Aiming to solve these problems, Otis began to look for a new planning solution, one that stood out from the standard tools available on the market.
And so Otis discovered PlanningForce, whose methods – both in terms of planning and team coordination – immediately caught the eye of company leaders.
Implementation took no more than a few weeks, Mr. Faurie having opted for PlanningForce’s SaaS version.
PlanningForce was called into action in particular in order to plan the replacement of ERP systems and related software. The project was planned and carried out country by country. PlanningForce greatly facilitated the “steering-at-a-distance” of these large-scale projects.
The cycle and frequency of PlanningForce’s involvement varies according to the type of project being carried out. The most important projects call for a weekly cycle. In all other cases the cycle is longer, often monthly or bimonthly.
Steering is an integral part of PlanningForce’s methodology. Thanks to PlanningForce, Mr. Faurie can now steer his teams efficiently. PlanningForce also makes it possible to organize work more systematically and rationally. Monitoring is extremely visual, and anomalies can be identified without delay.
“To some, the projects that we have to handle may seem like insurmountable challenges. They are the ones to whom we have to be able to show the way forward, more than to the others. To me, PlanningForce is very much my guide in performing this task.”
Thanks to PlanningForce, it was very easy to guide them step by step. Moreover, thanks to monitoring tools that make it extremely easy to see what is happening, any problems that might surface as projects were being carried out could be spotted immediately.