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Independent Research Firm Names Oracle a Leader for Project Portfolio Management Software Applications


REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. 17-APR-2006 Forrester Research, a leading independent research firm, has recognized Oracle as a “Leader” in the Forrester Wave Evaluation: Project Portfolio Management, Q1 2006.1 Project portfolio management is a set of software applications that provide information technology (IT) departments and many industries including professional services, public sector, engineering and construction, financial services, life sciences and high-tech the ability to align their portfolios of projects with their business strategies, and plan and manage the project lifecycle for each of the individual projects.
The Oracle(r) Projects ranking was based on its performance in the vendor evaluation process. To assess the project portfolio management market, Forrester assessed 41 vendors across 94 criteria. Vendors were evaluated on each of the criteria that roll up into three key categories: current product offering, vendor strategy and market presence.

Project portfolio management solutions like Oracle Projects are gaining wider adoption for their ability to help companies gain greater control around IT projects, which can often run over budget and past deadlines. With over two thousand customers, Oracle Projects builds on Oracle’s success in other applications like financials, supply chain and human resources through its deep integration with the Oracle E-Business Suite. The combined system enables a consolidated view of enterprise-wide constraints and resources to manage projects for the greatest benefit. The solution helps managers prioritize and plan projects according to available resources and then manage project execution by providing all key stake holders with real-time visibility into critical project data including workplans, resources, deliverable status, current costs, budget versus actuals and timelines.

“Companies are seeking project management solutions that are easy to implement, yet robust enough to handle the largest of projects,” said Oracle Vice President of Applications Marketing Folia Grace. “Our deep roots in project management have allowed us to enhance Oracle Projects with rich functional breadth and depth, based on the needs of our large customer base. Executive Management gains clarity they need to select the right projects for maximum business impact and easily monitor progress on those projects overtime. Project Managers are empowered with the control they need to deliver their projects successfully while operating more efficiently and project teams and stakeholders able to easily collaborate on projects.”

The complete Forrester Wave Evaluation: Project Portfolio Management, Q1 2006 report can be found here -

1 The Forrester Wave(tm): Project Portfolio Management, Q1 2006, Forrester Research Inc., March 13, 2006

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