In an era of increasing IT complexity, it’s hard to imagine new PPM solutions running in a standalone mode. In today’s agile business environment, project managers should have access to the most current data about resources and finances in order to successfully manage existing projects and keep generating revenue. Properly allocating labor, tracking time, and measuring associated costs are ultimate success factors for any given IT project.
Cloud integration enables seamless transfer of the most current data records to your PPM solution, which facilitates the collaboration between various departments. Constant communication between systems will ensure that only the most accurate information is being delivered, so that IT directors can make time-sensitive decisions or necessary adjustments in regards to resource allocation or project budgets when needed.
According to Margo Visitacion, leading PPM analyst from Forrester Research Inc., PPM solutions should not be and cannot be a standalone tool regardless of an organization’s maturity. The future of the PPM lies in successful integration with other applications such as HR, finance, help desk, and so forth. These applications can add valuable information to any IT project that can influence the timelines or even purpose of its execution. Thus, HR systems can provide you with the data on the availability of resources, accounting and finance systems can supply data on cost-allocation and financial management, which will ultimately facilitate the collaboration across departments and reduce the risk of data duplication and repetition. Therefore, cloud integration not only facilitates the project management process, but allows a PMO to function in sync with other important systems within the organization.
There is more than one way to integrate various systems. However, the traditional ways of doing the integration included complex coding, middleware, and even additional hardware purchases, which had proven to be costly and time-consuming. Today many integration solutions allow companies to build, deploy, and manage integrations between systems within the matter of days and a low fraction of costs.
The Innotas Integration Platform enables quick and reliable integration of multiple business systems and delivers faster time-to-value.This flexible and simple integration solution enables seamless connectivity with any cloud and on-premise applications.
To shed more light on integration in the cloud, Innotas will host a complimentary webinar, featuring a special guest from Dell Boomi – Rick Nucci. Rick, who is currently in the role of company’s CTO, will share best practices on how to manage the development and maintenance of application integration in the cloud. To learn more about cloud and on-premise integration, join us for a 60-min webinar on October 18th to discover the best practices from the industry’s leading cloud integration solution.