Improvement: Define Resource Demand Early

Optimize your resource plan early and give yourself the time to recruit the right skills you need and reduce dependency on contractors.

Kimble Functions

Using Kimble, you will be able to:

  • See resource demand across pipeline and confirmed work
  • Quantify demand by role to inform recruitment
  • Manage forthcoming availability early

Kimble Product Features

  • Kimble displays confirmed work and possible projects in the same system, giving you a clearer picture of resource demand
  • Project templates define typical resource plans in one click
  • Resource managers can assign generic resources to potential projects to act as easy placeholders for matching resource supply and resource demand
  • Early demand categorized as “possible” and generic resources can be assigned to these projects
  • Reports of aggregate demand by role and month drive recruitment plans

Improvement: Increased Start Date Confidence

Kimble enables proactive selling around resource availability (“holes”), drives effective pre-sales activity, and helps you focus on naming resources and committing to start dates for the most likely opportunities.

Kimble Functions

Using Kimble, you will be able to:

  • Manage sales and delivery in the same system
  • Proactively assign resources before the win
  • Make resourcing a two-way street – resourcing managers know what’s being sold, and the sales team knows who is available.

Kimble Product Features

  • Increase productivity with a resource plan that shows the full scope of upcoming projects, including those yet to be finalized with the sales team
  • “Probable” assignments seen in a distinct color in resource plan, and opportunity likelihood will signal assignment readiness for provisional assignments
  • Allocate resources for presales work, and include that in utilization and cost-of-sales calculations
  • Resource and skills availability can be seen directly by sales teams
  • Overall “cliff” of resourcing commitments can be monitored and managed

Improvement: Complete and Current Picture of Resource Supply and Demand

A less reactive, more forward-looking business will grow faster and more profitably.

Kimble Functions

Using Kimble, you will be able to:

  • Proactively assign resources before the win
  • Assign based on weighted match: roles/skills/BU/locations/cost, etc.
  • Guide users to make the right resourcing decisions
  • Ensure accurate and easy time management
  • Track the measurements that matter, in real time (revenue, margin & billable utilization)

Kimble Product Features

  • Resource assignment queue speeds up resource planning process
  • Skill and experience ratings can be used to fine tune selections
  • Pipeline forecast shows revenue and margin (Firm and Likely)
  • Assignment uses rate/cost of resource (revenue/margin forecasts)
  • Put multiple candidates forward for the same position, without double-counting revenue
  • Weekly cadence of tracking periods encourages an accurate resource plan
  • View and balance resources across departments, business units, and globally
  • Contractors & employees are labeled as different resource types to manage balance.