IBM Business Partner Trilog Group socializes project management

ProjExec solution uses IBM Connections software to help speed project timeframes and reduce costs

Published on 09-Aug-2013

"Working with IBM Connections, we have fulfilled our vision of social project management. We believe that the future of project management is social, and ProjExec is the next frontier in project management tools." - Alexandre Homsi, president and chief executive officer, Trilog Group

Customer:
Trilog Group

Industry:
Computer Services

Deployment country:
United States

Overview

An IBM Advanced Business Partner, Trilog Group develops transformational technology that socializes business project management. The company is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, and has customers around the world across all industries.

Business need:
Trilog Group wanted to build project management processes into an enterprise social platform.

Solution:
Trilog Group partnered with IBM and created ProjExec® software, built within IBM® Connections software.

Benefits:
Accelerated timelines and cost savings help customers achieve a full ROI after one project with ProjExec software.

Case Study

An IBM Advanced Business Partner, Trilog Group develops transformational technology that socializes business project management. The company is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, and has customers around the world across all industries.

Challenge
“On average, traditionally managed projects spend 30 percent of their time sitting idle because of poor communication,” explains Alexandre Homsi, president and chief executive officer at Trilog Group. “Employees are waiting for others to complete tasks before they can begin their next task.”

When Facebook launched in 2004 and social media began to change communication, Trilog Group noticed a gap in project management offerings. The company determined that project management is inherently social because people gather to execute the same business outcome. Project management tools were completely disconnected from customers’ social environments, however, and as a result, project teams could not quickly or efficiently share project information.

Trilog Group set out to design a social project management tool by building project management processes into an enterprise social platform. This new application needed to help improve communication, simplify working together and engage employees.

Solution
Trilog Group has partnered with IBM to create ProjExec software, an innovative social project management tool built within the collaborative environment of IBM Connections software. Users can work directly from their email client or mobile device because the solution integrates with the Connections mobile application. Additionally, ProjExec software can run on-premises or on the cloud through IBM SmartCloud® for Social Business computing.


The project team engages as a social community, and the solution automatically houses all project plan information. Users can easily and laterally communicate and see project schedules, resources and others’ task completion. Homsi says, “Working with IBM Connections, we have fulfilled our vision of social project management. We believe that the future of project management is social, and ProjExec is the next frontier in project management tools.”

Larger, more complex projects see the most significant time- and cost-savings benefits from social project management. When a nuclear facility began using ProjExec software to execute planned outages, it cut its outage times nearly in half. Each day the facility avoids a project delay during a planned outage, it saves between EUR1 million and EUR6 million. Further, TV2, the leading broadcasting corporation in Norway, is using ProjExec and Connections software to manage the complex logistics required to cover the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The bottom line for Trilog Group, as expressed by Homsi, is that “customers are happy, happy.”

Benefits
• Helps customers achieve a full ROI after undertaking a single project with ProjExec social project management software
• Facilitates accelerated timelines, improved communication and increased project quality that can result in project cost savings
• Provides transparency, which allows for constructive collaboration, active contribution and improved engagement

For more information
To learn more about IBM Connections software, please contact your IBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit the following website:
ibm.com/software/lotus/products/connections

To learn more about Trilog Group and ProjExec software, please visit
www.triloggroup.com.

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
IBM Connections, IBM SmartCloud Connections

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