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Professional services

Projects are the lifeblood of the professional services industry—which means everyone is a project manager. Intuitive tools in Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) for tracking tasks, building schedules, and managing resources make it easy for anyone to use.

Microsoft PPM for professional services

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Consulting: Merger and acquisition integration

Simplify the M&A process with tools for task management, scheduling, and collaboration. Customizable templates can be reused as best practices emerge from completed engagements.

Advertising: Campaign planning and execution

Optimize portfolios to determine which campaigns to greenlight. Build flexible campaign management templates, and oversee all aspects, including internal and external resources.

Professional services customer stories

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Consulting, Enterprise, Project Online


Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. From more than 90 offices worldwide, Arup planners, designers, engineers, and consultants deliver innovative projects across the globe.

Arup had a global IT Portfolio Management Office (PMO), but that office had to manually create status reports using spreadsheets and email updates from regional offices.

  • Quick, easy insight into project status
  • Simple yet effective ideation platform
  • Anywhere access to project data
  • Platform for continuous improvement
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Bassier, Bergmann & Kindler logo, learn how BB&K uses Project Server improve project management efficiency.

Media & entertainment Medium, Project Online

BBK case study

Bassier, Bergmann & Kindler (BB&K) is one of Germany’s largest digital-based agencies. The company specializes in customer experience and develops strategies for digital- and human-based interaction.

In 2007, BB&K deployed Microsoft Project Server 2007 in an effort to retire its homegrown portal and move to a commercial project management application. As sophisticated as the company’s project management capabilities were, BB&K sought even greater efficiency.


  • Microsoft Project Server improved project management efficiency and lowered costs, as well as created easier, more effective communication and collaboration.

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Technology Products & Services

TEI study

Total Economic Impact of Microsoft PPM

Learn how companies have used Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) to develop more consistent project management practices and gain greater visibility into how their project portfolios perform.

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Microsoft PPM Partners

PPM Partners have proven expertise in implementing and extending Project. Connect with a participating partner who can help determine your requirements and implement a solution that fits your business needs.

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