PPM Beacon™

Sensei PPM Beacon enables a fully functioning PPM environment deployed within a matter of weeks, rather than months.

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What is PPM Beacon™?

A fully configured, Best Practices PPM solution that is compliant with PMI® industry standards and aligned with PPM recommendations from Gartner; supporting both traditional & agile projects.

Who is it for?

Team members

Our project management software enables project team members to manage tasks, collaborate, submit timesheets, and flag issues and risks.

Project managers

Make project management easy and engaging for project managers by enabling them to analyze resources, budgets and timelines. Project managers can easily measure progress and anticipate resource needs with Sensei’s best-practice reports packs.

Executives and PMO

Enable executives to define business drivers, measure strategic impact of competing ideas, make funding decisions and view project and resource status across the enterprise.

Key Benefits

Rapid Deployment: Fully functioning PPM environment deployed with projects and resources loaded within a matter of weeks, rather than months.

Cost Effective: We deploy the PPM solution at a fraction of the cost for traditional “blank canvas” deployments. Jumpstart is based on a best practices preconfigured environment with the ability to build out processes in a changing work environment.

Automated Reporting: Beacon includes Sensei’s Report Packs for automated reporting on projects, financial, schedule, resource, and collaboration information. Included in the Report Packs are project and program governance, and portfolio prioritization reports which drive evolved productivity through immediate and meaningful visibility.

Scalable: The solution supports small teams and easily scales to a complete enterprise deployment with multiple departments and sub-portfolios. Integration with other Line of Business systems can easily be added to support increasing user adoption and demand.

Proven Processes: Industry standards and best practices are built into views, reports, governance workflows, and supporting process documentation.

Instant ROI: Beacon gives you the ability to demonstrate the Microsoft PPM value proposition to senior management and enables immediate Return On Investment.

Cost-Effective:  Deploys the PPM solution at a fraction of the cost for traditional ‘blank slate’ deployments. Best practices environment starts iterative build-out process.

Features

Project Intake & Prioritization

Enable Executives to get an overview of incoming proposals with work and cost estimates; and show all projects and their relative priority in the portfolio.

Project Planning and Collaboration

Monitor progress throughout the project lifecycle and understand active risks and issues, action items, deliverables and missed deadlines across the portfolio.

Resource / Demand Management

View the true utilization of resources by role, team and department and easily see which projects are requesting and consuming resources.

Project Status & Portfolio Reporting

Track portfolio performance with Key Performance Indicators and facilitate easy access to detailed project status information and SharePoint project site data.

Budgeting and Cost Tracking

Get a portfolio-level view of cost performance against budget and original baselines. Track spending by cost type and monitor variances.

PMO Governance

Track compliance to project management and scheduling standards and ensure better data quality throughout the Microsoft PPM environment.

Reliability and security

Your data is yours. We safeguard it and protect your privacy. Our systems are built on top of the enterprise strength Microsoft platforms, so you inherit the same availability, security and reliability provided to all Microsoft customers.

Support

The Sensei applications support team provides dedicated support staff to our clients across the PPM and productivity solutions we provide. The team is comprised of level 2 and 3 support specialists with a wide variety of skill sets and experience.

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