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Clarity PPM

(formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

The fastest way to digital transformation.

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| FEATURES

Simple, usable and powerful software designed for digital outcome management.

Strategic Roadmaps for Continuous Planning

Strategic Roadmaps for Continuous Planning

Eliminate annual planning and build top-down plans in minutes–adding work, resources and budgets with drag-and-drop ease. Our project portfolio management software enables teams to communicate business outcomes across the organization, allowing stakeholders to agree on a common set of objectives.

Working with Teams Across Portfolios

Working with Teams Across Portfolios

Define teams, change them on the fly and move them between investments. Automatically update project financials with the actual time spent on each task. Managers can see teams' start and finish dates, booking status, estimated time of completion, total allocations and total actuals.

Task Boards for a Shared Understanding

Create a visual task list on the Clarity PPM (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management) task boards. This project portfolio management software provides your own process flow, assign staff to tasks and prioritize work. Keep all team members in synch and share your plans with other groups and executives.

Task Boards for a Shared Understanding

Scoreboards to Gamify Team Work

Easily track team tasks against delivery dates to proactively ensure you deliver on-time. Gamify work to drive team productivity and personal fulfillment. Make it fun and let developers update work status with a click.

Scoreboards to Gamify Team Work

Familiar Financials for Deeper Analysis

The ability to easily access, view and modify project data is key to ensuring budgets are well spent. Clarity PPM’s financial planning pages have been redesigned to mimic Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets in both look and feel. Connect this project portfolio management software to your favorite BI software, including Power BI and Tableau.

Familiar Financials for Deeper Analysis

The Right Team for the Job with Modern Resource Management

Information about worker allocations should be at your fingertips. Clarity PPM provides one consolidated view of each employee’s project queue and their schedule. Managers explore staffing options with telescoping and pinning features that replace outdated filtering and matching tools.

The Right Team for the Job with Modern Resource Management

Clarity PPM helps teams succeed in every role.

  • Projects

  • Resources

  • Finance

  • Portfolios

  • Products

  • CIOs

Projects

"I need to know in near real time what’s happening in multiple projects."

Value project managers get from project portfolio management software:

  • One solution to manage all work, people and money 
  • Team collaboration to solve project-delaying issues faster
  • Automated status updates to stay ahead of forecasts

Resources

"I need to anticipate new business demands to effectively allocate the right teams to the right projects."

Value resource managers get from project portfolio management software:

  • Balance capacity and demand with detailed resource utilization
  • Collect time cards entered in any system
  • Ensure your current resource skills meet future project needs

Finance

"Financial information should be right at my fingertips so I don’t have to bother the team."

Value financial managers get from project portfolio management software:

  • Social collaboration for discussing and customizing workflow for governing project budgets
  • Dashboards that let executives take action based on accurate financial data
  • Your favorite BI tool connected to Clarity PPM for deeper analysis

Portfolios

"I need an up-to-date view of all projects underway in one single solution."

Value portfolio managers get from project portfolio management software:

  • One portfolio solution to manage and track all your projects
  • Dashboards to share updates with executives and stakeholders
  • Insight into staffing and budget issues on both the project and portfolio level

Products

"Roadmaps are evidence of strategy."

Value product managers get from project portfolio management software:

  • Easy insight into the entire product lifecycle
  • Team collaboration for the product roadmap 
  • Less time wasted copying roadmaps in PowerPoint

CIOs

“I need 360-degree visibility to make good business decisions.”

Value CIOs get from project portfolio management software:

  • Disrupt markets by seizing first-mover advantage.
  • Grow revenue by prioritizing the right work.
  • Boost customer satisfaction by quickly fulfilling new requests.

| CUSTOMERS

Clarity PPM helps you transform your business digitally.

One of the fantastic things about Clarity PPM is its flexibility which supports us in any direction we want to go, and some we hadn’t even previously considered.

Gale Persil, Portfolio Program Director, Pitney Bowes

92% of surveyed organizations rated Clarity PPM’s portfolio management as superior or better to the competition.

Source: TechValidate.

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Head-to-Head: Clarity PPM Beats the Competition

The facts speak for themselves. Factors to consider when selecting a PPM solution.

Clarity PPM ServiceNow PPM Planview Enterprise One Planisware
Ease of Use and Management
Intuitive navigation with a drag-and-drop user interface.
Breadth of Portfolio Management
Complete capabilities to plan, create, manage agile projects, including:
  • “What-if” Scenario Planning: budget impact of proposed projects assigned target portfolio budget.
  • Portfolio Optimization: scenario comparison, portfolio dependency analysis, & identify investments that are best aligned to key goals.
  • Advanced Decision Support: Strategic goals, map projects to corporate objectives, and classifies/scores projects.
Application Portfolio Management
Application portfolio management with application rationalization, application health, and business value.
Resource Management
Automated resource selection based on availability, capacity, & skill level with capacity management & resource reservations.
Financial Management
Budgeting, planning, forecasting with resource management tied into financial management.
Demand Management
Define requirements and assess priorities.
Advanced Analytics and Reporting
Ability to create ad hoc, shareable dashboards & actionable insights without custom or SQL scripting.
Third-Party Integrations
Out-of-the-box integrations with third-party platforms.
Collaboration
In-Application communication, collaboration, and document management, project workspaces, and team activity feeds.
Mobility
Single mobile application that also supports time-keeping
Enterprise Scalability
High performing architecture with options for on-premise or multi-tenant deployment.
Legend
Fully Present
Partial Functionality (~75%)
Partial Functionality (~50%)
Minor Functionality (~25%)
Feature Absent (0%)

| SPECS & SUPPORT

Support

Troubleshoot technical issues, browse the latest product documentation and access support announcements.

Community

Find answers and share knowledge with your peers in interactive forums.

Software-as-a-Service

Cost-effectively access applications over the cloud via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

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Services

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Education & Training

Sharpen your skills with training, certifications and resources that can transform your company and career.

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