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Planview Elevates Enterprise Architect Toolkit Providing New Ways of Connecting with Business Stakeholders

Solution set complements Troux to improve collaboration and facilitate rapid digital transformation

AUSTIN, Texas – May 3, 2016

Never has the enterprise architect’s (EA) role of ensuring that technology assets support business goals been more critical or challenging. Their expanding responsibility to facilitate rapid digital transformation across industries requires EAs to be more business-focused, agile, collaborative and efficient. Fulfilling this broader charter requires today’s leading EAs to be seamlessly connected to the business and strategy that drives technology changes. To support this role, Planview® announced today the Planview Solution for Enterprise Architecture.

The Planview Solution for Enterprise Architecture combines the core Troux capabilities with the project collaboration, work management and document sharing features of Projectplace, as well as the demand and idea management features of Planview’s Ideation Management. This solution is ideal for organizations looking to adapt a proactive approach to EA or to collaborate with others, both internally and externally.

“Leading enterprise architects recognize EA is an iterative process requiring people from multiple domains to work together, often requiring many revisions to the tasks they are trying to complete.” said Jeff Ellerbee, Troux solution marketing manager for Planview. “With this solution, teams experience ideation, collaboration, document sharing and communication in a set of products that operate in-sync and right out of the box, making their organizations immediately more productive.”

The Solution for EA includes:

  • The Troux product line, a technology and capability management solution, presents a company’s portfolio information in rich visualizations and outputs, enabling organizations to make data-driven business decisions. Recently, Planview extended the reporting and analytics offering of Troux to include executive dashboards and mobile access capabilities with the release the Troux Microsoft Power BI content pack.
  • Projectplace for Enterprise Architecture enables EAs to improve the productivity and coordination of virtual teams that are core to the EA role. EAs can quickly set up shared workspaces around common tasks and processes. EAs can organize teams, plan, assign and track work and share documents. Web links and document sharing allows interoperability between Projectplace and Troux.
  • Planview Ideation Management for Enterprise Architecture provides a new level of capability for EAs to capture the voice of their broad range of customers. The solution evaluates ideas and demands from teams, other employees, customers and partners before they become formal requests for projects. With automated idea capture, collaboration, voting, ranking, categorizing and the ability to create score cards, Planview Ideation Management ensures only relevant, feasible and high-payoff ideas are pursued.

Gartner highlights the new position of EAs in a recent report, Understand the Critical Capabilities of a Modern Enterprise Architecture Tool in Order to Make Smarter Choices¹:

“The role of EA leaders in technology innovation is to scan the horizon of emerging technologies to determine how they are being applied, and identify opportunities for the organization to innovate for competitive advantage. Innovation is a team sport, so the ability to capture ideas, from inside and outside the organization, is as important as the ideas generated by the EA practitioners themselves.”

Troux was acquired by Planview in 2015 to bring together two of the most strategic teams in any IT organization, EA practices and project management offices (PMO).

For more information on how Planview is helping EA practitioners take their place on the front lines of digital business strategy formation and execution, visit them at the Gartner EA Summit North America May 11-12 in National Harbor, MD.


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Per Holmlund
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