According to Timo Pekkinen, Sweco’s technology director, Silverbucket offers a whole different way to manage resourcing situation. Silverbucket has therefore made a remarkably positive impact to Sweco’s work and operating methods.
Bilot chose Silverbucket to increase their predictability and transparency in their projects.
As Firstco has grown, so has the importance of managing more and more resources across an increasing number of projects.
Before Silverbucket, resource planning was carried out through Excel at Zalaris. This resulted in information not only being scattered around several places, but also not being up-to-date. They had been on the lookout for a solution to the aforementioned challenges for quite some time at Zalaris, until another Norwegian consultant agency suggested Silverbucket to them. Read the case-story here.
Before Digia started using Silverbucket, all the business units had several spreadsheets for various purposes. Reporting was done well but it was mostly used for looking back on what had already been achieved. The workload was unevenly distributed and the lack of resources caused a lot of grey hairs. Josette Nurminen from Digia says, “The view of the future was hazy, which meant it was difficult to see what skills we had in the company and how we could manage growth. Because of this, here at Digia we got to grips with resourcing and workload distribution holistically to bring the situation gradually under control.”
Earlier Tengbom did they resource planning with Excel. It was time consuming and fragmented, and they did not get an overview to their work. Tengbom didn’t have clear understanding company’s total capacity, current and upcoming projects. People allocation and project prioritizing was mainly based on guessing, and they found it difficult to see gaps in their resource planning.
Bilot chose Silverbucket to increase their predictability and transparency in their projects.The Excel spreadsheets were just was not able to give enough information for them so they decided to test Silverbucket. They were happy with the result of the PoC (proof of concept) and they started to use Silverbucket as their resource allocation management tool in August 2017.
As Firstco has grown, so has the importance of managing more and more resources across an increasing number of projects. The approach of managing this with Excel spreadsheets ultimately became unwieldy and time consuming, so in August 2017 they started to use Silverbucket and now have much better visibility of their resourcing allocations.
Sweco Finland is an expert in built environment and industry. It is a part of the international Sweco Group. Of the 14 500 Sweco employees in total, nearly 2000 work in Finland. Sweco Finland and Silverbucket Ltd have made a frame agreement on implementing Silverbucket’s project portfolio resourcing tool. Sweco has been using Silverbucket since the beginning of 2014 and has constantly expanded the use of Silverbucket yearly.
A-Insinöörit is a skilled, growing and internationally operating professional in construction management and engineering. More than 400 experts are helping their customers with projects of different size and length. "We succeeded to find a tool for easing the demanding construction consultancy with no need to time-consuming trainings. All the Project Managers of A-Insinöörit are resourcing and forecasting with the same tool. Information is always up-to-date. No more unit specific spreadsheets".
Efore Group is an international company which develops and produces demanding power products. In the fiscal year ending in December 2014, consolidated net sales totaled EUR 85,3 million and the Group's personnel averaged 914. Before switching to Silverbucket Efore had a separate Excel spreadsheet for project resource planning, and a separate tool for hour reporting. The goal with Silverbucket was to improve usability and information visibility.
The Finnish Government Shared Services Centre for Finance and HR provides financial administration and human resource services for central government agencies, departments and funds. The Centre is a significant operator in the central government group services, and employs approximately 730 professionals in financial and HR operations. With a better resourcing tool Palkeet seeks a clearer picture of their resourcing plans and more accuracy to predictability. Another goal was to make any possible resourcing risks or allocation overloads visible.