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Sparkassen Network Consulting Bayern GmbH adopt new Project and Resource Management Solution

Microsoft Success Story: proRM from proMX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM reduces man-hours for project processes in the individual business areas by an average of 15 percent

 
PRLog - March 20, 2012 - MUNICH, Germany -- Nuremberg: The Sparkassen Network Consulting (snc) Bayern GmbH has adopted a new business solution to sales, resource and project-management. The shift to the proprietary software offered by proMX GmbH, proRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 took place in early 2011. The results of that change over have been made public for the first time by snc and their project partner proMX in an official user report published by Microsoft. And the results make some reading; since the introduction of proRM 2011 snc has raised employee productivity to such an extent that labor hours billed across projects has fallen by an average of 15%.

“Sparkassen Network Consulting (snc) Bayern GmbH is one of our leading Banking clients, and we're very happy that after such a positive introductory phase we are seeing such strong results,“ stated Peter Linke, CEO at proMX GmbH. “After the launch phase and the cross-over into the productive phase, feedback has been extremely positive. That goes for both the users themselves and the company management. The numbers – a 15% reduction in task hours - couldn't give a clearer endorsement of our product.”

A further result of the successful collaboration is that, just six months after launching, the first  follow-up projects are already being planned.  For example, the Personnel Time Planning is to be further refined and the Project Controlling is to be expanded to cover new business areas. “Extremely happy,” was head of IT at snc, Rudi Wolf's positive response when asked about the project and the team at proMX: “proMX is a dynamic company. They maintained great flexibility throughout, were accommodating and always  thoroughly professional.”


Heterogeneous Infrastructure creates Red Tape

Like many companies, snc's internal infrastructure had, over timer, taken on a distinctive form. While staff, for example, were booking group meetings and tasks in Outlook, work schedules and activity plans were being generated in Excel. In addition the company was using CRM-Software for client addresses, project time planning and performance charts. “The multiplicity of data sources made our system very complex. Our solutions were keeping our clients happy, but they were having a negative impact on our staff, particularly in terms of administration,” explains Wolf. In Summer 2010 snc decided to unify their information feeds under the umbrella of a single CRM-Software package.

Lift-off for the new CRM-Project was April 2011. In just two months, the project team succeeded  in transfering all the relevant data to Dynamics CRM. 85 percent of the snc requirements were covered by the standard version of the Microsoft solution software. The software amendments required to meet snc's technical idiosyncrasies were almost entirely met by formula adjustments. This meant that after a short Test Phase the system could go online.


Optimal Results

Since last year 25 employees at snc are working with proRM 2011 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. On their Notebooks they're exclusively using the natively integrated Client in Outlook.  With the sales, resource and project-management solution offered by proRM 2011, the consultancy firm was able to consolidate all customer related tasks on a single platform. This included, in addition to the project-management and the entire sales process, the marketing, project accounts and customer service functions.  In order to illustrate the added value, transparent customer and project information is now accessible to all of the employees. Management dashboards now inform staff on, for example, the status of the sales pipeline, targets met and hours billed per project.

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proMX GmbH was established as a system integrator and software development company in 2000 by well-versed IT-Experts Peter Linke, Georg Schmidt and Thomas Dorn. From the get-go the company pursued an integral solution strategy for the implementation of projects with middle sized business clients. In doing so, proMX always set value on an integrative approach when realizing the client’s project. The tailor-made solutions are fitted to the client’s infrastructure and requirements individually (www.proMX.net).

The foundation of our success lies within the long-term operation experience and networked knowhow of our in-house and external experts. The company is one of the leading Microsoft Gold Partners in Germany and holds numerous awards including the Independent Microsoft Software Vendor. proMX GmbH is a founder member of the CRM Vision Group, a cooperation of six well-known Microsoft Dynamics Partners (www.crmvisiongroup.com).

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