Using Microsoft Project Server to Automate Bid/Tender Management Processes RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm building a PMO Activities and Portfolio Management Automation Solution for our clients using Microsoft Project Server, Most of our clients wish to automate Tender/Bid Management Process and integrate it with PMO and Portfolio Management Processes using one solution rather than many different solutions from different vendors which will require integration efforts and hence costs

    Can I extend Project Server to Automate Bid/Tender Management Processes to cover Business Case Documentation, Tender Submission? Or the only solution I have is to build a SharePoint Solution using Workflow to Automate the data entry, document storage, evaluation logic and process workflows required for the whole Tender Management Process and integrate them using Microsoft Project Server SDK?

    I'd like your ideas and testimonials in this matter and Thanks in advance for assistance and contribution
    Sunday, May 25, 2014 9:11 AM

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  • Hi Motagaly

    The answer to your question is yes you can extend project server to automate Bid/Tender management process, now to the question wether you should be using project server vs sharepoint, it would completely depend upon the complexity of the solution and in what stages of project lifecycle do you want it and last but not the least what are the kind of reports you are trying to derive out of it

    Personally i would see it more of a sharepoint based solution for which you may use project workspaces in case they are related to project, have all your workflows and lists / libraries built into the template and use that for each project, however reporting becomes the tricky part when you start using the sharepoint side as OOB these data will not be available in Reporting DB, hence you may need to write some event handlers in order to capture the data and report on   

    Thanks | epmXperts |

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:39 PM
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    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 8:00 AM