London – 24th March 2003: — PlanView, Inc., the world leader in integrated portfolio, resource and project management solutions, launched its Version 7.3 at the Gartner West Symposium and ITxpo2003 in San Diego, California today.
PlanView Portfolio Management Version 7.3 delivers an integrated governance model, strategic management and resource & work management. The governance model is mature, proven management processes for picking the right work and using resources productively. Strategic Management is defining, scoring and prioritising investment opportunities to pick the right work and measure performance. Resource & Work Management is planning and managing how resources are assigned to getting projects done. The results are an integrated approach to managing risks and containing costs.
New portfolio portals deliver investment and performance information directly to the desktop of the right person. PlanView PrismsTM real-time business processes are extended to include investment stage/gates and dynamically built investment and project lifecycles.
New resource and work management features include an enhanced web-based time and expense billing module and a new resource manager’s portal to supply real-time information on overloads, staff availability, unfulfilled requirements, group performance and more.
“Our studies show that improving the governance model can offer real productivity improvements in IS/IT organisations,” said Matt Light, Research Director with Gartner Inc.
"Planning the right portfolio of IT projects can be done better using suitable applications — some of which can also enable improved resource utilisation as well as better budget management and real-time risk management, all yielding a significant return on investment."
“PlanView has a successful history in resource and project management.” said PlanView CEO and Founder, Patrick Durbin. “It is a natural extension for us to move into strategic business management and to address investment analysis. We understand the metrics needed to rank, score and prioritise investment opportunities and the performance information that keep investment owners informed.”
PlanView Portfolio Management Version 7.3 includes:
Investment Management - Rich investment management functions use an investment model to rank and score investment opportunities, with an Investment Owner having varying levels of control via an Investment Portfolio portal, and a Portfolio Performance Portal for stakeholders and managers.
PrismsTM Real-time Business Processes - PlanView's mature and repeatable business processes to define a governance model for turning ideas into valuable assets now include investment management to mitigate project risks and enhance investment performance through an integrated investment and project stage/gate process.
Expanded & Enhanced PlanView Portals – Three new PlanView portals support real-time enterprises and adaptive workspaces for investment owners, portfolio and resource managers: an Investment Portfolio Portal, a Performance Portfolio Portal and a Resource Portal.
Enhanced Resource Capacity Planning – A new PlanView Resource Portal provides real-time staff and contractor metrics, analytics, as well as real-time usage and capacity information, while Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) conversions let organisations do true resource capacity planning, including part-time and contract workers; plus much more.
Dynamic Project Lifecycles - Easily build and tailor flexible lifecycles as projects move from Ideas to Assets— with new PlanView Stage/Gates processes that allow an organisation's process architects to build custom interactive screens that lead the appropriate roles through the lifecycle and dynamically redirect the project steps based on the information collected.
Tracking Investment Costs & Benefits – Expanded, powerful tools to manage and track the time phased cost and benefits of projects and products.
Enhanced Web-based Time and Expense Billing module adds pay codes to meet international standards and the most stringent U.S. state standards for time collection.
Full-text search added to the content management functions.
Improved multi-project what-if analysis to evaluate the possible impact across projects of changes, risks and issues.
Availability of Version 7.3:
PlanView solutions are defined by user role, base products and premium products. User roles define security and access rights to software functions. The base products include the Prisms process library and software infrastructure. Premium products supply additional optional functionality. PlanView Portfolio Management Version 7.3 is licensed by the role, plus base and premium products. Customers now also have the option to implement strategic management or resource & work management, with an upgrade path to complete portfolio management. PlanView Portfolio Management Version 7.3 in English is available in June, 2003. Version 7.3 in French, German and Italian is available in September, 2003.
About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
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PlanView Web Software is unique in that it allows an organisation to manage its work based on the availability and skills of its people, both present and projected, including contractors and other outsourced staff. Founded in 1989, PlanView Inc. is the world leader in integrated project, service and resource management software and services to Global 3000 organisations. Allianz, Allied Irish Bank, Baltimore Life, BancTec, Discover Financials, Katun Corp., National City Insurance, Pfizer, Reuters, Wausau Benefits, Zurich North America, and others make up the over 350 clients who have licensed more than 200,000 copies of PlanView software. The company has headquarters in Austin, Texas, with field offices across the US, in Germany, the UK, Italy, Benelux and France. PlanView is privately held, financially conservative, and has enjoyed ten straight years of profitability and increasing revenue.
PlanView (UK) Ltd has its headquarters in Reading, Berkshire and operates throughout the UK and Ireland. Visit http://www.planview.com for more information or PlanView’s portal site at
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