Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan Chooses EPM Live PPM Work Management Platform

Thank you for choosing EPM Live for your PPM solution!

Boston Medical Center (BMC) HealthNet Plan is a not-for-profit managed care organization serving more than 230,000 members across Massachusetts. The health plan serves members across three product lines: MassHealth, CommonwealthCare, and commercial (Employer Choice/Commonwealth Choice).

BMC HealthNet Plan is committed to quality and has achieved Excellent Accreditation status four times in a row from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). BMCHP is one of America’s top five Medicaid health plans, according to NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-2012.

Through its community outreachteam, the Plan partners with its healthcare providers and local organizations to educate Massachusetts residents about health and wellness topics, as well as their health insurance coverage options. To serve its MassHealth and Commonwealth Care members, BMC HealthNet Plan contracts with nearly 60 hospitals, 15,000 health care providers, and 1,000 pharmacies across the state (except for Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket). For its Commonwealth Choice/Employer Choice plans, BMC HealthNet Plan currently offers a network of selected healthcare providers in eastern Massachusetts.

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Klein Tools Selects EPM Live PPM Work Management Platform

Thank you Klein Tools for choosing EPM Live to power your PPM Work Management needs!

Since 1857, Klein Tools has manufactured the world’s finest hand tools. Klein Tools manufacture more than 3,000 tools and accessories, including pliers, cable and bolt cutters, wire strippers, voice-data-video tools and testers, fish tapes, conduit benders, drill bits, insulated tools, gloves and many other high-quality products. Klein Tools’ dedication to quality and innovation continues with products available for professional tradesmen worldwide.

It’s no wonder why Klein Tools is the #1 choice among professional tradesman!

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Kames Capital Implements EPM Live PPM To Improve Productivity and Maximize Efficiency

EPM Live recently sat down with our valued client Kames Capital to discuss their EPM Live implementation and the benefits they are now receiving leveraging our powerful PPM and Work Management platform.

Based in Edinburgh and London, Kames Capital manages £50 billion of assets (as at 31 March 2012) and benefits from the financial backing from being an integral part of the AEGON NV group, one of the largest financial services groups in the world with around 31,500 staff worldwide. Kames Capital manages fixed income, equity, property and multi-asset investments for individual and institutional investors in the UK, Europe and Asia. With a rich history, Kames Capital goes back a long way – to 1831. In fact, in the subsequent 180 years, Kames Capital’s goals have remained steadfast and simple – to be global in their perspective and deliver consistent success for their investors.

Prior to implementing EPM Live, Kames Capital resource managers met monthly to review all incoming resource requirements and align supply with demand. This process was handled through an Excel spreadsheet that covered three main areas: 

  • Project Detail – a universal look into all projects, the resources assigned and the resources still required to execute the project successfully
  • Staff Detail– resource details including resource names, projects assigned, skill set, hours committed and available hours
  • Programme Summary– programme information including description, programme type, and overall supply and demand for each programme

Kames Capital turned to EPM Live to assist them with implementing an automated process to improve their manual resource management efforts that currently were resulting in a total time of 1 day per month per project manager.

Leveraging EPM Live’s powerful Resource Management capabilities, Kames Capital was able to create global visibility into all resources to make better resource management decisions for a more optimized portfolio and allocation. They were able to implement a standardized process which eliminated previous manual processes and rework. With EPM Live, our customers receive real-time and accurate reporting; this allowed Kames Capital stakeholders to reduce risks, time, overages and labor costs.

By levering EPM Live’s SaaS solution, Kames Capital now has shortened deployment cycles, expedited ROI realization and no costly infrastructure.

EPM Live proved to be a powerful tool for Kames Capital as they now have a successful automated resource management processes creating efficiency and maximum resource allocation across the organization. 

Morehouse School of Medicine Chooses EPM Live Project Portfolio Management

EPM Live welcome’s Morehouse School of Medicine to our valued list of customers!

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as a two-year Medical Education Program at Morehouse College with clinical training affiliations with several established medical schools for awarding the M.D. degree. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution and the first medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. MSM is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. Their faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care.

In 2008, MSM ranked number three among the nation’s community-based medical schools in research funding from the National Institutes of Health and among Georgia’s four medical schools, MSM ranks number two. Moreover, MSM ranks in the top five of U.S. medical schools with three or more Institute of Medicine (IOM) members, based on the ratio of the IOM members faculty size.

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Boart Longyear Chooses EPM Live For Their PPM Solution!

Welcome Boart Longyear! Thank you  for choosing EPM Live Project Portfolio Management!

Boart Longyear is the leading provider of mineral exploration drilling services and drilling products in the world today. The Company is the only integrated drilling services and products provider, combining engineering excellence, global manufacturing facilities and the most experienced drilling services group in the business.  With over 120 years of global mineral exploration expertise and the most innovative products in the market, Boart Longyear ultimately delivers unmatched reliability, productivity and safety to the worksite.

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UC Davis Joins EPM Live's List of Valued Customers

Welcome UC Davis to EPM Live’s list of valued customers! 

UC Davis is widely known for specialties in agriculture, viticulture and enology, the biological sciences and veterinary medicine, along with teaching and research grounded in a century-plus tradition of excellence that stretches across all of the disciplines.

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EPM Live Welcome's Collinson Insurance Group!

Collinson Insurance Group chooses EPM Live for their Enterprise Project Management solution! 

The Collinson Insurance Group is the insurance management division of The Collinson Group Ltd providing world class insurance solutions – with a global reach. With a track record of more than 25 years of innovation in Travel Insurance and a reputation for pioneering niche insurance marketing we bring a depth of product and marketing understanding to build, deliver and market retail insurance.

Collinson Insurance Group is centred around 4 primary divisions, which operate in the UK and internationally:

  • Retail
  • Underwriting 
  • Broking
  • Niche Insurance
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NASA Improves Project Visibility and Reduces Costs With EPM Live Enterprise Project Management Solution

As a center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is responsible for space missions exploring Earth, the solar system and the universe beyond. The laboratory employs approximately 5,000 people and is running a large number of projects at any given time. JPL chose to deploy EPM Live  for their enterprise project management solution because of its ability to centralize all work and easily integrate with their current systems in place.

The organization was using Microsoft Project Professional within the laboratory to give project management teams access to project schedules. However to share the schedules, JPL’s Project Schedule Analysts (PSAs) needed to create portable document files (PDFs) and then place them in a file share directory for access by project team members.  This meant that the schedules viewed by team members were a static image of project status at any given point in time, and did not provide any ability to drill down into items or make changes. When engineers needed to make a change they had to coordinate with the PSAs, creating additional work for both roles.

JPL decided to deploy WorkEngine from EPM Live, an Enterprise Project Portfolio and Work Management solution that integrates Microsoft SharePoint Server and Microsoft Project Server to achieve improved schedule visibility, greater collaboration, and reduce costs.

Various projects are being migrated to the WorkEngine solution, including plans and schedules for major upcoming flight projects. With EPM Live’s WorkEngine solution, project schedule visibility has been transformed from a static view of the project at any given time into real-time access for all project teams to review and status.

By deploying a project management solution that is integrated with SharePoint Server, JPL is able to create project workspaces where teams can access schedules and other key project information in a single location. This has improved collaboration within the teams, as employees can work together on documents, calendars, tasks and other items, removing version control issues. Project teams have real-time access to data, which boosts productivity among employees.

As well as benefiting from improved collaboration and visibility, JPL anticipates significant cost reductions from moving to an enterprise project management solution. A PSA can create approximately 30 PDFs of schedules during an update cycle, including the top level schedule and a version for each Cost Account Manager. Using the web view will save PSAs up to half a day’s work each week. JPL will also create cost efficiencies through improved collaboration by integrating its projects.

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EPM Live Welcome's New Customer S&C Electric Company!

S&C Electric Company chooses EPM Live for their Enterprise Project Management solution!

S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

S&C’s products help deliver electric power efficiently and reliably. Some are used to switch circuits. Others minimize damage to equipment in the event of a fault or reduce the area of an outage by automatically rerouting power flow. And S&C’s sophisticated power-quality products can deliver uninterrupted power for an entire facility, for crucial process industries.

In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, and testing services for electric utilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional power systems.

Learn more about S&C Electric Company

Emergency Physicians Medical Group Selects EPM Live

Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG) is a physician-owned, hospital-based, emergency medicine practice that creates highly-effective emergency departments in order to ensure every patient receives the most compassionate care and experiences the best possible outcome. A collaborative and patient-focused approach to building a strong emergency department is driven by their culture of care. EPMG’s goal is to create an environment that supports everyone in providing the finest care for the best patient outcome.

EPMG was formed in 1976 with the establishment of its emergency medicine program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over the years, EPMG has expanded into a complete system of healthcare services developed specifically to respond to patient and community needs. EPMG provides comprehensive administrative and management services to several healthcare organizations.

EPMG works with the best doctors to implement systems, fill positions, and create emergency departments that are highly capable, compassionate, and efficient. EPMG does this by working to fill temporary needs, improve quality controls, and build long-term partnerships with hospitals. Their mission is to improve emergency services though cutting-edge procedures, information, training, and best practices. The result is higher patient satisfaction and emergency departments that are better equipped to provide the best care possible.

Learn more about the Emergency Physicians Medical Group