Gartner Evaluates PPM Market

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Gartner’s new report on the state of the PPM market evaluates 30 technology providers and identifies important trends, including the infiltration of the SaaS deployment model and increasing support of Agile.

While most enterprise software markets receded during the global economic crisis, the project and portfolio management (PPM) market has shown “marked resilience,” according to Gartner’s “2011 MarketScope for PPM Applications” — formerly known as the "Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management.”

“Demand for PPM applications has not wavered, but, rather, increased exponentially during the past 10 years,” writes Gartner research analyst Daniel Stang in the report released June 13. “Deep maturity is making it increasingly difficult to distinguish between competing products on feature/function alone. For buyers, this means that many of the typical PPM features and functions you would require when selecting a PPM system for the first time are likely to be in many of the products you evaluate.”

Many points of differentiation remain, however, including “the speed of deployment, the cost of the system in relation to number of end users, the amount of complexity within the system, the integration bridges available to third-party systems and products, and the deployment options and …

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