Forrester: Microsoft Is Too Narrowly Focused In The PPM Market, But UMT Acquisition Changes Things

The Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution markets to companies of every size, but it is an especially solid choice for midsize, project-based organizations that only care about project management. Its ability to manage multiple projects or programs is competent, but it falls down at the portfolio level, which is a critical aspect for IT organizations that require a top-down approach to better manage constraints and meet objectives. The recent announcement of the UMT acquisition couldn’t be more timely. For Microsoft to succeed in the project portfolio management (PPM) space, it must have a stronger top-down focus, and UMT will eventually deliver that focus. Companies considering Microsoft Project should opt for the UMT module to be integrated into the product.

[Via Recent Research from Forrester]