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BMC to Offer Market-Leading Planview Enterprise As An Integrated BSM Solution Through MarketZone Program

BOSTON, MA – June 19, 2007 – Planview, the leading independent provider of IT portfolio management solutions, today announced at the Gartner Project & Portfolio Management Summit a global, strategic relationship with BMC Software to offer joint solutions that integrate the Planview Enterprise portfolio management application suite with BMC’s market-leading Business Service Management (BSM) solutions. Planview-BMC solutions will be sold by BMC Software’s global sales force and reseller channels under the BMC Software MarketZone program.

BMC and Planview will address the fundamental IT management challenge of increasing and demonstrating the value of IT to the business. By automating Project and Portfolio Management within a Business Service Management architecture, IT executives will gain consolidated management of business demand and IT activity for the creation, enhancement, delivery and support of business services.

“Demand on IT organisations continues to grow at a dramatic rate. This increasing demand manifests itself in the form of initiatives and projects in IT organisations, and as incidents, changes, assets and service requests in operations and support organisations,” said Patrick Tickle, CMO of Planview. “The integration of Planview’s strengths in demand, resource and financial management with the BMC’s Business Service Management strengths in ITIL service management and IT operations has the potential to provide IT organisations with unparalleled breadth for managing IT from the perspective of the business.”

“Customers are looking for ways to expand on the success of their initial BSM implementations in IT operations and support. The partnership between BMC and Planview accomplishes just that,” said Fred Johannessen, vice president, Technology Alliance and MarketZone, BMC. “By combining BMC’s BSM approach and Planview’s Project and Portfolio Management solution, customers will be able to streamline the IT value chain across service development, delivery and support. Together, BMC and Planview will provide leading solutions and expertise to help customers achieve quick ROI and long-term strategic business value through IT.”

The integrated software solutions will use business service priorities to better govern investment, prioritisation and coordination of IT staff and assets across application development, service support and datacenter operations. The two companies will extend Planview Enterprise current integrations to the BMC Remedy IT Service Management suite. New integrations will include deeper interoperability between the demand, resource and financial management of Planview Enterprise and the BMC Remedy Change Management, BMC Atrium Configuration Management Database (CMDB), BMC Service Request Management and BMC Service Catalog solutions. Initial implementations are expected to focus on consolidating analysis of IT staff time and management of initiatives and projects across the business service lifecycle, from development to operations and support.

BMC is recognised as the leader in Business Service Management providing solutions that span enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. BMC solutions are used by more than 15,000 customers worldwide, with Fortune 500 companies comprising more than 80 percent of its customer base.
About Planview
Since 1989, Planview has been a market leader and trusted partner in providing comprehensive portfolio management solutions. Planview Enterprise®, the company's leading performance management platform, combines project and portfolio management software with adaptive best practices, Planview PRISMS®, to provide unprecedented visibility into total IT spending. By integrating the business process management of strategies, services, and projects within a single, Web-based solution, Planview empowers organisations to achieve greater levels of control over their ever-changing environment by dynamically managing money, resources, and capacities. Industry leaders such as Citigroup, Allianz, EDF and the US Department of Transportation, partner with Planview to achieve their strategic business goals. Headquartered in Austin Texas, with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific, Planview supports more than 500 customers in virtually every industry. Planview is privately held and has been profitable for over a decade. For more information visit www.Planview.com
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