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Codeplex page created for Small IT Business Manager

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In our last post we spoke about the Small IT Business Manager. Today we got around to creating a Codeplex page and uploading our initial code which is still in alpha. Currently the tool will let you do some basic Employee management and Timesheet entries.

Although we haven’t provided any releases yet, if you are the curious kind, connect to the source control and get a copy of the source code.

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Small IT Business Manager

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January 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Small IT Business Manager

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Do you own a small IT business? If yes, what tools do you use to manage all the basic little things like Employees, Contacts, Salaries, Timesheets, Invoices, Clients, Projects etc? From our experience and what we have heard from others, most have independent tools for each of these tasks. This lets people use whats suites their requirements the most. Definitely a good idea but wouldn’t it be more convenient to have at least one place where all that information is organized. I mean sure, use your own Project Management tool and CRM tool but wouldn’t it be worthwhile to have at least a crust of that information in one central place as well?

Let me put up an example of why we thought its necessary. Our business is small and we have a few clients. As those who are in the industry would know, resources come and go and every now and then they have their salaries revised. We simply need to look at a financial view of this quarter and see which project has been the most profiting to us. Then we want to drilldown into how we got to that profit figure. Which resources are the most profitable to us and which ones are the most productive etc. Having Timesheet information in the same system makes things a big deal simpler.

So we have decided to go ahead and make an in-house project to cater to this need of ours. We plan to release it Open Source as our first Open Source contribution. Do let us know what you think of this idea and if you have similar requirements. Do you know of such Open Source tools which could help us? Buzz us!

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January 6, 2011 at 7:05 pm