“Successful business and technology leaders require management insights across a number of disciplines. Unfortunately, these types of insights are typically fragmented across a patchwork of applications and desktop tools, making decision-making and trend analysis difficult and slow,” said Robert Carruthers, senior director, Solution Sales, IT Business Management, CA Technologies. “CA PPM’s new business intelligence capability gives leaders and managers the insights that support integrated thinking and decision making – resulting in better business execution.”
CA PPM is available via the cloud or on-premise, and enables companies of all sizes to prioritise strategic initiatives and mobilise the right resources. It gives managers fast and easy access to the critical project / initiative information needed to collaborate and make on-the-go portfolio decisions. By facilitating rapid and accurate decision-making, CA PPM helps ensure teams execute on time and achieve goals within budget. CA PPM SaaS is part of the CA Management Cloud, a portfolio of easy-to-use, easy-to-own solutions that help organisations manage their technology assets like a business.
Unlocking business intelligence and insight
The new release of CA PPM democratises key data by introducing the first and only integrated Business Intelligence capability for PPM – synthesising the Project, Product and Financial insights organisations need to take action without sacrificing performance.
According to Gartner, “organisations are simultaneously demanding greater project collaboration capabilities to deal with more challenging projects and improved portfolio analytics to better manage portfolio risk.” *
CA PPM addresses this need by providing a built-in Data Warehouse. Requiring no configuration or customisation, it delivers the first embedded PPM/Business Intelligence experience of its kind – enabling business, strategy and IT teams to focus on informed planning and disciplined execution of their portfolios.
“Helping our business leaders fully understand our project portfolio, commitments and interdependencies, while leveraging Microsoft Project and other familiar tools, were key considerations in our PPM tool selection,” said Greg Miller, vice president, PMO, CareFirst. “CA PPM helps us develop the insight we need into the project portfolio, assists us in managing our projects in a highly dynamic environment. It also helps us evaluate new initiatives and spot resource bottlenecks or misalignment, and then quickly take corrective action.”
Rapidly connecting people and process to drive profit
The speed of the application economy exposes a disconnect between people, process and the tools they use. CA PPM solves this by connecting business and IT teams with insights through the most robust and fastest-performing PPM integration to Microsoft Project.
Project leaders can also use one workspace to manage updates and provide insights to business leaders through the Microsoft Project integration. An exclusive field mapping capability gives governance stakeholders the key financial, resource and project details in one single plan. With the ability to scale from traditional ‘Waterfall’ to modern Scaled Agile Framework methodologies, only CA PPM provides the breadth and visibility to connect strategy to execution across the entire project and product portfolio.
* Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, Worldwide,” Daniel B. Stang, Robert A. Handler, Teresa Jones, May 20, 2015
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About the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2015
The Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit is the premier gathering of program and portfolio management leaders, where analysts present the latest best practices to help deliver IT projects that support business objectives. This event covers the breadth of PPM and governance disciplines, and also offers ultra-targeted tracks for managing staff and resources, leading organizational change and balancing project risk in an era of innovation. At this year’s event insights will be provided into digital age strategies to guide and govern IT investment. Additional information is available at http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/program-management/.