TimeLinx Talk Weekly Project and Service Newsletter – Edition 142

The fourth quarter of 2021 is underway and often the busiest time of the year for project and service organizations. This edition of TimeLinx Talk features industry insights, business efficiencies, updates from Sage, Infor and more. Enjoy the read and feedback is always welcome…

  • Using PSM Software to Improve Your SCRUM Methodology – Agile project management. Send it to the SCRUM master. Let’s do it in the next sprint. All of these phrases may sound like gibberish to anyone who is not versed in SCRUM methodology, and if you aren’t, then where have you been? In today’s working world, being able to be agile is essential. The benefits of agile project management are self-evident, especially as today’s corporate environment is more flexible than ever before Click the image for the article..

  • The New Normal of Field Service Has Been Coming for a Long Time. Now it is Here – In the final feature in this series of articles looking at the findings of an exclusive Field Service News Research run, we draw our conclusions on where the field service sector has adapted in the last six months to begin building a new normal. There is no-doubt that the global lockdowns of the 2020 coronavirus have hit all of us hard, including the field service sector. Click the image to read the entire article…

  • CRM Adoption: How to Boost End-User Adoption Rates – One of the things you may hear about CRM projects is how often they fail. In a recent survey, US-based Merkle Group Inc. estimated that 63% of projects in large organizations fail. That is a very high number and certainly one that can make you consider if CRM can actually be the success you want it to be.

    However, the same survey also showed that the organizations who had successfully implemented CRM also saw clear benefits and real business value…

  • The Future Of Project Management – Undertaking the executives has been by and by for a great many years. It’s not achievable to expect that the Ancient Egyptians fabricated the incredible pyramids without venture plans, courses of events, spending plans and somebody in control or in charge of the undertaking. Verifiably we can expect that venture the board has been in presence since the start of development.

    Click the image to read the entire article…

  • Inforum Digital 2021 Moved to January 2022 – Last month, Infor made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person event planned for Las Vegas and have reimagined the all-digital experience to make it even more valuable, engaging, and more convenient for clients and partners. The changes to the agenda will take some additional time to plan and so the dates for the event have been pushed back to January 2022.

    The hope is that attendees find sessions that address unique business challenges. Click the image to get all of the details…

  • Hare Culls Product Management and Marketing at Sage with 820 Job Losses Across the Business

    Steve Hare, CEO of, Sage announced what he called a “tough decision” yesterday. He addressed staff and informed the market about an organizational restructuring within the product management and marketing functions at Sage. As part of that restructure, Sage will lose up to 820 roles across an organization that equates to more than 7% of its employee base. Click the image to get all of the details…

  • Sometimes Things Do Not Go As Planned : Edition 46 – Competitive sail boat racing is a high stakes and very expensive endeavor. The cost of a competitive vessel can range between $8 million to $10 million, have crews of between 8-10 and reach speeds of up to 50 mph. A great deal of training and preparation goes in to every race but sometimes things just do not go as planned. In a race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi, a racing boat ran aground on a reef and thankful no one was injured. Click the image to watch this terrifying video from an on-board camera…

  • Managing Your Remote Project Teams and the Quest for an Effective PSM Tool – For many years, having a job meant going to work for 8 hours in an office. You would commute in traffic spending wasted hours in your car going quietly mad. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, the whole concept of work changed. Since much of the world was under some sort of lockdown, jobs had to be done at home where possible. Zoom became one of the most popular apps in the world, and people all over were able to go to work without any pants on. Click the image to read…

  • Digital Transformation Is Linked to Financial Performance – Most companies today are well underway with digital transformation projects, with the average company roughly 70 percent through the process, industry analyst firm Valoir found in a survey of 1,400 companies worldwide. The research also found a clear correlation between digital transformation and financial performance, as companies further along with digital transformation achieve nearly twice the revenue growth of those lagging behind. Click the image to read the complete story…

  • Project Management Trends (2021): What does the Future Look Like – Just think of what project management industry looked like ten years ago? Fewer methodologies, lesser tools, smaller teams, and simpler projects. Cut to 2019, things have changed tremendously as the teams are no longer smaller and the projects no longer simpler. As the old adage goes, “Change is the only constant.” It seems so true for the project management industry. Click the image to get all the details…

  • 5 Ways to Improve a Customer Self-service Strategy – All projects have constraints. Adhering to those constraints will ultimately determine the success of your project. What is known as the Iron Triangle or the Triple Constraint is a combination of three factors that are dependent on one another. The three factors are Scope, Time, and Cost. These need to be in constant equilibrium to measure changes that must be made while still keeping the project on track. Click the image to read the complete story…

  • 7 Reasons to Give Field Service Technicians a Mobile Application – As more companies transform to digital operations, service companies must also adapt and move to paperless operations to manage field technicians. To successfully evolve, they must adopt field service management software. With this type of solution, service companies can better manage service schedules and monitor service activities. And they can use a mobile app to put these capabilities right in their field technicians’ hands. Click the image to read the complete story…

  • Reimagining Our Relationships with Our Customers – Field Service News Think Tank – There are many predictions as to what comes next after a year where everything has been shaken to its very roots. Having had time for reflection the members of the Field Service News Think Tank offer up their own insight into what they think is the immediate changes we will start to see as we look forward to 2022 and beyond. The language around the impact of the Covid-19 crisis has been dramatic. Click the image to download the complete report…

  • Sometimes Things Just Do Not Go As Planned: Edition 45 – Skydiving is considered one of the most exhilarating, heart pounding but dangerous sports anyone can engage in. Skydivers go through hundreds of hours of training and safety measures are added to the equipment to avoid disasters but sometimes things just do not go as planned. Recently, a group of veteran parachuters jumped from an aircraft but an unexpected wind gust tangled the lines of more than one of the jumpers moments before they hit the ground. Click the image to watch this terrifying video…

  • Triple Constraint: Using PSM software to conquer the Iron Triangle – All projects have constraints. Adhering to those constraints will ultimately determine the success of your project. What is known as the Iron Triangle or the Triple Constraint is a combination of three factors that are dependent on one another. The three factors are Scope, Time, and Cost. These need to be in constant equilibrium to measure changes that must be made while still keeping the project on track. Click the image to read the complete article…

  • COVI-19 Global Vaccine Tracker – As the world continues to pivot and adapt to life amidst a pandemic, the polarizing topic of vaccination has been a leading headline in the news everywhere on earth. With well over 200,000,000 cases of Corona Virus identified globally and more than 5,000,000,000 vaccines administered to date, a new Global Vaccine Tracker website has been created to illustrate the progress of each country’s administration of the vaccine. Click the l to view the results…

  • Sage CRM 2021 R2 is Now Available – Sage CRM 2021 R2 has been released as of Wednesday, 11th August 2021. The software has passed its QA process and has been issued as ‘GA’ to each of the Sage teams globally. Each Sage region is responsible for scheduling the release of the software in their territory because of the need to take different accounting integrations into account. As a consequence, the local release date of the software is down to each local Sage team. Contact for complete details or click the image for release notes…

  • World Health Organization Realtime COVID-19 Dashboard – Unfortunately, with the variant, the number of cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again with fall right around the corner. The World Health Organization has published a real-time dashboard providing up to date data from around the world. Hover over any country in the world and review the latest stats and official information related to COVID-19. Click the image to review the dashboard…

  • Infor’s “Come Back Clean” Reinstatement Program – Have you been a long-time Infor customer but let your maintenance & support programs lapse only to realize the reinstatement fees are simply too expensive to justify? Well, we have an answer for you! From now until August 31st, 2021 you can literally save tens of thousands while protecting your software investment by taking advantage of the “Come Back Clean Program”. Click the image to get all of the details about the program…

  • TimeLinx FREE ROI Calculator – Want to know how quickly you can obtain a return on your investment using TimeLinx? Download this simple ROI Calculator, input your applicable data-points, include a minimum of 30 (%) in efficiencies across your organization and the calculator will quickly illustrate how much money you will save per day and per year. Click the image for complete details…

  • TimeLinx – Project and Service Management Software Buying Guide
    The way business is done has changed dramatically, and if you’re considering this buyer’s guide, it’s because you’re seeking a software solution to streamline your business processes, increase productivity and efficiency, and reduce costly data entry errors…Click the image to download the Buyers Guide…

  • The Basics of Partnering with TimeLinx During Uncertain Times – The TimeLinx Partner Advantage Program is a perfect complement for mid-market resellers, business partners and technology consulting firms supporting businesses in the project and service industry. The Partner Advantage Program includes some of the best margins, support, training and administration offerings in software publishing…

  • TimeLinx Investor Information Center – Regardless of the impacts of the Corona Virus, TimeLinx is reporting some the strongest financial results in the company’s history and seeking outside investment to expedite the time to market in the re-launch of the new platform agnostic version of TimeLinx including all modules. Interested parties should click the image and download the complete market analysis and investor presentation…

  • With Uncertain Times, the Experience of Your Technology Provider is More Important than Ever. Please Take the Opportunity to Meet the TimeLinx Leadership Team – The executive team at TimeLinx sets the strategic direction for the company, supports a passion for continual innovation and a drive to meet the unmet needs of customers and business partners. The team brings together over 80 years of diverse, yet complimentary experience with the goal of providing industry leading technology solutions to the market. Click the image and meet the team…

  • In the Midst of the Global Pandemic, TimeLinx is Able to Offer Financing for All Purchases Across North and South AmericaTimeLinx is proud to partner with Dimension Funding and as a result of some recent announcements, technology financing is now available across all of North and South America. Click the image to learn about the benefits of technology financing…

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  • TimeLinx Content Archive – With dozens of newsletters, hundreds of blog posts, more than 300 industry related stories, 12,000 downloads and readership asking for a complete archive and an easy way to reference all of the great content published in the last 14 months…we’ve delivered. If you have an interest in news related to Sage, Infor or the Project and Field Service Management Industry, just click the image for a complete catalog…

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