The Satellite Applications Catapult, part of a network of world-leading centres designed to transform high potential ideas into new products and services to generate economic growth, today announced that it is in the process of implementing Planview Enterprise®, a portfolio and resource management software solution. The Catapult will use Planview Enterprise to gain better visibility into projects and reporting and improve communication across its rapidly growing team.
The Catapult, based in at Harwell, Oxfordshire, has been using manual processes to manage its projects and resources since launching in April 2013, but with the team expanding from four to 75 in just over a year it became imperative to implement a dedicated enterprise management solution.
Sharron Escobar, Head of Programmes at the Satellite Applications Catapult, said: “We are currently handling more than 95 projects and we have been largely reliant on manual processes that have been created internally. We recognised that we needed an end-to-end solution that would help us manage our increasingly complex project portfolio and give us the ability to adapt to change efficiently.”
The Catapult is at an early stage in the implementation process, having already rolled out the timesheets function and is currently implementing the request function of the ‘Ideation’ process. The next focus will be on implementing programs and reporting.
“We are making steady progress with help from Planview® and staff working together. Planview Enterprise will play an important role in helping us to plan our projects resourcing in the future. It is already improving the visibility that we have into projects across the organisation, enabling more effective decision-making on project resources,” Sharron Escobar stated.
Planview Enterprise will be used across departments and teams at the Catapult with the key objective to provide visibility across the enterprise and improve communication to disseminate information effectively.
Brian Harrington, Senior Account Executive at Planview UK, said: “Planview Enterprise is designed to help companies of all sizes and across sectors take control of their project portfolio, resources and financials providing better visibility and real-time reporting. The Catapult is in the early stages of an implementation that will streamline its management processes and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the organisation to meet its objectives.”
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