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“We moved our annual plan and monthly product forecast from Excel to BPC. I am now able to change structures in minutes that would have taken at least half a day.”Finance Manager, Consumer Product Goods

There are many factors that contribute to a successful EPM implementation, all of which need to be adequately addressed throughout the process to ensure success and avoid assumptions and pitfalls. After numerous implementations and years of experience, VantagePoint has developed an implementation methodology to manage project flow. Each step has specific checkpoints, documents and deliverables. This process starts, progresses, and ends with communication.

And while a strong methodology is critical, it is only a tool. Our goal is to partner with our clients through broad knowledge sharing and relationship building. We believe that it is essential for them to become self-sufficient in the product for long-term success, and to grow the application as needed.

Aspects of Implementation

graphic_toolsImplementation Tools

We’ve built up many engagement tools to facilitate our projects over the years, such as a full life-cycle methodology and related PMO artifacts. These time tested tools is simply a value-added bonus for selecting VantagePoint as the EPM partner.

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graphic_communicationImplementation Expectations

Addressing questions such as “what will my project look like”, “how many resources will we have to commit”, “what are other clients doing,” the VantagePoint principles are well prepared to clarify expectation of the road ahead.

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graphic_planProgram Management

EPM solutions are multi-party engagements – sometimes with over 30 people,from 5 different departments, representing 20 countries and 6 primary languages. VantagePoint Project Managers have the experience from working with a variety of industries and company sizes.

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graphic_rescueProject Rescues

EPM solutions should match a business’ unique process, which is something easier said than done. We have been engaged by SAP to fix BPC solutions that have gone wrong over the years. We know how to get implementation solutions back on track.

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