EPM Live Transforms PPM Work Management with New App Marketplace

Carlsbad, CA, USA  –  September 6, 2012  EPM Live, the  leading PPM work management platform that revolutionizes the way organizations manage projects and work,  announced today the official launch of its App Marketplace for diverse organizational verticals.  EPM Live’s platform is the first work management platform leveraging build-to-order technology that extends Project Portfolio Management (PPM) to all areas of the enterprise regardless of work focus.  With EPM Live’s App Marketplace, organizations can build on their PPM solutions at their own pace to bring truly integrated work solutions to every team in the business including Sales, Operations, Application Teams, Product Development Teams, Service Teams and PMOs.   The App Marketplace is only one of the many new highlights in EPM Live’s 4.3 release

In the recent release of Gartner’s Market Definition for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis (IIPA), the summary stated that “Businesses are discovering that there is no data-sharing platform that all IT managers can use to unify the disparate financial, project, asset and operations views stakeholders need to communicate across IT silos.  Integrated IT portfolio analysis is striving to change that.”  EPM Live has focused on this area for some time and is the first to respond.  “Constant innovation and change are critical as we continue to strive to meet the needs of our customers and the PPM market.  EPM Live stays ahead of the curve to provide value to its customers and to meet the complex needs of a constantly changing industry allowing our stakeholders to respond quickly to these market changes, said EPM Live CEO, Joe Larscheid.  Gartner goes on to recommend “If you have some existing practice in investment, project, asset or IT service portfolio maintenance, then you should engage your current providers in discussions of their plans to support IIPA in the future.”  EPM Live is prepared to give customers and prospects this plan for successful IIPA. 

EPM Live Apps are built with leading industry and business best practices combined to enable rapid adoption and standardization of all types of work. The launch of the App Marketplace gives EPM Live users the ability to grow as they go and implement the solution at a quicker and more efficient pace. When a customer decides they want to add more functionality to their environments they can easily access EPM Live Apps, search for the specific functionality required and download the application to any community within their environment.  

EPM Live Apps provides endless value to EPM Live’s enterprise work management platform.  The App Store includes native EPM Live applications for items such as New Product Development, Professional Services Automation, IT Service Management, Project Prioritization, Timesheets, Backlog and Application Lifecycle Management. The store also includes 3rd-party apps such as Help Desk OSP, Nintex Workflows, Newsgator, Yammer and much more.

“This is an exciting time for EPM Live”, said Joe Larscheid, EPM Live CEO, “The EPM Live App Store is going to create a new standard in the project portfolio management and work management communities. Giving customers the ability to choose the functionality that is relevant to them allows the user to use processes that are familiar and comfortable to their work style increasing productivity within the organization.  The App Marketplace leads our efforts in changing the way people work and manage projects.”

EPM Live will continue to provide cutting-edge, cost effective project and work management solutions.  EPM Live’s applications support the entire work and project management lifecycle and provide the necessary efficiencies and indicators for companies to improve their ROI, streamline their business processes and make critical business decisions.   EPM Live offers its clients solutions that possess the flexibility and scalability to meet specific industry and methodology needs.   These innovative solutions include features such as Portfolio Management, Project Management, Cost Management, Time Management, Resource Management, Service Management, Agile Management, Business Intelligence and Collaboration.  These features are all designed to work together or separately to meet any business specific need. 

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EPM Live is the leading PPM work management platform that revolutionizes the way organizations manage projects and work.  EPM Live’s platform is the first build to order platform that extends project portfolio management (PPM) to all areas of the business regardless of work focus.  Small to large organizations can apply cost saving disciplines such as delivering projects successfully, optimizing resource utilization, and selecting the right work to all business teams including new product development, IT, services, operations, sales and project management.