Africa’s leading hotel group, Southern Sun Hotels, has chosen a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) project management solution, Post Vision Technology’s Project Portfolio Office (PPO), to track and report effectively on all Information Technology projects.

Even though Southern Sun Hotels’ current project management processes are well entrenched and utilised, there is a need to track effective resource allocation and skill levels within the project management office.
PPO is a web-based, enterprise capable application designed, developed and supported in South Africa to assist organisations from a number of industries to manage projects and portfolios.
“PPO caters for all Southern Sun Hotels’ IT project management needs and allows senior management and project managers to accurately and consistently report on projects,” says Guy Jelley, CEO of Post Vision Technology. In addition to the software, the PPO partner will provide Southern Sun Hotels with project management resources, project management training and PMI professional certification.
The hotel group selected PPO mainly due to the ease-of-use and practicality of the offering.
According to PM.Ideas sales director, Sean van Rooyen, the PPO partner has been involved with Southern Sun Hotels for the past seven years. “PM.Ideas has witnessed the group grow from strength to strength, and Southern Sun Hotels is continuously researching ways and means to improve its project management processes, governance and delivery. PPO was the ideal choice to enhance this growth by making sure that the capacity and expertise needs within Southern Sun Hotels’ IT project management office are met,” says Van Rooyen.