Microsoft Excel is often perceived as a hindrance in the Project Management space due to perceived risks about lack of version control, especially when dealing with large enterprise projects. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the challenges in managing large enterprise projects. We’ll also look at ways Excel can become a better tool for businesses that need to simultaneously keep track of many – and large – projects, which is important for business stakeholders, analysts and also project managers who have to manage profit and loss (P&L) of their projects.
Project managers and executives in asset-intensive industries like utilities, oil and gas, or chemicals need up-to-the-minute data on projects, as they usually manage a myriad of capital expenditures for infrastructure upgrades, capital works or capacity expansions. But what happens when an ERP software reimplementation pressures project management processes, reporting and strategy? In this blog, Donna Christie, finance applications and reporting specialist for ActewAGL, shares how a reimplementation of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) version R12 from a highly customized R11i version impacted access to Oracle projects data.