Customers Testimonials : a few examples of the use of Sciforma project & portfolio software

Sepura

Sepura choose Sciforma to manage their entire Project Portfolio
Sepura, based in Cambridge, is the leading network-independent designer and supplier of portable and mobile radios to the police, fire, ambulance, military and transportation services. Using encrypted digital signals, these radios are very rugged. Sepura choose Sciforma's PSNext to manage their entire project portfolio Michael Schmitt is enthusiastic about Sciforma: "It's helped the company meet its project targets and it's helped with the aggregation of project and resource data, making the management of these much more efficient. It has also helped management prioritise projects, making it easier for them to decide upon which projects to concentrate."

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Yorkshire Building Society

Sciforma makes life easier at Yorkshire Building Society
Yorkshire Building Society is the second largest building society in the UK, with 3.5 million members and assets of approximately £33 billion. Yorkshire Building Society choose Sciforma to manage their entire project portfolio.
Sciforma is used for time recording and resource management for ALL projects. The team found that the flexibility of Sciforma enabled them to act in this unusual way and Mark Brown enthuses that it has "vastly improved" the way their resources are managed and that forecasting is also "hugely" improved.

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SMA

How SMA collectively implemented its Project Portfolio Management
The SMA Group, a leading insurer for the building trades, public works and a corporate risk insurer, selected Sciforma to implement a system of governance using project portfolio management and to oversee the change management aspects.
Based on comments received from J. Baudrin, Head of the Information Systems Department (ISD), A. Bouchki and P. Montagnier, project sponsors responsible respectively for IT Research and Business Analysts (BAs) within SMA.

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CCR

CCR industrialises its project management with Sciforma
The French reinsurance company is using Sciforma to simplify its procedures for time-recording, budgeting, reporting and forecasting.
CCR (Caisse Centrale de réassurance) is a reinsurance company, tasked with conceiving, implementing and managing effective instruments to address the need for reinsurance cover for exceptional risks, serving both its clients and the public interest.
According to Christophe Bouché, the implementation of Sciforma has allowed for a smooth structuring of project management within CCR: “We now have the capability of following the activities and time-recording of ISD staff or of the resources working for ISD, in a simple and straightforward, but above all efficient, way.

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Vetoquinol

Vetoquinol moves into project mode with Sciforma
Vétoquinol, the specialist in animal health, is engaging Sciforma to industrialise its project management, presenting a comprehensive and consolidated vision of its whole portfolio.
Elodie Marc, Vétoquinol’s Product & Project Coordinator explains: “We went in search of a specifically dedicated tool which would enable us to follow the complete life-cycle of our projects whilst developing a wide variety of reports destined for different people in the company. After an in-depth market study we chose Sciforma - PSN 8 at the time. Later on, we migrated to Sciforma’s most recent versions".

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ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal France has rationalised and standardised its project management with Sciforma.
"Using Sciforma has enabled us to make progress in several areas, activity recording, project initiation, scheduling, workflow traceability, managing maintenance activities and reporting. We now have a solid base to extend the solution and cover new requirements such as managing quotes, functional demands or integrating the solution with other internal systems" concludes Laurent Baudouin - Support, Methods, Tools, Projects, NPEC department, ArcelorMittal France, Fos-Sur-Mer.

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LFB

Sciforma engaged by LFB to standardize and optimize its project management.
Sciforma has become the project management standard for the LFB Group, a French biopharmaceutical laboratory specializing in therapeutic proteins. Sciforma is supplying LFB with project, portfolio and resource management for its different departments.
"Sciforma convinced us, as their application is a reliable and user-friendly tool that is easy to configure and fits our business, as well as being a well-known solution in the market place," stated Fabienne Babin, Process Manager of LFB.

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Transgene

Sciforma inoculates the Transgene group's project management.
Sciforma has become the consolidated management platform for Transgene, a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that designs and develops immunotherapeutic products to treat cancers and infectious diseases.
"We were hoping to find a solution that would allow us to manage time tracking, resource management and the management of all the group's projects simultaneously. The Transgene group's projects can run from a few months to more than 10 years for the development of new medicines. It was therefore essential for us to have a reliable and easy-to-administer tool capable of being adapted to meet the specific needs and standards of the pharmaceutical industry." said Bernard BURTIN, Project Management Officer at Transgene.

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The Nord-Pas de Calais Inter-Hospital Healthcare IT Agency

The Nord-Pas de Calais Inter-Hospital Healthcare IT Agency (SIIH) relies on Sciforma to manage its projects and recurring activities
The SIIH is a Agency that provides support to more than 50 healthcare establishments, offering them IT solutions throughout the year: application management and hosting and even workstation management for the CHRU in Lille, which forms the major part of SIIH's involvement in both the departments concerned..
"The simple and practical ergonomics of the tool helped with its adoption by all the departments, which became entirely used to entering their workloads into Sciforma, giving us quite a comprehensive panorama of what has been done. Today we have greater visibility and traceability of what we can invoice our members for; it is a real frame of reference for all that has been done within the company", commented Pascale Danel, Project Director, SIIH.

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SeLoger.com

Se Loger.com unifies its project management around the Sciforma PSNext solution
SeLoger.com, France's leading online real estate marketplace, has chosen PSNext as the preferred solution for their project management. "The Sciforma solution met its objectives. We have greater visibility over all our projects, the resources we need for each of them and the associated costs. The tool has allowed us to look at the priority to be given to certain projects and to put the launch of operations in a hierarchy so as to adjust their time to market.," concluded Jean-Michel Berthelier.

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Faurecia

Faurecia optimises team collaboration and project management worldwide thanks to Sciforma solution
The Interior Systems division of Faurecia, a key player in the automotive equipment market, is using its PSNext solution to manage their projects and optimise their use of resources worldwide. "We chose PSNext for several reasons, even if our main business driver was the time factor. We had to adapt quickly to our customers' new requirements because of the collapse of the market, which had accelerated with the 2008 economic crisis. Based on our order book, PSNext seemed to be the simplest and quickest solution to implement, as well as having the range of features and the flexibility needed for large-scale deployment and to ensure a high level of user satisfaction and adoption," added David Duval.

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Services Industriels de Genève

Services Industriels de Genève chooses the Sciforma Solution for its overall Project Management
SIG (Services Industriels de Genève) is an autonomous Genevan public company founded on 4 June 1895. Its capital is shared between the State of Geneva, the City of Geneva and the Communes. It supplies and monitors the quality of the water, gas, electricity and thermal energy, treats the waste and waste water and provides a fibre optic network for the region. The management of these varied activities requires excellent organisation and perfect internal management of the resources so as to ensure the success of current and future projects.
"Thanks to Sciforma's tool, project and resource management has become much easier. Having improved planning has also made it possible to anticipate some problems more easily and therefore to have time to face up to them. Another benefit is that cooperation between the different organisations has become closer because communications are better, through a common language and a common tool.", explains Philippe Liechti.

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PMU

The PMU places its bets on Sciforma for its project, resource and portfolio management
PMU is using Sciforma for its project planning and resource and portfolio management.
"PSNext gives us a clearer view of the projects in progress and lets us plan the best use of our resources for our invariably packed project portfolio. Today, more than one-third of PMU workers are affected by the tool and it is our wish from now on to move the cursor in the direction of the general management while optimising workflow management and the management and continuing adjustment of the project and opportunity study portfolios, which involves a considerable workload," concluded Catherine Chauvin.

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