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Dec 2015 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US40688615

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud PPM and PPM SaaS 2015-2016 Vendor Assessment — Facilitating PPM Adoption and Business Optimization

Authors: Stephen Elliot, Melinda-Carol Ballou

This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model to evaluate the cloud project and portfolio management (PPM) and PPM software-as-a-service (SaaS) market. This research enables analysis of quantitative and qualitative characteristics to provide metrics and context for users evaluating solutions in this area and also to help analyze a vendor's current comparative success in the marketplace and to anticipate vendor evolution. Main user focus areas for this market include a cloud PPM and PPM SaaS assessment (with functionality in the cloud, multitenant architecture, usability, percentage of revenue in the cloud, PPM services support, hybrid private/public/hosted, and emerging support for multimodal deployment). Also included are in-depth vendor profiles and user reference summaries for the 14 vendors assessed.

"IDC has seen a dramatic increase in adoption of cloud PPM and PPM SaaS approaches to take advantage of benefits such as quick access to PPM automation to better manage complex sourcing and dynamically changing initiatives," said Melinda Ballou, program director for IDC's Application Life-Cycle Management and Executive Strategies service. "Cloud PPM and PPM SaaS can help enable agile approaches to PPM, cutting costs and delays of on-premises deployment to project and program execution and business responsiveness. It is in part due to these trends that IDC has chosen to prioritize this area as one of several areas of focus for our PPM MarketScape research. Leverage of the cloud to facilitate the handoff from project inception to execution development to deployment (as well as DevOps for IT software project portfolios) is another role played by this technology."

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