One of the areas that we described in the PPM 9.1 launch announcement was an improvement in data visibility and reporting. PPM 9.1 is part of a larger effort to free up the right information in order to empower leaders to take action. Historically, extracting actionable information has been a common challenge.
In PPM 9.1, the reporting strategy can be best described as a pyramid or a hierarchy.
At the top, is the HP Executive Scorecard, which consolidates and presents portfolio and project performance
information so that senior leaders are able to identify where to best spend their valuable time. Executive Scorecard also brings together performance data about
service delivery and financial management, giving leaders a 360 degree view of how their organization is performing.
In the middle of the hierarchy is the HP Financial Planning and Analysis solution, which brings the financial details of the organization to life. The robust analysis capabilities of FPA
provide the organization with insight about what is driving variations in the overall budget, dramatically reducing the need to rely on ‘spreadsheet kung foo’ and ‘powerpoint gymnastics’.
Integrated in the base PPM 9.1 are the portlets and dashboards customers have all come to appreciate. Additionally, a new Business Objects universe liberates the operational PPM data for regular and ad-hoc analysis by anyone in the organization. Through this detailed layer of the reporting strategy, PPM users are able to slice and dice the data to determine how specific elements of the portfolio are actually performing.
In a future blog post, we’ll explore each of the levels of this reporting strategy in a bit more detail.
Article source: HP PPM Blog