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Rational Focal Point - Project and Portfolio Management

IBM® Rational® Focal Point™ provides market - and business-driven product and portfolio management - helping executives and teams to make the right decisions to deliver business, customer and market value.

  • Capture inputs from customers, analysts, market research, and internal stakeholders and prioritize on which ones will provide the most value to the business
  • Utilize visualization, prioritization, and unique road mapping and planning capabilities to ensure that plans are innovative, valuable and achievable
  • Centralize information key to decision-making, status reporting and portfolio reviews to escape the chaos of managing data in emails, documents, and spreadsheets; speeding the ability to respond to changing market and business conditions
  • Overcome the influence of the loudest voice in the room and use objective information to support decision making
  • Reduce risk and improve cost estimations of investments by modeling financial and market impacts and by performing scenario, statistical and financial analysis
  • Integrate enterprise architecture plans and project execution into portfolio management to ensure enterprise and project-level decisions are aligned with financial and market needs
  • Quickly realize the benefits of Product and Portfolio Management and reduce costs of implementations by utilizing pre-defined configurations based on best practices
  • Operating systems supported: Linux, Solaris (Sun microsystems), Windows family


Project Portfolio Management Information

Case Studies

A global conglomerate cuts IT maintenance costs by 35 percent ... IBM Rational Focal Point simplifies IT with an integrated solution for application portfolio management

Bank DnB NORD boosts efficiency with real-time project and portfolio management ... Decision Focus helps to build a solution with IBM Rational Focal Point technology

A bank improves efficiency by streamlining applications portfolio ... IBM Rational Focal Point helps cut supported applicalations from 600 to just 147

To address increasing IT complexity, a global conglomerate uses IBM Rational Focal Point software to gather, store, analyze and manage all of its application data, ultimately reducing the number of applications it was supporting by 45 percent.

Decision Focus, an IBM Business Partner, helped Bank DnB NORD implement IBM Rational Focal Point to handle project management, portfolio management, vendor management and resource management, as well as to provide detailed management information for decision support across t...

Using IBM Rational Focal Point software, a bank in North America reduces the number of service level agreements (SLAs) it maintains from 17 to four and cut the number of supported applications from 600 to 147, increasing IT department productivity.

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