Museums Department Increases Productivity With Business Management Software
Sharjah Museums Department was established in 2006 and today manages 17 museums in Sharjah that cover art, history, discovery and heritage. As the museums were successfully preserving the culture of UAE, the museum department was looking for ways that could help them cut down and manage their costs. They realized that they were not able to do the same because of manual HR and financial processes. Therefore, the department decided to deploy services of an automated process for their HR department and financial processes that could help them improve budget management, provide an employee self-service function, and cut the HR team's workload. This case study discusses the use of Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in the Sharjah Museums Department and how it helped them manage their HR department and financial processes more efficiently. The business management software from Microsoft was chosen by the department as it was user-friendly and the employees were already familiar with it. The Sharjah Museums Department achieved productivity gains across museums. Another benefits enjoyed by the department were that the HR team became more productive, payroll was streamlined, purchasing process was now easier and more transparent, and the budgets could be managed more effectively. By applying business management software from Microsoft the Sharjah Museum Department is now better equipped and well prepared for future growth.