We understand the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem better than others. Over the past 13 years in business we have fostered relationships with the only strategic partners that truly bring added value to the Microsoft PPM solution. Leveraging our partnerships, we help our clients to reduce risk, reduce costs, speed time to project completion and allow for the solution to grow alongside our client’s growth.
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Improved our strategic alignment
“We have improved our strategic alignment at BDO by having the ability to review the cost of an initiative and its benefits to the firm before going through any resourcing or planning. We never had that ability before. Project Online actually helps us guide those discussions.”
One of the most user-friendly tools
“Project Online is one of the most user-friendly tools we have evaluated. Some of the other tools we looked at had a complex way of handling simple tasks.”
Improved visibility into project performance
“Visibility into project performance became much clearer after implementing Microsoft’s PPM solution. Improved visibility into project performance supported the team in proactive management by monitoring leading indicators.
We chose Western Principles to assist us with this implementing this solution as they are the most experienced Partner in Microsoft PPM and UMT360. I would certainly work with them again and would not hesitate to recommend their services.”
Align the enterprise project portfolio to our Vision and strategies, maximizing strategic value for project investment.
“We first engaged Western Principles back in 2005 to help improve project management practices within IT using a Microsoft Project-Portfolio (PPM) on-premise implementation. Prospera has experienced significant growth over the past few years, and after multiple on-premises PPM migrations using Western Principles’ services, we moved into the cloud very recently with a Microsoft Project Online implementation.
Prospera has a bold Vision that calls for transformational change across the organization in order to deliver our member value proposition. We needed to align our various projects with our Vision and strategies and evolve to an enterprise PMO (EPMO) to enable an integrated model, providing both business-unit responsiveness and central coordination. In partnership with Western Principles, we have been able to leverage the PPM capabilities within Project Online to align the enterprise project portfolio to our Vision and strategies, maximizing strategic value for project investment.
Western Principles has been our trusted partner since we began our PPM journey and we continue to utilize their services as a trusted advisor to Prospera. We are well-positioned to provide continued benefit our members now and in future”.
Based on the talent available we chose Western Principles
“As the result of implementing Microsoft Project Online, resource management improvements were captured including project visibility and a better look into project interdependency. Project managers now have greater visibility into their resource needs in advance and are able to better plan for the desired resources within their projects. Skillsets were better matched up with specific project needs, increasing the efficiency within projects. As well as giving executive insight into project status and improved reporting for the overall portfolio.
Based on extensive research of the talent available in the Canadian Microsoft Partner PPM Community, we chose Western Principles to assist us with this initiative. We found them to be extremely professional and experienced. I look forward to working with them again in future.”
Western Principles was instrumental in helping to achieve success
“Western Principles’ team was instrumental in helping The City of Surrey achieve success with the implementation of Microsoft Project Server. Through consultation with Western Principles, business goals and objectives were identified and addressed such as providing clearer visibility into resource allocation, accurate information for capacity planning, accurate data on which to base organisational decisions and a real-time view of project budgets and their associated costs. We would not hesitate to recommend Western Principles’ services to any prospective client who is undertaking a Microsoft Project Server initiative.”