Online Business Systems (OBS), is a professional consulting firm with 7 offices throughout North America. Recognized by the Financial Post and Arthur Andersen as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Private Companies for six consecutive years, OBS combines business knowledge with e-business technology to build solutions that deliver competitive results for clients such as Willamette Industries, Enmax, JP Morgan, ADP, Koch and Ludlow, to name just a few.
For OBS, success is in delivering on-time, on-budget results-oriented solutions that provide competitive results for their clients. Delivering projects on time and on budget is challenging in any environment and even more so without the right management tools in place.
Prior to TimeAttend, OBS used a combination of Excel spreadsheets and a SQL Server Database Application for project management and client billing. OBS found that tracking time and billing information was paper intensive and time consuming. Employees were unable to efficiently track time and expenses to projects while managers were not effectively able to use project information. The process was both time consuming and frustrating, resulting in a missed opportunity to enhance their cash flow position. With a growing demand for customer driven e-business solutions, OBS began to look for a way to simplify their internal business processes while improving productivity and enhancing customer relations.
After reviewing several software applications in the market, OBS selected Replicon’s TimeAttend as the most effective solution to meet their needs. Web TimeSheet was cost-effective, provided more functionality than competing products, and offered a fast implementation time. By automating project tracking, Web TimeSheet delivered a noticeable improvement in productivity and reduced the billing cycle 50% to 70%. Project time and expenses were now being processed more efficiently and with better accuracy.
"Replicon's [TimeAttend] is easy to use and has increased employee productivity and reduced administrative time while significantly improving our billing cycles. Streamlining business processes has assisted us in our strategic planning and decision-making."