What are Connected Insights in A/E/C ERP software?

A/E/C ERP software gives you Connected Insight when the system embeds information into a business process. For the user, information is connected to action making them efficient. Today we’ll take a look at this aspect of a well-connected A/E/C firm.

The two primary reasons A/E/C firms find value in their ERP software is processing data and getting information. It’s not surprising that when we hear A/E/C firms complain about the effectiveness of their ERP software, they typically point to difficult processing and poor information. This is where Connected Insights comes into play.

Connect Insights directly into your business processes.

When you engage in a process in an ERP system, it almost always involves working with information. A good example is in developing a proposal. You need past project experience as you establish a scope of service for the new project. You need employee project experience and qualifications to develop resumes to include in your proposal. The information you need for this process comes from your CRM system, your Project Management system, and your Human Resources system.

But what happens when all the information you need is not embedded into this process? You need to go look for it. What if these Insights are not Connected? You may have to go to 3 (or more) sources.

The answer is an integrated approach to connect information from every source to every process.

Having to go from one data source to another as you complete a process, is time consuming and frustrating. The truly connected A/E/C firm gains real-time intelligence by unifying their data on a single integrated business platform and being able to embed those insights directly in their business processes. They connect the ‘need to know’ with the ‘need to do.’

Integration in A/E/C Firms

Stop searching for information

We’ve designed aec360 ERP software with Connected Insights. We’ve embedded the real-time data you need to fulfill your business processes directly when and where you need it. Real-time decisions need to be supported by real-time information. Correct information drives correct action. The screen shot below shows a Project Manager’s dashboard – a single source for all the information needed to analyze their projects and make business process decisions.

Why value Connected Insights? In summary, an A/E/C firm’s ERP software shouldn’t force the user to search for the information they need to make a business process decision. The information may come from different application areas, but it should be fully integrated and delivered in a single source and in real-time. The Connected Insights in aec360 provides exactly that – a fully integrated approach to information that will drive efficiency in and great business process decisions for A/E/C firms!

With aec360, it’s all about being “connected.” Let us show you how in our webinar Enabling the Connected A/E/C Firm with Dynamics 365 and aec360.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Sean Skiver brings nearly 25 years of broad Microsoft Dynamics experience to provide strategic leadership around product development and client delivery services across the organization’s solutions and industry segments.

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John Aschenbrener is Director of Delivery Services for HSO | ProServ. John brings over 20 years of Microsoft Dynamics project and program management, consulting, and architect experience to his current role where he is responsible for driving PMO standards, methodology, and overall project delivery.

Gary Mills serves as Senior Vice President of Finance, Planning & Analysis for HSO | ProServ. Gary’s diverse industry background brings a unique perspective to the company, with more than 30 years in corporate finance, banking and commercial real estate.

A highly respected Microsoft Dynamics veteran, Jen Wisemore serves as CAO for HSO | ProServ. Jen was instrumental in the launch of sa.global’s US subsidiary in 2007 and has served in a wide variety of roles within Microsoft Dynamics consultancies across sales, pre-sales, program management, and leadership capacities.

Paramesh Rajan is Director of ERP and HR Products at HSO | ProServ. Paramesh has served in many Microsoft Dynamics project and program management roles over the past 20 years, and currently drives the development of the organization’s vertical ERP and HR solutions and outsourced development services.

Joe Stuckey is EVP and Director of CRM Product Development for HSO | ProServ, leading the company’s CRM product development efforts across the legal, AEC, consulting, and accounting markets. Joe leverages the power of Microsoft Dynamics and Power Platform technologies to design and develop purpose-built industry solutions.

Jan Dahl Sorensen’s deep experience with Microsoft Dynamics gives him a unique foundation to guide the HSO | ProServ client success team. As part of the original development team under Damgaard Data, Jan has been working with the Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions since 1995.

Andy Yeomans brings nearly 20 years of Microsoft Dynamics sales and marketing experience to lead the HSO | ProServ sales organization. Under Andy’s leadership, the organization has shown strong growth and has consistently been recognized by Microsoft as a top performing partner, winning multiple Microsoft Inner Circle and Partner of the Year awards.

Whit McIsaac is CEO of HSO | ProServ and brings over 20 years of leadership experience in the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem to drive the group’s overall business strategy. Whit was Co-founder and CEO of aec360 and legal360 prior to merging these practices into sa.global, where he served as CEO of the Americas prior to launching HSO | ProServ.

In his role as CFO of HSO | ProServ, Brian Lounds leverages deep experience implementing Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions to drive excellence into the organization’s financial and practice management practices. Having worked with Dynamics solutions since 1998, he has a strong understanding of technology solutions and their application
to business initiatives.