Too often companies find themselves stuck with installed PPM software that's not delivering any return because people simply don't use it
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 9, 2009
PowerSteering Software, the leading Software-as-a-Service provider of enterprise project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions, today announced the introduction of "SaaS for Clunkers," a new software trade-in program that makes it easy to switch from installed PPM software to PowerSteering's Enterprise SaaS solution at no additional cost.
"SaaS for Clunkers" eliminates the financial obstacles of switching from traditional software and dramatically lowers cost of ownership over the life of the deployment. It provides access to the PowerSteering application free for the first year. After that an annual subscription - which includes licenses, hosting, support, upgrades, training and maintenance - is priced at 20% less than the current yearly maintenance fees for the retired installed system.
The program targets organizations burdened with a PPM system that has failed to deliver the ROI expected. Signs that a company owns a PPM "clunker" and could benefit from the trade-in offer include:
- The organization's project portfolio management system has been deployed for more than 6 months and still is not fully implemented
- Configuration changes require extensive IT help
- The installed application is difficult to support, administer, and maintain
- User adoption is poor
- The PPM software is several versions behind the latest product release because of the expense and disruption of upgrading
- The software can't support business users outside of IT
"Too often companies find themselves stuck with installed PPM software that's not delivering any return because people simply don't use it," observed Michael Roberts, PowerSteering's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "Despite making a significant financial investment and committing substantial IT resources to support, upgrade, and maintain the software, these companies are doomed to IT portfolio management failure. 'SaaS for Clunkers' is an innovative and affordable trade-in program that provides organizations with a viable alternative to the status quo."
Unlike most software-as-a-service providers, PowerSteering's Enterprise SaaS solution offers an enterprise-class application built for global organizations. PowerSteering scales to support thousands of users, provides rigorous security, meets strict SLA requirements, and readily configures to manage any business function, process methodology, user role or portfolio type.
To qualify for the "SaaS for Clunkers" program, companies must currently pay $50,000 or more in annual maintenance fees for installed project portfolio management software. PowerSteering will provide personalized demonstrations during the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in Orlando, September 14-16.
About PowerSteering Software:
PowerSteering Software is the leader in On-Demand Enterprise PPM software for IT Portfolio Management, New Product Development, Lean Six Sigma and other enterprise initiatives. Its easy-to-use software provides executives at Clorox, Department of Defense, Ingersoll Rand, Merck, PolyOne, United Health Group, and over 140 other customers with executive visibility, strategy alignment, and enhanced team productivity to drive strategy and accelerate results across the enterprise. For additional information, please visit http://www.powersteeringsoftware.com or call 1-866-390-9088.
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