Computer Aid, Inc.

Computer Aid, Inc.

Computer Aid, Inc.
World Headquarters
1390 Ridgeview Dr.
Allentown, PA 18104 USA
(610)530-5000
www.compaid.com

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Computer Aid, Inc. is a worldwide computer services company established in 1981 with more than 3,000 technical and managerial professionals on five continents.

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APO for Executives

A revolutionary software tool that dramatically improves visibility into your organization's IT projects

Imagine having a low-cost, easy-to-implement software tool that helps you:

  • Align IT resources with your corporate and business line priorities

    By facilitating stakeholder feedback throughout the entire life cycle of your IT projects, you can be sure that IT efforts are in line with your company's highest priorities. This reduces unnecessary work and ensures IT projects have the funding and support they need to be successful.

  • Ensure IT projects meet cost, schedule, scope, and quality expectations

    APO's dashboards make it easy to identify which projects are at risk of falling behind schedule or exceeding estimated costs. By improving visibility into your projects' status, you're able to catch off-course activity early and get projects back on track.

  • Manage by walking around, virtually

    Managing by walking around is all about asking the right questions at the right time. The qualitative feedback you get from team members helps to discern the true status of your projects. APO helps by asking stakeholders and team members the right questions throughout the project life cycle and lets you know when discrepancies in feedback arise.

  • Improve IT cost effectiveness

    APO helps you identify areas in which you can lower costs, improve quality, and improve productivity. By incorporating stakeholder feedback, it also verifies that IT projects are meeting the real needs of your organization and your customers.

APO for CIOs

A control room that continuously monitors the health and status of all projects, providing early warning of potential risks before they become problems.

Imagine having a low-cost, easy-to-implement software tool that helps you:

  • Gain true visibility into project health and status

    APO works like a control room to constantly monitor the health and status of all your IT projects, providing early warnings and comprehensive data. The data gathered through APO is presented in a user-friendly, use-it-now format through intuitive dashboards and easy-to-understand charts that prove to be indispensible for guiding and managing your IT projects.

  • Align IT resources with business needs

    By facilitating stakeholder feedback throughout the entire life cycle of your IT projects, you can be sure that IT efforts are in line with your company's highest priorities. This reduces unnecessary work and ensures IT projects have the funding and support they need to be successful.

  • Ensure compliance with industry best practices

    APO tracks best practice compliance across every one of your projects. Project phase gate checks verify that required deliverables are produced and that a proven set of processes are followed, improving productivity and consistency.

  • Spot early warnings of significant project/program risks

    With APO, you can eliminate surprises by identifying risks before they become problems. Spotting the pitfalls on the path to meeting milestones can save you hours of rework and keep your projects on track.

APO for IT Managers

A project control room that continuously monitors the health and status of all dimensions of your project, providing early warning of potential risks before they become problems.

Imagine having a low-cost, easy-to-implement software tool that helps you:

  • Ensure your IT projects are meeting business needs

    APO incorporates consistent input from sponsors and other stakeholders to verify that projects are aligned with their needs. This maximizes the value of your projects and helps you allocate resources to the highest priority work.

  • Identify risks early before they become problems

    With APO, you can eliminate surprises by identifying potential risks before they become problems. By catching issues early, you have time to react and keep your project on course.

  • Build productive project teams

    APO evaluates the capabilities of your project teams and makes it easy to spot teams that need additional resources or skills to succeed. It also tracks team morale and turnover, which play critical roles in productivity.

  • Manage by walking around, virtually

    Managing by walking around is all about asking the right questions at the right time. The qualitative feedback you get from team members helps to discern the true status of your projects. APO helps by asking stakeholders and team members the right questions throughout the project life cycle and lets you know when discrepancies in feedback arise.

APO for PMO Directors

A revolutionary software tool ensures that consistent processes and industry best practices are being applied to every project, large and small.

Imagine having a low-cost, easy-to-implement software tool that gives you:

  • Clear visibility into project health and status

    APO compiles a holistic view of your projects health. Running your data through a filter of industry best practices and expert analysis, APO gives you a clear picture of which projects need your attention most.

  • Consistently applied standard processes on every project

    APO helps your PMO gather the necessary subjective feedback from team members to ensure that standard processes are being applied across all of your projects, regardless of size.

  • Years of Project Management experience, overnight

    Seasoned project managers must know the right questions to ask, the best practices to follow, and the warning signs to take action on. APO provides these capabilities right out-of-the-box.

  • A learning organization that boosts performance of every PM

    APO comes with industry best practices built right in. By helping you apply these standards across projects, you will quickly elevate the performance of every project manager.

APO for Project Managers

A project control room that continuously monitors the health and status of all dimensions of your project, providing early warning of potential risks before they become problems.

Imagine having a low-cost, easy-to-implement software tool that helps you:

  • Manage all aspects of your projects

    PM best practices divide the discipline of project management into 10 topical areas and stress the critical importance of proactively managing all of these dimensions with equal attention, rigor and visibility. Only APO manages the subjective dimensions of every project.

  • Receive early warnings of project risks

    APO compares current feedback and historic trends to identify deviations from PM best practices and to provide an early alert of impending project risks.

  • Manage the human side of your projects

    The PM must obtain regular, recurring feedback from the project team, sponsors, end users, steering committee, vendors, subcontractors, etc. APO ensures that the PM obtains this input.

  • Manage by walking around, virtually

    Managing by walking around is all about asking the right questions at the right time. The qualitative feedback you get from team members helps to discern the true status of your projects. APO helps by asking stakeholders and team members the right questions throughout the project life cycle and lets you know when discrepancies in feedback arise.

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