Do you have problems planning your projects? StoryPoint will make project management easier

Have you been in projects where your hourly charge is way too low, and it is something you realize at the end of a project when you start analyzing it? Or do you have problems with not knowing what resources to use; which person have time available? When working with time as your first source of income it is very important to optimize your planning in every aspect. You must follow your projects and have a good tracking of your time, you do not want to spend more time than you get paid for.

To get control over time spent you must start to report time. With a flexible time tracking tool, your coworkers can report on different projects, and you get the knowledge of where your employees spend their time. This will give you control and insights in all your different projects and help you to optimize your time management.

StoryPoint – get control over your time

StoryPoint is time tracking and project management made easier in Dynamics 365 Business Central. StoryPoint will give you the right tools for project management and have features that will help you take your projects from start, when planning your projects, until you are done and send an invoice of times spent as well as fixed costs to your customer. Download StoryPoint from App Source and it will give you all the features you need to get control over your projects and time planning. It will make sure that you get paid for every hour you have worked.

Timetracking – do the time tracking from your phone

For Timetracking to work, reporting must be made easy and available for those who must. In StoryPoint you report your time in your phone on the run. Add your active projects and activities to your favourites and timereporting will be quick and easy. Then, with just a few clicks you forward your report for approval. Your approver will receive an email reminder that there is time to approve and when your time is approved the registered time is converted to orders or invoice data.

Time reporting and approval of time is available both from inside the Webclient and Business Central app which means you can do your reporting from any device. This is perfect for those who work out in the field, they can report from their mobile phone at any time.

Projects – get the overview you always wanted

With StoryPoint you can have the whole process from time tracking to invoicing streamlined and simplified. You collect the information in a structured way, that means you no longer have to remember the hours you´ve worked inside of your head or in different piece of paper. You get the complete process of time reporting, approvals, project invoicing and project follow-up in one solution which will save you a lot of time and give you insights to become more profitable.

When working with project management the resource planning is an important part of the whole process. StoryPoint works with resource planning in a structured way. You have a view that shows you your resources, capacity, availability, how they are distributed in different months etc. Use different filters to sort out the right information and become more efficient when planning your projects and resources.

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Badger – a Business Intelligence app that digs down deep into your data

Take control over your numbers

Do you know where in your business you earn and loose most money? It´s surprising how many companies that doesn´t have a clue where they are performing bad and losing money. The best way to get insights into your business is by start analyzing your data. To get the right information you need a good analyzing and reporting tool.

Find out about negative trends before it affects your business

If you can´t identify negative trends they will, sooner or later, become a problem. We want to stop negative trends in time before they have too much impact on your business. To do so, we want to be served accurate information about our sales, accounting, projects, or whatever is your core business, so you can use the information to make better decisions. With a good knowledge about what the numbers in your ERP-system really means, you can adapt your business to become more profitable.

Power BI – a powerful platform for analyzing and reporting

I guess you have heard about Microsoft Power BI? It is an analyzing and reporting platform that companies use to better understand their business. Power BI helps you to visualize data from different sources and present them as reports, charts or graphs. This makes the data easier to understand and much more fun to look at.

To get all these insights you must have the right connections to whatever you want to analyze, and this connection between your data source and Power BI is developed by a skilled Power BI developer. Here many companies become a little scared – does it mean a huge Power BI project for us, that is time consuming and very expensive? It could, but it doesn´t have to.

How you do it with Badger

Badger is a Power BI tool with prepared connections to Business Central. It is also an app which means that you can download Badger from App Source and have the integration to Business Central ready in no time. This is the job a developer and consultant normally do. After installing Badger you can start analyzing your own business and data directly with our app.

When you install Badger you’re not only getting the connection to Business Central right away it also includes standard reports for sales, finance, projects, warehouse, and receivables which means that you can start working with your own numbers as soon as your app is installed. These reports are standard reports, and if those isn´t enough, you can always build your own. You can also, as a next step, use a consultant to build customized reports for you.

Benefits with Badger

– You will be up and running with a Power BI platform in a few hours
– You get started with you reporting in a smart and easy way
– You get standard reports to use as soon as you have installed Badger
– You get the insights you need to make better decisions for your business
– You can continue to grow in your Power BI platform whenever you are ready

Why is it called Badger?

Let us share some fun curiosa. Can you guess why our Power BI app is called Badger? Maybe you have noticed that we have more apps that are named after animals and it´s a conscious choice to use an animal theme when naming our apps. Anyway, if you start thinking, what does a Badger do? It is digging deep, deep down into the ground to create new paths and find out new things about the world around them. This is also exactly what our Power BI app Badger can do for you. It can dig deep down into your numbers and find out things about your business that you did not have knowledge about before.

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Let us introduce SmartApps – we create smart apps for the future!

This is why we started

In a time where digitalization is moving fast, we must adapt our offerings towards new technology and new customer needs. You can never stop and expect the work we do today will be good enough tomorrow. When Business Central was released for the first time it was a big change in how we develop and offer business software. We had a new technical platform to start from and we had to think in new ways. To be in the front line of partners around the world we had to adapt fast, start developing apps that could make the daily work easier for those working in Business Central and create solutions for the future. That is when and why SmartApps were founded.

This is what we do

SmartApps are developing smart applications for Business Central that help the customer to customize their business solution in an easy way. The work is done without having a consultant or developer doing the work for you. With apps you can install and uninstall customizations for your business in a smooth and easy way. It is those customizations we develop here at SmartApps.

With this way of working, we can get away from adapting every single solution to every single customer, which both is time-consuming and increases the cost for you as a customer. Many times, different customers ask for the same feature and if we can create that as a “standard customization” in an app, we can all come out as winners. Lower costs and less time spent is the result for everyone.

An opportunity to cusomize in a secure way

There is also a security aspect with choosing apps as customizations instead of building it directly to your business solution. In the past, customization have always made upgrades more difficult and costly, with apps we we skip that part. Today Dynamics 365 Business Central is constantly updated with new and improved functionality. All our apps undergo the Microsoft validation process to ensure that the extension is secure and meets the standard of Dynamics 365 Business Central for every version. Selecting apps validated by Microsoft over extensions not available on AppSource gives you a more secure business application at a predictable cost and at the same time tailored to your needs. Our apps are all certified by Microsoft which means that it doesn´t affect any standard code, this makes everything easier when upgrading your system if a new version of Business Central is released.

New opportunities with apps

This new technique and way of working opens for scalability. It could give even small companies the opportunity to work in a powerful business solution without having to pay an enormous amount of money. We get away from expensive customized solutions and instead deliver a business solution that fits your business here and now. Today you can connect your ERP-system to your CRM-system and have it integrated with a Power BI platform to a much lower cost.

Smart apps we offer today

Today we can offer different apps that makes the daily work easier for every user in Business Central Online. Our app Story Point will help you to manage your projects, if you use Parrot, recurring invoicing will be easier and with Badger, you start building tailored reports in Power BI.

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