Asta Powerproject helps drive project consistency and quality
Up until three years ago, CACI had been running a complex spreadsheet-orientated process in MS Project for managing the delivery of customer contracts and for consultant fee-earning calculations. Coupled with summary analysis reporting and the transferral of completed progress data for each project, CACI identified a need to move away from this labour-intensive process. At the same time, the company wanted to improve its forecasting ability across its wide range of customer projects. Such a business-critical process merited the implementation of a more efficient, joined-up and cost-effective model, allowing the company to manage a large and diverse portfolio of projects more effectively.
After reviewing other systems, the Asta Powerproject suite was chosen as the preferred software. Simon Kelly, Operations Director, Business Intelligence within the IT Solutions division, was able to identify a system with the capabilities the business needed, and with the potential to bring cost efficiencies greater than the initial outlay simply by better managing workflow, automating reports and controlling all information centrally.
Simon explains about his division and how Asta Powerproject is used to enhance working practices. “We provide software applications, systems integration and ICT consultancy and delivery services for some of the largest public and private sector organisations across the UK, Ireland and Europe: from telecoms – offering Operational Support Systems solutions, strategic consultancy and network architecture and design services, to children’s services – offering software that gives a holistic view of a child across all touch points, like Social Services. We also provide services to the NHS — business intelligence, performance management,
financial cost solutions, and we have a history of running large services projects like the Scottish census and high-end web applications to central government departments.”