Severfield plc is a structural steel company delivering around 150,000 tonnes of fabricated steelwork to the UK and international construction market each year. As the largest structural steel business in the UK – and one of the biggest in Europe – planning excellence and consistency is an extremely high priority. Severfield has now made the decision to extend the use of Elecosoft’s Powerproject software across the entire group, and the process is well underway.

The company had previously used MS Project across the business, which may have in excess of 35 major projects running nationwide at any one time. This software is now being phased out as contracts are being completed, with all new projects planned in Powerproject.

“We established that it had some functionality that was better than MS Project, we also were able to see a reduction in licensing costs when compared to other comparative software packages over a 5-year term.”

Since making the switch, Severfield has found it easier to share its programmes in Powerproject format. The software enables it to present a clear plan and scheduling, pulling out key dates at every stage.

The rollout to the wider group has been smooth. The IT team has found it can easily deploy the software with the aid of its remote installation package, and Elecosoft delivered effective product training both at its own training centre and on-site at Severfield offices. All the group’s 35 Project Managers and site employees have gone through the two-day introductory training course.