PBC has provided ERP implementation and development consulting services with a focus on Microsoft Dynamics® NAV since 2001. We have a team of multi-national consultants and Japanese bilinguals with Microsoft certifications, and can support projects not only in Japan but also overseas.
PBC’s ERP implementation projects can be classified into three types.
First is implementation for the overseas subsidiaries of Japanese enterprises. We help our customers define and develop a corporate template in Japan. For implementation, we collaborate with trusted partners to ensure that local business requirements are fulfilled and system maintenance will be provided.
Second is implementation for Japanese companies in Japan. We help develop systems to meet the requirements for sophisticated and complex business processes, enabling customers to boost competitiveness and productivity in the Japanese business environment. Third is implementation for foreign subsidiaries in Japan. We can communicate effectively in English with corporate headquarters abroad and local senior executives in Japan, allowing our customers to complete implementation in a relatively short time.
SureStep is a project management methodology commonly used by Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide. SureStep has been created by Microsoft based on PMBOK and is specifically geared towards Microsoft Dynamics products. Customers can choose from among four different methods, namely Enterprise, Standard, Rapid and Upgrade, depending on the type and size of the project.
At PBC, we optimized the project management methodology based on Microsoft SureStep which focused on ensuring a smooth and timely deliver of project(s) to our customers. We maintain high quality in each project and deliver at full speed without leaving out tasks and perception gaps between the consultants.
Projects consist of the following 4 hierarchies.
We define ‘Phase’ as the highest hierarchy and ‘Step’, ‘Task’ and ‘Activity’ follow.
Phase is the highest hierarchy in order to configure the project and there are 8 Phases below. Phase 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are carried out in sequence whereas Phase 7 - System Architecture is processed at anytime, depending on the projects.
（Reference）Phase Flow Diagram
Step is the next hierarchical element below Phase for configuring each phase and classified into 10 Steps.
|1.Plan||1. Project Initiation|
|2.Analysis||2. Concept Explanation
3. Listening to requirements
|5.Deployment||6.Key User Training
7.User Acceptance Testing
|7.System Architecture||10. System Environment Construction|
|8.Management||(Whole Period)Project Management|
Task is the next hierarchical element below Step for configuring each step and correspond to ‘Work Package’ in a general WBS.
Ex) Configuration Chart
(Not for Delivery)
|1||Project Initiation||1-1||Project Initiation||Project Plan/WBS
|2||Concept Explanation||2-1||Concept Training||Standard Master Sheet||Environment for Concept Training
Activity is the lowest hierarchical elements below Task for configuring each task and consists of who/when/where/what/how to/how long.
Ex) Configuration Chart
|1||Project Initiation||1-1||Project Initiation||Meeting||ALL||2.0||Jan.10|
|Preparing Documents||Consultant A||2.0||Jan.15|
|1-2||Kick Off||Review||Consultant A & B||1.0||Jan.18|
|2||Concept Explanation||2-1||Concept Training||Building Environment||Consultant C||2.0||Jan.25|
|Standard Master Sheet||Consultant B||2.0||Jan.25|