Resource management

Effective management and allocation of resources; optimising utilisation, cost management, financial and staff planning software.

Resource planning made easy

We understand that when people are your most important, but most expensive asset, you need to ensure that they are correctly allocated to the right projects. 

Our market leading resource management software, Retain, allows you to effectively manage resources, productivity and costs for your organisation anytime, anywhere using the latest technology.

Get the real-time data you need to enhance utilisation and business operations, reduce costs and improve productivity. Available as an on-premise, hosted or cloud solution, Retain meets the needs of professional services firms around the world. 

The fully configurable, graphical Wallchart gives you instant visibility of your resources, projects, and where under or over utilisation exists within your team.

In addition, Retain Skills, our unique talent management solution, helps you to identify and track employee skills, enabling better matching of resources to projects and teams, resulting in satisfied clients and greater revenues. 

Highly configurable to your unique business requirements, our dedicated team of implementation experts are on hand to guide you through the set-up process, providing training and support and enabling you to get the most out of the solution.

20

years' experience, helping hundreds of organisations achieve resource planning success

70

countries use Retain daily to ensure optimal resource allocation

1.5 million

resources planned in Retain each year

5%

increase in utilisation using Retain

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Intuitive

Manage bookings the easy way while never losing sight of the big picture and opportunities with our resource planning solution.

• Easy to use
• Insightful views
• Astonishing improvements

Powerful

All in one solution that lets you create insightful reports, calculate your own KPIs and manage staff skills.

• Reports and forecasts
• Build your own metrics
• Talent management profiles

Tailored

Integrates with leading enterprise systems, available as on-premise, hosted and fully SaaS cloud and compatible with international standards.

• Scalable - 10 to 250,000 resources
• Enterprise-ready
• SME friendly
• Multi-platform
• Collaborate globally
• Integrates with major systems

How it works

Our resource management software allows you to take control of your resources. You can access an instant view of availability over time, with powerful filtering and an intuitive user-friendly design. You will be empowered to quickly allocate time and resources to specific areas of your business.

Build your own metrics

Every organisation is different which is why with our Retain resource planning software you can measure your own success using your metrics to calculate the effectiveness of your business.

Multi-platform

You can use Retain as a desktop application, a cloud-based application, or both. The Retain mobile app also lets you access scheduling information on the go using your smartphone.

Collaborate globally

Operating internationally brings about many challenges. Retain supports multiple alphabets, calendars, work hours, time zones and currencies. Planning your people lets you easily connect teams from across the globe.

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Benefits

Improve utilisation by 5%
 

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5%. This might not sound like a lot, but what if we told you that for our top 5 clients, a 5% increase in utilisation equates to billions of pounds in additional profits since they started using Retain? 

When your people are your main cost, and your main source of revenue, we understand the importance of accurately scheduling them to the right project.

Retain allows you to not only view your entire resource pool, be that locally or on a global scale, speeding up the planning and demand fulfilment process. 

Manage your talent & empower your employees

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Our unique skills and talent profile feature set enables your employees to build their own talent profiles, documenting their skills, experience and certifications.

This empowers your people to apply for roles and projects they have an interest in, or would like to develop skills on, ultimately retaining and developing your key players to increase your competitive advantage in the marketplace. 

  • Track skills, experience and qualifications
  • Enable applications through the jobs board
  • Filter and search to find the right person for the right job, at the right time

Resource planning software vs Microsoft Excel

A streamlined approach to resource planning is essential to ensure your maximise your returns. 

Efficient resource planning, including staffing people with the right skills, can have dramatic improvements on your planning processes.

Discover how our resource planning software compares to Microsoft Excel.

Key features

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Insightful views

The built-in flexibility of Retain Resource Planning empowers you to view your planning data any way you like. Analysis becomes easier because you are presented only with relevant information.  View settings can be saved and are thus interchangeable on-demand.

02

Talent management

Our talent management feature makes tapping into your talent pool a part of your scheduling process. Centralising information makes finding the right person for a given task is easier.  - Use the standard template, build your own skill structure or connect with an existing HR system. - Narrow down a list of candidates using the selection tool based on skills such as technical ability, language or experience. - Monitor skills shortages and address gaps through training or hiring.

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Reports and forecasts

With the integrated report builder, create a number of reports in line with your business metrics. The comprehensive reporting suite allows you to extract meaningful information. Reports can be exported to MS-Excel and printed.  - Easy report building, with a flexible tool covering available fields and metrics. - Construct scenarios and ghost bookings to foresee the impact of planning choices.

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Enterprise-ready

Our software fits organisations of all shapes and sizes. Built with scalability and security in mind, it gives you the tools to quickly deploy and manage the application - with full control over sensitive client information.  - Self-hosted solution requiring minimal amounts of resources, under your control. - Ability to extensively personalise Retain Resource Planning. - Helps you be compliant with data governance requirements as well as set user permissions.

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