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Higher Education

The face of technology and education has changed for IT leaders in higher education. Declining funding conflicts with your need to continue delivering the services that support the institutional goals. Keeping ahead of new demands is also imperative, by soliciting and vetting input on new services and directions from the appropriate campus bodies.

"IT organizations must use project portfolio management to identify critical projects, establish true priorities, and ensure project alignment with institutional missions."
- Educause, Top-Ten IT Issues, 2010
June 2010

Keeping administrative and learning management systems running on a secure network are no less critical now than before. And the time consumed by governance and organizational management requirements and is significant.

That's why schools including the University of Utah (U.S.) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), and organizations like Education Management Corporation and The College Center for Library Automation look to Planview solutions to help them respond to both the immediate pressures and the systemic changes they face.

Cut IT Costs – Not Services

Combat escalating costs and get visibility into IT spend by capturing and managing the total cost of delivering IT services. The Planview PPM platform helps you understand and report on where your resources are going so you can know the true cost of programs and projects, monitor in real-time their funding decrements, obtain early warning of funding shortfalls, and dynamically compare funding scenarios.

"We chose Planview Enterprise based on its exceptional reporting capabilities and the company's ability to consult and partner with us to ensure a smooth implementation."

"The project management methodology gave us an enhanced IT governance model with the implementation of a centralized portfolio/project information system that provides real-time data to stakeholders. This data promotes visibility and enables our leadership to be accountable and make integrated informed decisions."
- University of Utah

Make Governance More Effective and Less Time-Consuming

IT governance demands more of your time than nearly all other activities. Streamline governance and you're buying time to focus on strategic initiatives. Planview Enterprise can help you identify critical projects, establish true priorities to reduce the projects in a portfolio, and ensure project alignment with institutional missions so you know your team is working on the right things.

Know Where Funding is Going

For US public institutions to receive federal stimulus funding -- so important now that less state support is available -- you have to be able to effectively track on how the funded programs are doing. Private institutions likewise need to report back to donors to meet stipulations for usage. With Planview Enterprise, you have a consolidated system for tracking program status, spend, and ROI, for complete and easy tracking and accountability.

Planview Enterprise provides the tools you need:

  • Improve the accuracy of investment planning and LOB budgets with our Corporate Financial Planning solution
  • Reduce IT spend by rationalizing the service portfolio and by managing, and standardizing the cost of delivering services with Planview Enterprise Service Portfolio Management
  • Track funding spending and ensure accountability with the financial management capabilities in Planview Enterprise -- Enterprise Portfolio Management
  • Know what services various campus bodies need and value by capturing and vetting ideas with Planview Enterprise Ideation Management
  • Balance objectives with capacity to make sure you commit to the right and executable projects with Enterprise Portfolio Management
  • Standardize and automate processes to streamline work and simplify governance with Planview Process Builder
  • Manage work and resources -- and use what-if analysis to make smart in-flight changes -- with Enterprise Portfolio Management
  • Quickly act on trends and get visibility into initiatives with the consistent, meaningful reporting of Planview Enterprise Insight Analytics and Business Objects XI

With Planview solutions, you'll be better positioned to:

  • Support institutional goals for delivering learning more cost-effectively
  • Ease the path to future federal funding with accountability and auditability
  • Cut IT spend intelligently to improve the cost of delivering services
  • Reduce the time spent on governance to increase focus on strategic initiatives

How can we help you? Contact us today to let us know.

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