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International Relief and Humanitarian Aid Organization Uses Oracle’s Primavera EPPM to Improve Collaboration and Efficiencies

To help support its mission of responding as quickly and efficiently as possible to help people in need, AmeriCares, a nonprofit international relief and humanitarian aid organization, is implementing Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM).

In 2011 alone, AmeriCares sent more than 3,500 shipments to 95 countries in response to both ongoing humanitarian needs and more than two dozen emergencies, including deadly tornadoes and storms in the U.S. and the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

With such large, complex and critical global relief and aid operations, AmeriCares is an excellent candidate for the comprehensive project management solution to help ensure its processes are as efficient as possible, because time means aid is delivered more quickly and at a lower cost. As it implements the Primavera P6 EPPM, AmeriCares is able to create an open, collaborative and integrated environment to manage the entire project portfolio lifecycle, including project costs and scheduling.

Oracle’s Primavera P6 EPPM helps AmeriCares streamline communications and eliminate information silos by enabling all project participants to leverage a common platform to manage the delivery of donated medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to people in the U.S. and around the globe. The implementation is also empowering team members to proactively address problems, while new standardized processes and best practices have increased collaboration and improved productivity across the global AmeriCares team.

Oracle’s Primavera P6 EPPM is part of an Oracle donation of nearly $900,000 worth of products and services to support AmeriCares Emergency Response program.

“Whether we’re shipping IV solutions to cholera victims in Haiti or antibiotics to famine victims in Somalia, we need to get the medicines there sooner to help people in immediate need and even to save lives,” said Kate Sears, senior vice president for finance and technology at AmeriCares. “With Oracle’s Primavera, we have a comprehensive solution that is helping us standardize processes, improve collaboration and increase efficiencies. As a result, we can do our distribution even better.”


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