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Delivers out-of-the-box connectivity between portfolio management and 200+ enterprise applications and enables rapid integrations into in-house developed systems

22 June, 2009 – London, UK – Planview, the leading independent provider of enterprise-wide portfolio management solutions, today introduced the Planview OpenSuite™ Interoperability Platform. This platform delivers out-of-the-box connectivity between Planview Enterprise and 200+ enterprise applications and enables custom integrations with in-house developed systems. The platform accelerates integrations and cuts risk, cost, and complexity from the integration process, reducing integrations to a mapping exercise that can be performed by a business analyst rather than by key technical resources.

The Planview OpenSuite Interoperability Platform delivers out-of-the-box connectors, including those for:

• Applications – including SAP applications; Oracle applications, Siebel CRM, and PeopleSoft ERP; Salesforce; Microsoft Great Plains and Dynamics; Peachtree; Sage CRM SalesLogix
• Databases – including Oracle; IBM DB2; Informix; MySQL; Microsoft SQLServer and Access; Sybase ASE; Teradata
• File Types – including ASCII and Mac ASCII; Microsoft Excel and Word; WordPerfect; Visual dBase; FoxPro; IBM Lotus; dBase
• Technologies – including Email; Email Attachments; FTP; HTTP/S; HTML; Oracle AQ and BPEL; SGML; SOAP; XML;
• Legacy – including COBOL; Binary; C-tree; QSAM; Tape Drive Sequential
• Retail Standards – including EDI and EDIFACT; TRADACOM
• Healthcare and Insurance Standards – including HL7; UB92-NSF; HCFA 1500-NSF; ACORD

The company believes the time is ideal for the capabilities enabled by Planview OpenSuite Interoperability Platform. According to the Gartner report, Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, “Contemporary pressures are leading to an increased investment in data integration in all industries and geographic regions. Business drivers, such as the imperative for speed to market and agility to change business processes and models, are forcing organizations to manage their data assets differently. Simplification of processes and the IT infrastructure are necessary to achieve transparency, and transparency requires a consistent and complete view of the data, which represents the performance and operation of the business.”1

With a long history of enabling easy integrations between Planview Enterprise and other key systems, the Planview OpenSuite Interoperability Platform represents the next phase of the Planview approach to integration. With out-of-the-box connectivity, Planview customers can leverage information in their disparate systems to make informed decisions without dedicating scarce technical resources to the often arduous task of integration. Additionally, the Platform saves and stores all design metadata in an open XML-based design repository, supporting customer requirements for value by allowing for fast and easy interchange and reuse of integration design elements across the organization.

“This platform is an extension of the Planview OpenSuite customer-focused value proposition of making integration within heterogeneous environments attainable, easy, and affordable,” said Patrick Tickle, executive vice president of products, Planview. “Our customers have robust infrastructures with many critical systems – PPM, ERP, CRM, cutting-edge and legacy, on-premise and SaaS – but what management really needs to know is if enough people and money are available to execute company strategy. Now, they have feature-rich, highly configurable, and easy to use data integration software that makes it lets them offer exactly that transparency.”

The Planview OpenSuite Interoperability Platform will be available in June 2009. For more information, contact

1 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Ted Friedman, Mark A. Beyer and Andreas Bitterer, Gartner, September 22, 2008


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


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