Latest Microsoft Project Server 2010 Case Studies – Great Stories!


Now that we have launched this week, plenty of Microsoft Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 customer evidence/ case studies has been released on http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies, check these out below, and more importantly go to: http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/customer-success.aspx, expect a lot more in the future!

Microsoft Project Customer Success

Amdocs, a global provider of customer experience systems, wanted to help its IT teams work more efficiently. Project management was particularly challenging because teams worked in multiple locations and used different software development models. To improve workflow, Amdocs is standardizing its application life-cycle management processes with Microsoft Project Server 2010. It is also integrating the solution with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server and Exchange Server 2007. IT administrators benefit from deployment that is more than 50 percent faster, and Amdocs expects to cut costs by streamlining project management. Employees have Web-based access from almost any location and work more easily with a familiar interface. Managers now have better project visibility, and the company can extend the centralized solution to include more users and applications.

Microsoft Human Resources, which supports the 93,000 employees of the global software company, wanted to make better strategic decisions about its portfolio of projects. As Human Resources developed new portfolio management processes, it worked with a prerelease version of Microsoft Project Server 2010, tailoring the software to fit the business processes of its five Human Resources Centers of Excellence. Human Resources has used Project Server 2010 to improve the ways it collects information on projects and how it reports that information to executives. These improvements have helped leadership make better decisions and pare the portfolio from 200 to 25 projects. The result is higher-quality projects and smoother scheduling, with improvements in transparency, accountability, and collaboration.

Marquette University—a large Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin—wanted to expand its project management practices. Although Marquette successfully managed projects inside and outside the IT department, it wanted to better track and prioritize potential projects and improve its resource management. Marquette implemented Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010, which the university uses to maintain an integrated database of potential and existing projects and to prioritize projects based on business rules. With the solution, the university has improved its resource management, and it uses dashboards to communicate business intelligence to internal customers and senior management. Demand for project management services across the university is increasing due to the effectiveness of its project management processes and tools.

The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation was facing challenges in planning, tracking and documenting the multiple treaties they manage. Turning to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010 betas, the software has streamlined projects and given better insight into the treaty development process. This has allowed their staff to think more strategically, has helped to locate negative cost drivers and for them to avoid legal risk in developing the treaties.

Quebec based GP3 is taking advantage of a range of Microsoft products including Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 to help streamline internal processes and service clients more efficiently. Utilizing these solutions, GP3 has created an easier way for employees to input and track time, edit and input videos directly into sales presentations and manage all steps of projects from tracking to creating proposals.

Long standing Microsoft partner Agora, recognizes the advantages for companies wanting to implement Microsoft Project 2010. Excitement is building around the launch and Agora feels its customers are looking at Project 2010 and SharePoint 2010 as something they absolutely need for their businesses. With the new version businesses can expect a much more intuitive and integrated solution and will benefit from increased productivity.

Nintex sails through waters that some might consider too difficult to navigate; the company builds products that extend and enhance the functionality of Microsoft SharePoint Server. How does it know where it has room to innovate, and where Microsoft plans to enhance the product on its own? How does it gain the time to develop feature-rich products and have them ready for release on Microsoft’s own product launch schedules? By participating in Microsoft partner programs, Nintex gained access to beta code and product road map direction for SharePoint Server 2010 more than a year before its release, enabling the company to create its own Nintex Workflow 2010. The product extends SharePoint Server with reusable workflows, support for connectivity services, and more, all accessible from the familiar Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.

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