News and Events: Press Release
February 11, 2008
Innotas Adds Request Management to its On-Demand PPM Platform
Automatically Captures New Processes, Defines and Stages Data to Better Evaluate and Rank New Requests
San Francisco, CA - February 11, 2008 — Driving industry innovation, ease-of-use and simplicity for on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Innotas today announces its Request Management feature that enables users to quickly and easily create, automate and extract reports on any incoming request, including project requests, work proposals, and project opportunities.
With Request Management, users gain greater visibility into every aspect of IT project portfolio management, from requests created via a single entry point to how requests rank in relationship to strategic corporate goals. Configuration is completed via a web browser interface, and the application includes templates for all request management reports, so customers can report on their new requests in minutes.
Request Management, including all customer-driven field and layout configurations, is fully integrated with Innotas’ reporting and dashboard functionality, and provides users with full visibility into both summary and detail information about incoming requests.
The City of Roseville, California, uses Request Management to better manage and streamline its inbound governance proposal process.
"We are a full-service city with 17 different operational organizations, all competing for technology resources. In the past, the IT Department has been bombarded by requests to address business needs. The City adopted a new technology governance process to ensure projects were prioritized to meet City initiatives. Innotas Request Management has the flexibility to capture our new process and provides project request tracking as well as an approval workflow. We need innovative functionality, like Request Management, to effectively utilize technology resources," said City of Roseville CIO Thomas Freeman.
Innotas Request Management also provides:
- Data fields to define where a request originates, as well as its cost, savings, and benefits estimates
- The ability to score requests, based on individually defined processes, to assist in evaluating investments
- A comprehensive view of every project and work request submitted to the IT organization
Generic request capability - including:
- Forms builder with unlimited user defined fields and layout
- User defined stage-gate approval process with as many steps as you need
- Built-in alerts, reporting and dashboards
"Request Management speeds the process that organizations use to rank and prioritize incoming requests. It also automates up-front how you define and stage the data you need, so you can better evaluate what effect that request has on the organization from a cost, effectiveness and ROI perspective," said Demian Entrekin, Innotas founder and CTO.
Innotas provides the only on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution specifically designed to meet the needs of IT organizations. With Innotas, managers and team members improve collaboration and can more effectively and efficiently manage IT initiatives, projects, and resources. For CIOs and executives, Innotas delivers deep visibility, automation, and analysis of the project portfolio, and resource planning and utilization. Our customers, including Forbes, Hamilton Beach, and Simon & Schuster, span a wide range of industries including financial services, healthcare, retail, technology, telecommunications and energy. For more information please visit www.innotas.com or contact us at 415.814.7700.
Contact: Martin Levy
Martin Levy Public Relations