A new project and portfolio management platform has been released specifically for small and medium businesses. Built on Microsoft’s Project Online service, PPM Express, from FluentPro, is intended to help people within those organizations collaborate more effectively on their projects.
The Gold-certified Microsoft partner develops a number of other applications for use by project teams, including FluentPro PMO for Microsoft Project 2013, a program intended to accelerate set-up of a project management office.
PPM Express includes 15 out-of-the box dashboards and reports to communicate project status among executives, managers, team members and other stakeholders.
“In our city council we have about 20 active projects and seven project managers. With PPM Express we spend minutes to get status reports done instead of hours,” said user Alex Johnston, a senior project manager at an unnamed organization. “Our director loves dashboards.”
The program “assures full visibility of portfolios and projects, ability to set standards for project management and facilitate proper management of resource utilization based on actual data from your projects,” added CEO Anton Kravtsov, in a press release.