Some key goals of hkk include the optimization of traditional (offline) touchpoints along with their products and information on the Web — this includes a complete re-design of their Web site. Given this strategy, hkk decided to implement Planio to help them achieve their goals.
Quick and Easy to Learn
Insurance firm hkk was seeking a project management tool that made cooperation and coordination with internal & external partners as easy as possible. With Planio, hkk found the perfect match.
As not all service providers are located in Bremen, training can be both a time and cost factor — something which Planio helps to significantly alleviate.
The fast start and the centralization benefits of Planio have impressed hkk’s Project Managers. Entire projects, including all sub-projects, tasks, and documents, are all accessible via a single app. Consequently, the entire team is kept up-to-date with the most recent content. Everybody knows that whatever they need, they can find it in Planio.
Communication and collaboration between project participants is also facilitated by Planio’s full text search, which makes it easy to quickly find relevant information across the enterprise. This results in fewer e-mails and telephone calls — content is always available within the Planio environment.
Estimated and Actual Expenses in Real-time
From the perspective of hkk’s IT Manager, Erich Oltmer, Planio’s transparency is a major benefit. The documentation of workflows and milestones are recorded directly onto the system, thereby enabling Management to clearly define responsibilities and deadlines from the beginning. Additionally, the current project status can always be queried in real time; consequently, estimated and actual expenditures are always synchronized. This makes it easy to create accurate reports for status meetings — all at the click of a button. Target-matching problems can therefore be detected and resolved without compromising timelines.