Saks Fifth Avenue


Jackson, Mississippi


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Notable Technologies:

Microsoft Project Server

Microsoft Project Pro

Microsoft Project Training

EPMA Client - Saks Fifth Avenue


  • To provide visibility to the Evolution.
  • The Evolution project was the name of the master project used to track crucial initiatives involving departments throughout the company.
  • ​The entire Evolution project was contained in a single 5000+ line 11 Mb Microsoft Project Pro file.
  • ​Progress was sporadically available via PowerPoint slides produced for reports.
  • ​Implement and configure Project Server "to enforce the processes created by SAKS in support of the Evolution project."
  • "Support the Custom Projects Sites solution already implemented as SAKS."
  • "Provide customized Microsoft Project Pro" & Project Server Training to the SAKS team.


  • Conduct a Requirements Workshop to help SAKS understand their unique needs and match capabilities of Project Server with the needs.
  • Implement Project Server including customizations required to meet SAKS’ current and future needs.
  • Deliver custom training for SAKS team members and administrators


  • EPMA had the Microsoft Project expertise needed for the initial implementation and provide the ongoing support we needed after the implementation was complete.
  • EPMA was willing to accept our aggressive 6-week schedule and worked through the end of the year holidays to ensure we met the deadline required by executive management.
  • EPMA provided a realistic roadmap for enabling real-time availability of the Evolution projects progress to SAKS personnel.


“We had a need for a spin up of a portfolio solution with Microsoft Project Server. The initial project would be the most important project our company as undertaken in many years. EPMA responded by putting together a concise, well thought out plan for implementation. EPMA expertise was key to a successful, under budget and early delivery of the implementation. We would use them again and are in fact in the process of talking with them about follow-on work. Our staff enjoyed working with them; this is a professional team.”

Dane Truhett, PMP, CSM, ITIL Manager QA, PMO
Program Manager, HBC Saks Infrastructure Integration
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