Cloud-Based Solution Reduces Project Failures Due to Cost Overruns, Mismanaged Requirements, Poor Alignment, Resource Misallocations
Carlsbad, CA, USA – July 29, 2013 – EPM Live, the leading Enterprise Work Management platform built on Microsoft™ SharePoint and part of Upland Software’s family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management applications, today announced that it has been named a winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award. This program promotes the measurable business benefits delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
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.
The Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards is an ongoing program administered by THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Showplace to recognize SaaS companies that are delivering measurable business benefits to specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.
“We consider this award a special honor,” said Joe Larscheid, EVP Upland Products and General Manager of EPM Live. “We continue to receive confirmation of our vision to evolve the traditional, powerful capabilities of Project and Portfolio Management and extend the same value-driven concepts to all work areas within an organization. The Best of SaaS Showplace Award validates our commitment to bring top of the line products and applications to market to change the way people manage work today.”
A specific example of the measurable business benefits derived from EPM Live’s Cloud-based SharePoint Project Management solution is PIH Health, a regional healthcare provider, which needed to digitize its patient health records required by physicians. By leveraging EPM Live, PIH was able to improve Portfolio Visibility, Team Collaboration and Resource Management. Specifically, PIH was able to run 10% more projects a year due to its improved on-time completion rates and better project planning capabilities.
“Managing projects in a cost-effective fashion is essential in today’s challenging business environment,” stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Cloud Computing Showplace. “EPM Live provides powerful PPM capabilities which enable organizations to better coordinate their increasingly dispersed staff so they can perform their project responsibilities more successfully.”
About EPM Live
EPM Live is the leading Enterprise Work Management solution and the first build-to-order platform that extends project portfolio management (PPM) to all areas of the business regardless of work focus. Based on Microsoft® SharePoint with a familiar and easy to use interface, EPM Live enables organizations small or large to apply cost saving disciplines such as delivering projects successfully, optimizing resource utilization, and selecting the right work across the enterprise, including in new product development, IT, services, operations, sales & marketing, and project management. A 2013 CODiE finalist for Best Project Management Solution, EPM Live is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products. To learn more, visit www.epmlive.com.
About Upland Software
Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.