Upland Brings New Excitement to PPM and Work Management at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit

It sure was an eventful couple of days at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in National Harbor, MD.  Attendees and vendors were all a buzz with whispers of “Upland? What’s Upland?”

It’s not a question of what is Upland; it’s a question of who is Upland. The new Upland brand is officially the world’s largest provider of cloud-based enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management, with 1,200 enterprise clients and 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. 

Upland is comprised of best of breed PPM and Work Management software products revolutionizing the way organizations plan, manage and execute work. The key to success is in doing the right work, at the right time, in the right way, with the right resources. And that’s what Upland is all about.

The Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2013 is the premier gathering of program and portfolio management executives focused on improving how organizations select, implement and manage IT initiatives and services. And it was our pleasure to launch Upland at the conference and share the news with all the curious attendees!

As a premier sponsor, Upland took the Summit by storm. Quickly the crowd gathered to learn about our award winning products. With three active demo stations, there was never a dull moment at the Upland booth.

Recognized as a “Challenger” in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, EPM Live is the leading enterprise work management and PPM platform based on Microsoft™ SharePoint. It extends cost-saving disciplines such as delivering products successfully, optimizing resource utilization, and selecting the right work to all areas of the business. For more information, www.epmlive.com

Recognized as a “Leader” in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, PowerSteering enables top-down program and portfolio management without requiring granular task and resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. It combines the robust PPM functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost and speed benefits of cloud delivery. For more information, www.powersteeringsoftware.com.

Recognized as a “Niche Player” in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, Tenrox is the only workflow-driven cloud Professional Services Automation (PSA) solution designed to meet the challenges of managing globally dispersed project and service organizations. It offers configurable cost and billing rules, including chargeback or invoicing, with certified integrations to all major CRM and accounting systems. For more information, www.tenrox.com.

Upland booth


During the Summit, Upland had the great pleasure of hosting a speaking session as well as a roundtable discussion.

Those who attended Upland President, Ludwig Melik’s speaking presentation were blown away by his charisma and compelling points on the session topic, “Crossing the Chasm Between Portfolio & Execution Level PPM.” The presentation was an analogy made popular in a presentation by Steven Covey. The key takeaway of Ludwig’s session was the need to factor in the “big rocks” (important priorities), first for PPM to be successful. Using the big rocks, little rocks visual presentation, Ludwig entertained the crowd while providing a powerful message to the audience.  Special thanks to our valued customer Mari Skippers from Eaton Corporation, the presentation was especially great thanks to you.You are awesome!

Gartner Upland Presentation

Our popular roundtable discussion was led by Doug Riseberg, VP of Upland Professional Services & Support. The topic of discussion was, “Launching and Maintaining a ‘Just Right’ PPM Approach.” The room was lined with attendees as they shared insight, challenges and concerns on this hot topic.


Finally we ended the conference by bringing the house down with our hospitality suite event. We rolled out the red carpet (literally, the theme was a Hollywood PremierJ) for attendees and with the DJ spinning the latest hits we partied the night away. 

Upland Hospitality Party


Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Upland booth, it was such a pleasure meeting you, cheers to our next encounter. Learn more about Upland!