Architecture Firm Streamlines Project Development Process with Forms Automation

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MulvannyG2 Architecture provides comprehensive architectural, planning, and interior design services for office, retail, and mixed-use facilities throughout the U.S. and the world. Given MulvannyG2’s growth over the years, the company found that both the number and complexity of their project delivery forms had expanded to over 300, with each office and group creating its own unique, paper-based project forms to address their business needs. To address this challenge, MulvannyG2 conducted a Business Value Planning Service (BVPS) engagement to document its project delivery process using Microsoft® Office Visio® process diagrams, isolate potential improvement opportunities, and identify ways to both reduce the number of forms used and transition those remaining from paper to electronic. As a result of the engagement, MulvannyG2 was able to reduce the number of forms under management from over 300 to approximately 100, all by utilizing Microsoft technology they already owned.


Realizing Business Value through Collaborative Document Development

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This paper summarizes how stakeholders from a variety of industries and functional areas within organizations have added real business value to their organizations by improving collaborative document development processes. In each case, a Microsoft® Partner worked with the stakeholder to develop a solution using the organization’s existing software portfolio. The process problem, the collaborative document development solution, and the resulting business impacts of each case are captured in the solution summaries within this report.

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Business Value Planning Services

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An SA benefit to help customers identify & capture business value of their Office System investment, partners to sell additional planning and implementation services, and Microsoft to improve Office System adoption, deployment & sales rates.

Guidance on logistics & execution for partners to conduct Workshops with customers to map business process issues and identify solutions through change management & IW technology.

5 Completed “Alpha” engagements.

Pipeline management of partners and customers.

Management and guidance for 10 or more Partner-led “Beta” engagements.

Preparation of content for Launch in November 2008.

Continued management and support, as well as development of additional marketing and engagement content.