EPM Live Positioned in Gartner’s Cloud-Based PPM (Project Portfolio Management) Magic Quadrant

Carlsbad, CA, USA  –  July 19, 2012  EPM Live, the leading provider in Microsoft-based Online Enterprise Project, Portfolio and Work Management Software, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Challengers” quadrant within the “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based Project and Portfolio Management Services,” a new research report covering PPM Software-as-a-Service applications.

The Magic Quadrant evaluated leading SaaS vendors in the PPM market; Gartner evaluated EPM Live’s ability to execute and completeness of vision.  Gartner’s “ability to execute” criteria includes: quality of products and services, overall viability, sales execution and pricing, market responsiveness and track record, marketing execution, customer service, and operations. 

EPM Live’s SaaS-based PPM software is able to support both types of Gartner defined customers, project execution level and project portfolio level.  EPM Live also specializes in supporting all departments and verticals such as IT, Project Portfolio Management, New Product Development, Application Lifecycle Management, Professional Services Automation, etc.  EPM Live’s numerous integrations allow organizations to bring all work into one centralized location for overall visibility and insight. 

According to Gartner, vendors recognized as “challengers” in this Magic 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.”  Gartner goes on to say that the same characteristics that apply for Leaders can be applied to Challengers. “Challengers, however, appear as such mainly because they may have recently embraced PPM SaaS as their main business model, or that model and general practice, 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.”

Supporting the challenger diagnosis, EPM Live CEO Joe Larscheid states, “Although SaaS has taken the market by storm and will continue to be the front runner in modern PPM deployments, EPM Live will continue to hold its position as the leading Microsoft SharePoint-based PPM on-premise software on the market as well, allowing us to support both markets and giving our customers the flexibility and deployment options they need to make them successful.  We believe the fact that we are recognized for both SaaS and On-Premise software is a true affirmation of our vision and intent to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and changing market.” 

Gartner’s recognition of EPM Live further supports EPM Live’s recent successes.   EPM Live recorded a record breaking year in 2011 and continues to see escalating trends for 2012. 

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About the Magic Quadrant

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About EPM Live

EPM Live provides Microsoft-based Online Enterprise Project, Portfolio and Work Management Solutions to help your business improve productivity.  EPM Live’s product offerings are helping over 5,000 organizations simplify and become more effective at delivering projects successfully, optimizing resource utilization, and selecting the right work for the most profitable portfolio. EPM Live offers online and on premise Enterprise Project, Portfolio and Work management tools for everyone in your organization from individual contributors to executive management.  Designed with usability in mind, EPM Live creates efficiencies and empowers resources to work smart and get more work done.


For additional information: Please contact Heather Champoux at 760-603-9990 or hchampoux@epmlive.com.


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