HUS Arkitekter

Tailoring is not always easy

Back in 2016, HUS Arkitekter chose a project management system that was to be tailored for HUS. Unfortunately, this turned out to work poorly.

Siv Skogstad, office manager, and finance manager at HUS, says that the biggest problem was that they could not trust the solution.

Unfortunately, there were a lot of errors, but she emphasizes that she does not think the supplier knowingly delivered a bad solution, but that they simply did not understand HUS 'needs.

Øyvind, for his part, perceived the system as not very user-friendly.

Saved by Moment

One day in 2017, the partners in HUS received a presentation of Moment. Almost immediately and unanimously, the reaction was:

"This is what we're going to have!"

HUS was also advised on which accounting system they could fully integrate with Moment, which was also decisive for the election.

"It's been a happy marriage!"

Øyvind believes Moment gives them very simple and intuitive control of time, people, and projects.

- Everything seemed very simple, almost banal - and it shows that you have understood it! We do not have time to learn complicated things on data - that is not what we are doing. We also noticed that you speak our language, and you understand what we are doing and what is difficult for us.

Siv further says that they had been looking for a system for many years, and had presentations with several of these.

- There are many who think they can project, but they certainly can not architect projects!


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Bilde: Fylkeshuset i Bergen. HUS Arkitekter i samarbeid med CUBUS OG NSW

Large changes

After the transition to Moment, HUS has received a very good overview of how employees are booked for projects in the future, as well as available capacity, says Øyvind.

- It has become easier to plan resources, and that is the main problem for a company like us, namely planning time. People and time - that's what we fight with every day!

HUS now has a greater opportunity to obtain experience figures, for example, how many hours they have spent in a sub-project, and they have continuous access to more and more data.

- If you are employed in a larger architectural office, then it is impossible to be informed about everything that is going on. We can not go around and notify everyone about potential projects that may not happen. In the past, there was much greater uncertainty, people walked around wondering what to do, and we had a staff that occasionally, and rightly so, was frustrated and unsure of what was happening. Now it is more predictable, people are happier and happy people give better results.

Easy invoicing

The biggest relief for Siv has been invoicing. Previously, she usually had to work overtime to invoice, because the solution was complicated and she had to concentrate so as not to lose the thread.

Now she can do it at any time and needs less than a day to complete invoicing for an entire month.

- For me, it has become extremely much easier to invoice! I feel that it does not lose anything or forget anything, nothing disappears, and I can trust 100% that what is in Moment is right.

Øyvind states that he wants to spend as little time as possible on project management, as it is not an architect's core business.

- Moment facilitates our everyday life, and I want to spend as little time as possible on project management - it is not our core business. It should just work, and we should spend as little time as possible on it.

About HUS Arkitekter

In the heart of Trondheim sits HUS Architects, a well-known name among Norwegian builders. With over 30 employees and almost 30 years of experience, they work with all types of projects, from furniture design to large health and educational buildings.

Typically, larger projects are for public builders, and they work with very many of the country's municipalities and county municipalities, since they have, among other things, designed educational buildings throughout the country.

Neatness, reliability, professional security, and overall sustainability goals are core values ​​for the architect's office, and in a recent reputation survey, HYY scores very highly.

- The company must be predictable but dare to challenge where it is needed. We must be solid players in society. says general manager Øyvind Hegvik.

HUS has a goal of becoming the leading office in Central Norway and is well on its way. With today's pandemic, they are excited about the macro picture in the world.

“The world is changing big, and we are excited about the consequences it will have for our industry. We have to maneuver in that landscape and are very conscious of planning for it. ”


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