PPO backs Letshego, grows in Africa

Project portfolio management software (PPM) provider, Post Vision Technology, has significantly increased its user base in Africa and is providing support to the region via cloud functionality

April 24, 2012

Project portfolio management software (PPM) provider, Post Vision Technology, has significantly increased its user base in Africa and is providing support to the region via cloud functionality.

Letshego Holdings Limited (Letshego), a financial services company that currently operates in seven African countries, has deployed Post Vision Technology’s online PPM software, Project Portfolio Office (PPO), and the solution is set to play a major role in its future expansion strategy.

According to Shawn Bruwer, CIO at Letshego, the group is continuously looking for new opportunities to increase its footprint. “In line with this business growth, we require a robust and reliable project management tool,” he says.

Bruwer explains that Letshego will utilise PPO to ensure that its geographically distributed project team can collaborate effectively on its long-term business transformation programme.

“Within our business environment, it became a necessity to reduce the administrative overhead for what is, essentially, a small project management office. To do this, the group required a tool to manage its projects and programmes in a visible, transparent and effective manner,” he says.

“Letshego chose PPO due to the breadth of its functionality and the numerous useful reports and dashboards that come as standard. The relatively painless process to request and implement specifically required changes to our instance was also an attraction; as was the ability to easily scale the number of users according to demand and to cancel subscription with reasonable notice made.

“The decision to purchase was straightforward as we feel that the PPO solution is the most cost effective and comprehensive programme management tool available on the market. The fact that it is also offered as a solution in the ‘cloud’ was another major draw card. In addition, PPO’s track record of satisfied clients and the excellent support and training provided played an important role in the decision to acquire the solution.”

According to Guy Jelley, CEO at Post Vision Technology, the group opted for PPO’s pre-configured off-the-shelf solution, which was installed, customised and trained on within three days.

“Supporting Letshego’s users using cloud functionality has been clear-cut and simple,” he says. “We are also pleased that working with Letshego supports our strategy to increase PPO’s presence on the African continent.”

The initial users at Letshego are its project management committee, which comprises senior stakeholders from across the business. “Over time, this will expand to include operational employees, who will undertake significant project-related activity,” says Bruwer.