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Vendors Jostle and Profess Economic Stimulus Readiness - Part IV
Part I of this series analyzed the opportunities (as well as the related strings attached) stemming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ppm vendors  infrastructure projects. Oracle ERP, PPM, and BI applications are part of the core suites that project centric organizations use to manage, track and report on infrastructure projects. Many departments of transportation have also implemented Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to report on statewide construction activities. For its part, since data quality is an endemic problem for the public sector, SAP points out to its data quality capabilities: SAP BusinessObjects Data Insight

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PPM for Professional Services Automation RFI/RFP Template

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, Product Technology  

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Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations


There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors provide hosted solutions with out-of-the-box integrations, while integrated PPM solutions provide the complete back-office systems preferred by many larger PSOs.

ppm vendors  IT departments. Although most PPM vendors offer functionality for both types of organizations, most PPM solutions do not address both sets of needs in their entirety. Consequently, a number of vendors competent in portfolio management and project management have repackaged themselves for internal IT departments, while numerous vendors that originated in the billing and financials software market have focused their efforts on the billable services sector, where they can provide ERP functionality to meet Read More

Professional Services Organizations Automate their Processes


Major vendors are entering the professional services software market and small niche vendors are repositioning themselves to compete. This changing market is conveying mixed messages; however, users can navigate this space by separating market messages from vendors' functional capabilities.

ppm vendors  needs. PPM Vendor Categories PPM vendors tend to classify their solutions into two primary customer segments: Internal IT departments Professional services organizations Vendors selling to internal IT departments traditionally target enterprise organizations that manage multiple portfolios across various business units. Returning to their original roots, many vendors recognize the enormous potential of portfolio management for IT departments. This avenue opens doors to many vertical markets outside Read More

How PPM Provides Direction in Uncertain Economic Times


Project portfolio management (PPM) is a process to obtain project management information of all resources, time, budget, and labor skills in order to align, manage, and review these elements--and to ensure deliverables are being met in terms of project milestones, in accordance with the work breakdown schedule. In a time of economic and business uncertainty, PPM may be the prescription to

ppm vendors  strong market potential for PPM software products despite a sluggish global economy, here are a few selected vendors featured in the TEC Vendor Showcase that are worth looking at: Deltek Systems Deltek provides an integrated toolset for PPM with Deltek PPM and EVM Products. Modules include portfolio analysis, risk management, planning and scheduling, project collaboration and complete earned value management (EVM). This modular, integrated suite provides selective information to project participants from Read More

TEC Helps Companies Compare, Select, and Evaluate PPM or Project Portfolio Management Software


Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Evaluation Center, to help project managers, consultants, and decision makers compare the most qualified PPM systems based on their own, unique priorities.

ppm vendors  growth. Neil Stolovitsky, a PPM analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers, ( http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.Com/press ) asserts that “as technology becomes increasingly central to an organization’s survival, solutions that can facilitate, streamline, and monitor IT governance are becoming a ’must have’ in large IT departments”. Before companies approach vendors for a request for proposal (RFP), TEC suggests companies engage in an on-line comparison of the leading solutions under consideration, Read More

ERP Vendors, Are You Green Enough?


Disclaimer: The idea behind this post is strictly based on an assumption that has no scientific proof—and an approach that is very simplified. Thus, the results and conclusions should not be used for any serious purpose. Recently, as a member of the TEC Green Team, I went through over 20 enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors to examine elements within their offerings that help companies

ppm vendors  Vendors, Are You Green Enough? Disclaimer: The idea behind this post is strictly based on an assumption that has no scientific proof—and an approach that is very simplified. Thus, the results and conclusions should not be used for any serious purpose. Recently, as a member of the TEC Green Team, I went through over 20 enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors to examine elements within their offerings that help companies tackle environmental issues. During the research process, I got the impression Read More

More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM


Oracle’s focus on software application markets is impacting its Database business. Recently SAP AG and Siebel Systems, i2 Technologies, Inc., and PeopleSoft have also chosen IBM’s DB2 Universal Database as their preferred database for developing current and future applications, and as their preferred backend database for customer deployment. In addition, IFS AB, one of the top 10 ERP vendors, which was previously Oracle-centric, has announced an agreement with IBM to add DB2 support.

ppm vendors  Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM M. Reed - August 7, 2000 Event Summary Following on the heels of SAP AG and Siebel Systems, i2 Technologies, Inc., a leading Supply Chain Management vendor, and PeopleSoft, a leading Enterprise Resource Planning and Payroll/Human Resources vendor, have also chosen IBM's DB2 Universal Database as their preferred database for developing current and future applications, and as their preferred backend database for customer Read More

Two Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars)


Infor and IFS, two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to our questions-and-answers series directed at software application vendors. Based on our questions, these two vendors share their views on market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues.

ppm vendors  Stalwart Vendors Discuss Platform Approaches (Wars) In a novel approach to afford software application vendors the chance to express their views directly on such topics as market trends, platform approaches, and mid-market issues, we compiled a series of questions inspired by industry events we recently attended. Infor and IFS , two upper mid-market, stalwart vendors, were the first to respond to this unique questions-and-answers series. Following are their insightful responses to our inquiring minds. Read More

Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)?


While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors will certainly be only a few dozen. Amid these ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with few choices: going private under a wealthy financial backer’s wing that is also committed to invest in the acquired technology, or snatching some prominent mid-market players within its market segment.

ppm vendors  Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Event Summary Amid extensively reported controversial takeover bids & counter bids, lawsuits & counter lawsuits tug-of -wars amongst the three renowned Tier 1 application vendors, Oracle, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards (see Frantic Merger-Mania Spiced Up With Vendettas Leaves Customers Anxious ), almost unnoticed or only briefly reported by market observers have been recent moves of some much smaller and less visible Read More

Boutique Vendors Can Bring Big Value


What is a boutique vendor? It tends to be small and highly focused. It is typically very strong in its chosen area. It will often prove to be the solution with the greatest source of value. These qualities make it worthwhile to expend the effort of looking at boutique vendors that focus on your situation.

ppm vendors  Vendors Can Bring Big Value What Is A Boutique Vendor? What is a boutique vendor? It tends to be small and highly focused. It is typically very strong in its chosen area. It will often prove to be the solution with the greatest source of value. These qualities make it worthwhile to expend the effort of looking at boutique vendors that focus on your situation. Defining Focus Focus is an overused term. Software and services vendors use it so much that it is often meaningless. Focus is not a Read More

Five Steps for Switching ERP Vendors


The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market has grown to include new solutions and delivery models, adding software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to on-premise ERP solutions. This has prompted some companies to switch to more suitable solutions. But jumping into a “rip and replace” scenario can be trickier than installing ERP for the first time. These five steps for switching ERP vendors help ease the transition.

ppm vendors  Steps for Switching ERP Vendors The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market has grown to include new solutions and delivery models, adding software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to on-premise ERP solutions. This has prompted some companies to switch to more suitable solutions. But jumping into a “rip and replace” scenario can be trickier than installing ERP for the first time. These five steps for switching ERP vendors help ease the transition. Read More

Mid-Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact


Tier2/Tier 3 vendors are prepared to endure the onslaught of the likes of SAP, Oracle, and PeopleSoft, as well as of proverbial mid-market leaders such as J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, QAD, IFS and Epicor, and newly formed mid-market juggernauts like Microsoft Great Plains, Best Software (formerly Sage Software), and Navision, to name some. Frontstep and the Syspro Group lead the way.

ppm vendors  Market ERP Vendors Doing CRM & SCM In A DIY Fashion Part 2: Market Impact Market Impact The erstwhile frenzy of enterprise applications software company mergers and/or acquisitions was not exactly a big surprise, as consolidation is normal to almost every industry. The Y2K-problem caused a market slump in 1999 and the current protracted global economic slowdown has been particularly hard on the smaller vendors, which have the same need to expand their offerings but much scarcer resources at their Read More

What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors?


Paragon Management Systems, now Adexa, is the latest niche supply chain management vendor to re-christen itself in the last seven months. Since July, four small vendors have assumed new names and personas to better differentiate their offerings in the marketplace.

ppm vendors  s in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? What's in a Name for Supply Chain Vendors? S. McVey - February 9th, 2000 Event Summary Adexa/Paragon is the latest in a series of re-christenings to occur over the past year among niche supply chain management vendors. As explained in its recent press release, within the name Adexa are implications of 'adaptability' and 'dexterity'. Adexa's collaborative planning solution, iCollaboration, helps companies adapt their operations to the new rules of e-business while Read More

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The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, typically require heavy customization in order to work. On the other hand, when project-oriented organizations turn to small off-the-shelf project-management solutions, these solutions are soon outgrown by the user company.

ppm vendors  Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations Smaller Vendors Can Still Provide Relevant Business Systems Part Three: Project Oriented Organizations P.J. Jakovljevic - January 26, 2005 Project Oriented Organizations Relevant Business Systems , ( http://www.relevant.com ), a privately-held San Ramon, CA-based provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that helps mid-size and large aerospace and defense (A&D), engineer-to-order (ETO), Read More