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I had no idea iSite did that – Revised

We are happy to announce that iSite keeps on adding enhancements, updates, and new features to our PMO platform.  Most recently we have added more prominence to revision or modification numbers; you know those numbers that help keep you on track when the Government adds task scope after you won the award.

 

Now for those of you who are familiar with iSite, you are right, we have always had this capability, but what is new is the way we are displaying them and controlling them.

 

Rev Mod Number Highlight

Rev or Mod numbers are highlighted in their own bubble

These numbers are now highlighted anywhere a task number is displayed in their very own bubble.  No need to search or dig into data to try and capture what task revision you are viewing.

 

We have also added new functionality on how you can control adding revision numbers to a task.  These numbers can be set to auto-generate based on criteria set up for a workflow or administrators can edit the revision number.

 

Finally, to help streamline even more process in your PMO if an admin changes any task properties they Rev Mod Auto Confirmwill be prompted to save these modifications as a new revision.

 

 

Increasing efficiency, automating actions and helping your PMO with improved process is all in a days work for your team here at iSite.

 

Email marketing@isitellc.com to learn more.

Ready to print?

Are you sure? You’ve checked that you have the correct version of the document open and you do so hit print…

When you get to the printer it is spitting out twice as many pages as you thought it should, crap you realize you forgot to make sure that you set it to fit to one page.

Okay, back at the computer, you’ve set it to fit to one page.

This time when the printer spits out your document the data is so small that not even the person with the best eyesight in the company will be able to read it.

Maybe if you switch page orientation.

Nope, that just made the print even smaller.

Wasted Time

Don’t waste time configuring a print-ready report!

Maybe if you expand the margins, or if you play with how many pages it fits too?

Nope, now the data bleeds over pages and it is impossible to line up the proper headers from the first page to the second.

Okay, what if you repeat the top row on each page? And add gridlines? Yes, that’s looking better (you’ve even remembered to view the print preview this time!).

Back to the printer. But where are the other worksheets, why did it just print the first one?

Once again back at the computer, you have remembered to print the entire workbook this time and on your walk back to the printer you realize you have just wasted countless sheets of paper and an hour of your day printing one report for a meeting you are now going to be late for.

One of the best features of many SaaS tools is the amount of data they can hold, manipulate, and report on for you and your team. The information displays great in the system, but extracting it for meetings, to file away, to send to your client, or just to take it offline can be one of the most frustrating parts of your day. Be sure to ask your SaaS tool provider if they have made sure that their reports are print ready. This feature can often be overlooked during vendor selection, but when it comes to increasing efficiency and reducing your frustration it is a feature that is much appreciated.

Email makreting@isitellc.com to see how iSite’s print ready functionality can help you.

Can you be efficient AND productive? The answer might surprise you

 

The folks over at Freakonomics Radio spent a month on self-improvement tips including an episode on how to be more productive.

You can catch the podcast here, but we wanted to highlight a surprising morsel:

There’s actually a big tension and a difference between efficiency and productivity.

Go ahead, we will give you a second to have that one sink in.  tug-of-war-1013740__340

They further explain that increasing efficiencies is all about increasing automation, that is taking all of the thinking out of an action and productivity is about taking control again.

But do those things need to be at odds?  What about implementing a system that automates the repetitive tasks of contract management and alerts you to areas where you need to take action and control? Can automation of the mundane free your contract managers to be more productive at their jobs?

As we dig in further to the episode the answer becomes a clear and resounding YES! In order to become more productive, no matter the task, you need to embrace 8 essential skills.

Focus, Goal-Setting, Decision Making, Innovation, Absorbing Data, Managing Others, and Teams

By implementing a smart contract management tool that automates and integrates your contract funding data, workflows, and risk analysis your task managers are free to focus on areas that need improvement, identifying goals, making informed decisions, innovating for future bids, absorb data across systems (internally and externally), manage others and create the best team they need in order to succeed.

To learn how iSite can help you take advantage of automation to increase productivity and efficiency email marketing@isitellc.com.