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Projector PSA Reviews

Projector PSA

Professional Services Automation Software

4.73/5 (11 reviews)
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Projector was designed with three distinct but integrated modules, each of which is designed to give you answers about a different part of your business.

Projector's Project Accounting module is all about the past. It helps you track the time and expenses you've invested to date to deliver your projects. It manages the process of invoicing your clients to ensure you bill them for every hour invested and every dollar disbursed on their behalf. Finally, it can act as the project accounting sub-ledger for your general ledger, seamlessly sending transactions to your accounting system to always keep it in sync.

Our Resource Scheduling module helps you efficiently match the perfect person to the right project. It lets project managers describe what sort of resources they need on their projects based on skill sets, certifications, physical locations, and required hours. It also gives resource managers the ability to match up resource needs with staff availability, and make strategic tradeoffs amongst potentially competing needs. The Resource Scheduling module is central to helping manage future-looking utilization, revenue and profitability, and hiring needs.

Projector's Project Management module gives you the power to plan, track, and execute projects at a detailed level. It provides a simpler alternative to Microsoft Project if desired or integrates directly with Microsoft Project if needed and allows project managers to assign tasks and track project health at a detailed level. It also provides project workspaces to encourage communication and collaboration with your team and your clients as you deliver the project.

Projector PSA Overview

Pricing

Starting from: $15.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)
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Projector PSA Reviews (11)

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 User-friendly, nice step up from other SaaS based PSA Services

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Reviewed 23rd of February, 2015 by Bob Randolph

 

 User-friendly, very reasonably priced product

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Reviewed 23rd of February, 2015 by Evan Kenty

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Projector PSA Pricing

Starting from: $15.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Projector is available on a monthly subscription basis starting at $15/user. We calculate monthly subscription fees at the end of the month based on the actual number of users, optional services, and integrations used for that month. There are no activation fees, termination fees, or minimum contract terms, so you're always in control of how you want to use Projector and for how long.

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Key Features of Projector PSA

  • Professional Services Automation
  • Project Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Time and Expense Tracking
  • Client Billing and Invoicing
  • Project Workspaces
  • Automated Budgeting Alerts
  • Analytical Reporting
  • People and Project Matching
  • Dashboards and Alerts
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Company
  • Operational Forecasting
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Pre-Packaged Integrations
  • Mobile Access

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Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business
Devices Supported
Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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Benefits

No matter which module or modules you choose, Projector provides foundational layers for each one to provide visibility, control, and integration.

Projector's Visibility layer includes a powerful analytical reporting engine that lets you design and create reports in Excel pivot tables, allowing you to perform ad-hoc analysis on the data without requiring an advanced degree in quantitative analytics. When combined with Projector's e-mail alerts and interactive dashboards, you'll always have an up-to-the-minute, accurate view of how your organization is doing.

The Control layer manages workflows and user permissions, giving you the ability to control who is allowed to do and see what and when. Full audit trails will show you who actually did what and when.

Our Integration layer allows you to integrate Projector with the other critical systems your organization uses. Whether you take advantage of Projector's pre-built interfaces to applications such as QuickBooks, Great Plains, SalesForce, and Microsoft Project, or use the web services to build integrations with other systems, Projector's open architecture provides the advantages of best-of-breed thinking with fully integrated systems.

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Bob Randolph

User-friendly, nice step up from other SaaS based PSA Services

23/02/2015

Pros

It has a big improvement in ease of use over other Professional Service software and services we had previously used. We use the software globally and have gained great acceptance from the professional staff cross-culture in different regions. It's easy to understand and has plenty of aids to speed up time and expense entry. The SaaS based service has been very reliable over the years we have been a customer. It's above expectation given we are a user of several other SaaS based services. Other key points are the administrative functions of the product are far superior than other systems we use. It has a good report writer that they keep improving. Product support via phone is also a big plus. They have well trained, knowledgeable support staff. The accounting system integration has been reliable and has given us no issues with the cloud-based systems.

Cons

We haven't had many requests for new functions. I would like to see some improvement to credit card transaction input. However, their import function from a credit card transaction file works well and has helped a number of people. A mobile app might be nice but isn't critical given the ability to do offline input.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Projector PSA

Evaluate the ability to administer the software, change configurations, and integrate easily to other corporate systems. Also, the ease of learning the system is very important. The number of screens needed to perform a function is critical. There are a bunch of PSA products out there, but you will need reliable online SaaS service, easy to use, easy to administer, and consistency of interfacing to other key systems for accounting or billing.

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Evan Kenty

User-friendly, very reasonably priced product

23/02/2015

Pros

It has an intuitive GUI, especially for those without a heavy-duty project management background.

Cons

The last time I used this product, there was not a very good mobile interface, but that may have changed since.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Projector PSA

This is a low-cost niche product; there aren't many like it. They are good at personalized training and customization for the way you want to build out the tool. Be sure to take advantage of that and evaluate other software packages on customization and personalized training capabilities.

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Bruce Lovenberg

Projector PSA - A must have tool for professional services firms

23/02/2015

Pros

Projector PSA provides a straightforward approach to Resource Planning and Time Entry, making implementation a breeze and enabling you to reach your full potential quickly. Projector's use of Excel Pivot Tables and easy-to-configure Report Writer also enabled us to train Project Managers and Department Heads to be self-proficient quickly. Through the use of Projector PSA, we have been able to "move the needle" in our professional services firm. Projector PSA has been with us all the way. They have a vested interest in our success and are always open to our input.

Cons

Projector has a no-frills interface that can easily be underestimated by end users. Further use of a graphical user interface would help to get users interested more quickly.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Projector PSA

If you currently have the disciplines in place to track consultants' time and planning resources for projects, a professional services automation tool is for you. Find one that closely matches how you are doing it today, and you'll soon find there is much more to offer in buying one of these packages rather than going it alone.

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Jim Clarke

Projector Review

01/08/2014

We have been impressed with the ability of Projector to consolidate the multiple prongs of a project (billing, project management and resource management) into one system. Having everything in one place makes it easy to get a bird¿s eye view of where we are at any given time, from a variety of perspectives. Projector also gives significant control at a very granular level, which is very helpful for an organization such as ours. We need to make sure that the right people have access to the right information, but without overwhelming them or overextending access to areas that aren¿t relevant to the work they're doing. And finally, the team at Projector has been great in terms of helping us get the most out of the system. They're quick to answer questions and have a solid understanding of our organization and how we can maximize the functions of Projector.

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Jim Hennessy

Wish we had moved to Projector earlier

11/09/2012

As CEO of a small consulting firm (~50 team members), we knew we had long outgrown our spreadsheet-based methods for team members to report time and expenses, and to generate invoices. After spending over a year evaluating options to migrate to, we made the move to Projector and completed a migration within 2-3 weeks. The system has totally transformed our operations, and excited our team members and customers. Team members highlighted our switch to Projector as one of their top "satisfiers" in a recent employee survey - they love it. Customers have responded to the improvements in our invoices. However, the visibility into our current engagements and resource utilization has been the most important achievement for our management team. The dashboarding and flexibility of reports and real-time visibility has been incredible. The problems with historical records that we found as a result of the migration pointed out the risks & issues that we were not even aware of with our previous "platform." We have complete confidence and audit-ability of our records now. Needless to say, we are satisfied and enthusiastic customers of Projector!

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Allen East

using the tool to optimize resource utilization

15/06/2012

Our organization has been using Projector PSA since April 2012. Our primary requirement was to integrate employee time-booking with project planning and invoicing. We conducted a careful search of candidate solutions and finally chose Projector because of its ease of use and tightly integrated feature set. Our initial expectations were quickly exceeded and we’re now using the tool to optimize resource utilization. Since implementation we’ve noticed our PMs are spending less time counting hours and more time managing our clients.

Pros

Ease of use and tightly integrated feature set

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Tom  Lanzetta

this product addressed our issues beyond expectation

17/05/2012

Overall my organization is very happy with the Projector PSA application. We had a very specific need and this product addressed our issues beyond expectation. The application is intuitive, the support is attentive and knowledgeable, and compared to other similar applications I believe we get significant value from the product. Our goal prior to installing the Projector PSA tool was to gain tighter control of our employee resource pool and leverage these resources most efficiently on client engagements. Projector has deep, easy to use functionality that allowed us to realize these goals. We have been able to have data driven conversations with clients to improve billing rates, supported by easy to understand out of the box Projector reporting.

Pros

* Intuitive User Friendly Interface * Product evolution driven by very smart professional service best practices * Robust reporting * Setup and Implementation very manageable

Cons

* Excellent as an adjunct system but no integrated general ledger package - (although there is import /Export functionality with some GL packages

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Ian Willats

Excellent product with great customer support

05/05/2012

Projector is a fundamental part of the way we run our business at Pebble Bay and I couldn't imagine being without it.

Pros

Very comprehensive set of capabilities, carefully thought-through in design and implementation. Workflow using Projector is much smoother and more efficient than other PS automation tools I've used previously. Reporting mechanisms are very flexible. Customer support is always quick, friendly and to the point. Completely reliable over the six-plus years we've been using it.

Cons

Management application requires MS Windows.

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Evan Kenty

Quick deployment, great service

04/05/2012

Overall, projector is easy to use and deploys quickly. I beat my deadline for go live and stayed under budget. It is easy to customize and the learning curve is not very demanding. My only recommendation to make the process better is to put together a plan for data migration into Projector from old systems in a way that will not overburden the implementer with non-value add work.

Pros

My expierence with Bill Robinson, our implementation consultant, was nothing short of exemplary. Bill and everyone else from the Projector team took the time to understand our business model and shape the solution to fit our needs. I was particularly impressed by the way Projector was able to accomodate hourly billing engagements and complex integration projects with billing and revenue recognition milestones. The reporting engine is easy to use and great for executive level and mid-level management reporting.

Cons

The implementation required a great deal of manual data entry for historical data, customer information, and project data. This is time consuming and takes away from time that could be spent on implementation strategy and planning.

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Marty Smith

Why I love Projector

04/05/2012

Superb product, and without any shadow of a doubt, the best support people I have worked with on over 20 years in IT. You'd be a fool not to.

Pros

Easy installation, easy maintenance, easy to understand(mostly), comprehensive feature set

Cons

Management app can be a little overwhelming for new users.

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