Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX v.4.0 from Adeaca: PPM for PSA Certification Report

Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX v.4.0 from Adeaca is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of product portfolio management (PPM) for professional services automation (PSA) in TEC's PPM for PSA Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

About This Report

Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX certified by: Chris Tanner, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers; Philippe Reney, Research Analyst, Technology Evaluation Centers
Demonstration conducted by: Henrik Lerkenfeld, Product Manager

Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) is pleased to announce that Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX by Adeaca is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of product portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services automation (PSA) in the PPM for PSA Evaluation Center. The PPM for PSA Evaluation Center enables you to compare and evaluate functionality based on TEC’s comprehensive model of PPM for PSA software. Data used in the Evaluation Center are obtained from the vendor’s responses to TEC’s request for information (RFI). Certification ensures that product capabilities have been demonstrated to TEC analysts based on the responses Adeaca provided in its completed TEC RFI; and that TEC analysts have analytically and comparatively reviewed Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics AX RFI data against known benchmarks.

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Report Contents

Background and Analyst View

Adeaca is a Microsoft Silver ISV/Solution Provider (Independent Software Vendor) that focuses solely on creating advanced project solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US), with offices in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Copenhagen (Denmark). Maintaining a global presence, Adeaca has a network of more than 40 resellers on all continents in over 15 countries. Its product, Advanced Projects, brings enterprise project and portfolio management to the baseline capabilities of Dynamics AX. Specifically, Advanced Projects brings project management, analytics, portfolio analytics, resource management, collaboration, supply chain, billing, and costing to the core functionality of Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Adeaca has been following an aggressive release cycle, with the first product release of Advanced Projects in 2009 on AX 4.0, followed by a second release later that year. The third release occurred in 2010 on AX 2009, with the current Advanced Projects 4.0 released in 2011. The next and fifth iteration of Advanced Projects will be integrated with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, with a release date of October 2011. Read more
 
 

Benchmark Results for Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
The TEC Focus Indicator™ shows you which types of functionality are likely differentiators for the Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics solution in the small business software space. Get the results
 
 

Product Review: Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics

Ease of Use
Workflow Design
Ease of Implementation
Innovation
 
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TEC Analyst Observations on Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics

 
Adeaca's demonstration of the Advanced Projects product clearly illustrated why they are a significant competitor in the PPM for PSA space. All functional areas are above the industry average, with many being dominant. The resource planning module represents a leap forward from the standard version of Dynamics AX in the ability to handle capacity management. The principles of project accounting and the subsequent reporting requirements are capably addressed by Advanced Projects. Overall capability for portfolio and project management is also significantly elevated.
Adeaca had suggestions for additional approximately 75 new criteria to be added to the portfolio and project management functional area.  Read more
 
 

Detailed Functionality Graphs for Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics

The benchmark graphs represent the quantity of support by Advanced Projects for Microsoft Dynamics for the functionality within each module identified in the TEC Focus Indicator, on a scale of 0 to 100 points.
 
  • Portfolio and Project Management
  • Resource Planning and Scheduling
  • Opportunity, Contact, and Contract Management
  • Time and Expense Management
  • Financial Management, Budgeting, Costing, and Billing
  • Knowledge, Management, Collaboration, and Analysis
  • Third Party Integration
  • Back-office Functionality
 
 
 
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