The Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution is a collaborative project and portfolio environment based on MS Project Professional, MS Sharepoint and MS Project Server. The entire solution is commonly referred to as MS Project Server.
MS Project Server is designed to provide visibility and to support decision making for organizations managing a portfolio of projects. It is unique in the EPM and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) space based on its ability to support a wide variety of users including Executives, Project Managers, Functional (Resource) Managers, and Knowledge Workers.
Pinnacle's clients have seen improved, smoother adoptions for an MS EPM solution based on its flexibility and users' familiarity with the major components of the MS EPM solution. MS Project is the de facto standard for project management tools world-wide. In fact, even Microsoft's competitors either rely on MS Project as part of their solutions or advertise their product as being "as easy to use as MS Project or having the look and feel of MS Project".
MS Sharepoint has been adopted by 80% of Fortune 500 companies to manage their enterprise content and business work-flows and collaboration. A large number of vendors are designing their ERP, CRM, Product Lifecycle Management and other Enterprise systems to integrate with MS Project Server and Sharepoint. This makes MS Project Server a natural choice for organizations implementing Enterprise Project Management or Portfolio Management Solutions.
Pinnacle Management works with large and small organizations across many industries to implement MS Project Server. Our proven successes in adoption of EPM and PPM solutions help our clients to quickly realize a return on investment and improve their project and portfolio performance. In IT portfolio management, we help clients see significant gains when implementing Microsoft Project EPM software, introducing new PM and Resource Management capabilities, and standardizing new governance processes.
We have implemented EPM and PPM solutions that capture all investments within a central repository to help align the project, portfolios, and operations with the business strategy. MS Project Server helps organizations to effectively manage resources, collaborate and coordinate across projects and measure and track portfolio performance.
Pinnacle has a very strong track record of integrating MS Project Server with ERP and other Enterprise level systems such as HR, Accounting and PLM systems. Solid system integration is often critical to ensure that MS Project Server Systems provide quality information to Executives, PMs, and PMOs involved in making the necessary financial decisions to improve Project, Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management success.