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UMT Positioned as Visionary in Gartner’s 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 ensure UMT360 for IT delivers the most complete and intelligent digital solution for driving transparency and improving investment decisions across IT portfolios of projects, applications, IT services and assets.  UMT360 solutions combine three converging factors – strategic, financial and architectural – that have a transformative impact across all industries we work with.  Our customers say it gives them the tools and knowledge to determine the optimum level of IT spending, better communicate the value of IT and more effectively collaborate with the business to plan their multi-year investments and deliver exceptional results.”

The company’s president Catalin Olteanu added that UMT360’s IIPA market share is significant particularly within the Microsoft installed base.  “We’re seeing, as do industry analysts, so many organizations now ready to embrace portfolio management capabilities. Our strategic decision was to build our solutions on the SharePoint platform and it’s paying off.  Organizations using SharePoint discover in UMT360 a familiar user experience and increased value from their underlying platform investment.”

As Microsoft does not have its own IIPA product, UMT360 for IT is often a natural vehicle for those Microsoft customers seeking to integrate their IT project, application, asset and service portfolios to ensure investments align with business objectives.  “UMT360 for IT takes SharePoint and Project Server beyond PPM to help CIOs analyze all assets across portfolios, consolidate IT demand and effectively deliver the resulting transformation initiatives,” said Ludo Hauduc, General Manager of Microsoft Project.