I have a client doing small and quirky IT installation consultancy. Project costs can be in stock components, special components sourced from the internet, own time and bought in consultants.
All costings are currently done manually on excel with Sage line 50 used for accounts and a separate project management system. The project management system doesn't seem particularly suited to the department . This is very clunky and the result is that costings aren't being updated properly for variances and margin is being lost. It is also quite slow to get quotes out which is not great for getting customer confidence.
Support for the accounting and project management systems is being discontinued ,so this seems like a golden opportunity to switch to an integrated system.
Does anybody have a client using an integrated system or a particularly friendly job costing system or use a good system themselves?