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Microsoft Boosts Office Solution Accelerator for Six Sigma

Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 22:00

Microsoft Corp. has released new enhancements for its Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Six Sigma.

The additions to the software are intended to help businesses cut costs, improve processes and reduce the time it takes to complete projects. Available now at no charge to all Microsoft industry partners and customers, the Accelerator--which now fully leverages support for the latest Microsoft Office system--delivers standardized tools, support and structured implementation methods crucial to successful Six Sigma adoption.

"We are seeing an increasing need from Motorola’s customers and suppliers with business improvement initiatives for an integrated, scalable, easy-to-use system that enables teams to manage and monitor their Six Sigma projects," says Tom McCarty, vice president of Motorola University Consulting Services. "That’s why Motorola University is working with Microsoft to offer the Office Solution Accelerator for Six Sigma to our clients."

Drawing from the project management tools built into the Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management platform--including Microsoft Office Project Server 2003, Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services for collaboration--the accelerator is intended to help customers reduce cost and risk by building on familiar tools and easing integration with programs in the Microsoft Office system.

For customers interested in learning more about the Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Six Sigma, Microsoft has teamed up with Pcubed and Immedient to offer a series of seminars and executive roundtables focused on teaching business executives how to implement Six Sigma as a management system that uses technology as its backbone.

For more information about the Pcubed Six Sigma executive roundtable seminars, e-mail marketing@pcubed.com. For more information about Immedient’s five-city executive breakfast series featuring Motorola University, click here. To learn more about Microsoft’s Office Solution Accelerators, click here.


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