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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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solution of choice  Hours with Document Management Solution With its recent rapid growth, Bank of Choice found that paper-based loan approval processes were standing in the way of providing the fastest and most effective customer service. The bank decided to adopt a document management system (DMS) based on software from a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner. Find out how the bank improved customer service, reduced the costs associated with meeting regulatory compliance, and more. Read More

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