Macroscope was designed
and built by a web development firm to address some of the problems
that many project teams face. We were frustrated by tedious
time entry products and cumbersome project management tools.
But we needed real data to support our budgeting and pricing
decisions, so we built Macroscope to compare actual versus planned
costs and to track profitability in real time. We liked the results
so much that we decided to offer the service to the public!
Centralize budget records
Unlike spreadsheets and other offline tools, Macroscope offers
a fully web-based environment for creating project budgets.
Any designated team member can contribute to budget development without
worrying about version control -- and Macroscope requires no software but
a web browser.
Help justify management decisions
By showing current profitability at a glance, Macroscope helps
project managers decide when to go the extra mile on a project
and when to start reining in costs. For teams working on a fixed budget,
this data is an invaluable aid in avoiding the dreaded "scope creep."
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Provide a way to learn from previous projects
Besides informing short-term decisions about resource allocation,
Macroscope offers long-term lessons by making budgets from
past projects readily accessible. Managers can even use a previous project's
actual hours as a template when creating a budget for a new project of similar
Gather basic HR data
Once your staff are logging their hours with Macroscope,
you might as well use the data to streamline a few administrative
tasks. Macroscope creates employee expense reports for monthly
reimbursement, includes reports for sick days, vacations,
and holidays, and reveals workload imbalances without any