CIOs tell us that inaccurate estimates account for almost all IT project cost overruns and delays and the larger the project the more likely it is to be late and exceed budget--SEER for IT aims to change all that.
El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2008
SEER for IT, a new knowledge-based estimation software and management solution from Galorath Incorporated, promises IT managers better control of costs and planning for IT projects and the ongoing support and maintenance of IT infrastructure and services. By accurately forecasting required effort, schedule and risk before work is even begun, SEER-IT can enable CIOs to significantly improve their IT project success rates. Galorath, whose clients include Bank of America, the Ford Motor Company, the IRS and Northrop Grumman, is a software and consulting firm known for products such as SEER for Software, SEER for Manufacturing and SEER for Hardware, Electronics and Systems.
"We envisioned SEER for IT as a response to new compliance regulations, tighter budgets and calls by senior IT managers for help in running their departments more like a business," said Dan Galorath, founder and CEO of Galorath Inc. "CIOs tell us that inaccurate estimates account for almost all IT project cost overruns and delays and the larger the project the more likely it is to be late and exceed budget--SEER for IT aims to change all that."
"SEER for IT fills a great need for applications that can accurately estimate IT operations projects," said Michael D.S. Harris, co-author of The Business Value of IT: Managing Risks, Optimizing Performance and Measuring Results. "The tight integration between SEER for IT and SEER for Software provides a powerful one-two punch for enhancing end-to-end estimating capabilities."
SEER for IT replicates real-world scenarios and outcomes by combining sophisticated cost modeling technology with an easy-to-use interface; databases of industry and user inputs, rates and factors; and a parametric estimation engine. Designed to bring best practices to the planning and estimation of IT projects and IT support, it can be configured to an organization's unique environment and offers a consistent and repeatable process that supports both detailed and high-level project estimates and trade-offs. The results can be shared easily throughout the organization.
SEER for IT also accurately gauges virtually all aspects of projects needed to support major IT initiatives, including "should cost" models for use in evaluating outsourced estimates. Over the years, SEER estimates have proven to be on target within a range of plus or minus five percent on even the most complex technology projects.
About Galorath Incorporated
For more than two decades Galorath Incorporated has developed solutions to help government and commercial organizations plan and manage complex software, hardware, electronics and manufacturing projects. Leveraging sophisticated modeling technology and project-applicable knowledge bases, SEER solutions enable engineers, project managers, cost analysts and IT professionals worldwide to simulate and analyze alternative project scenarios, develop and optimize detailed project plans and ensure that projects stay on track and meet objectives for functionality, cost, effort, duration, and quality. Combined with extensive consulting and support services, SEER by Galorath is the most comprehensive, intuitive project estimation and management solution in the industry. Visit http://www.galorath.com for additional information.