Intact Extends its Onepoint Project-based IPMA Project Management Solution
Central PM solution implements the project handbook complete with a controlling cycle and standard reports
Onepoint Software, the leading provider of integrated project and portfolio management (PPM) software, announced that Intact Consult GmbH is extending its IPMA-compliant, Onepoint-based project management solution. Intact has used Onepoint Project Enterprise Server productively for more than one year for all customer-facing projects and will now deploy the PM solution also in other strategic areas of their project organization. Intact is a vendor of software and consulting services in the areas of certification and audit management traceability and commodity safety.
In cooperation with an external PM consultancy firm, Intact Consult had created project management guidelines that were mainly based on the IPMA standard. Subsequently these project guidelines were digitally implemented and refined using Onepoint Project. In parallel, Intact could already use Onepoint in day-to-day project management tasks. Today the whole project management office uses Onepoint. Even the management board directly accesses the project pipeline and other overviews in order to get up-to-date information about the overall status across all current projects.
Intact makes heavy use of Onepoint’s interactive work breakdown structure (WBS) for planning and also specifies in detail the most sensitive areas of the IPMA project context including goals and deliverables. Projects are formally signed off based on document-style project order reports that can be easily printed from the live data. The checklist tool, the controlling sheets including the milestone trend analysis as well as the project progress reports are used for IPMA-compliant project controlling and for communicating the project progress to both customers and the management. Next steps include a tighter integration with Intact’s time tracking system and the idea of managing change requests more formally in Onepoint Project.
"The standardized project management across all projects causes significant learning effects for new projects which also result in a more shallow learning curve for new project managers", said Christian Schwab, Project Management Office Director at Intact. "In addition, we were able to improve our customer communication through consistent and periodical project controlling using Onepoint’s status reports.". According to Gerald Aquila, founder and CEO of Onepoint, the relationship with Intact is a true win-win situation. Intact provided many valuable ideas for new features and improvements, especially in the areas of IPMA-compliant project planning and controlling.
About Onepoint Software
Onepoint Software is the leading provider of integrated project and portfolio management solutions for innovative small and medium-sized businesses. Unlike traditional PPM software, Onepoint Project integrates formal, agile and JIRA projects into a single project portfolio and resource utilization database. Onepoint enables project-driven organizations to increase project and portfolio transparency, shorten project lead times, automate best practices and optimize resource utilization. By building on an open source foundation, providing both cloud-based/SaaS and on-premise installations and with its strategic focus on making PM systems easy to deploy, Onepoint redefines ROI for project management solutions.
About Intact Consult
Intact Consult GmbH is a leading international company offering software and consulting services in the fields of certification management, traceability and commodity safety. Located in Lebring, Austria, the industry expert offers whole package solutions that start with consultations on software and continue with development and implementation, followed up by subsequent and on-going customer support. With a broad clientele worldwide, Intact has worked with certification bodies, standard setters, food processors, producer organizations, as well as food retailers. Since its formation in 2001 Intact has focused on establishing forward-looking software solutions for cross-linking and inspecting supply chains over every production step. At present, Intact employs 30 professionals at its headquarters in Lebring and subsidiaries in Switzerland and the U.S. The broad industry expertise of the company’s founders as well as the experience and skills of the whole Intact team are important pillars contributing to the company’s success and further growth.
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