Case Study: Online Database Applications at Procter & Gamble

Tips & Tricks
Jan 28, 2010
3 Min Read

By now you would think we had heard it all from our customers - “streamlined operations”, “increased visibility”, “enhanced collaboration” - this is what QuickBase and online database applications do best.  But this particular customer story truly is staggering.  Procter & Gamble's GBS Project Management Organization (PMO) has saved significant operational costs, reduced 18-24 full days of meetings per person, per year and freed staff of labor and time-intensive data entry since implementing QuickBase.

With 138,000 employees in 80 countries, P&G faced the challenge of managing data and processes throughout its multiple business units around the globe.  Teams used thousands of Excel spreadsheets to manage numerous projects, making reporting an arduous and often inaccurate task.  The basic administration and upkeep of these documents was also time and resource heavy.

P&G deployed its first QuickBase database application just weeks after purchasing it, consolidating hundreds of projects into a single, accessible online database.

"One of the biggest benefits of using QuickBase is our ability to speed alignment between service lines and increase project visibility—particularly among those requesting resources from multiple departments or service lines."

-Eduardo Garcia, Site Services Leader for GBS's Fabric & Home Care Innovation Center

After seeing the value and ease of QuickBase – and how quickly and affordably it was installed – other P&G teams developed their own QuickBase database applications to address their inefficiencies.  Today, nearly 70 custom-built project, process and portfolio management applications are driving increased collaboration, productivity and visibility among more than 6,000 geographically and technically diverse users – all managed by just one administrator.

For more details, you can find the full P&G case study here.

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