Project Management

Project management is the practice of leading the work of a team to achieve goals and meet success criteria at the specified time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all the project goals within the given constraints. This information is usually described in project documentation, created at the beginning of the development process. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary—and more ambitious—challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and apply them to meet pre-defined objectives. The objective of project management is to produce a complete project which complies with the client’s objectives. In many cases the objective of project management is also to shape or reform the client’s brief to feasibly address the client’s objectives. Once the client’s objectives are clearly established, they should influence all decisions made by other people involved in the project – for example project managers, designers, contractors and sub-contractors. Ill-defined or too tightly prescribed project management objectives are detrimental to decision making. Project Management through Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central connects project activities with company financials and timelines. It also tracks unlimited contracts and projects and allows creation of client database. It has web-based time and expense entry, fixed or variable pricing, as well as revenue recognition methods, profitability and WIP reporting, budgets and forecasts, flexible categories. It also allows capture, review and approve project time and expense data/reports via the Web for prompt, customer invoicing and reimbursement for out-of-pocket employee expenses.

Analysis Cubes:

for Microsoft Office Excel is a core component of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central system which leverages the power of SQL Server. It helps define and extract key data and features the Excel Pivot Table Generator to allow the user to “slice and dice” information, business portal KPIs and a tool to share and increase transparency of financial information via the Business Portal to improve Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Business Portal:

A web-based information dissemination system where access is defined by user roles. Professional users can have full remote access data entry capability. A security-enhanced extranet deployment provides trusted customers and suppliers with access to selected data with the ability to customize their own pages.

Electronic Document Delivery:

This enables scheduled e-mail delivery, according to defined rules, of electronic documents, such as Invoices, Credit Notes, Debit Notes, Finance Charges and Returns in various formats.

Key Performance Indicators:

This shall help in role-based to define and deliver personalized views of key business information via Web-based portal.

Process Server:

This shall help in the integration of with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to reduce the burden on client computers by moving heavy background tasks to process servers to eliminate costly slow-downs and delays.

Report Writer:

This tool will help to build reports from scratch or to use one of the hundreds of templates available in the system and customize for specific individuals or groups to achieve consistency in presentation across the entire organization. Flexible scheduling options available to publish reports at any time: immediately, on a recurring basis or selectively in a variety of file formats including HTML and PDF. Reports can be shared across the organization by posting them online for viewing via a Web browser with role-based security options.

System Manager:

This tool will help to customize Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to set up processes and role-based home pages or dashboards specific to business and employee needs. Creates queries against data or accesses more than 100 modifiable SmartList queries, exportable to Excel or Word. Streamline process set-up to provide audit information and maintain user accountability.

Extensible Web Services:

This uses Microsoft technologies, such as SQL Server, Visual Studio and .Net, as well as industry standards, such as Web Services and XML, to increase real-time data sharing and integrate business processes throughout the organization. The Web Services layer works with the Business Services layer to provide security, policy validations, defaulting, and exception management for consumers of the Web service. These two tiers interact with Business Logic and Persistence layer within eConnect to provide scalable and reliable integration solutions.

Security Management:

Here the tool manages user security quickly and effectively to protect the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central system. Different security types can be assigned to fields through Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central using a single Explorer-style interface and security errors can be identified and fixed quickly using the interactive dialogs to help eliminate the need to change login user and minimize IT administration.