Planisware and Kalypso Partner to Unveil Nova for PPM Powered by Planisware

February 7, 2012

Product Portfolio Management and Innovation Leaders Partner to Deliver Integrated Processes and Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, California - Strategic partners Planisware, the leading global provider of world-class project & product portfolio management solutions, and Kalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that they have collaborated to integrate Kalypso’s proven innovation process management model and rapid deployment approach with Planisware’s flexible, industry-leading software platform. The combined offering, called Nova for PPM powered by Planisware, enables product-oriented organizations to quickly implement, adopt and execute successful practical portfolio management.

In accordance with Planisware’s FlexPace implementation methodology, an accelerated iterative approach that targets successful technology roll-out and strong user adoption, Nova for PPM powered by Planisware relies on a “visibility and value-first” approach to ensure the organization achieves rapid, tangible value from the portfolio and pipeline management discipline. This in turn creates a pull from the organization to sustain the process. The Nova for PPM model, pre-configured in Planisware, includes metrics, reporting, valuation techniques, business process flows and decision making structures for these capabilities. Once data and initial feedback have been incorporated and pipeline visibility has been established, the Nova for PPM deployment approach demonstrates value immediately through a pilot implementation process that validates governance, teams, and sustaining processes.

Throughout the process, Nova for PPM powered by Planisware provides recommended analysis, governance and business rules for portfolio management, enabling companies to monitor investments and align them with strategy, proactively manage budget and resource constraints, communicate strategic priorities and objectives, and focus on decisions. The end result is an organization empowered to make better portfolio management and project decisions - and users who are ready to use the system.

“In today’s challenging economic climate, companies that desire to grow their businesses through innovation often find it difficult to do so, because they lack the capabilities or discipline to do it effectively,” said Pierre Demonsant, CEO and founder of Planisware. “By combining Kalypso’s leading business process framework with our award-winning platform, Nova for PPM powered by Planisware provides the business process guidance, the tools, and the streamlined methodology to help our customers maximize the value of their innovation portfolios.”

Added Noel Sobelman, Partner at Kalypso, “Increasing innovation mandates combined with decreasing or static product development budgets put pressure on firms to select winning investments and maximize R&D productivity with limited resources. The Nova for PPM model is based on our years of experience solving these issues, and when enabled with Planisware, offers a proven approach for improving innovation portfolio visibility and increasing pipeline value.”

Customers who deploy Nova for PPM powered by Planisware will work side-by-side with a team of experts from both Planisware and Kalypso, who configure the solution to meet their organization’s needs.

About Planisware™

Planisware is the leading global provider of world-class Project & Product Portfolio Management solutions. Planisware’s acclaimed configurability accommodates the company’s global customers across a variety of industries and empowers users to align the solution with key business programs and portfolio management processes.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries.