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Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational Focal Point

Integrate IBM Rational Focal Point with Planview Enterprise

Multiple demand pipelines exist for both innovation and maintenance work. Project and portfolio management systems must be able to accept demand from all of those pipelines, including other prioritization and portfolio management tools. IBM Rational Focal Point and Planview Enterprise offer their respective users the unique functionality they need, but until now, there wasn't an easy way to cross-pollinate between the two information silos.

Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational Focal Point empowers heads of IT Application Development, Development, and R&D to align programs and projects with the priorities of the organization. By seamlessly integrating Planview Enterprise with IBM Rational Focal Point, this integration enables its users to connect prioritization processes with operational plans, share project status seamlessly, enable business stakeholders and project managers to communicate in their own languages, and improve efficiency, productivity, and collaboration.

The Best of Both Worlds

Planview OpenSuite for IBM Rational Focal Point delivers out-of-the-box interoperability between Planview Enterprise and Focal Point. This allows Planview Enterprise and Focal Point to exchange and leverage data, and to ensure consistency and accuracy of data between systems.

Planview Enterprise Integration with IBM Rational Focal Point

When Planview Enterprise and Focal Point are integrated, business stakeholders and project managers can easily connect the output of prioritization processes to operational planning in order to ensure alignment of resources with priorities.

A business stakeholder inputs project proposals into Focal Point. Top priority proposals are then exported to Planview Enterprise. Using Planview Enterprise, portfolio/project managers can do additional optimization, including financial and resource planning. For proposals that are selected for implementation, additional detailed project planning and execution are done within Planview Enterprise. Status updates for the project proposals are exported back to Focal Point.

Key Benefits of Planview OpenSuite for Focal Point

  • Align program management with organizational priorities
  • Connect prioritization processes with operational plans
  • Share project status seamlessly
  • Enable business stakeholders and project managers to communicate in their own languages
  • Improve efficiency, productivity, and collaboration
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