have a variety of collections at your fingertips like cost, engineering, procurement, contracts and field progressing. You can deploy whichever module is required based on the client's needs for their project.
3. Easy Reporting
Clients often have specific reporting needs that have to be met or preferences on the amount of detail they want to see. Luckily, PRISM's built-in standard reports and report writer make it easy to produce meaningful, customized project reports with little effort.
4. Standardized Processes
Life becomes far more complicated when the tools you are using change from client to client. ARES PRISM, however, has the flexibility to be used on all projects. You can begin tp develop standardized processes and reports, templates that can be mobilized quickly and a series of client models to enable swift project setup. When processes become standardized, far fewer mistakes are made and the team can work more efficiently using a consistent method to complete tasks.
5. Data Integrity
Giving a client a report that's riddled with data errors is a sure-fire way to lose them as a customer. When using Excel or other manual data entry tools it's easy to make a mistake in the data or formulas. With PRISM's automatic data imports and integrated approach, using PRISM INtegrator, you can be certain that your data will be correct the first time. PRISM also provides a dependable audit trail so that changes are automatically tracked and everyone is held accountable. PRISM gives you far more control over the data and far more confidence in it.
To gain more insight into how consulting companies use ARES PRISM, you can download our case study: Centralized Project Controls at Praetorian Construction Management.
This case study shares how Praetorian Construction Management uses PRISM to help provide project management services to a wide variety of clients. PRISM gives Praetorian the flexibility they need while also increasing data accuracy, creating useful reports, and improving forecasting and trending.