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Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for UMT360 for SharePoint 2010

Written by Alexandra Schiopu on January 2nd, 2015 at 1:12 am

Release Announcement – Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) for UMT360 for SharePoint 2010

We are pleased to announce the release of the UMT360 for SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Update 2 (CU2). UMT strongly recommends that you test this in a non-production environment first before applying in production.

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UMT360 Named Microsoft 2014 Partner of the Year Finalist

Written by Ben Chamberlain on May 28th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

UMT360 is pleased to be named a finalist in Microsoft’s 2014 Partner of the Year Awards which celebrate top Microsoft partners that solve customer challenges with creative technology solutions.  Microsoft received more than 3200 nominations for the 46 awards.  UMT360 has been named either a winner or finalist in the Partner of the Year Awards in each of the past five years.   Click here to read more about UMT360 and the Partner of the Year Awards.

Three Hurdles to Benefits Realization

Written by Ben Chamberlain on March 25th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

A recent UMT360 webinar on Project and Portfolio Financial Controls for Project Server included discussion of the need for a benefits realization framework.  It’s a topic of intense interest as businesses focus on getting the most out of their investments. Executives want to be assured that they’re getting 100% of the benefits promised and that those benefits are being delivered when expected. So, what’s keeping businesses from realizing benefits?

In working with clients over the years, UMT360 has seen clear themes emerge as to why businesses fail to achieve investment benefits. Most seem to face three main hurdles.

  1. Stakeholder Involvement, Commitment and Engagement
    In many cases, once a project is funded, no one is responsible for benefits realization. There has to be accountability, a clear vision and agreement on objectives.
  2. Lack of a Proven Benefits Realization Process
    No one understands how to manage the benefits lifecycle or there’s a lack of management support for a formal benefits realization process.
  3. Uncertainty
    Market conditions, scope and resources change along with the inherent challenges associated with defining and managing soft or non-financial benefits.

Benefits realization is key to ensuring businesses get the expected payoff from investments. Learn more about how to get started with Benefits Realization by reading UMT360 CEO Mike Gruia’s white paper The Benefits Realization Crisis.  Click here to download.   Did you miss the webinar?  Click here to view it and learn how Adding Project and Portfolio Financial Controls to Microsoft Project Server can help you realize more ROI from your PPM investment.

Project & Portfolio Financial Controls for Microsoft Project Server

Written by Ben Chamberlain on March 21st, 2014 at 8:00 am

In March, UMT360’s Chief Product and Marketing Officer Ben Chamberlain presented a webinar showing Project Server customers how UMT360 can help them gain complete financial intelligence across their project portfolios and increase ROI.   Ben discussed how UMT360 helps eliminate the need for Excel and standardizes investment governance controls across the PPM lifecycle, streamlines capital planning, and helps build stronger business cases and a benefits realization framework.  Click here to view this complimentary webinar for Microsoft Project Server customers.  UMT360 is built on the SharePoint platform and is the only enterprise portfolio management solution to provide seamless integration with Project Server.



Save the Date – Upcoming UMT360 Webinars on Getting More Value from Your Portfolio

Written by Ben Chamberlain on February 21st, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Registration has just opened for two upcoming UMT360 webinars.  Register today and learn how to deliver more value for your organization.

Save the Date for an April 15th webinar on Going Beyond PPM by Embracing Enterprise Portfolio Management.  Registration will open soon.