Empower PPM

The most cost effective way for any size organisation to get full PPM functionality in just 3 weeks.

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What is Empower PPM?

Empower PPM is a pre-configured Microsoft PPM Solution aligned to Industry Standards and Best Practises based on the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Gartner leveraging Office 365 modern workplace Microsoft capabilities.

Why would my organisation need Empower PPM?

Sensei’s Empower PPM is an end to end Project Online Configuration aligned to Industry Standards and Best Practices. This best practices solution provides configuration, reporting, training and procedure support in all PPM key areas that represent the core capabilities of the Microsoft PPM platform.

 

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 analyse 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 whilst providing consistent and trustworthy visibility of the Portfolio of Work within your organisation.

Financial Managers

Allowing to manage Project, Program and Portfolio Financial Forecast with the ability to manage Budget approval.

 

Key Benefits

Empower PPM

Create

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

  • Use the new visual tiles to quickly begin or flex project portfolio management capabilities.
  • Add teams and projects within minutes with a web-based portal
  • PowerApps and Flow are used to ensure standardised project progression or rejection and improve governance and control

Plan

Plan the detailed scope of work with deliverables, milestones and resource assignments.

  • Better manage your project pipeline and what your people are working on by capturing their ideas in SharePoint Online task lists and analysing them in Project Online
  • Accurately measure resource utilisation and better manage resource allocation that aligns with your strategy
  • Visually manage project-level resource assignments to immediately see the right mix with Project Pro for Office 365

Execute

Empower PPM allows Professional PM’s and Citizen PM’s (Unofficial PM) to execute projects in an easy and intuitive fashion, staying on top of the outcome of your projects.

  • Update your Project in an easy and centralised manner automating Project Status Reports and identifying any delays or changes that an inflight project requires.
  • Gain Project Insights through Project Dashboards allowing you to make the right decision and the right time.
  • Use an intuitive User Interface to manage all project artefacts in an easy to understand manner.
  • Reduce administration of Project Management by avoiding any double handling of Project information. Enter information once, ensure it is of high quality, Empower PPM will take care of the rest.

Collaborate

Strengthen everyday collaboration with the social experiences of Microsoft Teams, which facilitate discussions, information sharing, and your team’s ability to get work done.

  • Easily share and curate what teams are talking about and working on by following people, sites, tags, and documents with newsfeeds
  • Take advantage of powerful security features to share information and collaborate with trusted business partners on projects and everyday work.
  • Promote visibility with collaborative tools to seamlessly flow calendar, presence, and capacity information across your organisation
  • With 4 project planning and collaboration reports you will be able to report against your active Risks, Issues, Milestones and Deliverables

Report

The Sensei Empower PPM solution provides a rich reporting and dashboarding capability for your project tracking and portfolio reporting. Empower PPM includes Sensei‘s Report Packs for automated reporting on projects, financial, schedule, resource and collaboration information.

  • Track actual progress to date, reforecast based on estimates to completion and roll up your portfolio reporting
  • Collect, categorise, understand, and make decisions about project data
  • Utilise business intelligence (BI) to provide visibility and decision support to proactively manage projects, programs and portfolios

Enhance

Create your own dashboards via the Portfolio Dashboard add in to Project Online, which Microsoft purchased from Sensei in 2015 and incorporated into their product. The tool provides great out-of-the-box dashboards and easy to use tools to create your own dashboard.

Integrate

The Sensei Integration Hub™ solution integrates with most Line of Business (LOB) systems so you can have all your project relevant data in one place.

  • Easy integration between PPM solutions (both online and offline and on-premises) and LOB systems
  • We have developed our own intellectual property (IP) to facilitate integration with LOB applications, such as PeopleSoft, CAPS/Ellipse, Infor MasterPiece, Oracle Financials and Microsoft Dynamics

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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