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How UMT360 Helps AGCO Capture & Track Financials

When 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 ...

It’s time to venture beyond PPM!

UMT360 is gearing up for the Microsoft Project Conference early next month in Anaheim.  Among the most anticipated UMT360 presentations is a discussion about organizations making the move from PPM to Enterprise Portfolio Management. UMT360 Chief Product and Marketing Officer Ben Chamberlain and UMT360 President Catalin Olteanu will show how UMT360 is helping our customers ...

Gartner & UMT360 Discuss Most Important 2014 PPM Trends

UMT360 invites attendees of the Microsoft Project Conference in Anaheim next month to attend a session when we’ll be joined by Gartner Research VP Donna Fitzgerald to discuss the Most Important PPM Trends for 2014. Gartner has identified significant PPM changes underway and will share insight into how you can leverage them for success. Donna ...

See you at the Microsoft Project Conference in Anaheim.

UMT360 is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2014 Microsoft Project Conference being held in Anaheim next month.  We’ll be speaking with Microsoft customers about how UMT360 is increasing the value businesses get from their existing PPM investment.   UMT360 is currently the only Enterprise Portfolio Management solution on the market built on ...

Ushering in 2014 & Your Application Spend

As we ring in 2014, IT spending is on its way up.  Gartner is forecasting a 3.1% increase in worldwide IT spending this year taking it to an estimated $3.8 trillion.  Also on the rise, the amount of software budgets dedicated to applications.  In a Gartner enterprise IT spending study last year, respondents indicated the ...

UMT360 for Project Server Data Sheet Now Available

Built on the Microsoft SharePoint Server, UMT360 helps companies get more value from their Project Server investments.  It helps companies digitalize investment planning and controls to gain complete financial transparency across their project and program portfolios.  Check out the new UMT360 Data Sheet  – Project and Portfolio Financial Intelligence for Microsoft Project Server.  If you ...

Planning for a Stronger PPM in 2014

As we wrap up 2013 and start to think about our plans for 2014, it’s time for businesses to take a look at their PPM and consider how it can be improved for the new year.  In a recent UMT360 video, our Chief Product and Marketing Officer Ben Chamberlain was joined by featured Gartner Analyst ...

UMT Positioned as Visionary in Gartner® IIPA Magic Quadrant™

UMT has been positioned as a Visionary in Gartner’s newly released 2013 Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis (IIPA) Magic Quadrant.  Visionaries are described as demonstrating a strong vision for innovative thinking around holistic, configurable IT portfolio management. UMT360 CEO Mike Gruia said, “we are pleased to be recognized in this report as we have worked to ...

How PFI helps align IT spending with corporate strategy.

When Frank La Rocca was named VP at a major northeastern utility company, the CFO and COO told him they wanted to ensure that IT spending was aligned with corporate strategy.  It’s a goal that has stayed in the back of his mind ever since – the need to understand or measure the alignment factor.  ...

PPM & Benefits Realization

In his recent UMT360 webinar, Benefits Realization:  Unleashing the Power of the PMO, Frank La Rocca, the Director of Business Improvement Services in Con Edison’s Finance Organization, shared a benefits realization solution to effectively track the actual value delivered across the investment portfolio.  To ensure you’re realizing planned benefits, La Rocca said organizations should have ...

Why organizations need more from portfolio management.

In a UMT360 webcast, an industry analyst said that business leaders are now “reaching out to the market again looking for independent portfolio management functionality that will allow them to justify new investments and justify the redistribution especially of funds in order to exploit new business opportunities.”   Today, it can be a daunting process for ...

How often should you evaluate projects?

In a recent HBR article The Hidden Indicators of a Failing Project, author Gretchen Gavett explores why people are reluctant to bring up red flags during the course of a project.  On the list of How to Manage Big Projects Differently are “check and revise your business case regularly” and “monitor what’s not being spent.”  Those ...

PPM 2.0: How a ‘Sweep Process’ Helps Maximize ROI

Almost two years ago, Con Edison’s Director of Business Improvement Services, Frank La Rocca, instituted a ‘sweep process’ to allow for dynamic budget reallocation.  “It allows project managers to release funds dynamically during the year and we can secure those funds for other projects.  Once we know a project is not going to use that money, ...

What is PPM 2.0?

UMT360 is focused on delivering PPM2.0 for our customers – the new PPM which provides organizations with the complete perspective they need to make better decisions about projects – decisions which ultimately will translate to more ROI.  But what does PPM 2.0 really mean? PPM has evolved significantly over the last 15 years.   Organizations have ...

Helping You Boost Your Project Portfolio ROI

Today, many companies are failing to realize up to 46% of the planned business value from their project portfolios. The key to recapturing that lost business value is Portfolio Financial Intelligence (PFI). UMT360 is please to launch a series of three webinars presented by Frank La Rocca, Consolidated Edison’s Director of Business Improvement Services within ...

UMT360 Lends a Helping Hand

In early October, UMT360’s northwest team took a day to disconnect from technology and lend a helping hand to a wonderful nonprofit in Washington state.  The team spent a day volunteering at the Harmony Hill Cancer and Wellness Retreat Center on Hood Canal.  Harmony Hill opened back in 1986 as a wellness retreat and added its cancer ...

Are you ready for PPM 2.0?

UMT360 is pleased to bring you a series of webinars on PPM 2.0 – Why Portfolio  Financial Intelligence (PFI) is Key.  You can click here to view the recording of the first in the series presented in late September  by UMT360 CEO Mike Gruia.  Join us for the next three webinars being presented by Frank ...

UMT360 is Growing with New Openings Announced

As UMT360 continues to expand its team, we’re accepting applications for a number of positions including Sales/Business Development Representatives, Software Sales Executives, Technical Sales Engineers, Program Managers and Technical Writers.  Interested applicants can read more about the positions on the UMT360 website or contact our HR department at hr@umt360.com.  Based in Bellevue, WA, UMT360 provides ...

Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) for UMT Project Essentials 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of the UMT Project Essentials 2012 Cumulative Update 3 (CU3). This includes a number of fixes, therefore UMT strongly recommends that you test this in a test environment based on your production environment before putting this fix live in production. Here’s the list of fixes and improvements included: ...

UMT360 Revolutionizes Portfolio Management

UMT’s product group, UMT360, is pleased to announce the release of its most ambitious product offering to date. UMT360 revolutionizes portfolio management by providing comprehensive, integrated solutions to help companies gain financial transparency and dramatically improve investment decisions across their projects, products and asset portfolios. UMT360 CEO Mike Gruia commented, “UMT360 is the culmination of ...