The following are the components of the Project Management module :
Project Definition: This section deals with defining the project in terms of duration, resources, estimates, cost and project manager. Once a project is defined a project code is assigned to the project. Also once the project is defined then escalation policies can be defined.
Task / Milestone Management: This sections deals with Defining Tasks, Milestones for a defined project. Each task can be assigned with resources both human and assets. Also each task can be linked to have predecessor & successor tasks. When the task is updated all the dependent dates on other tasks are updated.
Resource Allocation & Management: When a resource is allocated to a project a request is sent to the manager for approval then the resource is allocated. Also in the resources section is a summary of resources coming available in the next 2 weeks, or one month. A resource search is also provided for searching on a resource with the requisite skill sets or years of experience.
Project Escalations: Escalations can be defined on a project if the project or tasks get delayed by a specified number of days. An escalation also happens if the project overshoots a budgeted amount. For the escalations there are also provisions to do recurring escalations.
Project Estimation: Project Estimation is done at a presales stage. This is a basic estimation before the start of the project for Initial budget.
Project Budgeting: Budgets are calculated based on resource utilization and project times. Also resources cost & asset cost is taken into account for computing budgets.
Customer Acceptance / Billing Checklists: This allows users to define tasks to indicate a project is billable, including a provision for customer to sign off.