Aero gives you the ability to look at your client work from many different views such as by Type, by Client, by Team Member (to name just a few) . You can further organize and track your work by using the Projects feature in Aero Workflow
One Time Projects
The most obvious use of Aero Projects is to organize the tasks in a one-time project. Let's say a client decides to move to QuickBooks Online. You agree on a price for the job (or give them an estimate) and a timeline. You now have a one-time project that must be broken down into several tasks. There's all the work of getting their data out of whatever system they're currently on and then setting up a new QuickBooks Online account and moving their data into it.
In Aero, the first thing you would do is to create a new project, filling out all the pertinent fields. Then as you create and schedule each individual task that is part of that migration to QuickBooks Online, you would select the project you created from the project dropdown list. Once you have all your tasks set up, you can then look at the progress of the project simply by clicking the Aeros or Time tab in the Edit Project screen. You will also be able to view the progress and status of the project in reports found on the project tab in the Manage > Reports section.
You can also use projects to track recurring work you do on a regular basis. First you create a project that describes the accounting services. It can be as general as "Monthly Bookkeeping" or as specific as "Payroll Tasks" Then you set up the recurring tasks, the Master Aeros for that project and pick the correct project from the Project dropdown menu. Now when you open the Edit Project window, you'll have all the recurring tasks for that one engagement listed under Master Aeros. You can also see the status of each individual occurrence under the Aeros tab, and all the time logged under the Time tab.
Track a Vertical
You can also use projects and project types to track different industry segments. For example, say you specialize in clients who are in construction and real estate. You could create two projects called, "Construction" and "Real Estate" and then add all the tasks you schedule for construction clients to the Construction project, and do the same for real estate. Or you could get even fancier and create projects to track each engagement and use project types to indicate which industry the client is in.
Why even create projects?
It's true that you can certainly use Aero without using projects at all. Aero Projects are simply another tool you can use to organize and analyze your client work. As you decide whether or not you want to use projects, check out the Project reports available under Mange > Reports to see some of the information that using reports will gain for you.