10 November 2010 – University chooses AccTech Systems for Microsoft EPM 2010 deployment
A leading South African university has chosen AccTech Systems to deploy their EPM 2010 solution to address one of the main focus areas within many organisations today – centralised project governance, execution and management.
“The solution enables our Project Management Office (PMO) to manage projects across the organisation in a standardised controlled environment – with all the necessary checks and balances in place across various departments,” says the systems owner at the university.
With a phased approach in mind, AccTech deployed the solution into a single department (Information and Communication Services) at the University initially. This was followed by a roll-out of a further simplified project management environment delivered to the Communications department, with the Project Management Office to follow soon.
“With so many rich, practical and easy to use standard features that ships with the product, PMO’s must be crazy to not want to utilise this tool,” says Divisional Director at AccTech Systems, Jannie van Aswegen.
AccTech deployed EPM 2010 into the University using their out-of-the-box EPM Compact solution as a basis for the configuration of the final solution. With a broad focus approach to a very specific solution, the EPM consulting team at AccTech were able to deliver the solution on time and in budget.
“Training was a big focus area for the project team as adoption of a new system does not solely rely on the quality of the delivered solution – users need to see the value and be comfortable with using the tool. AccTech has delivered customised role based training to the approximately 20 project and program managers at UJ with a train-the-trainer approach,” says van Aswegen.
Apart from deploying the solution to a wider audience within the university, AccTech Systems believe that one of the areas where a huge amount of value will be recognised as a result of the deployment of Microsoft EPM, is visibility into all projects across the organisation – to relevant steak holders and people involved with the delivery of these projects. Business insight and reporting across an enterprise’s projects is a powerful insight that every single manager in an organisation should have.
Marketing Director: AccTech Systems