|Page (1) of 1 - 12/12/11||email article||print page|
Global Payment Processing Firm Chooses Daptiv to Increase Visibility and Align Projects With Strategic Business InitiativesDaptiv's SaaS-Based Project Portfolio Management Solution Helps Wright Express PMO Standardize Processes and Automate Reporting (December 12, 2011)
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/11 -- Daptiv, the on-demand leader in project portfolio management software, today announced that Wright Express (NYSE: WXS), a leading provider of value-based payment processing and information management solutions, has chosen Daptiv's Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to manage projects and resources for the company's project management office (PMO). Wright Express selected Daptiv to gain better visibility into their projects and in turn take on projects that closely align with the company's strategic goals.
Wright Express provides payment processing and information management services to commercial and government vehicle fleets. The company's PMO oversees a variety of projects spanning from product and application development to logistics and operations.
Prior to using Daptiv, Wright Express lacked a unified method for tracking resources, budgets and time allotted to certain projects. Some project teams relied on spreadsheets to manage projects, which proved difficult to consolidate and reliably update and maintain. Now, through process standardization and automated reporting, Daptiv PPM has allowed Wright Express to implement processes that provide discipline in how hours are tracked, improve accuracy in reporting, and gain greater visibility into the PMO's data.
Wright Express has also improved decision-making by using Daptiv PPM to help project managers fast-track projects slated for release based on available resources and ensure projects are completed in the forecasted timeframe. Daptiv's Resource Management capabilities help Wright Express ensure that they have the right resources to complete a project, and assign the right people to each project.
"Daptiv simplified the whole process around deciding whether or not to green-light a project because we can now view the true availability of resources and hours as well as the overall health of a project from the very beginning," said Diane Kimball, senior project manager, PMO, Wright Express. "Every aspect of Daptiv is easy to use from a project management standpoint. It aligned with our existing processes, making it easy for our team to begin using it almost immediately."
In addition to Resource Management, Wright Express uses Daptiv's Document Management to include full documentation alongside projects. This allows teams to have a single repository to store all relevant information associated with a project. Users can standardize and centralize documents for increased organizational efficiency, and version tracking enables project managers to make sure everyone on the team is working on the most up-to-date documents.
Daptiv's Capacity Planner allows Wright Express to look at the overall project pipeline and resource availability in a single view, and make adjustments to project start dates based on project priority and resource availability. This allows the PMO to see when resources are constrained, and ensure that high priority projects get the necessary attention.
"The size and scale of Wright Express's global operations is a testament to the benefits larger organizations can achieve using Daptiv to automate their project management activities," said Ian Knox, vice president of marketing for Daptiv. "Our goal is to complement and support existing processes so that project managers can focus on collaborating more effectively and delivering projects faster."
Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the leading provider of on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. Daptiv has helped thousands of companies improve their strategic planning and business execution by offering adaptable PPM solutions and expert professional services. Daptiv's customers include world-class organizations such as Beam Global, Chase, Coach, Harvard University, Honeywell, International Hotels Group, and Virgin Australia.
About Wright Express
Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS) is a leading provider of value-based, business payment processing and information management solutions. The Company's fleet, corporate, and prepaid payment solutions provide its more than 350,000 customers with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The Company's subsidiaries include Wright Express Financial Services, Pacific Pride and Wright Express International, including Wright Express Prepaid Cards Australia and Wright Express Fuel Cards Australia. Wright Express and its subsidiaries employ more than 850 associates in six countries. For more information about Wright Express, please visit wrightexpress.com.
Barokas Public Relations
Copyright @ Marketwire
Related Keywords: Daptiv , Sales & Marketing, Productivity Applications, Security, Management, Australia, Marketwire, , Financial, Management Services, Business,