The Company: Linde is one of the leading industrial gases and engineering companies. The division Linde Gas offers a wide range of chemicals and compressed and liquefied gases. Linde gases are used in the energy sector, in steel production, chemical processing, environmental protection and welding, as well as in food processing, glass production and electronics.
The Challenge: Linde did not have a single consistent solution for the global project management of investment projects. The company was using a Lotus Notes database as a reporting tool which was set to expire at the end of the year 2018. The enterprise-wide switch to Microsoft O365 offered a chance to change to a project management tool.
The Solution: The Investment Projects section of Linde opted for Microsoft Project Online. The application for comprehensive project and portfolio management is part of the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 suite. Users connect their desktop application to the service running in the cloud, or they access the appropriate tools directly from their browser. A separate server infrastructure at the company is not required for operation.
The Benefits: Project Online coupled with the customer-specific adaptations made by TPG provides Linde with all the necessary options for the efficient management of projects, the timely identification of risks and the monitoring of cost development. The solution makes all data available to project managers from a single source. The data is clearly prepared, and the tool supports collaboration in the project teams and generates meaningful reports.
“Where we used to save data pools on various servers and at different sites, we now have everything available in one application for all project participants.”
Frank Weissenbacher, Process Manager Investment Projects at Linde Gas