Leading collaborative work management platform for professional services centralizes project management across multiple departments, saving 17,000 hours and nearly $1 million
San Jose, Calif., June 11, 2020 - Wrike, the most versatile collaborative work management platform, today announced that House of Design, a leading robotics system integrator that provides engineering consulting and automation services across numerous industries, has implemented Wrike for Professional Services for centralizing projects, driving utilization efficiency, and exceeding customer expectations.
The firm sought a work management platform that could help their growing teams better manage project scheduling and resource allocation, and gain visibility into project delivery KPIs. “Our firm has experienced exponential growth over the past few years, and we really needed a robust platform where we could manage multiple projects at the same time as well as visualize project timelines,” said Ryan Okelberry, COO, House of Design. “It was clear that spreadsheets, emails, and drive-by chats were no longer effective. We have a lot of complex projects that last anywhere from 3 to 12 months, and it was important to find a platform that could support all of our needs.”
House of Design evaluated Wrike for Professional Services and quickly realized the power of the platform. Gantt charts deliver a timeline view of all projects, which helps identify holdups in processes. And House of Design has developed a knowledge base using Wrike for Professional Services. This centralized playbook stores articles, questions, instructions, operating procedures, master project plans, and blueprints to help align teams and streamline onboarding.
“With Wrike for Professional Services, we have significantly improved internal processes. And our customers have told us they love the communications and seeing snapshots of project details,” added Okelberry. “It’s amazing how everything is just so much simpler. What used to take 10 minutes now takes 30 seconds. We estimate that Wrike for Professional Services has saved us almost 17,000 hours and nearly $1 million. Life is just so much easier.”
“Automating resource management with a solution like Wrike for Professional Services is a big part of how innovative firms are transforming themselves,” said Saranya Babu, Wrike’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “By improving project management efficiencies, Wrike makes House of Design a more agile organization and allows them to dedicate more time and resources to carrying out their core activities and better serve their customers.”
For additional details on how House of Design is using Wrike for Professional Services, please read the case study: House of Design Masters Visibility and Drives Efficiency With Wrike for Professional Services.