A friend of mine is running a consultancy company and she needs software to manage the people that go to their customers. I've been using Project Management Software before, but this case is slightly different. Basically, the workflow would be:
- Manager assigns a Consultant to a customer site, possibly on a calendar (e.g. John Smith has to go to Mr Customer on 3rd of April from 10AM to 6PM).
- Consultant goes to customer for an X amount of hours. At the end of the day, he/she writes in the software how many hours were spent (and, eventually, doing what).
- Manager generates a monthly report of billable hours and produces invoices to send to customers.
It should be relatively simple to manage, but I wouldn't be able to recommend a specific program for this. Funnily enough, I've been a consultant for 10 years, but, at the time, we did everything on paper...
Any suggestion is appreciated, thanks.