Monday, June 06, 2005

MS Project Integration

Well, progress has certainly been made over the past month. All of the functionality is in the system and we are now currently Alpha testing with some of our existing clients of methodology 5.0. After running mbh for six years, we finally achieved a dream of mine; automated progress reporting. A combination of the ODBC connection from MS Project, SQL script that creates the MS Project table structure in MS SQL Server 2000 and SQL Reporting Services has allowed us to quickly generate some amazing high level reports. Of course the key to this is the capability of the organisation to efficiently maintain project plans. We are currently consulting to BlueScope Lysaght regarding this exact thing. I'll post an entry over the next few days describing how this piece of work is going and the end goal that is in mind.

The big news from this is their purchase of 30 UNIPHI licenses. They will be the first to receive this Release with our existing clients being upgraded soon after. BlueScope have made a commitment for another 70 licenses to be deployed at Port Kembla too. This will provide a user base nearing 300 and we hope the deployment and feedback will provide an even better enterprise project management system into the future.
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