case study

Transformation Through Kytes PSA in a Global Engineering Services Company

April 17, 2024



In the rapidly evolving landscape of global engineering services, companies are continually seeking innovative solutions to enhance operational efficiency and project management. This case study delves into the journey of a prominent Global Engineering Services Company operating in various domains including Engineering, Embedded Systems, Software, and Digital Technologies. With a vast geographical presence across India, the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, and others, the company faced significant challenges in project management, revenue optimization, and quality compliance.

Industry Background

The engineering services industry is characterized by its intensive project-based work environments, necessitating meticulous project management, quality compliance, and financial oversight. Companies operating in this sector often grapple with the complexities of managing diverse projects across different geographical locations, each with its unique set of requirements and challenges.

Key Business Challenges

The company encountered several critical challenges that hindered its operational efficiency and project execution capabilities:

1. Disintegrated Project Management: Lack of a unified platform to manage and monitor projects across various locations.

2. Revenue Recognition & Leakage: Inaccuracies in tracking project deliverables and timelines, leading to revenue leakage.

3. Document Management: Difficulty in maintaining and accessing project-related documents efficiently.

4. Timesheet Management: Inconsistencies in tracking employee hours contributed to projects.

5. Earned Value Management on Fixed Price Projects: Challenges in measuring project performance and progress.

6. Quality Compliance and Risk Management: Ensuring adherence to quality standards while managing potential project risks.

Solution by Kytes PSA

To address the multifaceted challenges faced by the Global Engineering Services Company, a strategic decision was made to implement the Kytes PSA system. This comprehensive solution was designed to revolutionize the company’s approach to project management, financial oversight, and quality assurance through the deployment of the following modules:

1. Project Management Module

This module offers a centralized dashboard to monitor and control all aspects of project management, from initiation to closure. It facilitates seamless planning, scheduling, and execution of projects, ensuring timelines and milestones are met efficiently.

Benefits: Enhanced visibility into project progress, improved collaboration among team members, and timely completion of projects.

2. Proposal Management Module

This module enables the creation, tracking, and management of project proposals, integrating client requirements and resource availability. It supports the drafting of competitive proposals that align with both client expectations and company capabilities.

Benefits: Streamlined proposal creation, faster response times to client queries, and increased win rates for project bids.

3. Project Financials Module

Project financials provides comprehensive financial management capabilities, including budgeting, forecasting, expense tracking, and revenue recognition. It ensures financial health and profitability of projects through real-time financial insights.

Benefits: Improved financial accuracy, reduced revenue leakage, and enhanced decision-making through timely financial reporting.

4. Project Resources Management Module

Facilitates optimal allocation and utilization of resources across projects. It includes capabilities for resource planning, allocation, and performance tracking, ensuring the right resources are deployed efficiently.

Benefits: Maximized resource utilization, reduced overhead costs, and increased project margins.

5. Project Quality, Risks & Issues Module

Integrates quality management processes and risk assessment frameworks to identify, assess, and mitigate project risks and issues. It supports adherence to industry standards and compliance requirements.

Benefits: Enhanced project quality, minimized risks, and ensured compliance with quality standards such as ISO 9001 and AS9100 Rev C (Aerospace).

6. Project Documentation, Timesheets & Leaves, Knowledge Management, and Project Meetings Modules

These modules collectively ensure that project documentation is efficiently managed, employee timesheets and leaves are accurately tracked, knowledge is effectively shared, and meetings are systematically organized.

Benefits: Streamlined document management, accurate labor billing, fostered knowledge sharing, and efficient meeting management.

7. Reports & Analytics Module

Offers powerful reporting and analytical tools to generate insights into project performance, financial health, and operational efficiency. It enables data-driven decision-making through customizable reports and dashboards.

Benefits: Enhanced strategic planning, improved project outcomes, and increased operational transparency.

8. Systems Integration

The seamless integration of Kytes PSA with Oracle ERP, HRMS, and LDAP systems ensures that project management processes are deeply embedded within the company’s existing IT infrastructure.

Benefits: Streamlined data flow, reduced system redundancies, and enhanced operational coherence across departments.

Benefits & Business Impact

The implementation of Kytes PSA brought about a transformative change in the company's operational dynamics, resulting in:

100% Digitized Project Management

Achieving a fully digital approach to managing projects, enhancing visibility, and control.

100% Projects Work within Kytes PSA

All project activities and workflows were centralized within Kytes PSA, fostering a cohesive project management environment.

100% Timesheets Compliance

Ensured accurate tracking and compliance of timesheets, eliminating discrepancies.

100% Invoicing Requests from Kytes PSA

Streamlined invoicing process, ensuring timely and accurate billing.

100% Effort Movement within Kytes PSA

Enhanced tracking of project efforts and resource allocation.

100% QMS Audits within Kytes PSA

Successfully passed all Quality Management System audits, including ISO 9001 and AS9100 Rev C (Aerospace), demonstrating a high standard of quality compliance.


The comprehensive suite of solutions provided by Kytes PSA empowered the Global Engineering Services Company to overcome its operational challenges, significantly improving project management efficiency, financial accuracy, and quality compliance. This case study exemplifies the transformative potential of integrating specialized software solutions like Kytes PSA in addressing the complex needs of global engineering service companies, setting a benchmark for excellence in the industry.

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