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Portfolio Management

Assyst’s Portfolio Management solution offers an integrated approach that allows its customers to manage their services, projects, products, people and financials based on the overall performance of the entire set of projects. It gives executives a real-time view of the investments, initiatives and resources, and creates incentives for managers to ensure controlled and predictable execution of projects and programs. Along with the core project and portfolio management functionality from standard tools and technologies are solution-specific functionalities that support the critical processes of IT Governance. Assyst’s Portfolio Management solutions are delivered in a Web Services enabled architecture comprised of a set of business processes.

Assyst is a CA Clarity PPM Partner and reseller. Assyst has an established CA Clarity PPM practice lead by a team of CA Clarity trained and certified professionals helping organizations put in place a robust IT governance that brings greater visibility, transparency, accountability and measurement into IT initiatives, thereby improving project management and reducing total cost of ownership. Assyst has award winning implementations to its credit. Our end-to-end CA Clarity PPM services include ;

  • CA Clarity PPM Implementation assessment & roadmap development 
  • In-depth CA Clarity PPM v13.2 and 12.1 Functional Consulting
  • Unique Accelerated CA Clarity PPM Upgrade Services ( ver 7.5.x to ver 12.1, ver 8.x to ver 12.1 or to Clarity v13.2 )
  • 24 x 7 Operations & Maintenance of existing CA Clarity PPM implementations
  • CA Clarity PPM Enterprise Integration & extending Clarity PPM Architecture to other Business Systems 
  • Business Objects Reports ( Actuate to Business Objects Reports Migration )
  • SAP Xcelsius Dashboards
  • Interface Development  with ERP systems like PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle eBusiness and other third party applications
  • CA Clarity PPM On-Premise to Hosting Migration & Managed Hosting Services

Assyst Portfolio Management solutions give customers the tools needed to continuously align project investments with corporate goals. Successful implementation results in the highest return on the use of resources. Assyst’s Portfolio Management solutions provide customers with the structured environment needed to establish portfolio criteria for IT investment, and help develop plans and use-case scenarios and to communicate strategic decisions. Assyst follows an implementation approach that capitalizes on the management principles established by the PMI (Project Management Institute), and the Software Engineering Institute’s CMMI Level 5 processes. Assyst’s Portfolio Management solutions provide customers with extensive performance analysis and scorecard capability that shows the true costs and benefits of the strategic projects going on in an organization. Assyst's solution provides the ability to establish sophisticated metrics-based evaluation and selection criteria, create and optimize planning scenarios, communicate decisions and monitor progress.

 

In Depth PPM and Functional Consulting:
With over five years of Clarity experience, Assyst's certified Clarity functional consultants can be there from the beginning of a Clarity implementation and throughout the application's life cycle projectbased or on-demand consulting. We determine customer requirements then define how Clarity will meet those needs. Assyst provides a gap analysis and scopes the implementation effort. With any A consultation,a customer can also expect the following ;
 
Feasibility study
PMO readiness assessment
Creating business case for an organization
Defining scope of implementation
Clarity PPM Implementation enhancements, expanding the functionality of the product within an organization
Definition of interface & reporting requirements
 
CA Clarity PPM Operations and Maintenance:  
Assyst is a proven Certified Clarity Solutions Provider. Our commercial and government customers rely on us for their Operations and Maintenance needs. We provide valuable insight into maximizing any Clarity investment; putting to use some of Clarity's most powerful features: risk mitigation and avoidance, efficient utilization of project resources, and large- scale performance monitoring of investments and project management. Our Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Center of Excellence provides 24/7 services to our customers. A PPM Center of Excellence is staffed with CA certified Clarity  and technical resources.
 
CA Clarity PPM Accelerated Upgrade Services:
Assyst has defined a Clarity Accelerated Upgrade Methodology based on 15 years of COTS product implementation and maintenance. Our 7-to-8 week, three-step accelerated upgrade process is mature, proven, and predictable. Assyst delivers on-time and onbudget results with on-site and/or off-site accessibility to resources in our fullyequipped Clarity upgrade lab.
 
INITIAL PASS
Development of sandbox environment
Primary focus on completing the upgrade
Perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
 
MOCK MOVE TO PRODUCTION (MMTP)
Performed on the test environment
Complete upgrade in the expected time
Performed as during Move to Production
Final acceptance and performance testing
 
MOVE TO PRODUCTION (MTP)
Performed on the production environment
Complete upgrade in the expected time
Performed over a weekend
A defined period of post production support

 

Interface Development and CA Clarity PPM Reporting:
Our implementation, support, and integration of Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) experience give A an excellent understanding of EBS functionality,architecture, and data interface needs.We clearly articulate system data needs and develop efficient and scalable interfaces between EBS including: Human Capital Management,Financials, Time Entry, Budgeting, and Clarity .Assyst understands PPM reporting needs and our and our Clarity customers have access to A reports repository; from which any report may be tailored to their environment and deployed in an accelerated fashion.

 

For more information and Request for Proposal (RFP) please call 703-230-3100 or email at clarityppm@assyst.net