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London – 22nd May 2003: PlanView, the leader in integrated portfolio, project and resource management and processes web software is the only vendor to receive “strong functionality” across all categories of comparison in Giga Information Group’s recent report on project portfolio management (PPM).

The report Processes and Tools: The Nuts and Bolts of Project Portfolio Management by analyst Margo Visitacion, covers the 14 top PPM vendor's tools in its comparison. The tools are assessed for the most vital functions required for a successful PPM implementation including: inventory, tactical analytics, strategic analytics, integrated budgeting, resource forecasting, graphic reporting, configurable metrics, integrated PM planning, and integrated methodology.

The report also provides advice on getting the most benefit from PPM, and the process of PPM.

According to Margo Visitacion she states, Giga believes that companies placing equal or stronger emphasis on PPM will reap greater benefits, with cost savings of 25 per cent to 45 per cent, by reducing redundant work, making better informed decisions and allocating resources more efficiently.

Commenting on the report, Andrew Miller, Managing Director UK & Ireland said:
“Giga’s findings are testament to PlanView’s vision. Our portfolio management solution gives managers accurate information to help them prioritise work, identify resource capacity, quickly re-deploy resources, optimise return on investments, and support investment decision making.”
Copies of the report ‘Processes and Tools: The Nuts and Bolts of Project Portfolio Management’ can be downloaded from

www.planview.com/news_giga_vendor.asp

About PlanView

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 www.planview.com for more information or PlanView’s portal site at www.myplanview.com.

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PlanView is a registered trademark of PlanView Inc. All other trademarks are acknowledged.

Contacts
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020 8286 0654
Watch PR
Camille@watchpr.com

Victoria Edwards
0118 903 6717
PlanView UK
vedwards@planview.com


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