SSAB is a highly specialized, globally operating steel company. The company develops ultra high strength steels and provides services for achieving high-performance, durable products. (www.ssab.com). Image: Stefan Ek. SSAB uses Thinking Portfolio’s solution for planning investment activities in the coming years. Plans are prepared in a clear way in the portfolio, which provides a quick overview of upcoming events. Investment Services Director Arto Kangas describes how the implementation of the project portfolio has made it [...]
The Finnish National Opera and Ballet (SKOB) is procuring Thinking Portfolio's project portfolio in order to provide better visibility of current projects for the staff and make managing the project portfolio easier.
When Elo began searching the markets for a suitable project portfolio solution, the goal was to improve reporting and transparency. Elo was looking for better transparency in development work, and a tool that would make resource planning easier and resources more visible. Thinking Portfolio has enabled Elo to plan and allocate resources more comprehensively – providing transparency on allocated development resources while exposing any resourcing bottlenecks.
Administrative documentation was previously handled with Office tools. This meant a significant amount of copying and entering identical content on several documents. NLS has been particularly satisfied with the clarity of Thinking Portfolio, in which the content comes from one source regardless of its end use. Furthermore, less work means fewer errors.
Helen Electricity Network is currently implementing the project portfolio, but so far, the user feedback has been cautiously optimistic. The tool is easy to use and helps eliminate extra work. The previously used spreadsheets were packed with data. The spreadsheets were also prone to errors. Now the company can wave goodbye to the old protocol; all data is reliably stored and readily available in one solution.
Fazer Confectionery manages its projects with the Thinking Portfolio project portfolio. Focus, as the portfolio is called at Fazer, manages consumer product, raw material, product development and product decommissioning projects. Thinking Portfolio is the perfect platform for evolving projects Focus Friend Hanna Ikonen Fazer Confectionery’s project are unique and challenging with various requirements related to the process. “The old system was no longer sustainable for the ever-evolving environment, and the company decided to [...]
Thinking Portfolio combines projects, applications and resources. Keva’s persistent need to have an overview of its project portfolio was fulfilled with the implementation of Thinking Portfolio. In addition to its transparency, Thinking Portfolio provided the necessary view of resource needs, allowing Keva to adopt a systematic approach to resource planning.
At the Turku University of Applied Sciences, Thinking Portfolio, affectionately known as TEPPO, is used for project planning, portfolio management, resource allocation and working-time monitoring. With the previous system coming to an end, it was time for a new project portfolio tool. Indeed, the former system simply could not meet today’s demands and users were looking for an application that better supported their work. One of the key criteria was the ability to motivate the user During the planning stage, [...]
For Gasum, Thinking Portfolio is a strategy, investment and IT portfolio. Currently, the most prominent area is investments going forward. In addition to the progress of investment projects, financial data and investments are monitored as a whole. According to Gasum’s Engineering Manager Mika Simola, reporting is done directly through the system.
Thinking Portfolio was acquired as a replacement for earlier project portfolio application to address the evolving needs of the project and portfolio processes involved in development operations. According to Development Manager Sari Alm, Thinking Portfolio not only provided all of the necessary functions, but boasted many other welcome features as well.
Peikko Group has expanded quickly in recent years. The speed of growth has brought its own share of challenges from controlling project operations to steering operations in the right direction. According to Project Controller Satu Kannelvirta, the Thinking Portfolio’s project portfolio is an invaluable tool in managing growth, providing a general overview of project operations.
When the VR passenger services sector was looking to acquire a project portfolio, the various options were explored extensively. Thinking Portfolio was deemed to best serve the needs of the organisation. During the procurement stage, VR evaluated the features of competing applications and interviewed Thinking Portfolio’s customers, who added fresh impetus to the decision to implement the service. Another positive was Thinking Portfolio’s price point compared to its competitors.
At Savon Voima, Thinking Portfolio operates as a development portfolio used to manage the company’s strategic programmes and the project contained within it, as well as various types of research and development projects. The development includes programmes such as: Carbon dioxide-free electricity generating systems, a weather-reliant electricity grid, giving definitive form to client relations , 100% self-sufficiency domesticity and zero accidents.
With the establishing of the new project template, Kemira’s IT and Operational Excellence Department made the joint decision that it was time to commission a tool to manage the project portfolio that would replace the Excel files and separate resource management application previously used.
At the South-East Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), all R&D&I activities are managed using the Thinking Portfolio project portfolio referred to as HanSa. HanSa has a key role as a tool for managing R&D&I operations.