Case Study: FORTIS

This case study outlines the integration of Project Server 2010 with SAP work Actuals, integrating the actual time reporting from SAP with the time phased planning and resource forecasting power of Project Server 2010. A successful integration such as this is both cost effective and a way to enable the source of record Actuals (both Cost and Time reporting), bringing actuals to the planning activities within Project Server. This connection module and process enabled Fortis to drastically reduce the time spent in planning and trying to map the actuals directly with their schedules. They leveraged the feature-rich reporting capabilities of Project 2010 Professional, Project Server, and SharePoint to put planning and reporting directly into the hands of end-users.

Business Situation

The key challenge, in this case, was how to provide timely, cost-effective Resource Forecast Business Intelligence, through integration with corporate ERP and other LOB Systems. Fortis utilizes SAP as the corporate system where Timesheet Actuals and Planned Workload are centrally gathered. The company leverages additional external planning and forecasting scheduling systems (Clicksoftware) to help identify crew assignments workload and resource availability. All their ERP and LOB systems were disconnected and didn’t meet their workload forecasting, resource demand planning, or detailed scheduling needs.

Solution Delivered

Microsoft Project Server 2010 was introduced to provide comprehensive work and resource capabilities to the scheduling and planning teams. This software solution can link the complex & difficult to report, track, and map actuals to scheduled work and resources.

Benefits Received
  • Resource planners’ time spent reduced by 50%
  • Reduced time to analyze of actual work performed by resources from weeks to daily impact analysis as needed, enabling the ability to review work team performance
  • What-if scenarios enabled with no additional costs
  • Process eliminated the 80% manual effort in collecting the reporting information and re-allocated time
  • Build grouping, views, and reports in minutes to respond to Senior Management’s need for graphical reporting
The Company Today

Fortis’s latest target is a carbon emission reduction of 75% by 2035. By using MS Project, they allow their resources more time to focus on the big picture. They’re committed to deliver a cleaner energy future.

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