E.ON Sales Germany has a long history working mainly with Excel as their project portfolio management tool. This has made it difficult to keep an accurate overview of the status, hard to create forecasts, make prioritization and keep track of versions as well as updates. They have also had a history of buying customized solutions, which in the end has led to costly and time-consuming maintenance. This has often resulted in out-of-date solutions which didn’t support process changes in E.ON’s way of working and from time to time not even supporting the current requirements. Now, after implementing the project module of the IT-system CANEA ONE, E.ON finally has received the tool they have been long looking for.
CANEA ONE is easy to use and intuitive
When choosing CANEA ONE, E.ON was searching for a powerful off-the-shelf software solution with a rapid implementation which is cloud-based. It was important to choose a product that was ready to use right away, without the need to customize it and with a fast ramp-up time for all users. A dedicated team started to use CANEA ONE to make sure that all requirements were fulfilled. Once it was confirmed that CANEA ONE lived up to the expectations, the system was rolled out and is now used throughout the organization.
Since the system is easy to use and intuitive, the introduction time has been short. The real time access to accurate and relevant data has led to stronger planning and controlling capabilities and has secured the quality and control of the projects. As a result, CANEA ONE has made E.ON’s daily work more efficient and provided a clear cost benefit for the organization.
User friendly and many functions
“We have received great feedback from the users about visualizing projects as well as about the analyzing tool with clear graphics. We appreciate the possibility to create dashboards for programs, in which you combine multiple projects. Furthermore, we have discovered that our co-workers have found functions and usage in CANEA ONE in ways we didn’t expect, which is very positive. For instance, one of our program managers who is responsible for eight projects with a multi-million-euro budget has been able to create great dashboards where he can supervise all his projects including cost categories, and comparisons between planned costs and forecast of the project period. He showed it to us and we were surprised of the capability of the system, so we have had good results indeed!” says Jan-Erik Schrader, Project Portfolio Management EDG/EEK within E.ON.
E.ON now has a stable solution
E.ON will now focus on implementing agile processes in portfolio management which means they will change the way they structure their projects and project portfolio management. With CANEA ONE’s flexibility and easiness to configure without any code changes, E.ON has a future proof and stable solution for these upcoming changes.
E.ON has also been very satisfied with CANEA ONE’s ability to handle workflows. To improve their change request processes, E.ON has started to use CANEA ONE to collect, evaluate and prioritize new ideas in order to determine which ones to realize and turn into projects. This has resulted in a more efficient process, whicht is easier to control and provides the right information and overview required for accurate prioritization. Being confident that their project management tool supports any changes they decide to realize with the ability to keep track of all versions and updates, E.ON is ready for even better results in the near future.