GCRP Search Resultshttp://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/GCRP Search Results for RSS publishing via WCFgcrp@microsoft.comSearch Results6159f63d-8df9-4e81-92bd-221e6c1e989fhttp://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=710000002132Brazilian Electronics Manufacturer Accelerates Business with Better Project Reporting<p>A major telecommunications company in Brazil, Intelbras S/A operates in hyper-competitive markets. To help project teams be even more efficient, Intelbras upgraded to Microsoft Project Server 2013. Project managers can produce reports in minutes versus weeks, which accelerates the pace of business. All project data is accessible in one place, and employees can communicate more fluidly with the email and instant messaging capabilities built into Project Server.</p>2013-03-07T00:00:00-08:004f84dff9-ef86-438c-8612-e24a2c829d8chttp://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=710000000583Biotechnologists discover technical gem<p>FOXit has deployed a Microsoft-based Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) technology to help its client Deltamune address performance and scalability issues with existing software programmes.<br> </p>2012-05-21T00:00:00-07:00b0bae3ca-44c3-400e-a892-35cb45222162http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=710000000233Thomas Cook Online Boosts Productivity After Project Management System Upgrade<p>Thomas Cook Online needed a new enterprise project management system to accommodate the rapid growth in its European online travel business. It chose Microsoft Project Server 2010 following a positive experience with a previous version, and worked with Program Framework, a Microsoft Gold Partner in project and portfolio management. Thomas Cook Online key account holders are more productive and make better use of the company’s existing Microsoft assets.</p>2012-05-09T00:00:00-07:00327ed37b-6a69-4ce7-bce7-f6ddc75e6445http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=710000000253Portuguese Navy Improves Vessel Preparation with Project Management Solution<p>The navy is essential in helping the Portuguese to use the sea in their interests, namely in protecting Portugal’s maritime border, which harbors potential threats to its sovereignty, economy, and ability to influence alliances and the international community. In order to plan and manage the projects under its authority, the Portuguese Navy decided to deploy a project management solution based on Microsoft Enterprise Project Management technology, including Microsoft Project Server 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. As a result, the Portuguese Navy has a robust system to help it successfully drive projects to completion through greater control over planning and monitoring, increased accountability through all phases of a project, improved information flow, and improved resource and risk management.</p>2012-03-19T00:00:00-07:00329ae3f5-c334-421f-af9d-3d7b15cd8d6chttp://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=710000000237EPA Doubles Project Management Maturity, Improves Scheduling by up to 50 Percent <p>The U.S. EPA Office of Water wanted to do a better job of finishing software development projects on time and within budget. It quickly deployed Microsoft Project Server 2010 by hosting it with Project Hosts and engaged Innovative-e to customize it to the EPA’s needs. With the new solution, the Office of Water has doubled its project management maturity level, increased scheduling accuracy by 50 percent, and could save up to U.S.$1.9 million in productivity gains.</p>2012-03-16T00:00:00-07:00a360f1d1-ab40-411f-9ea0-0b7c527e67d5http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=710000000247Digital Agency Uses Hosted Solution to Improve Project and Resource Management<p>Smashing Ideas, a digital media agency, wanted software that could manage its employees’ time while supporting Macintosh users. Smashing Ideas chose Microsoft Project Server 2010 hosted by Microsoft partner Project Hosts. Smashing Ideas is using the solution to easily meet the needs of both PC and Mac users, to free up IT resources for support issues that are more urgent, and to improve its resource management capabilities.</p>2012-03-16T00:00:00-07:00fc1fd1c1-c442-4038-889c-83c773f12b92http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000011328IT Department of Global Cosmetics Company Cuts Time in Meetings by up to 30 Percent <p>Revlon, a global cosmetics and personal care company, wanted to improve the way that IT developers and project managers plan and execute work. The company deployed the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack to simplify data exchange between software solutions and provide developers and project managers with the ability to share data to make project decisions. Now developers can create detailed tasks and record time against them in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN. Project managers can see all of this data in Microsoft Project Server 2010. These employees have cut time spent in meetings by up to 30 percent and improved productivity by up to 5 percent. Revlon also improved risk management, expects to gain financial benefits from capitalizing project work, and can increase the responsibility of technical team leads.</p>2011-11-01T00:00:00-07:008c4eee03-089f-4490-9f03-1fe6636ce4a5http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000011191Digital Security Firm Makes More Efficient, Data-Driven Decisions About IT Projects<p>The Nagra IT department needed more transparency in making decisions about a growing number of project requests. To that end, it implemented Microsoft Project Server 2010, which integrates portfolio planning with project management. With Project Server 2010, Nagra now can manage projects from request to benefits tracking, has improved the quality of data collected in proposals, and has increased project managers’ productivity.</p>2011-10-05T00:00:00-07:002d723ec2-ff73-4ba3-b806-d6d94d4578f0http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000010428British Software Consultancy Uses Project Management Competency to Build Business <p>Content and Code, a UK software consultancy experienced in Microsoft SharePoint technology, wanted to expand its business. Content and Code decided to pursue a Gold Project and Portfolio Management competency from the Microsoft Partner Network. Content and Code is using its new enterprise project management capabilities to sell more services to existing clients, helping those clients achieve greater success. Content and Code is also winning new clients, including some that go on to contract for additional SharePoint engagements. The firm’s project management engagements are more profitable because targeting existing clients is less expensive and less competitive than seeking to acquire new ones. The result is that Content and Code has quickly increased its project management business to £750,000 (U.S.$1.2 million), which approaches 10 percent of the company’s revenues.</p>2011-06-30T00:00:00-07:00f217debe-f6e2-48b7-a631-62e94a138d20http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000010276Intel Will Save Annually While Making Project Management More Flexible<p>Intel, the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturer and number 62 in the 2010 Fortune 500, has thousands of projects of nearly every size and type. The company wanted to consolidate multiple project management software solutions onto a server solution that could scale globally and was flexible enough to handle these projects. Intel chose to implement Microsoft Project Server 2010. With the flexibility and improved user interface of Project Server 2010, the company can manage many different types of projects and drive high user satisfaction. It is also taking advantage of Project Server 2010 to achieve environmental benefits through virtualization and will use the solution’s portfolio management features to improve the way it plans project workloads. With a user base approaching 20,000 users worldwide Intel was able to deploy a 70% virtualized Project Server 2010 production environment.</p>2011-06-17T00:00:00-07:00f700cf49-ec42-4882-a29b-7f40c4f0e4d1http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000010248Chemical Company Actively Manages Project Resources and Costs for R&D<p>Kemira, a global chemical company, is initiating hundreds of projects to fulfill its new mission to help customers efficiently use and reuse water. To safeguard its investment, Kemira needed new project management processes and software. Kemira deployed Microsoft Project Server 2010, assisted by two Microsoft Gold Certified Partners: Tietotalo, which developed workflows to automate its new processes, and TPG The Project Group, which developed a link to its SAP enterprise resource planning solution. Kemira is using the rich reporting features of Project Server 2010 to improve decision making and its relationships with funding sources. By linking Project Server 2010 and SAP, Kemira can manage resources and costs by comparing budgets with actual performance. With Project Sever 2010, Kemira saves users time in entering timesheet information and saves managers time in collecting project data.</p>2011-06-10T00:00:00-07:00a1493fbc-53e8-430d-bb79-f5f5c04d2f13http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000010230Microsoft Partner Boosts Revenues with Project Management Competency<p>Innovative-e, a business consulting and technology services company, had experience in collaboration and project management. To expand its business, Innovative-e decided to pursue the Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management competency from the Microsoft Partner Network. The competency adds value for both Innovative-e and its customers. Innovative-e has used the competency to strengthen its project management credentials, complementing its expertise in Microsoft SharePoint Server and business processes. With its new Project and Portfolio Management certification, Innovative-e has gained access to a growing market for Microsoft Project Server 2010, has boosted its revenues by 22 percent, and can more efficiently sell a broader range of higher-margin services. </p>2011-06-09T00:00:00-07:002f45ec5e-36d3-41ea-9392-df5a38546e89http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000009944Agency Manages Project Risks, Resources, and Costs While Improving Prioritization<p>The District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB), an independent agency that manages defined benefit employee retirement funds, is modernizing its operations. This effort involves approximately 15 projects, some in the IT department and some not. To manage those projects, DCRB needed an enterprise project management (EPM) solution. It chose Microsoft Project Server 2010 and implemented the solution with the help of partner Projility. DCRB is using Project Server 2010 to centralize information, manage its resources, more effectively track its costs, and manage risks on a variety of projects, including its annual budgeting process. The agency expects to use the software’s portfolio-planning features to strategically prioritize projects, and it also takes advantage of a user-friendly interface to help employees interact with project information from anywhere.</p>2011-05-16T00:00:00-07:00c66cf261-6e22-405a-863d-b426905d22e6http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000009521IT Firm Simplifies Data Exchange to Bridge Gap Between Developers and Managers<p>TechResult, an IT management and solution provider based in Brazil, wanted to bridge the gap between its developers and its project managers. Developers worked in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN. Project managers gained insights and generated invoices and other reports using Microsoft Project Server 2010, but developers did not sufficiently update data in that software. TechResult deployed the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack to simplify data exchange. Now, with a single source of truth, developers and project managers can collaborate more easily. Project managers cut time spent updating the status of projects by 70–80 percent and use their new visibility into projects to improve governance, manage risks, and make better decisions. TechResult also uses the feature pack to improve client visibility into projects.</p>2011-04-01T00:00:00-07:009647ab67-409d-499b-ba1f-81b1901897a4http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000009358Microsoft Team Cuts Status Meeting Time by 90 Percent and Improves Information Access <p>MSCom Grid, part of the IT team at Microsoft, wanted to improve collaboration between project managers and developers, who were using different tools to manage workflow. It wanted better and more objective insight into progress and quality, and how changes would affect scheduling. MSCom Grid implemented the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack, which connects Team Foundation Server with Microsoft Project Server 2010. By sharing data more efficiently, the team was able to reduce weekly time spent in status meetings from 20 hours to 2 hours. Now developers and project managers can focus on their work instead of spending hours each week in status report meetings, and managers can make better, data-driven decisions. Also, they have streamlined access to information they need and have better insight into the entire ALM process.</p>2011-03-09T00:00:00-08:00940fecb0-e19d-41cc-9e0a-8c8892bef481http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000008987EPM Partners Boosts Sales as Microsoft Partner<p>Australian professional services company, EPM Partners, is focused exclusively on providing enterprise project management solutions. The company chose to attain the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Project &amp; Portfolio Management competency to build credibility in the market, and access support and demand generation tools from Microsoft. This has contributed to EPM Partners’ strong business growth and has provided its customers with exclusive previews of Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010.</p>2011-01-19T00:00:00-08:0034a9e867-d452-4094-a917-cd00f0a706b3http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000008731Healthcare Provider Reduces Project Reporting Time by Two-Thirds with EPM Solution<p>New South Wales Health (NSW Health) is responsible for the healthcare of residents in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The organization manages numerous projects, including major infrastructure projects to improve facilities. Health Infrastructure (HI) is responsible for the planning, management and delivery of major capital works projects within the NSW Health Asset Acquisition Program and has a critical need to improve reporting to stakeholders. With numerous external project managers, a single consistent format was required for all monthly project reports. The team deployed the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution to provide project teams with a standard portal for entering project updates. The Microsoft EPM solution helped HI reduce reporting time by two-thirds, and provides access to accurate project information in a user-friendly format on a timely basis.</p>2010-11-23T00:00:00-08:00e9da7ae9-b1d4-4596-80a7-ec552f3721cehttp://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000008207Volvo Group Increases Project Visibility and Control While Saving Employees Time<p>The Volvo Group is a leading supplier of commercial and consumer transport solutions and customer financial services. Volvo IT, which provides solutions to the Group to manage its projects, wanted to improve employee efficiency by extending current resource management, time reporting, portfolio management, and other project management processes. The Volvo Group implemented Microsoft Project Server 2010 and made customizations to adapt to various internal processes and software applications. The Group is using Project Server 2010 to improve capacity planning to build its long-term strengths. Because of the customizations and the rich but simple user interface of the Microsoft Project Web App technology, the Volvo Group has cut the time spent entering project data by 40 percent. It also has improved project visibility and control, and can now provide more transparent resource management. </p>2010-09-08T00:00:00-07:0070ecb806-f06d-4399-ad3e-04da6bd936d4http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000007230Software Engineering Firm Improves Workflow, Streamlines Project Management <p>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. </p>2010-05-12T00:00:00-07:007442707c-55e1-4e1b-92bb-638443606c56http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?CaseStudyID=4000007234University Identifies IT Project Priorities, Delivers Results to CIO and VP of Finance<p>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.</p>2010-05-12T00:00:00-07:00