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Market’s only off-the-shelf portfolio management integration with a leading lifecycle management (ALM) environment creates a unified view of all development work for application development organizations

February 26, 2009 – Austin, Texas – Planview, the leading independent provider of enterprise-wide portfolio management solutions, today introduced Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest. The newest addition to the Planview OpenSuite product line, this is the industry’s first off-the-shelf integration that ties portfolio management to one of the market’s leading ALM solutions.

This offering is designed for IT organizations that want the benefits of one consolidated view into project, maintenance, and resource reporting. This enables them to better balance innovation and maintenance work, the demand pipelines for which historically reside in separate issue tracking systems and project systems.

“By delivering one view into demand, this new OpenSuite offering enables development organizations to boost productivity, improve prioritization, make development more predictable, ease reporting, and shorten development cycles,” said Patrick Tickle, executive vice president of products, Planview.

Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest integrates approved innovation and maintenance projects from Planview Enterprise Project Portfolio Management with project-level tasks, bugs, and issues in IBM Rational ClearQuest to create the unified view into development work these organizations demand.

This integration delivers benefits for developers and leadership of product organizations. Developers have one, centralized access point to all projects and work to which they are assigned, eliminating misprioritized effort and wasted time. Management can quickly communicate resource and project status and make informed decisions by having an overall picture of project health, and can more accurately plan for time spent on maintenance versus innovation work.

Supporting the Planview OpenSuite vision of interoperability in heterogeneous environments, Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest enables customers to leverage in-place technology investments while improving productivity. Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest represents the first of several Planview OpenSuite ALM integrations, and will be available in Q1 2009.

For more information about Planview OpenSuite, visit www.planview.com/opensuite.

About Planview
For 20 years, Planview has been advancing the discipline of portfolio management, helping our customers change the way they manage people and money to make better business decisions. With a singular focus on portfolio management, Planview is the only company that combines customer-driven software, unmatched domain expertise, and proven best practices to solve each customer’s unique business problems.

Planview Enterprise®, a market-leading portfolio management application suite, with Planview PRISMS®, the knowledge base for accelerating organizational change, delivers measurable business results for IT management, product development organizations and throughout the enterprise. As an independent, trusted partner, Planview is committed to interoperability with key management systems through the Planview OpenSuite integration product line. Industry leaders such as Citi, BP, and EDF, rely on Planview to drive revenue, mitigate risk, cut costs, create efficiencies, and ultimately give their businesses a competitive advantage. Privately held and consistently profitable, Planview is headquartered in Austin, Texas. With offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, the company supports customers in virtually every industry around the world. For more information, visit www.Planview.com.

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James Cooper
Ascendant Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 208 334 8041
Email: jcooper@ascendcomms.net

Daniela Thalmayr
Planview Europe
Tel: +49 721 9597 0
Email: dthalmayr@planview.eu

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