The Power of Power BI – a revolution for data driven PPM

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Why do organisations implement Project and Portfolio Management systems?

Invariably a key objective is gaining control and visibility of the project portfolio. We want to gather project information efficiently and turn it into insights to be shared with stakeholders promptly.

Project Online is a great tool to rapidly implement a highly personalised project database and adopt a consistent process framework. It’s the combination with Power BI that raises this solution to another level.

What is Power BI? This is how Microsoft explains it:

“Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Produce beautiful reports, then publish them for your organization to consume on the web and across mobile devices. Everyone can create personalized dashboards with a unique, 360-degree view of their business. And scale across the enterprise, with governance and security built-in.”

As a cloud service within Office 365 it is instantly available and connects easily to Project Online’s data sources (such as Projects, Resources, Tasks, Assignments, Risks, Issues, Timesheets and many more). Continue reading >>


We are a 2017 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Winner!

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We are celebrating! Program Framework as a member of the Consortium partner alliance has won the Microsoft worldwide Partner of the Year Award for Cloud Productivity!

This is the notification we received from Microsoft:

“Congratulations Program Framework ! You are a 2017 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award Winner.

It is my great pleasure to inform you that from the 2,800+ partner entries submitted this year for the 2017 Partner of the Year Awards program, your company’s nomination, The Consortium , 17-18138, was selected by the Microsoft judges as the Winner for the Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year. 

This achievement highlights your truly exceptional work in delivering Microsoft products and services that positively impact our mutual customers.”

A fantastic achievement for the Consortium, and great recognition for our team. This follows our finalist position last year for the Global Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Award – we are delighted. Continue reading >>

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Office 365 Enterprise E5 – the comprehensive package

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Even the most tech-savvy and well-informed Microsoft guru may struggle to list off every member of the Office 365 arsenal. This is, of course, a good problem to have; the Redmond tech giant certainly hasn’t been holding back on releasing productivity tools in recent years, as well as providing numerous updates on existing software. Updating and replacing the current E4 plan, the recently released Office 365 Enterprise E5 contains every piece of the productivity platform puzzle. The only problem is that there’s too many pieces to list in one blog post! Continue reading >>

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Program Framework: A look back at 2015

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This marks our final blog for 2015, and we’re happy to say it’s been a fantastic year. We’ve been lucky to attend so many brilliant events over the last twelve months, and we’re thrilled we’ve been able to meet so many people who value project management as much as we do.

So, by way of a celebration we thought we’d recite our Top Moments of 2015 (in no particular order, of course!) Continue reading >>