“The customized EPM solution results in better decision making based on timely and accurate information about the whole portfolio of projects in the organization.”
- Mladen Zaprianov, Head of Organization Department, Bulbank.
Situation: Established in 1964, Bulbank is one of the most stable and recognized banks on the Bulgarian market. After the integration of Bulbank, HVB Bank Biochim and Hebros Bank (acquired by UniCredito Italiano S.p.A with the merger with HVB Group), the consolidated entity will have more than 1.1 million clients with huge development potential for introducing the best products and business models. Before the implementation of the Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution, Bulbank used Microsoft® Office Project in combination with a Microsoft Office Excel® and Office Access™–based tool for tracking information related to its projects.
Solution: At the beginning of 2005, an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution demonstration meeting took place in the presence of key executives of Bulbank. Microsoft and ITCE consultants presented to the Bulbank representatives the features and benefits of EPM implementation, based on Microsoft Office Project Server 2003. As a result of this demonstration and the following discussion, Bulbank initiated a research and Proof of Concept (POC) project for EPM. The POC project served as a “discovery” phase for defining detailed requirements, scope, and design for the full EPM implementation project. Its deliverables included an installed demonstration laboratory, customized to reflect the specific business needs addressed by the EPM solution in Bulbank. Using the laboratory, built during the POC, project users had an opportunity to estimate its benefits and overall functionalities…
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