Changepoint Heads to UK Gartner PPM Summit with Customer Austrian Airlines

It’s been an event filled week for the Changepoint team! We just spent the week in Texas, and had a great time at Gartner’s PPM & IT Governance Summit and at the Enterprise Architecture Summit. Right now we’re packing up and getting ready for some international fun at Gartner’s PPM & IT Governance Summit in the UK – We’ll be at the Lancaster London from June 8-9th. While there we’ll be offering game-changing advice from industry experts and a long-time customer in two great sessions entitled, Is the Glass Half-Full? Implementing PPM without Management Support, and Enterprise Performance Management and Building a Closed Loop of Portfolios.

At the Summit, Changepoint PPM experts Alan Crean and Vange Yianni will kick things off on Tuesday morning by demonstrating new ways to identify dynamic and contextual relationships across enterprise portfolios by connecting information in new ways. They’ll provide steps attendees can use to align business strategy and planning in real-time for more confident decision-making and portfolio improvements. After Alan and Vange’s presentation the great insights will keep coming as Ulrich Aigner, of Changepoint customer Austrian Airlines, reveals proven tips for implementing PPM without management support.

If you’re planning to attend the UK PPM & IT Governance summit we’d love to see you at our booth (P1). We’ll be providing tips, tricks, and insights for building a closed loop of portfolios to increase enterprise intelligence and oversight throughout the event. Be sure to stop by and check out product demonstrations, sign up for prizes, or just chat with the team.

You can find more details on Alan, Vange, and Ulrich’s presentations here. Also, keep an eye out for updates and prize information throughout the conference on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

Changepoint Is the Only Vendor to Be Placed in Both 2015 Gartner IT PPM Magic Quadrants

We’re proud to announce that Changepoint is the only vendor included in both of Gartner’s recent PPM Magic Quadrants. Our Daptiv PPM product was recognized as a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, Worldwide for the fourth consecutive year. At the same time, our Changepoint PPM solution was positioned the furthest for completeness of vision in the Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s new MQ for IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, Worldwide.

We see our exclusive inclusion in both quadrants as reaffirming the unique breadth and depth our solution offers customers, especially when compared to other vendors. In our view, these reports display how we’re exceeding our competitors in providing unique multi-domain capabilities that meet a variety of customer needs and deliver unparalleled visibility into project, program, and portfolio execution, as well as the ability to measure progress against key business priorities.

Gartner is a leading technology research and analyst firm, whose Magic Quadrant reports set the world-renowned standard in IT and business communities for their objective and thorough analyses and evaluations of technology products and services. Each year, Gartner analysts determine which companies are placed in their Magic Quadrant reports by evaluating business viability criteria and standards. The vendors that make it into these prestigious reports are then assessed based on market, product, customer, and financial performance. This process results in an industry specific Magic Quadrant that places qualifying vendors based on each company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute. These reports breakout each vendor’s strengths and cautions as well as other relevant conclusions related to market trends and the considerations of companies evaluating a purchase in the product category.

We recognize right now organizations are evolving their approaches to strategic planning and actively seeking more holistic visibility across all their portfolios. During Changepoint’s expansion over the last year, including the acquisitions of both Daptiv and barometerIT, we’ve demonstrated a relentless commitment to building a solution platform that incorporates innovative answers to these latest shifts in the PPM industry in order to meet the broadest set of customer demands. In the coming months you can expect us to further this momentum by continuing to grow our cutting-edge solutions in relevant ways that provide unparalleled visibility into business processes and enable customers to improve outcomes and performance.

To see for yourself how Changepoint stacked up against the competition, you can download both full Gartner reports for free online:
Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, Worldwidex

Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, Worldwide

 

Just in Time for Memorial Day Gartner Releases Both IT PPM Magic Quadrants

We’re proud to announce that Changepoint is the only vendor that placed in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, and the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, Worldwide – and the timing couldn’t be better!

Just in case you needed a bit of reading material for your family barbeque or that beach chair while soaking up the sun, you’ll have full access to the Gartner MQ reports right here all weekend to keep you busy. If Gartner report reading isn’t in the cards for you this weekend, and you can hold out till Tuesday, we’ll have even more information for you then.  We Salute our Troops and hope you have a great weekend!

Weekend Reading Materials:

Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, Worldwide

Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, Worldwide

Welcome barometerIT to the Changepoint Family!

By Mark Upson, Changepoint President

Today I am excited to announce barometerIT is the newest addition to Changepoint’s solution platform. Acquiring barometerIT allows us to strategically build upon our solid foundation of project portfolio management (PPM) and professional services automation (PSA) by adding strategic planning and portfolio analysis abilities to the Changepoint suite of business solutions. This added capability to offer strategic portfolio planning and analysis, paired with PSA/PPM allows us to bring an increased level of value to customers, as well as to the employees and partners of both companies.

barometerIT’s solution has been proven to deliver impactful results in weeks, as compared to the months and years typically expended in corporate enterprise architecture initiatives. Because of this innovative approach in achieving cross portfolio enterprise intelligence, the Minneapolis -based company has earned the attention and praise of industry experts with recognition as a “Visionary” in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis and as a Gartner 2014 ”Cool Vendor.”

This acquisition is great news for new and existing Changepoint customers as together these solutions will enable you to…

  • Easily map complex relationships across project, application, technology, service and other business-critical portfolios
  • Audit enterprise portfolios for security, end of life, and compliance risk
  • Identify business and investment risks/redundancies before they have severe downstream impacts to the organization
  • Better track and migrate IT spending from sustainment to innovation
  • Continually rationalize investments and align (or re-align) initiatives/performance with objectives
  • Facilitate better organizational effectiveness by providing up-to-date and accurate visibility into resource, application and technology models across systems with complex interdependencies

Pairing these solutions into an integrated business execution management platform will provide you with leading edge enterprise portfolio management capabilities that deliver an up-to-the-minute blueprint of your business and IT portfolio investments, and the tools to optimize performance while eliminating redundant costs. We’re looking forward to bringing this new offering to market, and I’m confident the acquisition of barometerIT will significantly grow our capabilities, bringing  Changepoint client satisfaction and value to all-time highs.

You can follow this acquisition online and learn more about additional benefits in the coming days (@Daptiv@_Changepoint, and @barometerit). For more information please view the official press release here.

 

Daptiv PPM by Changepoint Aids VitalityHealth’s Project Management Office

The Problem Daptiv PPM by Changepoint Helped Solve

VitalityHealth is a highly innovative private medical insurance organization in the United Kingdom. The company launched in October 2004 in response to a growing need for consumer-directed private medical insurance products in the UK.

Because the company operates in the heavily regulated Healthcare industry with changing government strategy, policies, and multiple audit requirements, VitalityHealth was in need of dynamic project portfolio management that would ensure they tracked and met these changing requirements at the project level without adding excessive time and cost. After tiring of trying to make sense of unorganized data from many disparate tools, VitalityHealth wanted to keep its focus on servicing clients and opted to examine several SaaS-based project management solutions.

In the end, they chose the Daptiv PPM project management solution by Changepoint for three essential reasons:

  1. Daptiv PPM’s ability to create real-time reports and dashboards that closely align with VitalityHealth’s business model to monitor and measure what truly matters to their business.
  2. Daptiv PPM’s smooth and seamless integration with existing business applications so relevant data could be incorporated or added as needed.
  3. The consistent and accurate capacity planning capabilities Daptiv PPM offers across a growing portfolio projects for improved visibility and management of project resourcing.

ROI & Top Takeaways from Daptiv PPM by Changepoint Technology

VitalityHealth now has an enhanced portfolio management process for improved decision-making, accountability and scalability of project management initiatives. Thanks to Daptiv PPM, it’s now easier for VitalityHealth to do health checks, and manage costs and time better, as Daptiv PPM acts as a transparent enabler to identifying savings opportunities.

VitalityHealth is now easily able to manage all projects and better allocate a growing number of employees across various tasks – enabling greater visibility into project status, performance, and benefits across the portfolio.

Additional results included increases in clarity and communication among their staff of project managers and delivery teams and a decrease in overall cost, which was largely due to the efficiencies and streamlining that is offered through the Daptiv PPM SaaS-based tool.

“The fact that Daptiv PPM by Changepoint was SaaS-based, friendly, and highly configurable was a critical advantage for our business,” said VitalityHealth’s PMO Analyst, Mohamed Salah. “We started researching PPM options two years back. We short-listed four PPM vendors initially and eventually decided to move ahead with Changepoint, as its tools addressed all our functional needs and is very adaptable.  We didn’t have to change the way we work to make it work for us.”

For more detailed information on VitalityHealth’s usage of Daptiv PPM view the full case study or official press release.  For live updates: Follow / Like / Connect