PlanView 'Maximizes the Business Value of IT' (New ITIL Service Portfolio Management Component)

PlanView, Inc., a provider of portfolio management solutions, today announced PlanView Enterprise TM, a comprehensive IT portfolio management solution that seeks to maximize the business value of IT. Accordint to the company, PlanView Enterprise empowers organizations to make critical decisions by balancing all IT resources – including people, funds, assets and processes – with overall business objectives.

The company provided the following additional details on each component of PlanView Enterprise:

Enterprise Portfolio Management – Gives decision makers real-time intelligence on IT resource capacity, including staff and financial investments. Enterprise portfolio management uses investment analysis to prioritize strategies and ensure that they are aligned with existing IT resources. Through high-level dashboard capabilities, executives gain visibility into the efforts that consume IT spending. The end result is improved decision-making – and greater returns – on future investments.

Project Portfolio Management – Gives project and resource managers unparalleled management and control capabilities, enhanced insight and drill-down views into project and resource portfolios enterprise-wide. Cross-project dependencies are clearly defined, and redundant work can be identified and eliminated. Project portfolio management provides project managers with tools to help them scope and estimate work, collaborate with resource managers, mitigate risks and link work with strategic lifecycles.

Service Portfolio Management – Gives IT and business staff tools for financial planning, service topology and asset inventory to facilitate service delivery to the business. PlanView uses the Information Technology Information Library (ITIL) standards as the foundation for IT service delivery. The result defines the total cost of the resources; labor, contracts and assets to deliver IT services to the business.

PRISMS – PRISMS is a set of adaptive IT management best practices that enable customers to achieve improved process maturity in seven key areas. The solution allows companies to define, measure, analyze, improve and control technology services. PRISMS offers four different delivery mechanisms; documentation, software, onsite services and an online expert community. PlanView's Process Delivery Center, a configurable infrastructure, further enables organizations to tailor PRISMS best practices to their requirements. It is an agile set of best practices reflective of the uniqueness of each organization.

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