Mycronic streamlines and improves project management with Antura

Mycronic is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of production equipment with high precision and flexibility requirements for the electronics industry. Mycronic’s mask writers holds a unique position as the world’s sole production solution for advanced photomasks that are essential for manufacturing complex displays. During the summer of 2021, Mycronic chose to implement the project tool Antura to streamline project management and gain better overview of the company's projects and activities. This goal has been achieved and they are now focusing on expanding the use of the PPM tool within the group.

In 2020, Mycronic decided to acquire a new PPM tool to streamline their project management. Powerful features for portfolio management, time reporting, resource management, cost management and risk management were requested. As the tool would be an important part of Mycronic's application landscape, possibility to integrate with the existing business system Movex/M3 was needed for import of cost actuals and export of time reporting. After a carefully conducted evaluation of several vendors, the choice was Antura. They saw great advantages with a common workspace and working methods as well as the possibility of a comprehensive overview of available capacity. This they have now achieved with the help of Antura.

−We are very satisfied with the PPM tool and feel that we have achieved the goal of having a common platform where both our project managers and project members can work together. We have also gained a much better overall picture of our projects and activities, says Hans Ollfors, Senior Specialist Project Manager, Development Center, Pattern Generators at Mycronic.

Implementation of a PPM tool always involves a journey of change and is time-consuming. It also depends on the level of project maturity. The implementation went smoothly thanks to Mycronic's high level of commitment. They had good support from senior management. Other key success factor was the cross-functional working group's ability to allocate sufficient time to introduce Antura, and that the group members possessed a deep understanding of the business. The smooth implementation also resulted in Mycronic winning the "Best Implementation Award 2022, Private Sector" at Antura Day in May 2022.

−The whole team is grateful and proud that we won the Best Implementation Award at Antura Day. It shows that we were in the right maturity level and had consensus in the organization, which ensured that we could smoothly handle the implementation as the journey of change it really is, says Hans.

In addition to project and portfolio management, Mycronic has also moved parts of their resource management processes to Antura, which means that they now manage project and resource plans in one and the same system. Previously, Excel was used for resource management, and they found it difficult to maintain and it had limited functionality. The purpose is to increase business value with help of the PPM tool, as they can now more easily see where resources are needed to meet project deadlines.
The tool is now being utilized more widely within the group, with an increased number of users.
−Antura is impressed with Mycronic's seamless implementation of the PPM tool and their successful adoption of it according to their needs. Mycronic is an exciting company to collaborate with, and we very much look forward to following their coming journey and growth with the tool, said Therese Forsberg, Business Consultant and Customer Manager at the Antura.

Mycronic is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of production equipment with high precision and flexibility requirements for the electronics industry. Mycronic’s headquarters are located in Täby, north of Stockholm and the Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.