Case Study Aerospace: MS Project-SAP Integration

BAE Systems erreicht höhere Effizienz im Projektmanagement

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The Company: BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions, and customer support services. Its Military Air Solutions (MAS) division provides advanced military air capability via the successful delivery of design, development, manufacture and support contracts with UK and overseas customers. Working in partnership with customers and suppliers, MAS ensures operational requirements are met in the most cost-effective manner.

The Challenge: As part of BAE Systems’ enterprise-wide strategy to adopt Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques, the Air Support business within the MAS Group needed to find a way to integrate and automate data transfer between their SAP ERP and Microsoft Project Management systems, while ensuring that data integrity and quality were preserved. The data was being transferred manually and involved specialists checking it for errors, which was a protracted process before it was ready for use in projects.

The Solution: After evaluating a number of solutions to integrate SAP with Microsoft Project, MAS Air Support selected The Project Group's TPG PSLink to automate data transfer. The solution is designed to harmonize the variety of different EVM-based solutions and bring all staff up to speed. The company also turned to The Project Group for training, with both standardized and customized project management courses being tailored around the new project management solution.

The Benefits: TPG PSLink now fully automates data transfer and synchronization between SAP and Microsoft Project with no loss of integrity. The time and resources previously utilized for checking and correcting data after manual transfer are now used to advance customer projects. In addition, multiple different EVM tools and processes have been replaced with the Microsoft Project and TPG PSLink solutions. As a result, staff can transfer easily between projects without needing to learn new solutions and procedures before being productive.

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Branche:

- Aerospace
- Verteidigung

Abteilung:

- Instandhaltung

Lösungskomponenten:

> Microsoft Project Server
> TPG PSLink (SAP Integration)
> TPG ResourceLink (Integration)

“We chose TPG for the excellent quality of their PSLink product but also due to PSLink’s very good cost-benefit ratio.”
Bill Courcha, chairman of MAS Planning Monitoring and Control Working Group, BAE British Aerospace