Microsoft-Teams-Integrated Project and Portfolio Management Solution Drives High Level of Acceptance

The Company: Euronics Deutschland eG is a cooperative of specialist retailers for consumer electronics. Under the umbrella of the group, more than 1200 retailers of different sizes have joined forces, ranging from specialized retail outlets to comprehensive specialist stores. The members of the cooperative benefit from optimum purchase conditions as well as diverse services. Euronics Deutschland is a partner of the European association Euronics International in Amsterdam with locations in 34 countries.

The Challenge: In the face of growing requirements in the context of the newly launched strategy program, controlling project measures with Excel proved to be no longer sufficient. When implementing the powerful project and portfolio management software, the focus was on usability. It was important to have a tool that was fully accepted by the users and used in the day-to-day business, not least in the context of online collaboration required by the pandemic.

The Solution: With the TPG ProjectPowerPack, Euronics Germany received a best-practice solution based on modern Microsoft technology with Project for the Web, Power Apps, Power Automate and Dataverse. It fulfills all requirements regarding usability and flexibility. In addition, it is fully integrated with Microsoft Teams, which also facilitates remote collaboration and gives a full overview of the processing status of pending tasks. What is more, Power BI is part of the implemented solution as an additional tool for reporting.

The Benefits: With its broad functionality, the new PPM application can be easily adapted to a wide variety of project sizes. The integration with Microsoft Teams and the optimum usability ensure that the software is used by all project participants. The meaningful reporting is likewise easy to understand and opens up a wide range of control options at the same time. As a result, the usability of the PPM solution ensures that the company benefits fully from the power of the PPM software.

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"On its own, a tool is not the cure-all. You need to make it as easy as possible for people if the tool is also to be accepted and used.”

Martin Sprenger, Head of Strategy, Expansion and Transformation at Euronics Deutschland eG