Having evaluated a range of solutions and providers, the Research and Innovation team chose PS+, the award-winning pre-configured best practice solution for Microsoft Project Online.
PS+ was a natural fit for the team’s requirements. Not only is it designed for rapid implementation, with the ability to be up-and-running in under two weeks, but its simplified user interface is perfect for users without previous experience in Project Online.
PS+ also makes it easy to roll-out a solution with core functionality enabled, so that experts and Project Managers can begin utilizing it straight away. Preconfigured views, reports, access controls and templates make implementation even easier, with a subscription that includes all support, apps and updates, so that improvements can be rapidly employed. Most of all, PS+ gives the team a single repository for project data, tuned for prioritization and maximum visibility across the entire portfolio.
After defining the shape of the PS+ solution and any customization required, the solution was implemented and configured. The final phase was then to design and deliver end-user training, to maximize the tool’s usage and to assist with any adoption difficulties
PS+ has now replaced the old Word documents and Excel tables, giving EIS’s Project Managers and experts a single place to enter project information, manage resources and update stakeholders. Additionally, a custom workflow and custom built governance report has made tracking projects a lot easier whilst improving transparency, so that both Project Managers and senior management can both watch progress and follow company guidelines. Meanwhile, analysis and reporting tools have enabled the team to look in-depth at any one project, a group, or even the entire portfolio.