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   Friday June 27, 2008 | Spotlight on Project Management | Issue 2549
Project Management Software for SMBs

The democratization of software continues at a rapid pace. Solutions that once were only available to the largest corporations are now easily within the reach of small to midsized businesses. This time it's project portfolio management (PPM) software.

PPM software enables your company to analyze, recommend, authorize, activate, expedite, and monitor projects. And that kind of control turns into dollars, whether your organization uses an engagement profitability or budget alignment model, or a hybrid of the two. A properly exploited PPM system can cut up to 30 percent off product development time, significantly improve on-time and on-budget rates, and boost R&D productivity.

Finally, on a different note, today's feature blog post offers a look at Japanese decision-making, and how it uses a bottom-up flow rather than the familiar top-down North American model. You'll also discover how this is spawning Japanese-style enterprise content management (ECM) software that helps manage this seemingly upside down (from a North American perspective) process.

Today's Links

PPM Feature Article
How Project Portfolio Management Can Deal a Winning Hand to the SMB Project Manager

PPM Feature White Paper
Yes or No: The Two Models for Implementing Project Portfolio

Feature Blog Post
Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality

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CFO Research Services Getting the Most for Every Dollar: Tools and Strategies for Expense Management at Midsize Companies
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