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10/07/2013

City of Gothenburg Lokalförvaltningen selects Antura Projects

Lokalförvaltningen manages, adapts, and builds premises and housing for the services and operations of the city of Gothenburg. When the organization carried out a public procurement of a project management tool in order to improve planning, follow-up, and management of approximately 1,000 projects in its project portfolio, Lokalförvaltningen selected Antura Projects.

Lokalförvaltningen is one of the largest managers of publicly owned premises in Sweden and manages approximately 2.1 million square meters across 1,500 management properties and about 3,000 buildings. Total revenue is approximately EUR 220 million.

Lokalförvaltningen has a project portfolio that handles about 1,000 projects every year worth approximately EUR 142 million– primarily new buildings, conversions and maintenance projects.

When the organization carried out a public procurement of a project management tool in order to improve planning, follow-up and management of approximately 1,000 projects in its project portfolio, Lokalförvaltningen selected Antura Projects.

Lokalförvaltningen needed to improve information management related to its projects in general and thus support efficient governance, processing and follow-up within its own organization and in relation to external stakeholders. Executives at various levels also needed to produce data for a variety of decision-making purposes.

In response, the organization chose to procure a web-based project management system whose features included activity planning, cost management, resource management and time reporting, document and version management, and the capacity to structure workflows via various project models.

Lokalförvaltningen chose Antura’s total solution, Antura Projects, which is able to meet all requirement specifications while offering superior ease of use.

Implementation of Antura Projects will continue in fall 2013 with the rollout of several key functionalities, such as Project Model Support, Document Management, Time Planning and Cost Management.

Several integrations with other systems that Lokalförvaltningen uses, including the ERP system “Horisonten”, will also be performed as part of the implementation.

Antura is delighted that the city of Gothenburg chose Antura Projects. Antura is also headquartered in Gothenburg and thus has great proximity to and understanding of Lokalförvaltningen’s operations.

“The implementation has run very smoothly, since it was based on a thorough understanding of the required IT-tool. Lokalförvaltningen is actually a mature project organization, but has so far been running large-scale projects without having tools designed for the purpose at its disposal. Oddly enough, this is still a fairly common combination in the public sector,” says Antura Project Manager Anders Haglund.

The city of Gothenburg organization includes both municipal offices and companies. The city has a total revenue of EUR 3,7 billion and 49,000 employees. The specialist offices provide service primarily in the areas of technical supply, traffic, recreation, environmental protection, property/housing, arts and culture as well as education.

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