Press Release

Planisware Positioned as a “Major Player” in IDC MarketScape IT PPM, 2010 Vendor Analysis

Monday, January 17, 2011 I San Francisco, California (USA) I Press Release I Analysts

Leading global provider of corporate portfolio management solutions named “Major Player” for the 2nd time in IDC market analysis.

Planisware™, a leading global provider of world-class Project & Product Portfolio Management solutions announced today that it has been positioned in the 2010 IDC MarketScape1. The report evaluates Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) vendors world-wide based on enterprise IT PPM capabilities, SaaS or alternative on-demand delivery models and integration with key third-party solutions. The study compares the vendors in terms of product evolution and expected marketplace success.

As a “Major Player,” Planisware’s flexibility, single architecture, transparency, web-based interface, modular design, and focus for key vertical areas are all highlighted in the report. IDC noted that Planisware is one of the rare vendors going beyond pure IT PPM with capabilities in product management and corporate project portfolio incorporated in the system as well. IDC observed that Planisware, as a true enterprise solution, is able to coordinate work across different business units and leverage common data for reporting and metrics. IDC marked project, program and resource management, as well as portfolio and financial management, as particular strengths of the solution.

“While it is important to us, IT PPM is no longer the hot market it used to be. Right now the biggest driver of our revenues is the ‘product’ space which has literally taken off these past two years,” comments Pierre Demonsant, CEO and founder of Planisware. “IDC and many other analysts have started to reflect this and are acknowledging Planisware’s leadership in that market. We have been present in the Product Development space for many years now and our solution is one of the most complete and powerful today thanks to the deep understanding we have of our customers’ needs.”

Planisware is a global leader in developing unique, world-class Project & Product Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions for companies across myriad industries around the world. Featuring integrated portfolio management, financial analysis, resource allocation, scheduling and cost management, and risk and simulation analysis, the Planisware system has been cited by several major analysts as a leader and innovator among PPM vendors. Planisware is Stage-Gate® Ready, SAP®-certified, and has been adopted by many organizations for its superior Product Portfolio and Enterprise Project Portfolio Management capabilities.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Planisware™

Planisware is the leading global provider of world-class corporate portfolio management solutions for companies managing R&D investments. Planisware’s acclaimed configurability accommodates the company’s global customers across a variety of industries – including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, aerospace and defense, automotive, and high-tech – and empowers users to align the solution with key business programs and portfolio management processes. With more than 150,000 users worldwide and a 99% customer retention rate, Planisware has been recognized as an industry leader by several esteemed analysts, as well as has achieved Stage-Gate Ready© and SAP® integration certifications. To learn more about Planisware, please visit or call 888-752-6479.

1 IDC, IDC Marketscape IT PPM 2010: Driving IT Portfolio Management Decisions in a Volatile Economy, Doc # WC20110106, Jan. 2011