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Track IT Spending

Track IT spending with integrated applications for project management, purchasing, time reporting, business intelligence reporting and more.

The median IT spending per user was $6,889 in 2010 ( "IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks 2010/2011", Where are your dollars going?

While the value of Information Technology (IT) is clear to executives, their view of expenditures and the measurement of value is often obscured. Visibility issues typically arise from the difficulties in compiling data from multiple sources into meaningful reports, and the lack of scrutiny paid to smaller projects or activities that may in fact be consuming more of the budget than realized.

TrackerSuite.Net provides an integrated set of applications for IT project portfolio management, purchase management, time reporting and business intelligence development that executives can leverage to better track IT budgets and spending, as well as review project status and value.

Managing Budgets

Using Project Tracker.Net, an online project management system, organizations can easily configure project budgets and view planned, committed and actual costs in comparison to budget baselines. These budgets can be broken down into specific account codes, allowing organizations to separate capital from non-capital expenditures, such as purchasing hardware versus service agreements.

Tracking Project Value and Status

A key component to determining the effectiveness of IT spending is the analysis of not only the costs of projects, but also their value, their status and estimated costs to complete. As well as project warning and health dashboards, TrackerSuite.Net also provides earned value management functions and reports that executives can leverage to determine if their budgets are being utilized effectively.

Integrated Time and Purchasing

TrackerSuite.Net integrates purchase orders and Web timesheets with project data, allowing purchases and time to be charged to specific project tasks and their associated account codes, providing executives real-time, accurate views of where their staff are allocating their time, and on what purchases their budgets are being spent.

In addition to improving the accuracy of project accounting, TrackerSuite.Net also improves the security of the time and purchasing processes. This is accomplished through the automated routing of timesheets and purchase requests, expense reports and check requests through the approval process, as well as activity logs that capture time and date stamped electronic signatures of all persons involved in updating these forms, from creation, through approval and final processing. These features ensure that all items are properly reviewed and include a trail of responsibility if a later review is required.

Developing Real Business Intelligence

All of the TrackerSuite.Net modules push their data to the Tracker Data Warehouse, a Web based reporting engine that consumes the data and generates an array of reports that can be configured with filters, pivot tables and drag-and-drop fields and columns. The Tracker Data Warehouse provides executives instant access to up-to-date information on all facets of their organization, providing a mile-high view from which they can drill down to a single task, timesheet or purchase order.

For More Information

For more information about TrackerSuite.Net, please contact Automation Centre today at (520) 882-9287, or email

Automation Centre is also pleased to offer a free demo of TrackerSuite.Net, which includes its applications for project management, time and expense reporting, purchasing, payment requests, personnel management, support services and more. Interested parties may register for immediate access to an evaluation site to make a hands-on evaluation of TrackerSuite.Net for their needs.

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