A growing company must prepare tools, procedures and methodologies to cope with the natural increase in projects both in quantity and complexity. The efficiency of the organisation, its ability to optimise investments, to manage resources wisely and to keep pace with the needs of the markets are at stake.

Cerbios, a Swiss company that has been active in the pharmaceutical sector for 40 years, has decided to support business growth in the best possible way by rethinking its Project Portfolio Management system. The need expressed by the company was to improve the user experience compared to that of the systems in use, especially in the data entry phase, and to obtain the integration of all company tools.

An effective PPM solution would certainly have enabled not only more visibility and control, but also important benefits in terms of reducing inefficiencies and relative costs, as well as greater effectiveness in resource management so that the best strategic and operational decisions could be made for the benefit of time-to-market and company competitiveness.

After an analysis based on PM & Advisory activity, a customised solution based on Microsoft Project Online has been chosen because, besides the peculiar features of the tool, it simplified the integration with other software used in the company, especially with the Office365 platform currently in use. The solution adopted was effective, especially for the PMO, having enabled Project Managers to have a global vision thanks to a single centralised platform, bringing value to the company through technological innovation.

Digix managed the project all-round: from consulting to the development and implementation of the technological solution, also successfully migrating information from the previous PPM tool and ensuring business continuity as well as the subsequent process regarding adoption, constant improvement and change management.