International Development Organization CHF International Selects Tenrox Cloud PPM for Global Project Management

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Tenrox Cloud PPM offers a specialized project management solution for the NGO sector.

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The new module will give us a comprehensive view across our programs on a local, country, regional and global scale.

CHF International (CHF), a relief and development organization based in Silver Spring, MD, has chosen Tenrox cloud-based project portfolio management (Tenrox Cloud PPM) platform and will partner with Tenrox to develop a comprehensive specialized project management solution for the NGO sector. The non-governmental organization (NGO) has a staff of approximately 2,300 in more than 25 countries providing post-conflict and natural disaster reconstruction, micro finance, community mobilization, economic development, and HIV/AIDS.

“The needs of the NGO community are very different from the commercial sector, so we’re very excited about partnering with Tenrox to create a solution tailored specifically to this market,” said Scott Yetter, Director, Office of Knowledge Management and Evaluation at CHF. “This will create an integrated project management tool that keeps track of project status including specific key performance indicators (KPIs) and captures qualitative data in addition to the standard implementation schedules and budgets,” he added.

The industry specific PPM solution will include a Project Status module to capture KPIs and to update project progress. CHF is leveraging the commercial flexibility of the system to meet specific reporting requirements such as the Tenrox Work Process Management and Expense modules for vendor contract updates and cost share, respectively.

As opposed to traditional time and resource management, Tenrox Cloud PPM’s new project status reporting module will enable CHF to track a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from progress at the local project level to regional/national program KPIs, budgets and schedules. “Tenrox gave us the closest combination of PM and KPI that we were looking. However, the NGO sector requires even more specific work which spurred the partnership to create the Project Status module. The new module will give us a comprehensive view across our programs on a local, country, regional and global scale,” explained Yetter.

Under the partnership, CHF recognized the advantage in using the Tenrox Cloud PPM to:

  •     Achieve global accessibility of the cloud-based platform across its multi-country portfolio of programs
  •     Develop a user interface for project status reporting that is easy to use and intuitive
  •     Eliminate manual processing
  •     Increase efficiency and automation of key reporting
  •     Increase data accuracy and availability of audit trails
  •     Relieve the burden on in-house resources by having Tenrox’s service teams assume responsibility for all solution maintenance, support, administration, security and updates

At the same time, Tenrox views the partnership with CHF as a strategic choice for diversifying its product for the NGO sector by leveraging the organization’s extensive experience in implementing relief and development programming worldwide.

Yetter summarized the ongoing partnership by saying, “By working with Tenrox CHF will be able to better ensure that we continue to effectively steward donor contributions and provide critical resources to communities in need around the world.”

About CHF International:
CHF International is an international development organization founded in 1952 that works in post-conflict, unstable and developing countries. CHF partners with communities around the world to help them to direct the improvement of their lives and livelihoods. The organization believes that the people best suited to decide what a community needs are the people of the community itself. CHF is a politically neutral, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that prides itself on an approach that is accountable, efficient and effective. The organization’s mission is to be a catalyst for long-lasting positive change in low- and moderate-income communities around the world, helping them improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. CHF aims to leave behind a legacy of sustainable change and communities that are empowered to drive their own future development.

About Tenrox:
Tenrox is the only true workflow-driven project and service delivery solution for today’s globally dispersed project workforce. Tenrox Cloud PSA and Cloud PPM solutions are best of breed browser independent offerings built on the Microsoft platform. Tenrox’s intuitive user interface, easy to configure options, and quick connect technology simplify deployment, accelerate user adoption and make project workforce management fun. We have been around for 15 years and counting; growing profitably. Our field tested experience, deep integration expertise and commitment to a best of breed cloud-based strategy mean you get the best project and service delivery solution there is from a best of breed vendor solely focused on innovating; providing you with advanced functionality and a seamlessly integrated project portfolio management and professional services automation solution. Tenrox is big enough to be dependable, fast and innovative but small enough to actually listen to you.

Since 1995, Tenrox solutions have served more than 800 organizations in 50 countries such as: IBM, General Electric, US Army, The Pentagon, Port of Long Beach, Talisman Energy, ConocoPhillips, Eaton, Pioneer Natural Resources, Invensys Rail Systems, SNC Lavalin, Hydro Quebec, JDA Software, Guidance Software, SAS, SAP, Alstom, Thales, Amphenol, Rio Tinto Alcan, Abbott, PharmaNet, Telus, Alcatel Lucent, Yellow Pages Group, Corning, Family Health International, Oxfam, Estee Lauder, Willis Group Holdings, E*TRADE Financial Corp, Blue Cross Blue Shield (NC. MT & TN), and Butler University.
Tenrox project management software is available through direct sales channels and a network of worldwide partners. For more information about the company or its award-winning family of products, go to


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