Project Portfolio Management Solutions Evolve to Keep Up With the Agile Workplace


Project Portfolio Management Solutions Evolve to Keep Up With the Agile Workplace 

Today’s Project Portfolio Management solutions are stretching their capabilities beyond the rigid parameters and timelines that defined traditional project management in order to adapt to the modern workflow.

London, ON – January 24th, 2012 – Info-Tech Research Group’s recently released Vendor Landscape reports for Mid-Market and Large Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions describe a clear evolution in the market. Organizations are adopting new management and workflow strategies as technologies and societal norms advance. PPMs are now supporting social user interfaces, collaboration tools, mobile device access and iterative methodologies such as Agile in order to keep up with the modern workplace.

“The PPM process is an evolution, not a revolution,” said Barry Cousins, Senior Research Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. “As organizations evolve to adopt more collaborative, mobile and agile workflows, so must the vendors who provide PPM solutions.  The top-notch vendors are providing collaboration features, such as social UIs and workflow streams to improve knowledge sharing, work execution and productivity. Agile development will also gain more support as it’s becoming widely adopted in organizations”

Enterprise PPM covers the entire life cycle of IT strategy, funding, and execution.  Planisware is the lone Champion in the Enterprise PPM Vendor Landscape report with Instantis, Power Steering and Planview listed as Innovators.

Planisware, an international leader in the enterprise PPM market, offers a highly configurable solution with an intuitive user interface.  Also the Value Award winner, Planisware’s solution offers the most “bang for your buck” among enterprise PPM vendors.

The Mid-Market PPM space differentiates itself by focusing on driving user adoption and collaboration. Champions in this landscape include AtTask and Daptiv while LiquidPlanner and Innotas receive high acclaim as market Innovators.

AtTask is hailed as one of the most innovative solutions in the report.  With a PPM offering that is more broadly referred to as “Work Management” because of the array of tasks it can manage, their social UI gets the end user actively engaged in collaborative work management and the range of platform/browser interoperability and integration with other products is among best in class.

Also listed as a Champion, Daptiv offers a full-featured solution considered one of the strongest in Mid-Market PPM.  According to the report, Daptiv is ideal for an ambitious, long-term PPM strategy.  The clean and intuitive user interface has over 150 adapters to integrate with ERP and CRM tools.

For the full list of Info-Tech Research Group’s recommendations for selecting an Enterprise or Mid-Market PPM vendor, visit: http://www.infotech.com/research/it-enterprise-project-portfolio-management-vendor-landscape-storyboard or http://www.infotech.com/research/it-vendor-landscape-storyboard-mid-market-project-portfolio-management

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace.  Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. 

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