Case Study – UK – Technical Writing - Niche Science & Technology

“In an economic climate that has placed significant cost pressures in discussions with potential clients, Timesheet Xpress allows us to make precise assessments of the profitability thresholds of all our ongoing projects” - Dr Tim Hardman, Managing Director of Niche Science & Technology Ltd

Who is Niche Sciene & Technology?…

Niche Science & Technology Ltd is motivated by a real enthusiasm for science. Niche supplies clinical information an regulatory documents written by their professionals. They provide a well-qualified and highly motivated “hands-on” expert resource to react to any developments in medicine and the changing regulatory environments.

How Niche serve their customers providing:

  • On-time regulatory documents and clinical study protocols / reports written by professionals for professionals
  • Manuscripts in the launch of new products along with reviews for distributions
  • Conference materials, abstracts and slide sets
  • Training packages and educational materials

Issues before using Timesheet Xpress

Prior to the installation of Timesheet Xpress, Niche Science & Technology used a paper template for recording time workflows and had no way of monitoring the profitability of individual jobs. Monitoring individual staff activities was left to management and could be haphazard, incomplete and imprecise. The system was inefficient and in several notable cases led to budget over-runs and failure to fully recoup expenditure

Since using Timesheet Xpress...

Now Niche uses Timesheet Xpress across its organisation with the prime aim of staying on target with their project time and costs. In addition, Niche can now capture time spent on essential non-billable activities and expenses. With this information, Niche can enter negotiations with clients having a clear ‘up-to-the’ minute assessment of what proposed work will cost them to complete.

“With Timesheet Xpress we can track our resource expenditure on each job in real time allowing us to monitor profitability. This allows us to make informed decisions in ‘change of scope’ negotiations. It also allows us to adapt our quoting based on up-to-date costs data” says Ammar Moussa, Business Manager of Niche Science & Technology.

Timesheet Xpress has also proved valuable in the monitoring personnel issues and staff productivity where there may be possible areas for training and development.

“Where a member of staff has a significant change in their efficiency on a specific type of job it may reflect a training issue that needs to be addressed. The introduction of Timesheet Xpress means that individual staff members monitor pro actively their own daily activities with a view to annual performance and subsequent bonus discussions” Dr Tim Hardman, Managing Director.

About Timesheet Xpress

As the leading application based product for logging and managing project efficiencies in any organisation, Timesheet Xpress is being used by thousands of users in over 40 countries.

The software is easily installed on either stand alone or network computers and offers a range of configurations for use in organisations of all sizes from independent consultants relying on accurate tracking of “billable hours” to large corporations who are concerned not only with project management and staff productivity but also with timely management information for the purposes of workforce management and staff optimisation when forecasting and scheduling outputs.

Timesheet Xpress will monitor organisational productivity and performance through time and attendance with quick and easy to use reporting.

With accurate and timely information, effective planning and decisions can be confidently made leading to increases in business competitiveness.

With links to various applications such as Microsoft Project, Excel, Timesheet Xpress offers a seamless integration into many existing business applications in organisations of all sizes and in many sectors.