Novation, awarded the coveted Ethics Inside Certification, is the leading health care supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and Provista, LLC, serving organizations that include community hospitals, academic medical centers, ambulatory care and physician clinics, home health and long-term care facilities. Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers, and it provides members sourcing services, as well as information and data services.
Improved PMO Tracking
Building on its healthcare success and with a new initiative to diversify its business model, Novation determined they needed a more sophisticated way to track the activity of their Project Management Office (PMO). A variety of IT, business intelligence, ecommerce, and infrastructure programs are managed by the PMO. Novation examined a number of software options and chose PowerSteering because of its flexibility and adaptability, visual reporting capabilities, incremental deployment method, and emphasis on rapid adoption. PowerSteering supports the PMO’s financial and project cost tracking, status reports, and issue/risk management.
Streamlined Process Management
Prior to the implementation of PowerSteering, Novation relied on an assortment of MS Word documents, MS Excel spreadsheets and other tools that required Project Managers to make manual updates. Not surprisingly, this was time consuming and burdensome on the staff. With automated and consolidated status reporting, projects are now proactively managed, available in the formats desired and include the information needed for successful daily operations. PowerSteering reports are also popular with Novation’s executives who see the information they want in the views they prefer, aided by sophisticated graphics.
Increased Portfolio Visibility
The business benefits achieved by Novation include better portfolio visibility, increased reporting flexibility, expanded reporting utilization, the ability to manage by exception, improved organizational memory, and a more streamlined project intake process. The roadmap ahead features expanded use across other business units, partners, and alliances as a means to standardize PPM processes using PowerSteering.