Configure? Customize? What’s the Diff?


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When you are considering a new project management system, you should question and investigate how much you can make it your own. You may hear words like “configure” and “customize” thrown around and wonder what, exactly, they mean. To be honest, many software vendors (Spitfire Management included) use these words a little too interchangeably, even though they mean different things. Ask for clarification when necessary.

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Why Wait?

stop timeI spend numerous hours on the phone each week speaking to potential clients (or as we call them in the sales world “prospects”). It’s my job to find and encourage these prospects into participating in a short demonstration of the Spitfire Project Management System. But, regardless of the system, the one thing that seems to be the connecting thread, or theme, throughout all these calls is the phrase “I just don’t have any time!”

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A System That Works For You (Not Against You)

conductorEvery business has its own unique set of needs, as does every job within that business.

The construction industry is unique and every project manager’s job is very demanding. It’s like conducting an orchestra. The PM has to know about every note–what it is and how it contributes to the whole piece–while at the same time, actually playing the entire selection with the orchestra.

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Great Snacks, but the Meals Were Only So-So

oh noEver been on a cruise or to a conference where the snacks were great but the breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings were limited and only so-so?  I have, and even though there was plenty of food, I went away hungry.

And that started me thinking about the old clichés: You can’t tell a book by its cover and You get what you pay for. These may be old and tired, but they are still true.

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