Every business has a bottom line: – "The project success". Defining project success involves meeting the objectives of the project on time, with minimum expenditure, and where ever applicable, to make maximum profit with minimum investment. Project budgets are often driven by resource costs and the efficient planning of those resources. The importance of efficient resource planning to achieve project success cannot be undermined. For efficient planning of resource a number of aspects should be taken into consideration eg: Planning should be such as to effectively cope with the demands of the project, should be based on the optimum utilization of the skills of the resources, should be done well in advance, and at the same time should take into consideration the happiness and morale of the staff.
With many variables to be taken into consideration while planning, most of the time it becomes cumbersome to schedule resources efficiently and effectively. Even the most experienced professionals, who need to use resource planning software, get confused as to which software would be most appropriate and meet their demand. A large collection of software is available in the market which claims to efficiently schedule resources.
Some are very basic while others encompass all the functionalities required to efficiently plan resources of all types. Organizations that are serious about optimizing resource utilization should opt for a solution that is collaborative and can be configured to fit the organization's requirements.