EPM Live Positioned in Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Second Consecutive Year

EPM Live is excited to announce that we have been named the sole “Challenger” in the Gartner 2013 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services for the second straight year. 

The recently published Magic Quadrant assessed thirteen cloud PPM vendors in terms of their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

According to the report, in the current economic climate demand for cloud-based PPM services is and will remain high, as “IT project and portfolio management (PPM) leaders are under extreme pressure to improve the speed, accuracy, and agility of their project organization, while also managing risks and costs.” In explaining what distinguishes Challengers from other vendors covered in the research, the authors note that “Cloud-based IT PPM service providers in the Challengers quadrant resemble Leaders in many ways, such as product depth and breadth — combined with enough experienced product development, sales and marketing personnel to effectively reach and meet the needs of the market. In fact, most of the description above about Leaders can be applied to Challengers. Challengers, however, appear as such mainly because they may have recently embraced cloud-based IT PPM SaaS as their main business model, or their cloud-based business model, although the focal point going forward, has not eclipsed their other business models, which may include a history in on premises and/or hosted PPM software implementations.” 

Gartner determined, EPM Live’s innovative cloud-based SharePoint Project Management software is able to support both project execution level and project portfolio level customers.  The application’s configurability and unique app marketplace allows it to quickly and easily meet the business needs of  all departments and verticals, such as IT, Project Portfolio Management, New Product Development, Application Lifecycle Management, and Professional Services Automation.  Its numerous out-of-the-box integrations allow organizations to bring all work into EPM Live for overall visibility and insight in one centralized location.

Read the full press release here!


SharePoint Joel Reviews EPM Live 4.3 PPM and Work Management Platform

The critic’s reviews are in and EPM Live 4.3 gets 5 stars!  EPM Live’s PPM and Work Management Platform is revolutionizing the way people manage work and projects.  As one college put it, “EPM Live is nothing short of a revolutionary movement for the PPM Work Management industry,” and industry experts seem to agree.  Read full review.

Calling EPM Live the “Enterprise Project and Work Management for the masses,” SharePoint Guru, Joel Olsen just released his review of EPM Live 4.3.

“EPM Live is an impressive solution that sits on SharePoint and provides a comprehensive solution of Enterprise Project Management and Work Management for the masses. Its dashboards, processes, and flows help build the utopia that executives have long been looking for. With over 5,000 existing customers and more than 14 years of experience in the Project Management space, this solution is very rich and backed by a solid company that’s in it for the long haul.”  


“One of the new and exciting features that really shows how EPM Live scales is the new App Marketplace. Something I’ve been looking for are those easy to use templates that will help me get started and help various teams, groups, and divisions as they look to build common services such as account management or typical product development solutions. Business needs can be met through a template. Now that’s smart. Keep it simple, and then layer it on as your needs increase.”  View video



In addition to the app marketplace, EPM Live has made numerous other enhancements including the ability to create and build communities within EPM Live.  EPM Live is now easier than ever to use, giving users the tools they need to collaborate better with their teams as well as making the data they interact with both targeted and relevant.  It has truly become a tool built specifically with the end user in mind. In addition to SharePoint Joel, EPM Live is receiving raving reviews for the latest release and we anticipate that the buzz on the streets will continue. 

The App Marketplace is only one of the many new highlights in EPM Live’s 4.3 release, for more information:

EPM Live's Project Portfolio Management Software Receives Recognition from Projectmanagementbestsoftware.com!

Well it looks like we’ve done it again, EPM Live receives another stellar project portfolio management software product review! Project Management Best Software recently released their product review for EPM Live highlighting the powerful components that make up our project software. 

“EPM Live has a very complete offering, it can support the casual PM requirements of small companies or independent consultants (thru ProjectEngine at no cost) and it can grow and support the Enterprise Project Management requirements of mid-size and large organizations (thru either WorkEngine or PortfolioEngine).” – Project Management Best Software

Here at EPM Live we strive to make the best project management solution to make a Rockstar out of you and this review helps to solidify our efforts! EPM Live was also recently named a “Challenger” in Gartner’s 2012 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based Project and Portfolio Management Systems. As the only “Challenger” highlighted by Gartner we were noted for our great strength in exploding onto the SaaS market. 

Project Management Best Software creates unbiased product reviews for online project management organizations.

This review comes on the horizon of  EPM Live’s latest release – EPM Live 4.3. We are very excited about the new features and functionality and EPM Live App Store. Stay tuned for more information! 

EPM Live’s Project Portfolio Management Software Praised by Analysts

Here at EPM Live we work hard to ensure that our software is the best, that our prices are the most reasonable and that our customers are the happiest. We work hard so our customers can be successful! Check out our most recent software review! Independent analysts from GetApp.com recently reviewed EPM Live’s Project Portfolio Management Software and praised EPM Live for our core competencies.

The analysts have identified three core competencies that make EPM Live stand out in the industry:

  1. EPM Live’s project management software is suitable for small through enterprise-sized businesses thanks to the availability of three editions that cater to each organizational size and factor in their varying complexities: ProjectEngine, WorkEngine and PortfolioEngine.
  2. EPM Live is unique in its capacity to accommodate organizations that do not follow or understand true project management methodology as the software itself provides the structure, methodology and best practices, whilst allowing strict PMI (Project Management Institute) adherence for regulatory compliance for larger organizations and government service.
  3. EPM Live is releasing an App Marketplace where EPM Live offers customers the ability to download additional solution templates, work features, integration solutions, partner add ins, customizations and connectors.

The EPM Live PPM Solution is a perfect balance of scheduling options, project management best practices, collaboration tools and reporting and provides a simple, yet powerful solution. EPM Live is available online and is Microsoft SharePoint-based, and seamlessly integrates with other business productivity tools such as Microsoft Project, Outlook and Excel.

Read the full review here!