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Improving resource planning efficiency

Fully digitise resource planning and see utilization rate grow by 35%.

With 50 employees, Colorado Group is a leading marketing and customer relations consultancy. 

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The Colorado case

  • Industry: Consulting
  • Main issues: Lack of visibility on employee workload, non-optimized utilization rate, estimating financial forecasts

Choosing a suitable platform

During a project launched in 2018, Colorado consulting wanted to reimagine its internal processes, specifically improving resource planning management, increasing company visibility, and maximizing utilization rate.

Stafiz offered its platform to Colorado Group, promising a simplified process, a future gain in profitability, and a resource optimization solution through improved, centralized systems.

"We turned to Stafiz, which not only allowed us to digitize our resource planning but to also automatically calculate remaining work on projects."

Before / After

Prior to this change, the planning team worked with spreadsheets. This led to the following problems:

  • Lack of real time plan updates
  • No visibility on the impact of holidays on the future workload
  • Low utilization rate, impacting business profitability
  • Little transparency for employees
  • No transparency of remaining work to calculate margins of projects
  • Real-time project resource allocation updates for client projects, internal projects, and planned absences
  • Integrations that factor in the future workload of potential opportunities
  • Automatic calculation of future project margins and visual reports of deviations from budget
  • Real-time visibility for employees
  • Multi-criteria profile searches, with competency management

"Since we started using Stafiz, we have seen our profitability increase, because we are able to smooth out the workload of our employees much better."

The results in figures

  • Time saved from schedule management: 5 hours per week
  • Growth of utilization rate : +35%.
  • Improved profitability of the business: +15% on project margins
  • Savings from eliminating unnecessary absence management software

What they think

I. Lalet

Development and Support Manager

At Colorado Consulting

 

"Before using Stafiz, we were not able to improve our resource planning rates. Thanks to Stafiz, we manage our capacity much better and have improved our margins."

E. Stievenart

Associate Director

At KiMSO Consulting

 

"We highly recommend Stafiz: since the creation of our consulting company, we had tried multiple Excel files. Today,all our data is centralised in Stafiz, and we receive our dashboards in real time."

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