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Warrington Borough Council Chooses AMS REALTIME Software to Control
Resources and Time-Keeping
Reading, 12 April 2002 - Advanced Management Solutions,
a market leader in solutions for Enterprise Project and Resource
Management, has announced a strategic agreement with Warrington
Borough Council to provide AMS REALTIME™ software. The agreement
incorporates AMS integration with their existing, Microsoft Project,
planning tool to meet their resource needs and time-keeping requirements.
A unitary authority since 1998, Warrington is quickly emerging
as one of the country's foremost high performing and dynamic councils.
Warrington Borough Council is actively striving for a community
where the quality of life for people and business continues to improve.
An essential part of this is the effective use of Information Technology
in all departments of the Council in order to enable it to deliver
its services to the Citizens of Warrington.
The IT Development Unit of the Council is charged with turning the
aspirations of the council into reality through the development,
implementation and maintenance of numerous IT systems. These aspirations
include serving the Citizens of Warrington by moving forward on
the "e-Government" agenda; with "joined-up",
easier and integrated access to services; whilst still providing
efficiency, effectiveness and Best Value.
All this means that the IT Development Unit has to manage a great
variety of complex and inter-related IT projects. It has recognised
that the successful management of these projects is a Critical Success
Factor for the Council. It therefore employed Sky Consultancy Ltd
to review its project management systems and procedures. Martin
Berman, a Director of Sky, put forward a number of innovative proposals,
which were accepted. Sky was then asked to turn these proposals
into reality. It did so by implementing a project methodology, which
is now applied to all IT projects. An essential part of this method
is the use of software to control both projects and resources. The
software chosen was AMS REALTIME Solution
The AMS REALTIME resource management and timecard facilities are
integrated with Microsoft Project 2000. This provides project managers
and team members with the information they require to complete their
jobs on schedule and to budget.
The aim of this implementation is to provide improved utilisation
of valuable IT resources working on multiple projects. WBC projects
include a mixture of development and on-going maintenance work for
systems across the council. The AMS REALTIME Solution is designed
to provide increased visibility of resource availability and current
workloads. With this information, WBC is able to make better use
of their valuable manpower resources.
Warrington Borough Council Chooses AMS REALTIME
About Warrington Borough Council
Warrington Borough Council is a unitary authority in north Cheshire.
The IT Development Unit is one of the IT sections managed by the
Assistant Director (IT), Roy Webb.
For further information visit:
www.warrington.gov.uk or email Roy Webb on firstname.lastname@example.org
About Advanced Management Solutions
Advanced Management Solutions provides innovative Project and Resource
Management software together with implementation services enabling
organizations to effectively plan and control their work, time and
resources in real-time. AMS REALTIME products are widely recognised
for providing a powerful combination of functionality, flexibility,
usability and high-performance. Designed for enterprise-wide implementation,
the software can support hundreds or thousands of users without
The AMS REALTIME products are ODBC compliant and are cross-platform
compatible across Linux, Unix, Microsoft® Windows 95, 98, NT and
2000, Apple Macintosh®, and the web. The AMS REALTIME products also
integrate with Microsoft Project, providing a single repository
of all project data across the enterprise.
More information about Advanced Management Solutions is available
via the World Wide Web at
Advanced Management Solutions Ltd.
Tel : 44 (0) 1753 607 641
Fax : 44 (0) 1753 607 642
About Sky Consultancy Ltd
Sky Consultancy is an independent IT Consultancy that specialises
in helping organizations manage their projects more efficiently
and effectively. It does this by carrying out a formal analysis
of current procedures and identifying the key issues. It then proposes
solutions, which take account of the need for the management of
projects, programmes, multiple concurrent projects, and resources.
These solutions are typically a mix of improved process and procedures
(drawing on standard methodologies, such as PRINCE2, where appropriate)
plus an appropriate use of software integrated into the process.
Sky then takes the proposals through to complete implementation,
thus ensuring that the organization receives the benefits of the
The net effect of this is to improve performance, communications,
visibility and delivery whilst maintaining clear control over the
portfolio of projects.
For more information email email@example.com
or call Martin Berman on
07 803 938 805.