HTA employs over 100 staff operating from its London head office and an Edinburgh office and has over 40 years experience providing comprehensive design services on a wide variety of projects.
Despite growing success, Simon Toplis, Associate Design Director explains some of the inefficiencies within the business’s administrative processes. “We were using Excel spreadsheets for monitoring project profitability and this brought with it a number of problems. The different disciplines within the business all use slightly different spreadsheets, so trying to align these against one project can get complicated. By the time everything has been compiled the information is often out of date and can be inaccurate. And then there’s the time that is spent on this process, this could be much better utilised on other things.”
Already aware of Union Square’s Project Accounting solution, an email from the company titled ‘are you drowning in spreadsheets’
HTA will be rolling out timesheets, resourcing and financial reporting in the New Year and hope to incorporate document management at a later stage, for a fully integrated project management system. Workshops are scheduled for the start of January to inform staff of the changes that will be taking place. These workshops will communicate the key benefits namely; improved accuracy, improved availability of information and a decrease in time spent on administrative tasks.
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Based in Nottingham, UK, Union Square Software is the author of Workspace. Workspace has been developed to provide organisations from across the construction supply chain with real competitive advantage through the pragmatic introduction of portal technology which enables effective Knowledge Management. Workspace provides a range of solutions for project centric organisations including: corporate database, enquiry management, document control, project collaboration and project financials.