With so many PPM / Labor tracking tools available - wanted to see what Apptio customers seem to be using / seeing the most (if that exists) Thanks
In my research across our customer base, I've found the following PPM systems to be the most popular data sources (in order of popularity):
I would love for people to jump on this thread to let me know if I've got it right and/or if there's something else that should be on my radar. We actually have a space set up called Data Connections which is designed to be a forum where our user community can help each other figure out how to work with the systems we commonly encounter. For example, I see that there's a post describing a couple of scripts that can be used to pull data from HP PPM Center.
Over time, our intent is to produce integration guides for the most popular source systems, across all of the categories of data in our standard models. Discussions on Data Connections will be an input into how I prioritize that work, and the results of the work will be contributed back to Data Connections.
We use CA PPM as our PPM system, bringing in weekly time reporting data into Apptio. This enables us to report on time/cost booked against projects (and underlying tasks) by employees and consultants.
What level of granularity does your company report time? How do you handle ongoing, non-project work?
All hours needed to be booked against project and tasks within a project. We do have project codes/tasks for non-project related work. For example, we have a Departmental Administration project where staff book their non-project related time to respective tasks including: Vacation, Sick, Town Hall, Staff Meetings, Non-Project training, Administrative Other (i.e., time spent doing timesheets(!), performance reviews, expense approvals, etc.).
We use PlanView. And the intensity of the data feeds to TBM grows by the minute. We import time tracking data monthly, project labor forecast weekly, project portfolio data, project to service mapping, monthly and we're building now a project financial forecast labor and non labor feed.
Do you have some sort of mapping to tie projects to applications? Assuming so while in dev/change, but what about maintenance/run? Thanks!!
The main purpose of the mapping of Projects to Apps/Services is to manage the post project operating expense.
Up to this point this task fell on me and a colleague in the Service management area. We're now working with the Apps division so that they take this task going forward.
We have defined a process in Planview to assign a project (or a project %) to one or multiple application/service component/service.
In addition in the Planning tool we have now a feature to "delegate" project operating expenses to cost centers, and we have built a business process to manage/review these on a monthly basis with project and cost center managers.
Hi we use CA PPM (Clarity) - we use the project charge split function so for each project we have charge splits allocated to it, to the application IDs.
We have just implemented using this at the vendor level also, so we don't have to use static/reference spreadsheets for our allocation of vendor spend to projects/app ids.
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