TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Changepoint, a leading provider of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions, today announced initial results of a recent implementation of Daptiv PPM at Precor, a leading home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer and subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation—the world's largest sports equipment company. Precor selected Daptiv PPM by Changepoint for its configurability and intuitive user interface, as well as its strengths in delivering an overview of project data in a flexible way and on a project-by-project, resource-by-resource basis.
Before Daptiv PPM, Precor's Systems Application and Products (SAP) team strung together the capabilities of Excel, PowerPoint, and a Request for Change database in order to manage all of its incoming requests and activated projects. Precor's SAP team not only had to field and prioritize project requests, but was also tasked with simultaneously mapping them back to the broader business plans and objectives of its global parent company, Amer Sports.
Precor's business leaders determined implementing a PPM solution was crucial to increasing its efficiency. At the outset, the core capability they sought was to be able to create a capacity report by tracking and presenting an overview of project data in a flexible way – on a project-by-project and resource-by-resource basis. The company turned to Daptiv PPM to deliver this, as well as replace all the disparate tools previously used with a single solution that could help strategically prioritize project initiations and timing, increase visibility, promote teamwork, and maximize project portfolio performance. Since Precor was in the initial phases of incorporating its project management standards techniques within its IT initiatives, Daptiv PPM's simple and adaptable configurability also made it an ideal choice.
"Daptiv PPM is fluid, easy to use, and just makes logical sense, which played a big part in driving rapid adoption within the team," said Clinton Pawlick, Senior Application Delivery Manager at Precor. "Its features have helped us to enhance our visibility, transparency, and accountability across the team and quickly enabled us to reach new heights of IT project productivity."
Daptiv PPM has delivered demonstrable improvement for Precor in the way the SAP team's projects are organized and accomplished through the setting of goals, measuring progress, and conveying status in an adaptable way. Daptiv PPM's highly configurable reporting features allow the team to track every project's status throughout the week in real-time and present updates to executives, managers, and team members in order to foster a collaborative approach to ensuring project health. There's also complete transparency into project data at every stage from initial requests and research to initiated and completed projects. With these advanced tracking and reporting features in place, Precor's SAP team is quickly able to strategically identify top priority projects to optimize planning of resource availability and key business goals in real-time.
"Continually reinventing the same process makes it nearly impossible to achieve any kind of economy of scale or efficiency. Daptiv PPM eliminates this challenge by storing the invaluable data we've collected during past projects," said Pawlick. "The solution then takes things a step further by providing a template approach to new initiatives which allows for constant improvement with every new project."
To learn more about how Precor is currently leveraging Daptiv PPM by Changepoint to improve business performance, you can view a full case study here.
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Precor, headquartered in Woodinville, WA, designs and manufactures premium end-to-end commercial and at-home fitness solutions. Precor delivers the personalized products, service experiences and resources operators need to grow business, and the tools exercisers need to reach their fitness and lifestyle goals. Since 1980, Precor has been a pioneer in creating innovative fitness solutions for customers, including the EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® "AMT®" and Preva® Networked Fitness. Precor is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, one of the world's largest sports equipment companies, with internationally recognized sister brands that include Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Salomon, Arc'teryx and Mavic.