White Paper: Microsoft Project Server 2010, a Financial Management Solution for Projects, Programs, & Portfolios

Microsoft has released a whitepaper that describes how the Enterprise Project Management (EPM) 2010 Solution can be used by finance professionals as a financial management solution to better manage their organization’s projects, programs, and portfolios as prepared by Arbutus Solutions.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants evaluated 27 case studies and found that for organizations to be consistently successful, Finance needs to move beyond a focus on conformance and compliance. While conformance is important and necessary to avoid failure, to remain competitive over the long term, Finance departments also need to be taking steps to provide additional value to the organization, and contribute to the organization’s overall success.

This paper reviews key points to consider during the implementation of a solution and also outlines additional options from Microsoft and Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management partners to further extend the functionality of the EPM 2010 Solution.

This documents describes how the EPM 2010 Solution can provide the tools necessary as part of a good, practice-driven finance function, with respect to project appraisal and capital allocation.

The Microsoft 2010 Enterprise Project Management solution provides an easy to use technology platform, which together with effective processes can optimize an organization’s allocation of resources. More specifically, this toolset can greatly enhance your organization’s ability to align, plan, manage and track finances at a project, program or portfolio level.

Benefits of the EPM 2010 Solution discussed in detail in this white paper includes:
– Strategic Portfolio Management
– Effective Budgeting
– Scenario Analysis
– Financial Reporting
– Enhanced Transparency and Auditing
– Integration with Financial Systems and Processes

This paper is intended for finance professionals who are responsible for budgeting, corporate strategy, or project accounting.

Microsoft Project Server 2010: A Financial Management Solution for Projects, Programs, & Portfolios (.pdf | .xps)

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