The key challenge that was presented to Advisicon Inc. (a Microsoft Gold Certified Project Management partner) was how to provide timely and cost effective Resource Forecast Business Intelligence, through integration with corporate ERP and other LOB Systems. The customer utilizes SAP as the corporate system where Timesheet Actuals and Planned Workload are centrally gathered.
This customer also leverages additional external planning and forecasting scheduling systems (Clicksoftware) to help identify crew assignments workload, resource availability. All their ERP and LOB systems were not connected and did not meet their workload forecasting, resource demand planning and detailed scheduling needs.
In 2004, Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, acquired all the distribution, transmission and generation assets of the West Kootenay Power and Light Company and renamed it FortisBC Inc. In 2007, Fortis Inc. purchased Terasen Inc., which included the Terasen Gas group of companies, from Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc.
In July 2010, Terasen Inc. and FortisBC Inc. started sharing the same leadership team. Then, on March 1, 2011, the Terasen group of companies began operating under the FortisBC brand name. Today, the natural gas and electricity businesses continue to operate as before, as separate legal entities, while sharing the name FortisBC.
Microsoft Project Server 2010 was introduced to provide comprehensive Work and Resource capabilities to the scheduling and planning teams. It was seen as a software solution that could bridge the complex and difficult to report, track, map actuals to scheduled work and resources.