Project Management Software Helps Continental Enterprises Cut Billing Cycle in Half

Project management software provider Project Insight (www.projectinsight.net) announced today that Continental Enterprises has implemented its online project software. Continental Enterprises is a full service intellectual property firm that works with an in-house staff of investigators and attorneys to gather and document evidence for clients.

Continental Enterprises has hundreds of cases or projects ongoing at any one time, all in various stages of completion. This is complicated by several different people touching the case, from support staff to investigators and attorneys. In the past, there was an unmistakable lack of transparency into the portfolio of projects or cases.

The company’s billing cycle was based on time slips that included all billing information, which could make it difficult to track projects as the method was not easily organized into individual tasks. Occasionally, a project or case might be suspended until the staff got more information from law enforcement or from clients, and it could take a while before someone found the reason for the suspension.

Project Insight cloud-based project management software contained all the features Continental Enterprises wanted, plus the software worked with QuickBooks, so the company didn’t have to add another program to track time and expenses.

“Project Insight’s software has dramatically increased transparency,” Brad Harper, company vice president of operations pointed out. “That’s the biggest difference. We’re now able to accurately track projects so they don’t fall between the cracks, and we know almost immediately when a problem arises. Thanks to the new transparency, our billing cycle — from reviewing time and expenses to actually billing the client — has been cut by half because everything is in one place. By billing faster, we get our money faster.”

About Continental Enterprises
Founded in 1988, Continental Enterprises is a full-service intellectual property firm that combines consultation, investigation and enforcement into a one-stop shop solution to halt the sales of counterfeit and infringing goods and to protect brand owners and their trademarks. The company utilizes both civil and criminal enforcement, which makes it difficult for manufacturers to distribute counterfeit products.

About Project Insight
Project Insight project and portfolio management software is powerful for project managers, easy for everyone. Project Insight offers a SaaS edition as well as an on-premise edition. Project Insight’s software supports The Project Management Institute, Inc.’s (PMI) standards, and is compliant with the PMBOK® Guide. Project Insight and Metafuse are registered trademarks of Metafuse, Inc. Other brands are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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