The corporate tax department of a global Fortune 100 international manufacturer was struggling to meet the demands of their company’s tax and M&A transactions that were not only growing in number, but in complexity. In order to effectively manage this growing need, they began looking for a project management solution that was able to help find efficiencies in their work streams and provide the following:
blum’s Project and Portfolio Management group worked closely with the client to understand their unique challenges and needs and recommended leveraging Microsoft’s Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution—comprised of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server.
Based on the capabilities of the Microsoft PPM solution as a comprehensive work management platform—our consultants knew it would not only meet their requirements, but also improve the organization’s project initiation, planning, tracking and collaboration functions.
Once it was determined that the Microsoft PPM solution was the right answer, we worked with the client to configure the Project Server and SharePoint Server content types, lists, project sites, workflows and reports to support the required functionality.
Our consultants also provided role-based training, mentoring and deployment support for all system users, which allowed for the successful rollout and adoption of the new environment.
Once the new Microsoft PPM solution was implemented and training was completed for the corporate tax department, they quickly realized many efficiencies, allowing them to effectively meet their organizations growing needs. The results included: