Build It and They Will Come

stadium under constructionHave you seen Field of Dreams? You may recall it as a sentimental fairy tail with a feel good ending. But is it about building a ball field in a strange place? Or is it about having a vision that connects dots no one else can see? Or about seeing that vision through to its logical conclusion?

Several times a year, we invite our clients to free educational webinars that cover a variety of topics such as

  • smoother budgeting,
  • faster change order processing, and
  • easier collaboration using integrated cloud storage—you get the idea.

Once a year we like to do a webinar such as “Wow, What our Clients Do with their Spitfire Project Management System!” with client presenters.

These webinars are well attended. Clients like to see how what their peers are doing.

In turn, the client-presenters show off some of our fancy productivity features like

  • Change orders that are tracked across multiple funding sources and contingency funds,
  • A template based on Microsoft Word that pulls in purchasing information for an entire project, creating the prettiest, most easily accessible report,
  • Awarded bid packages that automatically build a project’s schedule of values,
  • Monthly payments to contractors that help fill in the SOV on the next Pay Application,
  • A Microsoft Word document that updates all purchase contracts when its table is edited and saved during a meeting.

Each year, we select several clients and ask them to show off the cool features they are using.  It becomes obvious  how deeply intertwined these clients’ daily work has become with their project management system. In fact, they are getting things done more easily with lots of return on their investment. It is also interesting to see how these smart clients have invested time and energy into deciding how pieces should fit together and have worked with us on seeing that vision through to its logical conclusion.

Really, the clients who are getting the most out of the Spitfire Project Management System are those who built their systems to best improve their workflows and who continued (and continue) to implement new features as they are offered.

If you need a playing field where you can empower your team with the tools to complete their work, we invite you to demo our Spitfire Project Management System and imagine what you can build.