Changepoint’s Business Execution Management™ (BEM) Awarded ‘Best New Product of the Year – Enterprise’ By Best in Biz

BEM Enterprise Platform Recognized for Power to Significantly Improve Business Performance

By: Changepoint

We have great news to announce to round out our busy year of product innovation here at Changepoint. This week, our Business Execution Management™ (BEM) platform was awarded the bronze ‘Best New Product of the Year – Enterprise’ award by Best in Biz, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. BEM was selected for its ability to unite strategy and execution to significantly improve strategic business performance. To see how we stacked up for yourself check out the full list of this year’s winners at: http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2015-winners.

Over the last year, we’ve drastically expanded our traditional on-premise and hosted professional services automation (PSA) and project portfolio management (PPM) solutions through a series of acquisitions in order to create this first of its kind BEM Platform. BEM gives businesses like yours the power to unite strategy and execution for improved performance by seamlessly fusing together traditionally unconnected features and benefits of PSA, PPM, enterprise portfolio management (EPM), new product development (NPD), and application portfolio management (APM) software. BEM dispatches information in a way that’s relevant to each audience by managing “work layers” across portfolios, rather than independently within silos and spreadsheets. With it you’ll gain:

  • Visibility into business portfolios for effective decision-making and prioritization
  • The ability to monitor the impact of these decisions on the business as a whole
  • More efficient work planning and increased communication throughout the entire organization

To find out more about the Business Execution Management™ (BEM) Platform and how it can directly support your organizational priorities, visit the BEM overview page or contact us atchangepointsales@changepoint.com to request a demo. This Best in Biz award only further inspires us to keep innovating to provide you with the tools and resources you need to be competitive so pleaseFollow/Connect with us to share your ideas on what else we can create to help you be successful.

Changepoint Set to Help PMO Symposium Attendees Align Projects with Business Strategy

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Changepoint team as we’ve attended industry events across the globe from Las Vegas to Australia! Our next stop is Phoenix, Arizona to attend the PMO (Project Management Office) Symposium from November 8-11. While we’re there our General Manager of Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM), Paul Cramer, will host a special session on advancing the role and value of the PMO.

With more than 20-years of experience, Paul will share his veteran take on the evolving PMO role, while focusing on the widening sphere of influence project managers have. He’ll explain how this influence requires project managers to take on more responsibilities in order to support successful initiatives, including having to provide up-to-the-minute visibility into the full scope of each project’s impact and value, and the ability to compare new opportunities against organizational resources and capacity.

If you’ll be at the event, don’t miss Paul’s next-generation PPM insights, and learn new methods you can use to enhance project intake, alignment, and organizational capacity to benefit teams and stakeholders while furthering your organization’s goals:

Who: Paul Cramer, Changepoint General Manager of Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM)
What: PPM 3.0
When: Tuesday, November 10th from 8 to 8:30 a.m. MST
Where: PMO Symposium – Phoenix, AZ in Grand Canyon 10 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Throughout the symposium Paul Cramer and the Changepoint team will be available at booth #2 on the symposium’s exhibit floor. Stop by, meet the team, and have any of your questions about the session answered! You’ll also be able to demo the latest Daptiv PPM from Changepoint product updates, as well as the company’s Business Execution Management (BEM) platform, which is designed to help customers align strategy and execution for better business agility and increased performance.

You can find more details on Paul Cramer’s presentation here. Also, check out our live updates and prize information throughout the symposium on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook

Changepoint and Customer Keste Head to TSW 2015 Service Transformations

The Changepoint team is heading back to Las Vegas to attend Technology Services World (TSW) 2015 Service Transformations from October 19-21.

This year, we’re excited to have one of our customers in the booth with us sharing some trade secrets. Ken Judd, the CFO of Keste, will provide insightful advice in a special session entitled, CFO Confidential: Insider-Only Tips to Grow Your Customers, Your Company, and Your Career.

Ken, an award-winning CFO with years of strategic sales and marketing experience, will present the methods he uses to gain necessary information from a PSA solution to support and drive customer and business growth. Ken joined Keste in 2008, and since then he’s played a large role in drastically increasing the company’s revenue and workforce. Ken will share proven tips, tricks, and tactics for success, as well as a behind-the-scenes look into what drives a CFO and how attendees can learn to build a strong relationship with theirs.

If you’re planning to attend TSW 2015 Service Transformations be sure to check out Ken’s presentation:

Who: Ken Judd, CFO at Keste
What: CFO Confidential: Insider-Only Tips to Grow Your Customers, Your Company, and Your Career
When: Tuesday, October 20, 9:45 to 10:45am
Where: ARIA Resort & Casino in Bristlecone 7

Afterward, Ken and the Changepoint team will be available at booth #17 on the exhibit floor to answer any questions. Stop by our booth! Say hello, and find out about Changepoint’s PSA solution, and how it ties into our recently launched Business Execution Management (BEM) Platform, which is helping organizations unite business silos, increase transparency, and connect planning and execution decisions.

You can find more details on Ken Judd’s presentation here. Also, keep an eye out for live updates and prize information throughout the conference on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

Changepoint Announces New Business Execution Management Platform

Today is an exciting day for the Changepoint team as we officially launch our new Business Execution Management™ (BEM) Platform, which allows customers to connect strategy with execution, become more agile, and improve organizational performance. We designed this platform with the understanding that technologies, industries, and organizations are ever-changing while most business processes are unable to keep up with new challenges and needs. In fact, the 2014 Society for Information Management IT Key Issues and Trends Study reported that business alignment and agility are among the top five IT management concerns. Therefore, BEM was created to be flexible enough for executives to keep strategy and execution continuously aligned throughout organizational changes.

The technology behind this platform connects the robust solutions you’re already familiar with to provide new levels of visibility and strategic insight, including project portfolio management (PPM), enterprise portfolio management (EPM), and professional services automation (PSA). Rather than viewing and managing projects and initiatives independently within silos and spreadsheets, customers using the BEM Platform are able view real-time status updates for their technology, business, project, human capital, and other portfolios in one comprehensive view.

One of the many key benefits BEM provides is support for strategic planning and analysis. BEM does this by providing users with the strategic oversight and insight necessary to realize the downstream impacts of decisions, updates, and changes going on in separate departments. To do this BEM uses key EPM functionalities to develop a map of the enterprise, while connecting IT and business for real-time analysis of project, resource, and asset performance, as well as the interrelationships that exist across portfolios.

To learn more about the other three major benefits of this platform, and to hear what one of our customers has to say about it, check out the official press release. You can also Follow/Connect with us for live updates as we unveil the BEM Platform at Gartner’s 2015 Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, FL this week.

Precor Whips IT Project Management into Shape and Increases Productivity with Daptiv PPM by Changepoint

The Business Problem Precor Solved with Daptiv PPM
Precor is a leading home and commercial fitness equipment manufacturer and subsidiary of the world’s largest sports equipment company, Amer Sports Corporation. The company designs and builds its products paying special attention to natural motion, science, and engineering. With this approach, Precor aims to continue revolutionizing the home and commercial fitness industry with innovative product categories, such as, EFX® Elliptical, Adaptive Motion Trainer® “AMT®” and Preva® Networked Fitness.

Since Precor is a subsidiary of a larger sports equipment company, Amer Sports, it’s crucial that its Systems Applications and Products (SAP) team is able to map projects back to the larger business goals of its parent company. In addition, and simultaneously, the team must also field and prioritize project requests at a local level. While this close alignment enables Precor to produce leading-edge equipment, it also creates a unique set of challenges. Before Daptiv Project Portfolio Management (PPM) by Changepoint, Precor’s SAP team relied on a multitude of disjointed tools to manage requests and projects, such as Excel, PowerPoint, and a Request for Change database. This method of tracking proved to be inefficient and was unable to provide accurate real-time data. In order to overcome these informational gaps and enable strategic decision-making regarding project prioritization and initiation, Precor’s business leaders set out to implement a PPM solution.

Precor selected Daptiv PPM for the following reasons:

  • Flexible tracking and reporting of project data on a project-by-project and resource-by-resource basis
  • The solution’s ability to replace all disparate tools, increasing visibility and enabling strategic project prioritization, initiations, and timing
  • Intuitive user experience allowed team members to succeed in project management roles without taking attention away from core responsibilities

Daptiv PPM Shapes-Up Precor’s Strategic Project Prioritization
Since deploying Daptiv PPM, Precor’s SAP team has dramatically improved its once complicated process of organizing and completing project requests. Because the solution provides real-time views across project portfolios, the team is able to identify top-priority projects and make strategic decisions regarding timing, while mapping back to business goals. Daptiv PPM’s highly configurable reporting features have also enabled the entire team to view and discuss each facet of a project which has fostered a more collaborative approach to ensuring project health.

Additionally, because the team has been able to save valuable data on each project completed within Daptiv PPM, they can make more efficient and accurate decisions on future projects regarding time, cost, and resources. “Continually reinventing the same process makes it nearly impossible to achieve any kind of economy of scale or efficiency. Daptiv PPM stores the invaluable data we’ve collected during past projects and takes things a step further by providing a template approach to new initiatives which allows for constant improvement with every new project,” said Clinton Pawlick, Precor’s Senior Application Delivery Manager.

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