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Project Assistants is a one-stop shop for all of your management solutions needs; 75% of our Application Development engagements have been part of a complete solution implementation.

Project Assistants’ Application Development team has the necessary combination of expertise and capability with Project Management, Business Analysis, and .net Technology to effectively articulate, develop, and implement the solution. Along with the development capability, we have the subject-specific expertise in complimentary technologies, such as Outlook, SharePoint, and Project Serve. These capabilities all support a clear articulation of the scope, risks, and costs of the solution.

We typically support three types of Application Development engagements:

Business Intelligence reporting – For example: executive dashboards, status reporting, budget tracking, time tracking, labor reporting, etc.

Interfaces – For example: forecasting data feeds into ERP systems, data feeds to and from accounting systems for integrating actual budget spends, resource pool information from Human Resource systems, etc.

Solutions Add-ons – For example: data collection and storage for enhanced information, project schedule analysis, 3rd-party solution plug-ins, etc.

Testimonials

“To help meet its timelines, Microsoft worked with partner Project Assistants to customize a Microsoft® Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution to coordinate nearly 100 group schedules.”

Microsoft Case Study

Case Study

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Challenge

Better handle resource management and visibility

Industry

Systems Consulting & Integration

Application

Master scheduling/Resource capacity planning

Enabling Technologies

Microsoft Project and PeopleSoft Project Accounting

Situation

This ERP Software and Services company needed to better understand resource utilization to support rapid growth in their organization. Accurate resource availability figures were required to:

  • Determine available resources
  • Support Presales
  • Set delivery expectations
  • Determine and prioritize which skills sets needed to be recruited
  • Understand potential variances and manage client expectations

Solution

Project Assistants quickly identified the need to optimize the use of Microsoft Project’s multi-project and resource pool capabilities. We worked with key team leaders to build a common resource pool that clearly identified the capacity of each major facility. We linked common resource pool with the labor information in the PeopleSoft Project Accounting module to provide historical resource performance information that supported the re-projection of both labor and cost forecasts.

This produced a “consolidated master scheduled,” which enabled a straightforward approach to identifying resource conflicts and re-working program priorities. The resulting environment has provided a number of significant benefits, including:

  • Better utilization of limited resources
  • Maximization of project throughput
  • Higher customer satisfaction
  • Ease of communications with senior management

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