Local supplier of ITSM related services, Nterprise Network Solutions (NNS), has implemented Post Vision Technology’s Project Portfolio Office (PPO) solution internally and outsourced the running of its clients’ project offices to Post Vision and its partner network. NNS’ project office and its projects are now entirely managed through this network.
"We were looking for a solution that would result in the more efficient management of NNS’ resources as well as improved project visibility for our clients," says Peter Harms, managing director of NNS. "With IT literacy at board level on the increase, IT consultancies must be able to operate at CXO-level, offering professional solutions with a sound management foundation and transparency. It was also important for us to improve cash flow through the clear definition of scope, deliverables and payment milestones.
"Adding project management software to our list of offerings is of massive value to our clients. We firmly believe in connecting business benefits to project deliverables and implementing a project management tool was intrinsic to meeting our growth and development objectives. Post Vision’s PPO offering has enabled us to focus on our technical skills, permitting us to become more proactive, to identify problem areas before they occur, to improve our staff environment and to operate more cost effective projects," says Harms.
PPO is a web-based application designed, developed and supported in South Africa to assist organisations to manage projects and project portfolios in various industries. Says Guy Jelley, CEO of Post Vision Technology: "Through our PPO Partner Programme, Post Vision has existing partnerships with project anagement consultancies that have the necessary skills and experience to implement managed project management offices, processes and to provide the project management resources and knowledge to meet NNS’ requirements nationwide."
Harms adds: "We have achieved 100 percent of our goals and even exceeded expectations in many instances. With the use of PPO internally, we can now better leverage our consultants’ time while being able to put processes into place based on each client’s needs. Most importantly, NNS’ employees have greater job satisfaction, and are more focused and more productive. They are operating within a better organised and structured framework.
"We can now focus on our core business and manage our business strategically instead of operationally. We found that within one month of implementing PPO, we could concentrate on new opportunities as well as strategic business and we are now in a position to not only accurately forecast cash income but in some instances even accelerate it.
"By using PPOLive, Post Vision’s Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, which allows us to access to the full PPO application on a hosted and rental basis, we have instant access to the necessary tools. PPO has built-in metrics that allow us to see issues and risks immediately, which has enabled both NNS and its clients to manage our businesses more effectively, immediately.
"The fact that Post Vision has the only locally developed full project portfolio management application, which is also offered on a SaaS platform, made this an easy choice. The company’s entire offering allowed us to implement our managed project office as required," concludes Harms.