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Informa Chooses Daptiv's SaaS-Based PPM Software to Gain Visibility to Better Align IT With Business Goals

With Insight Into Project Health and Resource Allocation, Informa's PMO Gains Efficiencies, Streamlines Its Focus on Project Execution and Customer Service (May 15, 2012)

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/15/12 -- Daptiv, the on-demand leader in project portfolio management software, today announced that Informa, a global publishing and conference organization, has selected Daptiv PPM to manage resources and better execute on project portfolio management. The company's adoption of Daptiv PPM has grown by 500 percent in just over two years across several large global business units.

Informa's Project Management Office (PMO) oversees all IT projects for the company, at both the group and business levels. Previously, the organization relied on several disparate systems to track projects, with no centralized place to store and access project information. Without a software tool to provide visibility into the interdependencies associated with a project, it was difficult to assess why and where projects were falling behind.

Informa has created several custom applications using Daptiv's Dynamic Applications, including a project scorecard and applications that provide benefit/cost analysis. These allow Informa to determine a project's fit in supporting the overall business by identifying costs, potential risks, resource issues and more before a decision is made to green light a project.

Additionally, Informa uses Daptiv PPM to view the resource requirements of potential projects and compare that against current works in progress. As a global organization with project teams operating across several regions and time zones, this long-term capacity planning and insight is critical.

"We've definitely seen an uptick in the percent of projects perceived as being successful and more strategically aligned with the business," said Damon Bell, PMO Director, Informa. "Daptiv gave us a structured approach to project and portfolio management, allowing us to better formulate strategy, monitor investments and manage the operational and financial aspects of IT."

Daptiv's on-demand model was a key factor in its selection. When Daptiv PPM was deployed at Informa more than two years ago, it was one of the first SaaS offerings on the market. "I was surprised at the speed to market with Daptiv," said Bell. "We saw benefits straight away." Maintenance and upgrades are completed automatically, saving Informa both time and money.

"Informa is an example of a sophisticated enterprise organization using PPM software to actively manage costs and resources so project managers and IT teams can focus on what matters most -- their customers," said Ian Knox, vice president of products and marketing for Daptiv. "This type of visibility across an IT organization is a critical requirement for enterprises looking to better align their IT delivery with strategic business goals."

About Daptiv

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, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Virgin Australia.

About Informa

Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. Informa's academic information division publishes books and journals with over 55,000 titles available that provide individuals and organizations with the knowledge they need to carry out their work. Its professional and commercial information businesses offer structured databases, subscription-based services, real-time news, research and business-critical information creating business advantage. Informa is also the largest publicly-owned organizer of exhibitions, events and training in the world providing inspiring marketplaces and the opportunity for knowledge to be shared.

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