Due to unprecedented growth in the company, Agencies of Change had outgrown its previous project management tools, including MS Project desktop and Excel. These desktop applications are not inherently collaborative. They attempted to deploy a high end solution in 2001. This effort ultimately failed because the high end solution was too cumbersome for the basic team members to adopt.
- Rapidly growing business
- Using Microsoft Project and Excel for project management
- Failed high end project management implementation
- Needed a solution that would be adopted by all team members
- Required integration with MS Dynamics accounting and a home grown expense entry system
Because their previous project management solutions were either not collaborative or too cumbersome, they knew they needed a solution that was easy to use, yet able to satisfy the more experienced project managers. The project management solution also needed to be web based, so that any employee could access it anywhere, at any time, and the data could be updated in real time. Agencies of Change also had an existing home grown expense entry system and an accounting system that they wanted to integrate with their project management solution. This required working with a solution provider that could assist with this undertaking, and a software package that was designed for easy integration.