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UMT360 Seamlessly Extends Project Server

Written by Ben Chamberlain on April 1st, 2014 at 9:33 am

Built on SharePoint, UMT360 is the only Enterprise Portfolio Management solution offering seamless integration with Project Server.   Our customers who also use Project Server  have found that UMT360 is helping them get more from their PPM.

“We wanted one source of information; we wanted a common language; we wanted to be global; and we wanted to integrate and align our business better.”  -Sudanese Spence, IT Director, Global Portfolio Management Office, AGCO

“UMT360 brings greater financial clarity to Microsoft Project Server that’s not out of the box.”  -Rob Morrison, IT Project Manager, ConocoPhillips

“UMT360 has consistently produced innovative products that help organizations transform their business and gain even more value from their Microsoft platform investment.  UMT360 helps Microsoft customers gain financial transparency across their project, program and asset portfolios and collaborate to improve investment decisions.”  -Ludovic Hauduc, Director of Development, Microsoft Project Server

Cick here to learn  more about how UMT360 helps companies get more ROI from their Project and Portfolio Management investment – Financial Intelligence, Application Portfolios and IT Business Management.   UMT360’s Chief Product and Marketing Officer Ben Chamberlain recently discussed how UMT360 is helping businesses establish a benefits realization framework to effectively track the actual value delivered across the investment portfolio, drive accountability and encourage realistic estimates.  Click here to see the solution in action.

UMT360 Provides a Better View of Project Financials

Written by Ben Chamberlain on March 31st, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Fortune 500 manufacturer of agricultural and farming equipment, AGCO, was having trouble base-lining their portfolio every year.  The issues associated with identifying just what they had in their portfolio sent the company in search of an enterprise PPM solution.   For portfolio management, they had been relying on what amounted to an Excel dump of the data; issues and risks were maintained in Excel but didn’t connect to the portfolio, and reporting was done in in PowerPoint requiring project managers to spend countless hours score-carding and updating PowerPoints for various audiences.

AGCO selected Microsoft Project Server for its PPM with UMT360 on top of it to address two key priorities – providing the financial management and configurable workflows they needed.  UMT360 also provided them with a range of new capabilities including robust investment management, aggregation, project budget/forecast/actuals, benefits planning and realization, data import, change management and financial reporting.  The company says with the visibility UMT360 provides, it’s been able to dramatically enhance its understanding of project financials and, of particular interest to the CIO, is the portfolio view that includes all projects with the ability to filter the data in numerous ways such as by cost or region.  They’re now focusing on applying some of new capabilities that came with UMT360 such as benefits management.  Click here to read more about AGCO’s experience.

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How UMT360 Helps AGCO Capture & Track Financials

Written by Ben Chamberlain on January 24th, 2014 at 10:33 am

Sudanese SpenceWhen it came time to look at ways to manage its project portfolio including a comprehensive financial lifecycle, American agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO decided to go with Microsoft Project Server and UMT.  The company’s Director of the Global Portfolio Management Office Sudanese Spence will discuss the roadmap she used to select those solutions to implement Enterprise PPM at AGCO during the Microsoft Project Conference in Anaheim early next month.

Spence says UMT360 helps the company look across their portfolio of projects to capture and track project financials, and compare forecasts and actuals against financials approved.

“We also use UMT360 to take point in time copies of our projects and to compare data on a month by month basis to identify project slippages to budget and cost.  Overall, the data captured through UMT360 allows our PMO to generate project scorecards and portfolio reports for senior IT management.”

Attending the conference?  Check out her breakout session on Tuesday, February 4th at 1:45pm in Room 207A.