Case study: improving information technology across the English Channel
‘Improving information technology across the English Channel’
The Eurotunnel Group relies on the efficiency of its IT systems. When growth created challenges from resource demand to project execution, Planview Enterprise helped Eurotunnel to establish efficient processes, create more transparency and improve budget control.
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