The British Red Cross helps people in need all over the world. Often in inaccessible areas, torn by war or devastating natural disasters. But even when normal communications services have collapsed, the IT systems must be operable for the Red Cross to provide help. Precio Fishbone has therefore developed a project and program management system – based on SharePoint 2010 – that even works when broadband connections are lacking.
The British Red Cross is one of Great Britain's most experienced and established aid organizations and helps people in need both at home and around the world. They are presently active in more than 20 countries, of which many are torn by war or other disasters. This places major demands on the IT systems they use.
Provides extensive support for planning, analysis and execution
To facilitate and streamline the work of the British Red Cross in these areas, Precio Fishbone has developed a system based on SharePoint 2010 and the FAST search engine. It has been developed with special consideration to the necessity of it working in inaccessible areas where broadband connections are lacking, and to providing extensive support for planning, analysis and execution in the concrete aid and assistance activities that are conducted on a global basis. It also provides support for project management through integrated process and method support.
Improved categorization and classification of search results
This web-based solution facilitates everything from information sharing, project planning, document management and knowledge exchange to grant and follow-up management. The British Red Cross has approximately 200 projects underway that are handled in the system, and the FAST search engine contributes to especially powerful support when searching through the large volume of information in the system. FAST also enables improved categorization and classification of the search results.
Integrated with the business system
The project and program management system is – with the help of BizTalk – integrated with the British Red Cross's business system Agresso.