PowerSteering 9.1 Expands Portfolio Value with Integrated Project and Resource Planning

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New capabilities optimize resource utilization, improve project delivery, and simplify the creation of advanced reports

PowerSteering Software, the leading provider of business-driven project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions, today announced the availability of its latest product version, PowerSteering 9.1. Driven by feedback from global customers, the release offers significant enhancements to increase executive insight and user productivity.

PowerSteering 9.1 provides completely integrated PPM capabilities for managing strategic programs, projects, investments, and resources within IT, New Product Development, Performance Improvement or any business area. It easily adapts to an organization's requirements, facilitating rapid deployment and quick time to value without burdening users with unnecessary complexity. Unlike many project portfolio management applications, PowerSteering 9.1 supports a “top down” approach that does not force the tracking of every task or hour of resource allocation in order to improve portfolio visibility and governance.

The cornerstone feature of the 9.1 release, Team Panel, provides integrated project and resource planning so users can easily see the resource implications of scheduling decisions and immediately identify conflicts – at the individual, role or team level. It automatically highlights any capacity issues and allows project and resource managers to make adjustments in real time to resolve problems. Team Panel also provides the flexibility to support various resource planning styles without mandating any particular approach, resulting in more effective resource utilization and improved project delivery.

With version 9.1 users can also generate reports directly into Microsoft® Excel templates, integrating the power of Excel into PowerSteering's comprehensive reporting capabilities. Rather than having to manually import data into a workbook, update macros, tables, charts and graphs, and then email the file to the desired audience, PowerSteering can now handle all of this for users automatically. This new enhancement extends sophisticated spreadsheet analysis to non-technical users, helps eliminate human error in compiling data, and is an enormous time saver for teams that rely on Excel in their regular reporting processes.

“PowerSteering has achieved tremendous momentum in the PPM marketplace recently, in terms of both new customer acquisition and in the vendor evaluations of analyst firms such as Gartner, Forrester, and IDC,” noted Stephen Sharp, CEO of PowerSteering Software. “The value-driven improvements introduced in our 9.1 release promise to only strengthen that leadership position.”

Additional 9.1 enhancements include:

  • Expanded performance management reporting
  • Additional dashboard configurability
  • More precise cost tracking
  • Flexible report distribution options
  • Improved workflow
  • A simplified timesheet user interface

About PowerSteering Software

PowerSteering Software is the leader in business-driven project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions for managing IT Governance, New Product Development, Performance Improvement, and other Business PMO initiatives. Its easy-to-use software provides executives at BayCare, Johnson Controls, 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. PowerSteering was rated “Strong Positive” in the "MarketScope for Project and Portfolio Management Applications" published by Gartner, Inc.

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