Congratulations to Gannett Fleming’s 2015 President’s Quality Award winner – the GeoDecisions Resource Planner team! This award recognizes outstanding improvements to internal quality assurance tools and processes that, in turn, elevate our firm’s service to our clients and business partners. The Resource Planner also signifies our ongoing commitment to fostering employee creativity and innovation, a historic trademark of GeoDecisions.
A Transformative Agent
Under the leadership of Nate Reck and Debbie Houser (GeoDecisions government solutions director and federal solutions director, respectively, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), our team designed and developed the Resource Planner web application. Used on a daily basis, the tool provides project managers the ability to assign employees to upcoming and current projects as client needs dictate, then quickly and efficiently visualize gaps in project staffing proactively. This new application enhances our ability to provide the most suitable staff for projects, ensuring our clients’ success.
During the past 18 months, Resource Planner continues to serve as a transformative agent for GeoDecisions, significantly contributing to our successful collaborations with our clients. Flexible by design, the tool can be applied throughout the consulting services industry, regardless of the market. Due to its success, our parent company, Gannett Fleming, anticipates companywide adoption of this application during 2016.
- Identifies staff member work needs well in advance of their current assignment’s completion
- Enables GeoDecisions to develop cross-office teams to satisfy the resource requirements of our client’s projects at the capture and initiation phases
- Enables staff reassignment to new work faster
- Provides a window into the staff utilization with clear and quantifiable metrics
- Easy-to-use interface enables managers to learn the application in 15 minutes.
Innovation Never Stops
Resource Planner is the latest tool in growing line of innovative GeoDecisions applications. To date, Gannett Fleming has funded more than 20 innovations - including GeoDecisions’ successful portfolio company, Fishidy.com - through its Collaborative Research and Innovation Center directed by GeoDecisions President Brendan Wesdock, MCP, GISP.