Managing IT Projects with SAP Solution Manager 7.2
Successful organizations are those that can maximize business value, achieve balance, and align their overall portfolio with strategic objectives. The SAP Portfolio and Project Management application helps you deliver on this, and help you deliver on it more effectively. SAP Portfolio and Project Management addresses your organization’s need for strategic and operational portfolio management. An enterprise-level solution for the management of a range of portfolios – including product innovation management, professional service portfolios, and enterprise IT – SAP Portfolio and Project Management enables you to better control and innovate projects, processes, products, and services across their life cycles. To be successful, companies need powerful solutions that allow them to employ sophisticated project management methods that drive speed and quality. SAP Portfolio and Project Management helps you standardize and improve project management execution and reduce associated administrative and system costs, by providing reliable project management functions that can be deployed independently or integrated into your back-end systems (such as HR and Financials).
Integrating Project Management and Portfolio Management into end-to-end enterprise processes helps organizations of all industries dealing with projects to decrease costs and to increase efficiencies and margin. Portfolio Management (license applicable), for example, is about doing the right things. It offers you the following:
- Delivers complete visibility of all current and proposed projects
- Allows you to make decisions on clear and valuable information like portfolio value, balance, financial figures, and strategic alignment
- Provides you with decision support to understand your current projects and capabilities
Project Management, on the other hand, ensures that you do things right. It supports you in planning, monitoring, and managing all project activities across the entire enterprise, for example development and consulting projects. You can utilize the capabilities of project management, which can be integrated seamlessly with other base systems like human resources and financial systems, to leverage the data in your underlying core systems.
SAP Solution Manager 7.2 is now seamlessly integrated with the SAP Project and Portfolio Management application, and you can leverage this functionality to manage your implementation projects and connect them with Change Request Management and Requirements Management if desired.