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The Need for Investment in Enterprise Innovation: Part One
Manufacturers throughout the world are scrambling to respond to ever-changing economic conditions, increasing (or at least fluctuating) material costs, and

ppm general investment  Portfolio Optimization. © Sopheon PPM is one of the fastest-growing segments of PLM, although it still constitutes only a sliver of the overall PLM revenue pie. The reason for this rapid growth is PPM’s ability to provide decision support and be the “business layer” of PLM. Manufacturers are beginning to realize that they need to take PLM to the next step beyond product data management (PDM) and collaborative design, i.e., beyond the technical and transactional layers of PLM. Manufacturers are look

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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