SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Planisware, the leading global provider of Project and Product Portfolio Management (PPM) software solutions for new product development (NPD) organizations, recently held its annual user summit in San Francisco. The event brought together more than 200 PPM professionals spanning across more than 50 innovation-driven organizations worldwide to discuss best practices and the different ways they leverage Planisware software to optimize their project and portfolio management processes.
This year’s conference kicked off with a keynote presentation delivered by Planisware CEO and co-founder Pierre Demonsant – who discussed Planisware’s recent accomplishments, his vision for the future, and the product roadmap – and was followed by a demonstration of new enhancements to Planisware’s V6 software. The demo highlighted Activetab, a patented Planisware tool that enables customers to define their own finance, resource, and risk estimation models in Excel, and easily integrate them into Planisware, for improved transparency, consistency and collaboration. Other V6 upgrades include new strategic roadmapping capabilities; an updated UI for Agile Project Management; a Product Management module designed for low-mid level complexity product development projects; and Planisware Tour, a built-in module that provides customers self-guided training tours directly within the live system.
“The recent release of Planisware Tour as an addition to our suite of e-learning tools supports our commitment to supporting customer success,” said Demonsant. “We continue to focus our efforts to improve the user experience and system adoption and strengthen our SaaS / hosting offering in order to shorten time-to-value and ultimately increase the ROI of implementing our PPM solution for our customers.”
The two-day program also included presentations by industry thought leaders Dr. Richard Bayney, president of Project & Portfolio Value Creation, and Stephen Toton, former executive of several Fortune 500 organizations and current president of S&T Innovations; 12 interactive group sessions, nine software-focused workshops; a panel discussion on utilizing Planisware for organizational decision-making; and several networking activities. Several customers presented PPM business process and/or software implementation case studies, including featured presentations by Zebra Technologies, Saudi Aramco, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Planisware PPM software solutions are utilized by over 300 organizations globally, including 33% of the world’s top 100 R&D spenders. Planisware was designated as a leader in portfolio management for the business technology agenda by Forrester Research in “The Forrester Wave™: Portfolio Management Tools For The BT Agenda, Q1 2015.” For more information about Planisware, please visit www.planisware.com or call 888-752-6479.
Planisware is a global provider of Project and Product Portfolio Management software solutions. Planisware's acclaimed configurability accommodates the company's customers across a variety of industries and empowers users to align the solution with key business programs and portfolio management processes. To learn more about Planisware, please visit www.planisware.com or call 888-752-6479.