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Custom Report Writing
We have developed expertise in custom report writing for Time Matters and Billing Matters. Our software of choice is SQL Server Reporting Services. A free download from Microsoft. This software allows for very flexible and address our clients needs very efficiently. Some of the highlights are:
- Address complex reporting needs with standard tools
- Simple access without a need to install custom software
- Integration with Time Matters through Launch Pad and Power View both standard features of Time Matters
- Drill Down capabilities
- Complex charting capabilities
- Schedule report delievery via e-mail
- Integration with SharePoint using web parts
- Integrated security with your Windows Server software
The Cloud has really opened the floodgates for innovation in a number of smaller businesses. This process hasn’t been easy. Initially cloud based solutions got a lot of bad press especially with regard to security. While we can attribute some of it to teething problems the fact is most of the issues were simply because organizations didn’t fully understand the opportunities and pitfalls when using the cloud. This is where we can help. By providing insight into how companies can leverage the cloud we are able to help streamline the business and subsequently improve ROI. Often external vendors are biased when it comes to adopting cloud solutions (AWS vs Azure) and in other cases if the client should migrate to the cloud or not (On Premise vs Cloud). Naturally this can result in a fair amount of confusion and clients might find themselves second guessing their choices.
Our Custom Reporting solutions offer a truly independent and unbiased assessment of your needs and then list out possible solutions. This gives our customers a bird’s eye view of the technology landscape and helps make decisions that are better aligned with the business. One of the key reasons why companies choose the cloud over on premise solutions is the affordability of it and the ease of use. This needs to be balanced with a focus on security and flexibility. Custom reporting solutions has an important role to play in each of these aspects. A company that requires 1000s of reports being accessed by 1000s of employees have different needs compared to say a small business that has a few employees and smaller subset of report. While the former requires scalability the later might focus on ease of use, making the cloud the ideal choice for the former and on premise for the latter.
Our Custom reporting Solutions start off with the simple step of identifying what questions the client wants answered. This allows us to evaluate all decisions based on how well it addresses the first question and clearly tying the business requirement with the technology being used. Some parameters we often find applicable in this process include:-
As a small business cost is a significant factor when making decisions and we present the options that provide the best ROI while meeting the original business requirement. In fact our goal is not just to save money but see how the reports we build can identify opportunities to make it as well.
Ease of Use
Our reports are aimed at answering the organizations questions in the best way possible. This is achieved by making our reports customized to the specific business allowing a shorter learning curve and a common understanding of company metrics.
Custom reporting once implemented is adopted rapidly within the organization given its benefits. This requires extended support and the ability to rework some of it as new areas are identified. Our reports come with the backing that we are always available when you need us.
Our passion for helping our clients to leverage technology, has pushed Pars Consulting Incorporated to the forefront of our field. We have helped our clients:
- Creating a practice management system for our clients that will serve their needs by implementing the following principles:
- Authority: Creating single point command for tasks delegated and appropriate reporting back to that point.
- Division of Work: Creating a system to effectively delegate and distribute the work.
- Forecast & Plan: Creating a strategy for future tasks and events.
- Organization: Creating an effective organizational model that is easy to understand, implement and use.
- Coordination: Creating established rules and conformity in actions.
Our clients choose and depend on us for our technical knowledge, deep industry experience. We design and implement our practice management hand in hand with input from our clients. Our goal is to minimize the disruption to the business of our clients by implementing evolutionary methods rather than creating a revolution within their business.
This class is designed for professionals that bill their own time and/or set up clients to be billed. Participants will learn how to designate a client for billing and apply billing rules, such as hourly, task-based, flat fee, contingency, etc. Instruction will include understanding the relationship between staff, task rate tables, billing preferences and other billing matter settings controlled through time-saving Billing Matters functionality. Our goal is to simplify tracking of time, expenses and invoices. By utilizing simple shortcuts, your business will reduce performing duplicative functions and increase organizational efficiency. This class is applicable to Billing Matters versions 10 to 16. Each participant will receive a 112 page Billing Matters Basic Training Manual.
BM 201 – Agenda (8 to 11 am Pacific Time)
- Lesson 1: Billing Matters Overview
The class will begin with an overview of the Billing Matters menu and navigation, and we will discuss how lists and forms interact.
- Lesson 2: Entering Time and Expense Billing Items
The participants will learn how Time or Expenses can be charged by examining billing items, staff time sheets and creating work in progress.
- Lesson 3: Program Setup-Billing
The class will learn the various types of billing methodologies and how rate and aging options play a key role in receipt and invoice management.
- Lesson 4: Rates and Rate Tables
The class will review various rate and billing options to suit a wide range of billing practices.
- Lesson 5: Bill Profiles
Participants will gain knowledge about billing profiles, itemization options, types of total and summary table selections, and billing messages (e.g., aging messages).
- Lesson 6: Adding a New Client
The class will understand the steps required to apply how Billing Preferences affect rate, fee, expense and accounting management.
Please register 5 business days prior to class to receive a copy of your Billing Matters Basic Training Manual (112 pages) in time.