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Project Management made Easy

The Jobs & Resource functionality in Dynamics 365 Business Central is a powerful tool for businesses involved in project-based work. It offers a comprehensive set of features to manage projects, resources, time, expenses, and billing effectively. 

By leveraging this module, businesses can improve project visibility, enhance resource utilization, streamline billing and invoicing processes, and make informed decisions to drive business success. 

If your business deals with project-based work and you’re looking for a solution to streamline your project management and resource allocation processes, consider implementing the Jobs & Resource module in D365 Business Central. It can help you optimize your operations, improve profitability, and achieve your business goals more efficiently. 

Here’s a breakdown of some key features typically included in this module: 

Project Management:  

Business Central allows users to create and manage projects within the system. This includes defining project details such as start and end dates, budget, and milestones. 

Keep track of usage on jobs and data for customer invoices. Manage both fixed-price jobs and time-and-materials jobs. Copy a budget from one job to another and set up a job-specific price list for charging of items, resources, and general ledger account expenses to the job’s customer. 

Resource Management: 

Users can assign resources (such as employees, equipment, or subcontractors) to specific projects. es Users can create a resource pool, define resource roles and skills, and allocate resources to specific projects or tasks. This ensures that the right resources are assigned to the right projects, maximizing productivity and efficiency. 

Plan capacity and manage usage statistics and profitability of resources. Create your plan in a calendar system with the required level of detail and for the period of time that you need. Monitor resource usage and get an overview of your capacity for each resource with information about availability and planned costs on jobs. 

Time sheet Tracking:  

The module enables employees to track their time spent on various projects and submit their timesheet to project activities. This data can then be used for billing clients or analysing project profitability. 

Track employee time spent on jobs with a simple and flexible Time Sheet solution. Control time through manager-level approval. 

Budgeting and Cost Control:  

Businesses can set up project budgets and monitor actual costs against those budgets in real-time. This helps in identifying cost overruns early and taking corrective actions as needed. 

Keep track of usage on jobs and data for customer invoices. Manage both fixed-price jobs and time-and-materials jobs. Copy a budget from one job to another and set up a job-specific price list for charging of items, resources, and general ledger account expenses to the job’s customer. 

Project Billing and Invoicing:  

Business Central supports various billing methods such as fixed-price contracts, time and material billing, or milestone-based billing. Users can generate invoices directly from project data and track payments received from customers. 

Estimate the financial value of jobs by monitoring resource usage and other expenses posted to each job. Recognize revenue according to time, materials, and expense usage. 

Invoice customers on a time-and-materials or fixed-price basis. Assign a specific job to a specific customer and invoice the job completely or partially using Jobs together with Sales Invoicing. Customize invoices with Microsoft Word and email directly to customers using Outlook. 

Reporting and Analytics:  

The module provides built-in reports and analytics dashboards to monitor key project metrics such as project profitability, resource utilization, and project status, to gain insights into project performance and make informed decisions. 

Overall, the Jobs and Resource Management module in Business Central streamlines project operations, enhances resource planning, and improves project profitability through better control over costs and resources. 

For more information about Dynamics 365 Business central and how Novasoft, as a Microsoft certified Business Solutions Partner, can help your business with the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics business applications, including LS Central on Dynamics 365 BC, Power Apps, Microsoft 365, and Azure

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