Enterprise Project Management

The Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution is one of the leading toolsets in the Enterprise Project Management market.Microsoft has been very successful in assembling this toolset and making it a standard across industries.

The Microsoft Office EPM Solution is based on a number of tools from Microsoft.

- Enterprise Project Management Server
- Enterprise Project Management Professional
- Microsoft Office Project Web Access
- Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server

Implemented together these tools provide the EPM technology that many organizations are trying to instill. As with any of the high end EPM systems there is a level of technical complexity that comes along with using a number of elements for a complete EPM solution.Microsoft Office EPM Solution has an open architecture but no standard API. It can be customized, but upgrades can then become problematic.

Even when the technical challenges are met organizations still face the need for solid process,training and organizational adoption of Enterprise Project Management.Microsoft EPM has few business rules built into it so training, process development, work aids and templates are even more important.

Using the Microsoft Office EPM solution helps many organizations with one of the major adoption challenges. As Microsoft Project is in place somewhere in almost all organizations, it has a much better chance of being adopted by project managers.this alone makes a MicrosoftEPM based Enterprise Project Management solution adesirable choice for many organizations.In organizations that have standardized on Microsoft technologies,and specifically Microsoft SharePoint Services, it can become a straightforward decision.