Project Objects, the international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for Extended Enterprise Project & Portfolio Management (XPPM), announces the release of Project Objects Version 10.
Launching Project Objects V. 10.0 represents the most significant product release during the past twelve months and introduces a new paradigm in the company’s approach to developing PPM solutions. By expanding the utilisation scenarios available to include any user class and methodological approach, Project Objects has taken ‘configurability’ to new, unprecedented levels.
The Company’s continuing investment in software development demonstrates the value it places on simultaneously servicing existing customer needs, whilst at the same time, responding to new PPM market trends and innovations.
What’s new in Project Objects Version 10?
Enhanced User Interface making it still easier to use while improving functionality and performance:
Project Object’s new User Interface is simpler and easier to navigate, eliminating the number of clicks required to execute a task and reducing the buttons required to access functionality. Navigation within the platform has been simplified allowing users to configure their experience in the way they would like to work to make their job easier.
Enriched Configuration Management allowing customers to shape their own business:
Configuration is the backbone of our best-in-class PPM platform. It defines accessibility to critical information based on Governance, Processes and Data needed to manage all projects and products across the enterprise.
With Version 10, Project Objects’ configurability and adaptability have been further enhanced through the introduction of the hierarchical EGS – Enterprise Governance Structure. The EGS allows our customers to shape the business based on their own organisation and best practices. A brand new set of configuration features enables Project Objects 10 to be literally modelled around the EGS to provide a personalized user experience and data visibility at any level of the organisation.
The EGS coupled with our Enterprise Breakdown Structures enables horizontal views and unparalleled insights into the business providing profiles of your projects and portfolios from multiple and consistent angles.
Stage and Phase Gate Management improvements:
Gate approvals are now both user and workflow driven. Key deliverables can be defined for each stage, with workflows configurable within each phase. For example, a workflow can be configured to manage the project request process or any other ‘object’ within a particular phase. A stage gate can also be associated with a particular SAP integration, allowing for cost or related data to be considered when making gate decisions.
Benefits Realisation Management based on key value matrices:
Benefits Realisation Management is becoming critical in organisations that manage their projects and portfolios based on value metrics – for example, increased productivity, revenues, costs, etc. Project Objects has introduced benefit/value matrices into portfolio and project assessments, allowing for more effective decision-making.
Wagile: Integrating the agile module ‘Boards’ into Project Objects PPM:
Boards is a new module within the Project Objects PPM platform, which enables project team members to run their operations according to an agile methodology. In tandem with an overall waterfall approach, it’s now possible to manage agile tasks within shared boards in Version 10.
As a module, Boards enables a fully visual, collaborative and flexible approach to the daily workload. This is detailed in tasks, stored information, attachments, logs of worked hours, shared comments and notifications. Progress, dates and status are then ‘rolled up’ at project activity level, to keep Project Managers informed of key project deliverables on an ongoing basis.
Mobile Application development to enhance collaboration, issue tracking and approvals:
In line with customer feedback and the increased demand for remote working solutions, Project Object’s mobile capabilities have been significantly upgraded. The latest version offers new, fully integrated IOS and Android applications, plus additional functionality including dedicated applications for the Project Dashboard, Team Space Collaboration and Time Tracking. Users can now enable forms; lessons learned, meeting minutes and onsite issues via a mobile device.
Significant new scalability and performance improvements:
Large enterprise customers continue to demand a solution able to scale to thousands of users, with significant increases in the amount of data held in the solution. We have made significant improvements in both of these areas using the latest technology in the latest version of Project Objects.
Gioacchino Gaudioso, CEO at Project Objects who, along with the Product Management team, works closely with customers and buyers on product development plans, says: “Project Objects has an ambitious product roadmap of future software developments to enable us to achieve our vision of becoming the global PPM platform of choice. We thank our customers and partners for enabling us to sustain the pace of our technological enhancements and look forward to continuing to surpass expectations with future products.”
Availability: Project Object’s release 10.0 is available immediately for purchase and implementation, either as a cloud based or on-premise solution.