Leading recycling group selects m-hance solution to manage over £1 billion worth of projects
18 April 2012
Viridor chooses m-hance to implement integrated Software-as-a-Service solution to streamline project management processes
m-hance has successfully delivered a cloud-based project management solution for Viridor to help the recycling, renewable energy and waste management specialist manage over £1 billion worth of major projects. These projects include the development of advanced Energy from Waste (EfW) plants that generate both electricity and usable heat in the form of steam or hot water for local industry, while safely treating non-recyclable residual wastes.
Viridor currently manages over 40 sites and is one of the UK’s most progressive and innovative recycling and resource management businesses. The new m-hance project management solution will support Viridor by embedding rigorous approvals and workflows into its project processes, as well as speeding up the company’s previously lengthy, paper-based approach for project sign-offs.
Viridor sought a cost effective solution from a proven supplier to deliver a resilient and scalable platform to streamline its project management processes. The m-hance Software-as-a-Service solution, which includes CRM and Sharepoint technology, will provide Viridor with a stage/gate sign-off mechanism with comprehensive document approval functionality. The solution will also be deployed by Viridor’s IT operation for internal modernisation projects as well as for roll out in the wider business for all project control requirements.
“We have set ourselves ambitious objectives in the recycling and recovery sector, so it’s important that we invest in state-of-the-art treatment and processing technology to ensure we retain our leadership in the recycling and reuse of waste. It’s therefore essential that we take every step to optimise the delivery of our major engineering projects,” commented Patrick Daws, Regional Technical Manager at Viridor.
Daws continues, “As a leading and trusted partner, m-hance was ideally placed to provide the proven expertise we needed to create a fully-integrated project management system. In addition, m-hance’s comprehensive cloud capability convinced us to deploy our innovative solution on a Software-as-a-Service platform.”
m-hance’s cloud-based CRM and SharePoint deployment will feature templated Viridor project sites in SharePoint, with structured sign-off stages, authorised approvers and full document approval. The creation of milestones that trigger SharePoint document-approval workflows using e-mail templates will ensure that approval statuses are logged within CRM and are continually updated within SharePoint project sites, improving productivity and ensuring greater financial control.
Viridor will also be working closely with m-hance to further leverage the flexibility of its Cloud CRM and Sharepoint solution to address a range of other requirements. These include a broader intranet redesign and a business development platform with advanced mobile access which will be piloted initially in Viridor’s South-West region.
Andrew Hayward, Managing Director of m-hance, says, “Our innovative approach and comprehensive cloud capabilities ensures that m-hance has exactly the right mix of skills to support Viridor’s complex requirements. By successfully bringing together CRM and Sharepoint functionality in a SaaS deployment, Viridor now has a flexible and cost effective project management solution with the added benefit that it can be implemented quickly wherever the business demands it in the future.”
About Viridor www.viridor.co.uk
Viridor is one of the UK's leading recycling, renewable energy and waste management companies, and works with more than 90 local authorities and thousands of private customers across the country. The company’s aim is to protect human health and the environment by safely, responsibly and efficiently managing waste and maximising recycling and resource generation opportunities. Viridor offers a wide range of services to its customers from recycling and waste collections, skips and bins through to fully integrated contracts for both the private and public sectors.
About m-hance www.m-hance.com
m-hance is a UK-based company providing innovative and functionally rich business software solutions to 2400 mid-market sized organisations including G4S, Stafford Lynch, Hewden and Endsleigh Insurance. m-hance’s core solutions offering consists of financial management, CRM, HR & Payroll, managed services and software development in a variety of vertical markets including distribution, manufacturing, not-for-profit, professional services and infrastructure.
m-hance has been formed following the acquisitions of Calyx Software, Gyrosoft, Trinity Computer Services and elements of MentecPlus, Touchstone Group and Maxima Holdings plc. m-hance is currently supported by 230 staff from offices in Manchester, London, Loughborough, Dublin and Glasgow. m-hance also has offshore development capabilities in India and the United States.
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