SAP PS and cProject
Plese, could somebody explain to me what is the difference between PS module and cProject? Is it cProject substitution for PS, or it is just product with additional funcionalities regarding PS module?
Tushar Vhora replied
Project Management applications need to reflect the need for process methodologies with clear transitions from one phase to another, quality gates, handover meetings, milestones. CProjects support the above requirements through Stage-Gate methodology in project planning and Execution.
CProjects support collaborative phase-based processes especially in IT, R&D, and Professional Services.
cProjects is Web Based application. Collaboration is possible with external partners. Whereas Project System of R/3 can be used with in enterprise.
Project System offers project accounting and logistical capabilities and is primarily used for project manufacturing, utilities, and engineering & construction industries.
Integration scenarios between cProjects and Project System are possible.
The following are the reasons why comprehensive and enterprise-wide project and portfolio management is
Reason 1: Higher portfolio and project visibility
Managing all portfolio items across enterprise with one solution
Addressing all stakeholders of project
Seamlessly integrating information from mySAP ERP (logistics, financials and human resources), analytical applications (e.g. SAP BW), and user interface (SAP Net Weaver Portal)
End-to-end management of the product innovation lifecycle
Select optimal portfolio
Allocate resources to priority initiatives
Improve resource allocation and information sharing across multiple portfolios (Six Sigma and non Six Sigma, etc.)
Focus on process improvement as well as projects delivering change or new products
Reason 2: Better cost control
Alignment with business strategy and portfolio optimization
Efficient resource allocation and support of sourcing strategies
Compliance with standards, corporate policies, and best practices