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EPK-Suite Overview MPA Atlanta Chapter Meredith Youngblood 310.200.6497 [email protected] August 23, 2005. EPK-Group. Founders average 25+ years in project management Four out of five staff members are former Microsoft employees

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epk group
EPK-Group
  • Founders average 25+ years in project management
  • Four out of five staff members are former Microsoft employees
  • Developed many project management systems since 1976
    • Artemis, Innate, Premis, Cue, Prestige
    • Focused exclusively on Microsoft Project since 1998
      • Enterprise Project (acquired by Microsoft in 2000)
      • Group Managers and Developers on Project team
      • EPK-Suite since December 2002
  • Current Microsoft relationship
    • Project 2003 Sample Database
    • Six Chapters of Project 2003 Online Books
    • Vision Workshop Development
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Project Advisory Council (PAC) Member

Source: EPK-Group, January 2005

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EPK-Group
  • EPK Group
  • http://www.epkgroup.com
  • Rich Murphy
  • (561) 310-7279
  • 6671 W. Indiantown Rd.
  • Suite 56, PMB 153
  • Jupiter, FL 33458
  • Rich Murphy ([email protected])

EPK stands for Enterprise Portfolio Knowledge.

overview of epk group product line
Overview of EPK Group Product Line
  • Full System built on MS Project Server Platform
  • Seamlessly integrated with Project Server/Project Web Access
    • Users have a single User Interface – single DB for all functions
  • EPK Modules obey all PWA security settings
  • EPK objects controlled by normal PWA Administrative functions
epk suite
EPK-Suite
  • High-level design goals
    • All work
    • Top-down planning
    • Workflow
    • Level of Maturity
    • Accounting
    • Configurable and Customizable
  • Application built on

Microsoft Office Project Server

    • Access EPK-Suite through Microsoft

Office Project Web Access

    • EPK Modules obey Microsoft Office

Project Security

Source: EPK-Group, January 2005

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EPK-Suite
  • EPK-Portfolio
    • Project roll-up/drill-down, top-down planning, budgeting, reporting, analysis
  • EPK-Resources
    • Resource planning and management at project “work” level
  • EPK-Time
    • Timesheet functionality for task status and billing/chargeback/accounting
  • EPK-Collaborate
    • WSS integration to view risks, issues, documents across project web sites

Projects are called Portfolio Items in EPK Similarly, tasks are called Work Items.

Source: EPK-Group, March 2005

licensing
Licensing
  • Number of User
    • Licensing is based on the number of PWA CALs: Active resources in the resource pool, plus managers who use the system, but may not be in the pool.
  • EPK-Suite
    • The license fee for the full suite is $125 times the number of users.
  • EPK-Time
    • The license fee for EPK-Time is $60 times the number of users.

From a licensing perspective, the suite is broken down in two modules:

EPK-Suite and EPK-Time

Source: EPK-Group, March 2005

epk portfolio
EPK Portfolio
  • Rollup of Milestones and Graphical Indicators
  • Drill down into Multiple projects via http
  • User defined views with advanced sorting, filtering, grouping, color patterns
  • Printing with a view
  • Handles all efforts:
    • Projects
    • Support/Operations
    • Initiatives, proposals, investment opportunities
  • Stage Gate based workflow
  • Create projects from PWA
  • Top down budgeting:
    • Fiscal periods
    • User defined cost categories
    • Man-hours, Headcount (FTE), $
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