Forrester Wave Names Projectplace as a Leader in Rapidly Growing Market
It’s always a good day when your company’s product is recognized as a leader in a rapidly growing space. To put it more officially, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Collaborative Work Management, Q4 2016 has named Projectplace a “Leader,” their highest possible designation.
Why is this important? Forrester evaluated 13 collaborative work management providers against 25 criteria that looked at the providers’ current offering, strategy, and market presence. Projectplace by Planview received the highest possible score in the team management, reporting, globalization, security, and mobile criteria.
Not only is this ranking really exciting but the Forrester Wave report also contains unique insights into what is fueling the growth in this category. Some of the key challenges and takeaways that I think you’ll find interesting:
- Information workers use an average of eight applications to perform their jobs, with Microsoft Office programs leading the pack. According to the American Psychological Association, the mental blocks caused by switching tasks drops productivity by 40%
- The vast majority of information workers are casual project managers, meaning they lack formal training, and for them, traditional project management tools add overhead to the work they need to deliver.
- Information workers are growing the CWM market because they want to collaborate with a purpose. More information workers see it as a way forward when it comes to keeping them organized. Meanwhile, enterprise architects embrace CWM because they view providers as strategic partners.
This report is full of good insights and recommendations on how to meet the challenges of collaborative work management – and of particular note is how Projectplace is viewed by Forrester when it comes to balancing work and collaboration. Calling it a “well-designed experience,” Forrester cited Projectplace for how we:
- Enable users to create workspaces that can house timelines and Kanban cards for Agile or simple task management. The workspace owner can invite anyone with an email account to contribute to all content that the owner provides permission to access.
- Offer out-of-the-box reports or allow users to leverage our content package for Microsoft Power BI. This means team-level capacity management is strong as administrators and managers can view commitment capacity across all workspaces. They even pointed out how team members can provide an availability self-assessment via a “slam factor” indicator.
- Provide robust security capabilities, in addition to localized support for nine languages and more than 100 currencies. This means that it can support global organizations.
Read the report for yourself. I believe that this Forrester Wave research validates our mission to give customers the broadest range of work and resource management solutions. If your team is looking for new ways to get work done, download a copy of the “The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Collaborative Work Management, Q4 2016“.