Grimshaw are a world-famous architectural practice with offices across the globe. They employ over 600 staff in locations such as London, New York, Doha, Melbourne, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
On top of that, they’ve won more awards than we could possibly list here, and have a huge range of instantly-recognisable projects under their belt. Their most impressive ones include the Eden Project, Wimbledon’s Court No. 1, and Shanghai’s Disney Resort – Tomorrowland.
Like many practices though, Grimshaw were once suffering from what we call a ‘multi-system nightmare’ – a series of disjointed processes that made it a real struggle to get an accurate view of how both projects and the business were performing.
We spoke to CFO Neil Boyde, as well as Global Business Systems Manager Tanya Quelch, about how moving off of spreadsheets and consolidating everything into a single, integrated system, has paid off.
"Reporting the data in real time which can be accessible through the one system not through multiple ones. I think that’s what we were aiming to achieve - which we have achieved - through CMAP."
Tanya Quelch, Global Business Systems Manager - Grimshaw