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Resourcing

Project resource management makes sense

Silverbucket offers a simple cloud service for project resource allocation management. Optimising project resources leads to increased profitability. Silverbucket will help you gain a more competitive edge on your way to becoming the leading professional in your industry.

Corporate software does not have to be difficult to use. Silverbucket is a user-friendly service which is developed together with clients. We offer a free trial period where on request your organization’s personnel and project data can be imported to a trial version of the service. Sign up for a free 30-day trial and explore Silverbucket’s resourcing features for yourself!


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Increase transparency in resource allocation management

When resource data is stored in one place and is updated constantly, exploring resourcing plans on project, team and individual level is effortless. The information Silverbucket provides enhances transparency and openness within your organisation.

Better forecasting

When plans change, project allocation figures in Silverbucket update immediately. You can see the impact of your resourcing actions as you make them. The views and reports in Silverbucket make resource forecasting simple.

Resourcing adds productivity

With Silverbucket you can boost your organisation’s human resource utilisation rate. Resourcing becomes clearer and the amount of free time for relevant project work increases.

Useful information to support decision making and leadership

Silverbucket’s excellent data filtering options and report features add efficiency to resource and project finance management. In Silverbucket it is easy to get information for managing both single projects and project portfolios. The information provided supports management level strategic decisions.

Recognize resourcing problems

It is easier to fix problems as they occur. As you add or change resource allocations you can keep track of the overall people resource situation. You can recognise and fix potential problems such as under and overload situations, and other resourcing conflicts, on time.

A tool favored by many

We know that adding and changing resource allocations regularly requires a tool that is easy to use, so user friendliness forms the base of our development process. Resourcing with Silverbucket is made simple, therefore users are motivated in keeping data up to date. Our responsive technical support is here to assist you whenever needed.

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Already 100 customers trust Silverbucket in project resource management.

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Silverbucket is used in over 40 countries around the world.

50 - 10 000

Ideal for project resource management between 50 and 10,000 people.

The perfect overview to project resourcing

The main resourcing graph provides you a versatile view of the actual resourcing situation in your organisation. Different user groups can examine resourcing data from chosen viewpoints and time ranges, while understanding the overall situation throughout the organisation. Recognising under and overload situations, as well as different role needs, brings much needed information to your project planning. You can edit resource allocations in different time modes (month, week, day) and allocation scales (percentages, hours, workdays).

Effortless and fast resource allocating

Allocating a person to a project or making allocation changes can’t be a time-consuming operation. In Silverbucket adding project members is simple and allocations are made with a single mouse stroke. Forecasts are updated instantly, and you can see how changes affect the project’s financial figures right away. Forecasts, key figures and utilisation rates can be followed in real time. One key function is the option to allocate role needs to projects, when the need for a project member is identified, but the actual person to implement the work is yet to be defined.

Be in control of project portfolios

In Silverbucket you can define a project’s budget, priority and risk levels (resourcing, scope, budget, risks and schedule). In addition to single project level monitoring you can follow the progress of several projects from a portfolio viewpoint: you can add projects to portfolios or categorise them using tags. You can also filter and follow project data on customer and organisation levels.

Filter resource data and create reports to support decision making

Do you require better facts about utilisation rates, teams’ and other user groups’ overall resourcing situations, or reports to support your decisions? Silverbucket provides excellent data filters and reporting features, which support resource and project financial management. Different groups, such as project managers, team leaders and executives are offered information on resourcing and how it affects projects’ outcome. Current data enables fast overviews in real-time and the data to react straight away when resourcing situations require your attention.

Timesheet - track your actuals

The Silverbucket resourcing solution comes with an hour tracking feature that supports project resourcing. Hours are added in a simple interface, where each person can add their work hours to their own projects. Work hours can be made in a day or week view. Based on the recorded hours it is possible to forecast remaining work amounts and compare actual hours to plans.

What can be integrated?

We often hear the question "Can you integrate the people and projects from our existing backend system into Silverbucket?" . You can implement efficiently your company's resourcing process with a standalone Silverbucket service. In some cases there already is a backend system containing the project and people information. Most probably the actual hours and projects' financial history are also there.

By integrating Silverbucket with the backend system you get more from the process. You fill the information only once, and only to a single service. Usually we integrate projects, people and other basic information into Silverbucket. From there on you make the future project planning in Silverbucket.

The most common information types are

  • Projects and customers
  • People
  • Actual hours
  • Project invoices and expenses

but we have implemented a whole lot of other integrations also, import and export out of Silverbucket.

Silverbucket works well beside other systems, and integrations are not even always necessary. Silverbucket is used for example alongside Jira, ValueFrame, Parm, Maconomy, Visma Severa and PlanMill. If you are interested to learn more about Silverbucket, please contact our sales!

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