The economical processes do only know one velocity – FULL TROTTLE.
Especially when our customers, partners as well as we are working in national and international project teams. Standards, quality, flexibility and stable workflows are not only the expectation of all stakeholders these expectations really needs to be supported from board level over to project management further to the project team members and their key targets.
To support these requirements a fully integrated Cloud ERP Suite, with focus on project driven business e.g. the Service Provider Industry, like the public Cloud solution SAP Business ByDesign is covering them best. The Cloud solutions helps to merge the relevant project content into one SAP HANA driven platform.
My personal view is that the benefits included in the Cloud are perfectly arranged to facilitate multiple aspects of the central business processes of Service Provider. Just to name some: Disposability of team members across several projects, mobile access to all relevant data from a project overview to time recordings and project task status furthermore the customer is getting all software service updates in an automated process.
How is a project manager dealing with this?
In most projects the success of a project has a direct relationship to the project manager as well as the methodologies and tools this manager utilizes. For this the innovative SAP Project Cockpit has been developed for project transparency. This Cockpit can be used e.g. on an iPad and contains the following contextual benefits at a glance: The 360° project view gives you full overview as well as the possibility to drill down to the relevant project issue that may occur. You see all To-Dos, Milestones and even various attached templates and documents. Based on this you can start to rearrange project activities which were moved on the critical path. The communication for that is fully embedded to your email system that helps the project manager to seamlessly collaborate with all project team members.
The SAP Project Cockpit helps role based e.g. Project manager to interact with the project in a perfect user experience, please investigate by yourself with the following video sequence:
— by Wolfgang Kroener, Vice President, Global Head SAP Cloud Solutions