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.