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Provides one system of record for cloud-based applications, users licenses Automates routine IT lifecycle activities Integrates with hundreds products including Identity management SSO ERP Works best for 300+ employees
Enables IT to centralize orchestrate operationalize administration & control Centralize data Controls Surface operational intelligence Enforce complex security policies Privileged administrator
SaaS management software puts on a security hat with at least 16 security considerations. All the sellers back up data at set intervals. VPN support is mixed to protect you in case the provider suffers a breach. You require tools that can make sense of all the moving parts to effectively manage a growing slate of IT projects.
Administration: You want a product that can handle the number of project managers and other users of the system and that enables you to granularly control access to data–critical for regulatory compliance.
Platform: Mobility equals agility, so ensure that any SaaS project management vendor supports the platforms in use in your company. Most of the vendors offer products that run on multiple platforms. Alcea and Onepoint emphasize that their browser-centric strategies will appeal to IT organizations as HTML5 matures.
Reports and dashboards: A successful project manager is an informed project manager–we’ve seen initiatives go off the rails faster than you can say “scope creep.” It is better keeps key stakeholders continuously informed about the health of the initiative through reports and centralized dashboards.
This is a key component because, after all, a big reason organizations go to the cloud is to lower costs. The pricing methodologies of the vendors participating in our buyer’s guide vary widely. Some offer a site license, while others price based on the number of users. Most charge add-on fees that buy you such niceties as additional storage space and training. Most provide free test runs.
85% of the business technology professionals who respond to companies have formal project management offices, and nearly as many use specialized commercial project management software. For the 40% of companies that are, presumably, project management software-as-a-service SaaS can help to gain control quickly with minimal up-front investment.