Posted on December 4th, 2006
PROjEN announce major investment
PROjEN, the award winning Project Management Company based at Northwich, Cheshire, has just announced its biggest single IT investment in its 28 year history of over £200,000.
After starting with a list of over 20 potential new computer systems PROjEN narrowed down the requirement to Dynamics AX after a rigorous internal scoping exercise to identify features required to deal with the companies accelerating growth.
The new business system will replace a number of disparate financial and project control systems which have been drawn together over the years, with one web based integrated system which will increase the efficiency and accuracy of data transfer throughout the company and between PROjEN and partner clients.
David Elliott from PROjEN identified the objectives and the benefits of the system as providing a single integrated system for all business transaction processing, thereby realizing efficiency gains and improving the accuracy and timeliness of management information. Building upon the IT infrastructure investments already made the project will also provide a firm foundation for future growth and open up the possibilities for third party collaboration through the use of SharePoint Portal Services.
This new integrated IT solution will be based around standard Microsoft technology and products including Microsoft Dynamics AX for Financial Control and Reporting, Microsoft Professional Services for Project Cost Control & Time & Expense Recording, SharePoint Portal Services for Document Management & Control and Terminal Services for improved remote access
The new software system has an 8 month implementation timeframe which will be managed by David Elliot from PROjEN and implemented by IT consultancy company ePartners together with infrastructure provider nviron.
John Taylor, Managing Director at PROjEN said,
“This investment is another milestone in our development and will improve our service offering to our customers, increase our efficiency and make us even stronger. Naturally we have looked at many systems and found cheaper options, but none have offered the features and flexibility of this solution which provides the flexibility we need as we increase both our sales and number of people”