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 it 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.”
CACI Ltdis a wholly owned subsidiary of CACI International Inc. operating out of the UK and Netherlands. It provides an unrivalled range of marketing solutions and information systems to local and central government and to most industries within the private sector. CACI takes pride in its ability to develop innovative yet practical IT solutions which provide real benefit to clients; it achieves this through a powerful combination of data, software and the expertise of its people. CACI’s services, systems and support span four main divisions covering IT Solutions, Location Planning, Integrated Marketing and Digital Solutions, each area reaching a wide range of industry sectors and all of which aimed at helping clients to streamline and improve business and realise operational efficiencies. CACI’s position as the leading IT systems and marketing solutions provider is built on a reputation for keeping customer needs at the forefront of business objectives and in support of this CACI places high importance on delivering to its customers at the highest possible levels. To help sustain its quality and timeliness of delivery, CACI has implemented a project portfolio management system from Asta Development, which it uses across all four of its divisions to maintain consistency.