Berlitz is one of the leading providers of language trainings, management and intercultural trainings worldwide and serves also as a service provider for 23 subsidiaries across Europe.
Berlitz decided to look for suitable project management software that would support them in implementing a company-wide enterprise planning resource system. The multitude and complexity of the sub-projects within the overall project, initiated the search for practical software.
Outlook integration as the key factor
When looking for project software that would provide optimal support to the project team, they tested several tools. InLoox PM soon turned out to be the system of choice. Florian Daniel, Director Technology Europe at Berlitz, summarizes: “Microsoft Outlook is used all throughout the company and is the tool that the project team uses most every day. The software’s seamless integration into Microsoft Outlook absolutely convinced us to choose InLoox PM.”
Besides, the project team didn’t want to burden their IT-department with having to do maintenance of another software solution. That said, InLoox PM was also the most viable solution due to its few system requirements and the simple installation.
InLoox PM project management software has been successfully implemented in the project management area ever since its introduction in November 2012. Berlitz used the implementation of the new software to standardize internal processes and task management within the project team and adjusted them to the use of the new software. Berlitz organized internal trainings to ensure that the software would support the project team the best way possible.
A better overview in project management
The first positive effects of the new system are already noticeable: InLoox PM makes project management easier and provides the project manager with real-time information on project time planning, resource allocation and upcoming tasks. InLoox PM users clearly benefit from the fact that it combines all project-related tasks directly in Microsoft Outlook.
Florian Daniel draws a positive interim conclusion: “The software offers great added value for our project team because it goes far beyond project planning only and features functions such as the resource overview. Moreover, the regular updates tell us that the software is being continuously enhanced. We also appreciate the close and regular contact with the InLoox team. They are extremely fast at responding to our inquiries and recommendations. We are very impressed with that.”
In a second step, Berlitz Germany is planning to use InLoox PM across its entire IT-team.