Staff Allocation Solution will help you staff your accounts appropriately, reduce over-servicing, understand which types of assignments are not profitable and monitor the utilization of your employees. In short, it will help you run your business like a business.
Staff Allocation Solution was developed as a solution for professional services companies to better manage their employees, budgets and profit. It is the result of more than three decades of hands-on experience in the management of companies dependent on the proper utilization of staff. Clients using the techniques incorporated in the design have achieved dramatic profit improvement while reducing the workload of staff.
Excellent customization by client, employee or practice
Accounts for number of days, high activity months and previous spending
Multiple levels of budgets and jobs
Planning tool to allocate hours to each team member
Intuitive, user-friendly time sheet module
Information access dependent on job function
Powerful reporting tools to monitor all important aspects of the business
Identifies the revenue potential of a group, practice, office or company
Tracks billable and unbillable time for each employee compared to targets
Compares individual employee's time on each client to forecasted hours
Compares all employees' time on a client to forecasted hours
Manages the amount spent to date on each client assignment
Since we started using Staffing Allocation Solution in 2013, we have reduced client over-servicing, improved accuracy with our time tracking and are able to better plan our budgets and retainers. We are thankful to have SAS as our go-to tool for tracking where our staff spends their time.
Staff Allocation Solution is the first software system written from a PR agency perspective. Jones PR started using it as soon as it was available, and it provided the missing link to manage the agency more efficiently. During any point of a billing cycle, I can immediately review whether any clients are being under-serviced or over-serviced and make immediate course correction. The system is very user friendly, and the system updates continue to make it more easy to use. Staff Allocation Solution is a must for managing an agency. There's no other tool like it.
Since the implementation of Staff Allocation Solution, we have received many positive remarks from the employees. The website is user friendly, the input options are straight forward with no confusion and employees feel time entry is very efficient. It provides valuable information to management, helping them better analyze employee utilization and improve team productivity. It also gives management guidance in planning prospect projects based on the actual SAS information.
Staff Allocation Solution has enabled M Booth to effectively track agency time against budgets without the use of cumbersome spreadsheets. We are able to better understand staff utilization and deploy resources to clients in the most efficient manner. The ease of use and flexibility of reporting has also been invaluable.
After many years being a Sage Timeslips customer, our PR agency switched to Staff Allocation Solution in 2013. Our staff found it to be user-friendly, accurate, and, best of all, easy to access from the internet. We didn’t have to install software on multiple computers and updates are automatic. Staff Allocation Solution has proven to be a good partner to our agency.
Staff Allocation Solution was exactly what our boutique agency needed to all get on the same page, work from shared assumptions, and manage our emerging PR talent with the guiding hand they need. Finally, a platform designed specifically — not just for big professional service firms — but for PR agencies like ours. And it has had a positive impact on our bottom line, absolutely.
We spent years looking for the right solution to help us best manage our human capital. We were thrilled when we finally found Staff Allocation Solution. It has freed up hours of our time managing multiple spreadsheets and has spread the responsibility of team and resource management to our entire staff.
At 360 Public Relations, we have been using SAS for over two years now. We started using the program mid-year and it was a relatively painless transition, quickly adopted by our staff. This software has been most beneficial to me in monitoring our employee’s time entry and managing over-servicing for the agency. Reports are insightful and easy to use. I particularly value all the budgeting features which allow me to perform more meaningful analyses on the agency as a whole, as well as for individual teams. Our Managers have found the reports very effective with managing retainer budgets and team resources.
When we decided to take control of our time instead of letting it control us, we shopped around for a solution suited to the unique nuances of the public relations business - and agency life in particular. Staff Allocation Solution delivered that and more, including easy set-up, customizable options and accessible support. A year in, we have a greater depth of understanding of how our daily decisions impact the bottom line - and have seen a positive impact on staff engagement and morale, as well as our bottom line. I look forward to pushing our analysis and learnings even further in the next year with the help of the SAS team.