Program tracking for cost reduction



A global manufacturing client wants to track the status of cost reduction measures and track financial impact in real time.

Key challenges: 

  • Project teams are working in 27 locations around the world
  • Measures affecting headcount or involving risk require central approval
  • Central steering team requires weekly status updates

Technical solution

  • Individual Access-based tools, distributed on a Citrix Server, to enter initiative data, manage updates and create reports for initiatives
  • Central database to consolidate/roll-up data from decentral tools and produce reporting


  • Data on planning, implementation status, and financial impact collected from team leaders via tabbed data forms
  • Data automatically consolidated into central database using client’s internal network
  • A wide variety of standard, combination and custom charts can be created
  • Outputs from this tool are exported directly from Access into PowerPoint