Case Studies

Learn how PPO helped leading industry players around the globe optimise their project portfolio management

“A key factor in selecting PPO was its support for the adherence of the automation of our project governance and framework.

Liz Dewing, Project Office Manager

Old Mutual

The project management office  responsible for managing an extensive portfolio of complex business projects automated its manual project and portfolio management (PPM) process historically prone to human error for reporting on projects, programmes and portfolios making it possible to access a full audit trail from project inception to completion.

“We’ve also managed to save several days every month per project manager in terms of administration, with estimated gains of 10 to 15 percent per person

Richard Humphrey, Head of Group EPMO , Aspen


The enterprise portfolio management office (EPMO), leading and diversified provider of customised underwriting solutions, eliminates manual reporting and consolidation and achieves a saving of  three full-time equivalents per month.

“The improved reporting by PPO has enabled Rainbow Farms to conform to the ISO 22000 food safety standard.

Roshnee Govinder, R&D Manager, Rainbow Farms

RCL FOODS (Rainbow Farms, TSB Sugar & FoodCorp)

RCL FOODS, South Africa’s largest processor and marketer of chicken operating across South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Uganda and Zambia, saves time on project audits, controls & governance for its innovation portfolio of fast-paced new product development (NPD) projects.

“Both NDoH and NT have realised operational efficiencies specifically around having consistent single source reporting and increased accuracy of data due to the improved data quality processes.

Exley Louters, PMIS Manager / Deputy Director of Projects

Department of Health

The Department of Health (DoH) accelerated the service delivery of health infrastructure programmes and projects by  reducing the time spent on manual reporting and consolidation across almost 400 project and programme managers.

“Since its implementation, SABMiller has seen improved maintenance of project information and project monitoring, greater project visibility, enhanced project reporting, and time saving.

 Gráinne Gilsenan, SABMiller, Senior Innovation Capability Manager


SABMiller, multinational brewing and beverage company offering a strong portfolio of local and international brands has seen improved maintenance of project information and project monitoring, greater project visibility, enhanced project reporting, and time saving of their innovation pipeline and new product development (NPD) project portfolio.

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PPO allowed Sanlam to get up-and-running quickly, without any upfront implementation or integration costs, as well as providing a flexible, scalable, more cost effective subscription model and lower integration complexity. 

Andre Hoffman, Head of Project Management for the Sanlam Personal Finance Business Change PMO


Sanlam, one of South Africa’s largest financial services groups, has reduced project-related technology costs by 40 percent, by consolidating three different platforms for the management of its projects, enhancements, support, demand and supply management and timesheets portfolios, into one.

“The fact that the solution was up and running within three months is unheard of within an environment used to complex, cumbersome rollouts.

Andre Theys, Property & Services Executive Director

UCT Properties & Services

Within three months,  the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Property & Services (P&S) department achieved a bird’s eye view of all current projects as well as identify red flags on projects, budget challenges and resource usage across the planning, projects and maintenance divisions.