BioMar, a Denmark-based fish-feed producer, is using Microsoft Project to improve its product development cycle, facilitate collaboration between its scientists and product managers, and boost productivity between team members.
BioMar worked with Microsoft partner Fellowmind to build the solution – called the Innovation Portal – which incorporates Microsoft Project, Power Platform and Microsoft Teams. Through its implementation, BioMar hopes to update the business’s current system – which is based on Sharepoint 2010 – to minimise manual processes and the consequent inaccuracies, while offering an overview of its portfolio of projects.
“Our former product management system was no longer able to cope with the complexity of a global product pipeline,” said Thomas Bøen, IT business partner at BioMar, in a Microsoft customer story. “We simply had to invest in a future-proof project management solution.”
The Innovation Portal will enable scientists and product managers to better collaborate, communicate, share information and efficiently manage projects, particularly via new visualisation dashboards.
“We can split the data,” said Kristine Langaunet, head of product marketing in the salmon division at BioMar. “We can view it on a global level. I can view the information for all business units, or I can filter it only on my division.”
BioMar expects the new system to speed up time to market while also helping it to meet sustainability targets.
“This project is part of BioMar’s journey to fully utilise the advantage of being a data-driven company, benefitting from all the data that BioMar gathers through its processes and all the knowledge retrieved through trial data on BioMar products from the fish and shrimp farmers,” said Boris Reinholth Nyland, director of Fellowmind.