Project teams working with clients to implement Workday solutions have historically relied on spreadsheets to manage the software development lifecycle. Accenture has developed an innovative solution that reduces the complexities and frustrations that arise when updating, tracking, sharing and analyzing a project’s progress, decisions, data and risks in the spreadsheet format.
Based on Salesforce.com® cloud technologies, Accenture Client Enablement (ACE) tool provides up-to-the-minute program updates and enables global teams to maintain rigor and consistency across their program management initiatives.
The tool, which is used during all phases of a Workday implementation, helps project teams to capture, track and manage program performance in real time, across a number of dimensions:
Scope and timeline
Business drivers and requirements
Issues & risks
Key actions, decisions & questions
The comprehensive set of features contained in the tool help manage the program actions so none are overlooked: dashboards and reports provide at-a-glance visual representations of key metrics and performance, and enable teams to access granular levels of detail with a simple click. Most importantly, the cloud-based tool enables real-time updates from both Accenture and clients.
ACE enables project teams to:
Define the scope of the Workday project and seek the “to-be” vision
Establish transparent, highly organized program management and governance capabilities
Consistently and quickly apply leading edge practice implementation processes across lines of business or geographies
Manage roles, responsibilities and decisions across the project lifecycle, from deal closure through project execution
Collaborate in real-time across geographies
Access real-time insights into program health through dashboards and reports (and drill into details with a simple click of the mouse)
Save time by not having to maintain spreadsheets and create weekly status presentations