Jeff Collins, President, Founder & CEOEver since its genesis in 1993, Innovative Management Solutions (IMS) has been changing the very nature of the project management landscape. As a Platinum and Business Process Services (BPS) partner of Oracle, IMS utilizes its deep project management domain expertise to provide customers with a predictive and versatile project management system that leverages the digital revolution.
For Jeff Collins, President of IMS, lack of proper training, support and process accountability are key drivers to system adoption failure, regardless of the type of system it is.
An effective project management system should be intuitive, while providing accurate and reliable visibility into forecasted outcomes, allowing executives the best information available to make timely critical decisions.
Most companies have project management systems in place, but a trusted partner like IMS with a core competency in project management and a wealth technology acumen helps them evolve, making sure that the technology behind the system is optimized, users adopt the system and stakeholders receive the insight needed. Having transitioned from a value-added reseller to more of a managed service provider, IMS now offers packaged managed solutions for project portfolio management that brings together industry best practices and technologies to dashboard critical information, standardize project workflows and educate all involved.
IMS’ BPS program is a robust project delivery method where software, processes, training and reliable help desk services are offered via a single packaged solution to support customers of any size.
“Our Oracle Primavera applications are hosted in our secure, virtualized, and scalable private cloud located in FISMA compliant Level 3 data centers,” states Jeff Collins, CEO and Founder of IMS. The same solution is available on a managed FedRAMP authorized environment upon request.
The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) provides a standard government-wide approach to security assessment, authorized, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP allows the U.S. Federal government to realize the benefits of cloud computing faster through a single certified process.
This means the data centers have gone through stringent and rigorous security measures to be authorized to operate for Federal government agencies.
Making the people, process and technology work together to provide decision makers with timely insight is really where, we, as a company, make a true point of differentiation
This allows IMS’ clients to focus on their business, not on the hassle of managing IT infrastructure.
The IMS and Oracle synergy provides organizations an affordable means to achieve enterprise-wide visibility of resource consumption and the progress and performance of their projects with Oracle’s Primavera suite of products. “Having worked with hundreds of customers and having trained over 10,000 professionals, across numerous industries, we’ve seen it all, the good, bad, and the ugly,” says Collins. The wisdom gained through these experiences is undeniable.
IMS has been successfully implementing scalable project management solutions for over two decades. IMS’ processes, products, training, and technical solutions can be tailored to best fit an organization’s business model and ensure customer loyalty by offering high-touch customized services.
“We pride ourselves on treating our customer’s business like it’s our own and strive to hurdle the blocks of good enough; striving for the best and that makes a difference,” he adds.
IMS provides organizations with cutting-edge technology, a centralized web-based portal, called ProjectInfoCenter that combined with Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM and other data sources can help manage an organization’s portfolio of projects. IMS’ modern, easy-to-use workflow and project management dashboards encompass every level of the company’s project portfolio, providing organizations with unprecedented visibility. Project managers can utilize the insights from a centralized repository to enhance project delivery processes, train and educate stakeholders, and provide secure communication and collaboration.
“Making the people, process and technology work together to provide decision makers with timely insight is really where, we, as a company, make a true point of differentiation,” states Collins. With best-in-class technology, IMS stays true to its philosophy of enabling project leaders to rethink the tools they use to manage and execute projects.