Fulcrum Business Solutions launches EPM Accelerator

Johannesburg, 15 Jan 2008
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Fulcrum Business Solutions announced the launch of its new Microsoft Enterprise Project Management Solution, EPM Accelerator.

EPM Accelerator was developed by Fulcrum Business Solutions as a packaged enterprise project management solution carefully designed to meet typical organisational project management requirements, enabling an organisation to deploy a project management technology solution as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible, but also allowing for future growth, changes and enhancements to the platform.

Rodney Barrell, MD of Fulcrum Business Solutions, explains its strategic intent with the launch of EPM Accelerator: "In the past few years of working with organisations to develop the most robust and effective enterprise-wide project management solutions, we have collected a wealth of best practices, methodologies, add-on tools, optimal processes and lessons learned.

"EPM Accelerator packages these into a rapidly deployable and cost-effective solution, enabling customers to get up-and-running on a project technology platform quickly at a cost that is affordable, with a solution that is feature-rich and best practice-based."

Some of the benefits that the EPM Accelerator offers are the following:

Configured security model: EPM Accelerator has already been configured to map the use of the tool to the roles of the project manager, team members, executives and resource managers, ensuring access only to information relevant to them. All that is required is to map the organisation's user base to the roles.

Configured enterprise global template: To aid standardisation of project data across an organisation a number of calculated fields, custom value lists, views, tables, filters and calendars have already been built into the configuration of EPM Accelerator.

Enterprise resource pool: EPM Accelerator contains a set of typical project resources mapped to skills requirements. By adding the organisation's own resources, they can quickly get to grips with a number of important resource management issues common in most companies.

Project views and reports: EPM Accelerator has built-in views and reports, ensuring project managers spend their time working on projects, not compiling reports.

Risk and issues register: Leveraging Windows SharePoint Services, the project manager can raise and categorise risks and issues, as well as assign access and responsibility to individuals to resolve.

Project lifecycle template: EPM Accelerator contains a scheduling best practice project template to assist project managers in creating a work breakdown structure to the correct level of detail.

"It is the innovation shown by Fulcrum in developing solutions such as the EPM Accelerator that leverages the Microsoft EPM tool set, as well as PMBok-based project life cycle methodologies and years of implementation experience that makes Fulcrum Business Solutions the leading Microsoft EPM partner in the South African market," says Barrell.

For a demonstration on how EPM Accelerator can provide a quick-win path to project success in your organisation: contact Miss Lynne McCarthy, Channel and Marketing Manager, Fulcrum Business Solutions, Mobile: 072 079 2626, e-mail:


Fulcrum Business Solutions is a project, program and portfolio management services, consulting and outsourcing company, as well as a Gold Certified Microsoft partner. Fulcrum focuses on the set-up and outsourcing of enterprise project, program and portfolio offices, project methodology consulting, the provision of project-related resources, as well as the deployment of project and portfolio technology solutions, as well as project-related training.

In addition, Fulcrum is a certified K2.Net Workflow partner, with the skills and experience to integrate enterprise project management and workflow solutions.

Fulcrum is undoubtedly the premier EPM player in the South African market, based both on the completeness of its offering as well as the number and size of implementations to date.

Editorial contacts
Fulcrum Business Solutions Lynne McCarthy (072) 079 2626
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