Severa is a project management solution published by the Visma Severa company. With the goal of combining customer relationship management tools, project management, and invoicing in single software-as-a-service package, Severa greatly simplifies project management.
Because Severa uses a software-as-a-service deployment model, project managers don't have to worry about installing and maintaining a dedicated server. With Severa, project managers will enjoy a software suite that is platform independent, ensuring that team members are able to access it no matter where they, as long as their computer has internet access and a web browser. A free 30 day trial of Severa is available online at the company's website, http://www.severa.com. Severa currently does not support mobile devices such as smart phones or PDAs.
Who it is for
Severa is mainly aimed for project managers who need to manage customers, projects, time and invoices with a single tool. Thanks to its multilingual support, it is also useful for international projects or projects that include team members in a wide variety of geographical locations. Project managers who want an all-in-one organizational tool will find Severa to be a cost effective alternative to Microsoft Project.
Integrated Management Solutions - Severa manages the entire business process from sales to project planning, time tracking and billing. Managers can export work hours for payroll, invoices for accounting, and many other reports directly from the user interface.
Multi-language support - The user interface is currently available in English, Finnish, German, Swedish, Norwegian and Dutch. Invoices can be created in 12 languages, including English, Finnish, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Additionally, Severa features a powerful currency conversion module, which allows invoices to be created in over 161 currencies. Users are able to specify the desired currency they wish to see accounts and invoices in.
Customer Relationship Tools - Customer knowledge is an essential part of any successful project, and Severa's integrated customer relationship management tools give managers the insight needed to track activities, successfully complete sales, and deliver top quality service that customers expect. Featuring the abilities to review past communications, create quotes quickly, and forecast sales, Severa gives project managers the tools they need to ensure a project meets client expectations.
Online Project Portfolio Management - Project portfolio management tools allow project managers to find the right combination and timing of projects, and then guide them from concept to completion. With the ability to plan, track, and update work activities with a single click, Severa will help project managers improve teamwork. With the ability to identify key performance indicators, project managers are able to determine which areas of a project are succeeding, and which are struggling.
Automated Invoicing - Completely automated online tools calculate work hours, travel expenses, products and services on itemized project invoices. Invoice items can be edited, discounted, or put on hold for billing later. Severa also offers several customization options, such as the ability to shorten or lengthen billing cycles to meet specific needs. Some of the other benefits to automated invoicing are that companies are able to lower their carbon footprint with paperless billing, and project managers can quickly identify sources of revenue loss.
Business Reporting - With Severa's business reporting tools, project managers are able to make use of their data to measure and report on trends in their business. Featuring the ability to identify profitable market segments, track down lost revenue, and improve employee productivity, Severa's business reporting module gives project managers a clear, concise view of the health of their project.