Resource allocation is the assignment of available resources to various uses. In project management, resource allocation is the scheduling of activities and the resources required by those activities while taking into consideration both the resource availability and the project time. Optimal resource allocation can significantly affect an organization’s financial performance.
Using BizMerlin, you can allocate resources to projects optimally using these intuitive features.
Highly Visual Grid
Use the power of dynamic grid and add details visually. Filter projects by department, location, etc. Simply hover over a project or a user to see all relevant allocations.
Quick, Inline Allocator
Set an allocation quickly, inline for multiple resources. You can specify the duration as well as the allocation level (40%, 100%, etc).
Look into the future, or the past
Simply select a date, and look into the allocations of the future, or the past. (Psychic optional.)
Avoid Double Booking Blunders
Over-allocating a resource can lead to potentially disastrous outcomes for both the project and the resource. BizMerlin alerts you if you are about to double book (or merely over-commit) someone!