InterPROM enables European SMEs to acquire long-ranging outsourcing projects advertised by large companies and to carry out these projects effectively and profitable according to the given quality standards. Following a research report conducted by KPMG across 164 large European companies only 15 percent of such long-ranging projects are completed in time while the majority of projects is cancelled, consequently drawing a loss of approximately EUR 41 billion.
The SME-partners of the InterPROM project have already identified the majorit of weak points and aim at developing a platform for the co-ordination, supervision and execution of projects and processes (e.g. development projects or distributed manufacturing projects) between large companies and SMEs.
PAVONE – itself being a typical European SME software company – attempted to enter the market for outsourcing projects due to the ever harder nascent environment for SME software companies. Unsuccessfully detecting a suitable solution to meet the requirements of the large companies the InterPROM idea was born:
InterPROMs main innovation consists in preventing, bridging and avoiding communication and media breaks between large companies and SMEs through the elimination of incompatibilities between different systems and the bundling of the information contained herein. The InterPROM environment represents a platform to implement solutions for cross-organisational business cases. The solution is characterized by CPR (Collaboratibe Product Ressources), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), and enterprise project management with the benefit of close linked and integrated project management and workflow.
To realise this goal the SMEs complemented the consortium with three internationally renowned RTDs, one designated project management specialist, one Europe-wide operating sales expert and EADS as pilot user.
The purpose of the consortium is InterPROMs sustainable establishment as the standard product for the allocation and execution of projects between large companies and SMEs within the European market. According to figures from Gartner, Frost and the Carnegie Mellon University the consortium measured the market for a solution like InterPROM about EUR 1,6 billion.
Official Project-Homepage: http://www.interprom-project.org/