While we still do significant amounts of work implementing and operating COTS software, we also focus on data integration and toolset augmentation through custom application development specifically for our client's requirements.
The foundation of PMWorks is built upon the deployment and operation of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software tools that manage project scheduling, cost accounting, and performance metrics. As we have worked with these tools over the years, we have seen software companies continue to improve the functionality and features within their initial scope. However, we continue to see process areas that are poorly addressed, if at all, by most project management COTS software. While we still do significant amounts of work implementing and operating COTS software, we have also begun to focus on data integration and toolset augmentation through custom application development specifically for our client's requirements. Our custom software development isn't intended to compete with current COTS offerings, but instead to fill in gaps where many organizations have been forced to rely on manual processes, tedious data entry and reentry, and an array of spreadsheets and other documents that are difficult to maintain.
Our approach streamlines these activities by focusing on the organization's data already extant in various COTS application, and creating structures that can integrate these data sources for comparison, aggregation, and processing, then feeding it back to source systems when required. We also create web based tools to manage the data integrations and provide detailed reports, data visualizations, and performance dashboards.
Listed below are some of the business areas where we have helped clients overcome gaps in COTS capabilities with our custom solutions.