Centralized Project Management Brings Needed Cost Controls to Growing Brazilian Firm
By Melissa Centurio Lopes on Nov 02, 2012
Fast growth and a significant increase in business activities were creating project management challenges for CPqD, a developer of innovative information and communication technologies for large Brazilian organizations. To bring greater efficiency and centralized project management capabilities to its operations, CPqD chose Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.
“Oracle Primavera is an essential tool for our day-to-day
business, and I notice the effort Oracle makes to constantly innovate and to
add more functionality in an increasingly shorter period of time,” says Márcio
Alexandre da Silva, IT department project coordinator, CPqD.
He explains that before CPqD implemented the Oracle solution, the company did not have a corporate view of projects. “Our project monitoring was decentralized and restricted to each coordinator,” the project coordinator says. “With the Oracle solution, we achieved actual shared management, more control, and budgets that stay within projections.”
Among the benefits that CPqD now enjoys are
- The ability to more effectively identify how employees are allocated, enabling managers to increase or reduce resources based on project scope, as well as secure the resources required for unexpected projects and demands
- A 75 percent reduction in the time it takes to collect project data and indicators—automated and centralized collection means project coordinators no longer have to manually compile information that was spread among various systems
Read more in the October Edition of the quarterly Information InDepth EPPM Newsletter