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Why Lightweight PPM Software is Important

We live in a digital age and PMO’s have a greater need for high quality project data to make better strategic decisions. General purpose tools can result in intolerable levels of inefficiency for most organizations. New PMO’s that utilize spreadsheets and other tools to track their portfolio can spend hours reconciling data from multiple sources in order to create even basic portfolio reports. The sad reality is that data from spreadsheets and disparate tools are static and often out-of-date by the time the information is reported to senior leadership.

Lightweight PPM software enables real-time reporting; improved visibility to the portfolio can result in eliminating redundant and low-value projects. Greater data integrity also means that teams will spend less time cleaning data and more time analyzing data. All of this translates into the strategic agility that organizations need to make better decisions and accomplish strategic goals.

Why Acuity PPM Software?

Acuity PPM is ideal for new PMO’s and other project teams new to project portfolio management.

Better Than Spreadsheets

Let’s face it – spreadsheets are tedious and it's difficult to keep data in sync. Our cloud solution is your “single source of truth”

Reduce Risk

Too many companies fail with “traditional” PPM solutions that are complex and hard to use. Users love our clean interface which improves adoption.

Make Quick Progress

With years of PPM experience with the Fortune 500, our “software with services” can help jumpstart your PMO and deliver value quickly.

Designed for New PMO's

Acuity PPM was designed to help a new project management office (PMO) launch and adopt portfolio management practices quickly and easily.

Pay for What You Need

Our modular approach lets you add functionality when you need it, which means it grows with you (and reduces complexity and increases user adoption).

Lightning Fast Implementation

Our implementations are measure in days, not weeks or months, so that you can get strategic insights immediately.

PPM Software Modules

We offer three different software modules to align to your organization’s current needs:

  1. PPM STARTER: replaces spreadsheets so you can track your portfolio in the cloud for maximum visibility. Centralize project status reports and utilize portfolio timelines to view strategic roadmaps.
  2. PPM ESSENTIALS: helps you build a scoring model to evaluate project value and risk. Rank your projects and visualize the portfolio in a risk-value bubble chart. Our dashboard also displays portfolio risk. Work Intake helps you easily capture new project requests and get them reviewed and approved faster by senior leaders.
  3. PPM PLUS: add resource capacity functionality in order to get visibility of critical resources. Build project level resource plans and see your resource risks. Review key resources at the portfolio level to make better strategic decisions.
PPM Starter

Traditional PPM software is too complex for most teams. Only elite Project Management Offices (PMO’s) need expensive and advanced software to manage their project portfolio. For most organizations, Acuity PPM’s lightweight portfolio management software is the ideal balance of usability and functionality by blending project tracking and portfolio management into one intuitive interface.

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Portfolio Tracking

You can’t manage what you can’t see. Acuity PPM becomes your “single source of truth” of key project information to simplify the reporting process. Acuity PPM Fundamentals replaces spreadsheets and enables you to manage your portfolio in the cloud so that senior leaders have centralized visibility of key initiatives. Check out this video on how Acuity PPM can help you track your portfolio.

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Status Report - Acuity PPM

Project Status

For some organizations, status reports are the bane of their existence. With Acuity PPM, status reports become useful conversation starters with Senior Managers. Acuity PPM Fundamentals replaces presentation software, centralizes status reports, and provides status history across the portfolio. Check out this video on how Acuity PPM centralizes your status reports.

Portfolio Roadmap

Roadmaps support strategic planning and help leadership visualize the timing and sequencing of projects to identify dependencies and avoid organizational conflicts. Zoom out to gain strategic visibility of projects in the portfolio. Zoom in to get a tactical view of key projects with their upcoming milestones to better manage your portfolio. Check out this video on how to build beautiful strategic roadmaps in Acuity PPM.

Portfolio Roadmap
PPM Essentials

Our PPM Essentials module addresses two major capabilities of good project portfolio management: Work Intake and Prioritization. Now you can easily manage incoming requests and score them appropriately to select the best projects for your portfolio.

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Project Scoring and Prioritization

Senior leaders need a way to evaluate the relative value and risk of each project investment. Acuity PPM's scoring model makes it easy for you to evaluate projects, prioritize them, and view them in a risk-value bubble chart. Our portfolio risk gauge also helps you measure the level of portfolio risk.

Work Intake

Work Intake refers to the ability to create and manage new project requests. Successful Work Intake is one of the most important factors for successful portfolio management because you can control the amount of work and quality of work coming into the project portfolio. Check out this video to learn more about Work Intake functionality in Acuity PPM.

Work Intake
PPM Plus

Our PPM Plus modules adds our very powerful but easy to use resource capacity planning functionality. Many organizations struggle with managing critical resources. Acuity PPM makes it easy to create project level resource plans and aggregate this information at the portfolio level to answer two critical questions:

  1. When can we take on new work?
  2. Can we get our existing work done?
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Resource Capacity Planning

Managing resources at the project and portfolio level is a key ingredient for better strategic execution. Most PPM software is too complicated; many require you to create task level resource plans. Acuity PPM has taken a balanced and easier approach to managing resources at the project and portfolio level.

Now your teams can quickly create good resource plans at the project level and maintain it with minimal effort. Your leadership team can also view over-utilized resources in order to make better portfolio decisions.

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Resource Capacity - portfolio level