Friday, January 30, 2009

Planview Achieves "Ready for IBM Rational Software" Validation for IBM Rational ClearQuest

Planview Achieves "Ready for IBM Rational Software" Validation for IBM Rational ClearQuest

Planview, a leading independent provider of enterprise-wide portfolio management solutions and an IBM Advanced Business Partner, has successfully completed "Ready for IBM Rational software" validation for IBM Rational ClearQuest®.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2009

Planview, a leading independent provider of enterprise-wide portfolio management solutions and an IBM Advanced Business Partner, has successfully completed "Ready for IBM Rational software" validation for IBM Rational ClearQuest®. The Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest offering is designed for IT organizations that want the benefits of one consolidated view into project, maintenance, and resource reporting.

OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest integrates the market-leading Planview Enterprise portfolio management solution with IBM Rational ClearQuest. Using this solution, organizations can better balance innovation and maintenance work, the demand pipelines for which historically reside in separate issue tracking systems and project systems.

By completing the technical criteria for product and technology integration necessary to attain the Ready for IBM Rational validation, Planview is demonstrating its commitment to customer satisfaction and ease of use by ensuring that its solution:
 Integrates using the standard IBM Rational ClearQuest API  Functions in line with IBM Rational ClearQuest operations  Respects IBM Rational ClearQuest security rights and model  Works with customized IBM Rational ClearQuest schemas  Ensures data integrity with clean data synchronization

"We are committed to helping users get the maximum value from all their technology investments," said Patrick Tickle, executive vice president of products, Planview. "By integrating the benefits of portfolio management with the value that ClearQuest delivers, both IBM and Planview customers are better able to accurately plan for time spent on maintenance versus innovation work by centralizing developer access and giving management an overall picture of project health and status."

Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest integrates approved innovation and maintenance projects from Planview Enterprise Project Portfolio Management with project-level tasks, bugs, and issues in IBM Rational ClearQuest to create the unified view into development work these organizations demand.

Supporting the Planview OpenSuite vision of interoperability in heterogeneous environments, Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest enables customers to leverage in-place technology investments while improving productivity. Available now, Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational ClearQuest represents the first of several Planview OpenSuite Application Lifecycle Management integrations.

For more information about Planview OpenSuite, visit www. planview. com/opensuite (http://www. planview. com/opensuite).

About Planview:
For 20 years, Planview has been advancing the discipline of portfolio management, helping our customers change the way they manage people and money to make better business decisions. With a singular focus on portfolio management, Planview is the only company that combines customer-driven software, unmatched domain expertise, and proven best practices to solve each customer's unique business problems.

Planview Enterprise®, a market-leading portfolio management application suite, with Planview PRISMS®, the knowledge base for accelerating organizational change, delivers measurable business results for IT management, product development organizations and throughout the enterprise. As an independent, trusted partner, Planview is committed to interoperability with key management systems through the Planview OpenSuite integration product line. Industry leaders such as Citi, BP, and EDF, rely on Planview to drive revenue, mitigate risk, cut costs, create efficiencies, and ultimately give their businesses a competitive advantage. Privately held and consistently profitable, Planview is headquartered in Austin, Texas. With offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, the company supports customers in virtually every industry around the world. For more information, visit www. Planview. com.

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