UMT Named Microsoft 2013 Project & Portfolio Management
Partner of the Year
UMT recognized for solution innovation and market impact
June 4, 2013 – UMT is pleased to announce it has been named Microsoft’s 2013 Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year. The annual awards honor Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions during the past year that directly address customer challenges. Microsoft selects its Partner of the Year winners based on their commitment to customers, their solutions’ market impact and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies. This year, Microsoft selected 44 category Partners of the Year from more than 3,000 entries representing more than 100 countries.
“UMT has consistently combined innovative products and consulting excellence to help organizations transform their business and gain even more value from their Microsoft platform investment,” says Ludovic Hauduc General Manager of Microsoft Project in response to the Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Award. “UMT’s latest solution, UMT 360, helps Microsoft customers gain financial transparency across their project, program and asset portfolios and collaborate to improve investment decisions.”
UMT 360 is the company’s most ambitious product release to date. Built on the Microsoft SharePoint Server and providing seamless integration with Project Server, UMT 360 combines leading portfolio, project and financial management best practices to deliver a powerful Integrated Portfolio Management offering. With up-to date and easily accessible data and metrics, UMT 360 helps businesses create a dynamic blueprint of their business and technology architecture, drive financial transparency and collaborate to make informed investment decisions across their project, program and asset portfolios. To learn more about UMT 360 here.
“UMT has a history of building ground breaking products,” says Mike Gruia, UMT co-founder and chairman of UMT. “In 2006, Microsoft acquired our UMT Portfolio Manager to add world-class portfolio analysis capabilities to Microsoft Project. I am truly excited, as UMT 360 will revolutionize the way companies manage their business and technology architecture and will yield dramatic ROI. My advice is read about it, think about it and implement it.”
“In each of the last four years, UMT has been recognized as Microsoft Partner of the Year winner or finalist,” notes UMT co-founder and CEO Gil Makleff. “Creating innovation is difficult and implementing innovation successfully in Fortune 1000 organizations is both a science and an art. We are excited by the broad adoption of UMT led ideas in the industry and about UMT’s growth potential and continued ability to impact quality governance practices in organizations.”
2013 winners will be recognized at Microsoft’s 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference held July 7-11 in Houston, TX. For more information about Microsoft’s 2013 Awards, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/may13/05-20WPC13PR.aspx.
About UMT: Founded in 1989, UMT is widely recognized as a leading provider of Integrated Portfolio Management solutions and services. UMT has two main divisions; UMT 360 the Bellevue, WA based product group and UMT Consulting the New York based management consulting group. The product group has been recognized twice as a Gartner Cool Vendor in Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) and positioned by Gartner as Visionary in IT PPM and Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Magic Quadrants. The consulting group, the winner of the Gartner Best PPM Strategy Provider award, has gained unparalleled understanding of customer needs by forming enduring relationships with Global 1000 organizations and driving business transformation across a variety of industries. UMT also has offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Reston, the United Kingdom, and Romania.
UMT Positioned as a Visionary in Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications
In the Market Definition for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis report Gartner states that “businesses are discovering that there is no data-sharing platform that all IT managers can use to unify the disparate financial, project, asset and operations views stakeholders need to communicate across IT silos. Integrated IT portfolio analysis is striving to change that”.*
2012 Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications
Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis built on Microsoft SharePoint Platform
UMT IT 360 is an Integrated IT Portfolio Management solution that consolidates asset, project, resource and financial data to provide a dynamic blueprint of the entire IT environment. Built on the familiar Microsoft SharePoint platform, UMT IT 360 helps CIOs, IT Portfolio Managers, PMOs and CFOs gain control across 100% of IT spend and effectively collaborate to model and implement transformation roadmaps to deliver future state architectures that meet business priorities and drive a competitive advantage.
Click here to learn more about UMT IT 360 and see how you can gain incremental value from your Microsoft SharePoint Server and Project Server platform investment today.
*Gartner, Inc. Market Definition for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis, Daniel B. Stang, Jim Duggan, Julie Short, 20 August 2012
Cool Vendor 2012
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On the 16th of April 2012 Gartner included UMT Project Essentials in the Cool Vendors in Program and Portfolio Management 2012 report.
According to Gartner, “As the global economic turbulence persists, organizations are focusing on two areas that have long dogged project, program and portfolio management professionals — reliable financial controls and change enablement. Seemingly at odds, these two areas are, in a turbulent economy, the yin and yang for PPM leaders — enabling constant change, while constantly controlling costs.”1
UMT Project Essentials seamlessly extends Microsoft Project Server 2010 to provide a comprehensive and integrated financial planning and controls solution. The solution brings together the leading PPM capabilities of Project Server 2010 with easy to use governance and cost and benefit management techniques to help organizations quickly deploy workflows and gain visibility and control across project and portfolio expenditures.
“We are truly honored to be included in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Program and Portfolio Management report” said Mike Gruia Chairman of UMT. “In the last few years UMT has further established its leadership in the area of Project and Portfolio Management. In 2010 UMT was awarded Microsoft Enterprise Project Management Worldwide Partner of the Year, and in 2008 we were selected as one of the top three for the ‘Best PPM Strategy Service Provider’ based on feedback from the many decision-makers participating in the Gartner Project & Portfolio Management Summit event.2 Over the last decade UMT has consistently delivered innovations that have helped transformed the field of project and portfolio management. Inclusion in the Cool Vendor report further reinforces the fact that integrated financial planning and controls is a key requirement for organizations investing in project and portfolio management best practices and tools. With UMT Project Essentials organizations already considering using Microsoft Project Server 2010 can now quickly and effectively gain 360o visibility and control across their project and portfolio financials”.
1Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in Program and Portfolio Management, 2012, Robert A. Handler, et al, April 16, 2012.
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