PowerSteering Software’s Latest Release Accelerates PPM Business Value

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PowerSteering 9 addresses market need for results-driven, flexible, easy-to-use PPM software designed for business users

PowerSteering 9 helps clients drive a portfolio strategy that achieves performance goals, reflects corporate priorities and provides competitive advantage – anywhere that PPM is applied in the organization.

PowerSteering Software, the leading provider of project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions, today announced the launch of the latest version of its Business-Driven PPM Software, PowerSteering 9.

With a focus on top-down business value, PowerSteering 9 introduces improvements in portfolio and program management, project execution, and resource assignment, raising the bar for usability and versatility among PPM tools. PowerSteering 9 makes it easier than ever to define portfolios, monitor programs, allocate resources, and amplify the value of successful completed projects.

“Most PPM software isn’t focused enough on the strategic processes that impact business performance, and instead is relegated to the tactical aspects of project and resource management,” observed Stephen Sharp, PowerSteering's Chief Executive Officer. “PowerSteering 9 helps clients drive a portfolio strategy that achieves performance goals, reflects corporate priorities and provides competitive advantage – anywhere that PPM is applied in the organization.”

The major enhancements and new capabilities in PowerSteering 9 that accelerate productivity for business executives, portfolio managers and team members include:

  • Related Work Dashboards – Integrated Dashboards for strategies, programs, and projects provide at-a-glance visibility into any associated work on a single page, enabling executives to proactively spot issues and resolve them quickly, while allowing project managers to see upcoming tasks or recent milestones.
  • Formula-Based Portfolios – Advanced filters, which can include mathematical and logical expressions, offer limitless flexibility to define and display portfolios, so users can focus in on the information most relevant to their role, function, business unit, or location.
  • Project Replication – Successful completed projects can be automatically duplicated in other locations, business units, or functions to maximize the benefit achieved across the organization. This eliminates the need to manually recreate best practice projects, while allowing clients to define their own workflows for how replication candidates are reviewed, approved, communicated and tracked.
  • Variable Resource Allocations – Resources can be assigned different allocation percentages for different periods of a project, to more accurately reflect the real pace of work. For example, rather than having to assign a constant 40% allocation for the duration of a four month project, a resource manager can now assign 60% allocation during the first two months, 30% in the third month, and just 10% in the final month. This results in more precise estimates of actual resource utilization and labor-related costs.

Additional highlights of PowerSteering 9 include updates to PowerSteering’s existing compatibility with Microsoft Project™, and dozens of enhancements focused on usability and performance.

About PowerSteering Software

PowerSteering Software is the leader in business-driven project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions for managing PMOs, Lean Six Sigma, Product Development, IT Governance and other strategic initiatives. Its easy-to-use software provides business executives at BayCare, Frito-Lay, Merck, PolyOne, Shaw Industries, UK National Health Service, US Department of Defense, and over 140 other customers with executive visibility, strategy alignment, and team productivity to drive strategy and accelerate results across the organization.

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