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Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Edition
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Centralized Project Management Brings Needed Cost Controls to Growing Brazilian Firm

Fast growth and a significant increase in business activities were creating project management challenges for CPqD, a developer of innovative information and communication technologies for large Brazilian organizations. To bring greater efficiency and centralized project management capabilities to its operations, CPqD chose Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.

The results have been impressive—CPqD now benefits from a long-term view of project planning and can accurately measure the resources it has available for each project. It is also able to precisely monitor each project’s costs, demands, and deliverables.

“Oracle Primavera is an essential tool for our day-to-day business, and I notice the effort Oracle makes to constantly innovate and to add more functionality in an increasingly shorter period of time,” says Márcio Alexandre da Silva, IT department project coordinator, CPqD.

He explains that before CPqD implemented the Oracle solution, the company did not have a corporate view of projects. “Our project monitoring was decentralized and restricted to each coordinator,” the project coordinator says. “With the Oracle solution, we achieved actual shared management, more control, and budgets that stay within projections.”

Among the benefits that CPqD now enjoys are
  • The ability to more effectively identify how employees are allocated, enabling managers to increase or reduce resources based on project scope, as well as secure the resources required for unexpected projects and demands
  • A 75 percent reduction in the time it takes to collect project data and indicators—automated and centralized collection means project coordinators no longer have to manually compile information that was spread among various systems
  • Improved effectiveness of monitoring each project’s status, which aids managers in making informed decisions that are aligned with the company’s strategic objectives, such as in determining which projects should be made high priority at any given time
  • Tools such as customized templates and wizards for generating immediate and comprehensive activity reports that are frequently requested by various company departments, such as the quality control team and the executive board
Read the CPqD company snapshot and learn more about Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.


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