Milestone are gearing up to celebrate their 20th anniversary
Posted on Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Oracle Primavera Platinum partners Milestone are gearing up to celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2014. Managing Director Mario Sanvitale reflects on developments in Project Management (PM) technology and its impact on project success in recent years.
A New Era of Sophisticated Project Management
“Going back fifteen years or more, most of the PM tools then were almost black box, and inaccessible except to schedulers” recalls Sanvitale, “But now the community has changed its shape. Techniques have morphed from pure planning and scheduling to a situation where people expect the right information at their fingertips. Instant access makes a big difference and brings project management to a much wider audience of stakeholders. Nearly every good system today will have centralised reporting, portfolio analysis, issue and risk registers and alerts, resource capacity planning, approvals, workflows and the like built in, providing appropriate information to support the authorisation of new projects, change management techniques and overall planning decisions. Our geographic customer base has also changed - in the past five years we’ve also delivered contracts in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. That reflects an emerging trend for centralised systems that are capable of permeating across global organisations so that lessons can be learned and best practice can be applied.”
The Impact of New Technology on Project Success
“Twenty odd years ago I was involved in IT projects where we had no idea whether a project was likely to be finished on time, on schedule, or on budget until it was actually finished” explains Sanvitale. “The modern tools that we enjoy now give a much better understanding of the likelihood of project success through techniques like trend analysis and earned value. That changes the way in which people can react to circumstances. These days you can quickly assess changing issues around budget, deadlines and outputs, and you can take the steps to mitigate risks much more quickly. Plus the applications are much more accessible. You don’t have to be a risk expert to be able to analyse risk if you have access to the right resources.”
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What our Customers and Partners say about Milestone:
"Congratulations to Milestone on your 20th anniversary!! So great for Primavera to have such a competent, long time partner. Milestone has had many great sales and implementations. Keep up the good work." Dick Faris, Oracle Primavera Senior Vice President & co-founder of Primavera Systems Inc.
“Milestone have always delivered the highest quality in terms of projects, results and customer satisfaction. I would like to wish them a very happy 20th birthday and look forward to the next 20”! David Oates Vice President, International at Actiance, Inc.
“Milestone has been LoadSpring Solutions European reseller since 2008. During these years we have successfully worked together to create real cloud solutions for our joint customers. Happy Birthday Milestone and all the best for the years ahead”. Stacey Witt, VP Marketing, LoadSpring Solutions In
“I first was introduced to Milestone in 2012 when I was Business Development Manager for Collabro. We reached out to Milestone as they were a Platinum partner for Oracle Primavera and have a solid background and reputation that made our partnership ideal. I wish them a very happy 20th birthday and more to come”. Martin Slowey Sales Director at Arnlea Systems Ltd
“Milestone developed an incredibly strong combination of PPM domain expertise, knowledgeable staff, and focus on delivering customer value which became the reason that Primavera came to rely on them as a business partner, and customers selected them for their PPM needs time and time again” Dean Forbes - Chief Executive Officer KDS
“In 2001 Bechtel became the first company in the UK to implement Primavera's new enterprise system, P3EC. We purchased the software through Milestone and they provided personnel in support of our efforts to set-up the system and model it to our needs. We have kept a strong and personal relationship ever since. I want to wish Milestone all the best for the next 20 years”. David Lane, Manager of Planning & Scheduling - Great Western Electrification Project.
“Milestone always go the extra mile. The service is second to none and you always get value for money. I wish Milestone every success for the future”. Sarah Purdham, Managing Director,Prima Uno Planning & Programming Ltd
“Milestone helped us move from standalone versions of Primavera P6 on dedicated laptops to a client / server based Enterprise version with an on-site visit by a knowledgeable consultant. By the end of the visit we were able to set up and deploy enterprise client installs and utilise the web version as well” Kevin Murphy, Head of IT, itmsoil
“Skanska values its relationship with key suppliers, Milestone has proven to be an excellent long term partner and relationships such as this help offer our clients a unique and winning solution” Skanska UK, Malcolm Stagg, UK Head of BIM
“Milestone have been helping us with Primavera P6 licensing, training and general advice for approximately 5 years and are always ready to pick up the phone & help. Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary, thanks for your help so far and we look forward to many more years of working with you in the future”. Andy James, Planning Manager, Wessex Engineering & Construction Services
“I have known Mario Sanvitale for more than 15 years and I have always had the highest respect and appreciation for him and the Milestone team.
I wish Mario and the Milestone family continuous success and growth”. Bassam Samman CEO and Founder CMCS
“Milestone is a valuable member of the COMIT community, actively participating in our Community Days and supporting COMIT's annual IT conference”.Geraldine Samuelsson-Brown, Financial Director, COMIT PROJECTS Ltd.
All the staff at PMIS Ltd. would like to wish all the team at Milestone the every best in this their 20th anniversary of being in business. During the last 20 years much has changed in the world of business and economics, companies have come and gone, some have been bought over by larger organisations, some have merged, but Milestone are still there delivering the excellent service that has become synonymous with Mario and his team. Whether it is within the UK or further across the globe Milestone delivers a quality service each and every time focussed on client satisfaction as the main priority. PMIS Ltd are happy to have worked alongside Milestone on some of those engagements and we very much look forward to doing so again over the next 20 years. Congratulations to Mario, Ann and all the team. Raymond Poole - Managing Director PMIS Ltd.
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