Clarion Consulting Partners with PlanView to Deliver Comprehensive IT Portfolio Management

Clarion Consulting and PlanView Partner in IrelandDublin, Tuesday 7th June 2005:  Business and IT consulting firm, Clarion Consulting today announced that it will partner with PlanView, the leading provider of IT portfolio management solutions.  Under the terms of the agreement, Clarion Consulting will combine its suite of consultancy services with PlanView’s IT portfolio management software, PlanView Enterprise™. This combination will enable clients to deliver more effective IT project portfolio management resulting in a closer alignment of business and IT and increased return on investment.  Clarion Consulting is the first PlanView reseller appointed to service the Irish market.

The concept of project portfolio management, which groups projects into portfolios, much as an investor would manage stocks and shares,  gives executives an immediate view of all projects encompassing objectives, costs, timelines, resources and associated risks.  Managing projects as portfolios facilitates faster implementation times and maximises valuable resources at portfolio level, yielding the highest possible return on investment for organisations.

“80% of organisations* report a lack of project management capabilities as being key workforce issues,” according to Pat Millar, Managing Director, Clarion Consulting.  “Our partnership with PlanView will allow us to work with clients to set effective project management methodologies.  By deploying PlanView Enterprise, we can ensure a more efficient spread of project resources across the entire portfolio thereby delivering strategic business processes and applications in shorter timescales,” he added.

With the passing of corporate compliance legislation such as Sarbanes Oxley and Basel II, organisations are under increasing pressure to deliver transparent IT governance.  Rowland Jenkin, Account Manager, PlanView believes that its PRISMS IT management best practices, a component of PlanView Enterprise, will help customers to make business sense of regulatory imperatives.   “PlanView’s Governance Delivery Model translates IT governance into seven structured and repeatable process areas that deliver real, measurable value to the organisation.  Integrating best practices, drawn from over 15 years experience, will aid in the process of tightly aligning organisations with a changing regulatory environment.”

PlanView has already secured a number of high profile Irish clients including AIB, VHI Healthcare and Eastern Health Shared Services.  According to Rowland Jenkin, other project-reliant organisations are keen to capture best industry practice when it comes to implementing business process solutions.  “PlanView has a proven history of offering disciplined, timely and auditable management methods that create real value and control project implementation costs.  We believe the Irish market represents a valuable business opportunity for us and we are pleased to partner with Clarion Consulting, an organisation which has demonstrated a strong track record of delivering strategic business and IT projects to many industry sectors.”


Pictured from left to right above are: Roland Jenkin, account manager, PlanView and Pat Millar, managing director, Clarion Consulting. 

Editors’ Notes
*Source: Best Practices in Project Estimation and Performance Management – Meta Group, July 2004

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