Clarity PPM Functions
Clarity PPM helps you optimize your corporate processes. Plan and control projects and plans, accelerate implementation, improve results and the collaboration of all employees – and finally bring transparency to business processes!
Clarity PPM is a project and portfolio management system that covers the entire project lifecycle: idea management, demand, programs, single and multi-projects, resources, risks, collaboration, controlling, and reporting.
Connect employees, methods, and projects in your company with Clarity PPM!
Individual and Multi-Project Management
Clarity PPM provides you with all the features required to bring agility to traditional project work, including phases, tasks, milestones, roles, and dependencies as well as change and risk management. Templates, workflows, and collaboration functions facilitate daily project work and support partial task automation.
There are bidirectional interfaces for Microsoft Project and Open Workbench available in Clarity PPM to facilitate the seamless exchange of information with external partners or the offline processing of project plans.
Portfolio management in Clarity PPM enables you to select and prioritize all projects and undertakings, thus optimizing the use of your budgets and resources. This is how you can ensure a systematic and structured approach when deciding which projects, programs, and initiatives should be financed, postponed, or discontinued. The scenario feature lets you analyze and compare different portfolio variations.
Resource and capacity planning – that is, finding the optimum balance between resource capacities and project requirements – poses a significant challenge to attaining the best possible results. Resource management in Clarity PPM supports you in planning and allocating employees within current and planned projects – with the added option of scenario technology. You can generate both person-oriented and role-oriented plans.
Demand management allows you to systematically capture and evaluate ideas, requests or project proposals in Clarity PPM. Demand management provides you with a holistic view of all current and future requirements in your company. Clarity PPM allows you to transfer these requirements and ideas into projects at the push of a button.
Cost Planning and Project Controlling
Capture and plan project costs and budgets for projects within Clarity PPM in a systematic and structured manner. Freely selectable categories let you differentiate between various types of costs and reconcile these with actual costs, resulting in precise project controlling. Planned and actual costs can be grouped using programs or portfolios.
Process Manager and Workflows
Clarity PPM lets you map project and business processes with workflows and in so doing simplifies the optimization and standardization of these processes within the company. Collaboration within the company is simplified and streamlined. Clarity PPM is therefore able to document important steps in business processes, thus making them auditable.
In Clarity PPM, collaboration includes document management, notifications, to-do lists, discussion forums, and workflows. These features make collaborative work easier, faster, and more efficient, ultimately increasing your employee satisfaction.
Clarity PPM contains a built-in reporting engine (Jaspersoft™), which enables sophisticated reporting based on interactive portlets, reports in the traditional sense, as well as dashboards for every role with associated KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). Alternatively, Clarity PPM can also be accessed via QlikView™, Business Objects™, Tableau™, or other reporting tools.
Configuration and Customizing
Clarity PPM lets you configure and adapt according to your needs and with few restrictions – without requiring programming skills – and the software is 100 percent upgrade compatible. In the simplest case, this involves value shortlists, additional fields, or evaluations. In addition, you can modify, reduce, and expand the input and output screens or add new ones.
You can also add menu entries, new or expanded workflows, or additional functions and, if required, even use personalized data structures. However, other rare features such as changing color settings, RSS feeds, or complete additional modules are also available in Clarity PPM.
The Clarity PPM wide range of standard functions combined with the configuration and customizing options and the PPM+ components from Contec-X will enable you to implement the software solution that you have always wanted – and more!
This is how Clarity PPM makes your daily work easier.
Processes, Methods and Areas of Application – Tailored to Your Requirements.
From demand through to deliverables. Get a 360-degree view of all tasks and projects. To achieve results on time and on budget.
Offer your teams the opportunity to utilize their method of choice. Setup projects in example in the traditional (waterfall) way and perform phases or subprojects agile. All in one system: consistent data and high employee satisfaction.
Gain visibility into all projects, dependencies, and resource allocation. This overview greatly facilitates portfolio planning and roadmapping.
Control, prioritize, and plan the requirements of the specialist departments in one software solution. Collaboration functionalities will increase satisfaction with the IT and in the departments.
Reduce development times and thus accelerate the time to market of your products. Plan and control your product development either based on a traditional or agile approach.
Plan and control the initiatives, plans, and future-oriented programs of your company – and finally bring transparency to all business processes!
From demand to the project – evaluate and prioritize demands using standardized workflows. The collaboration functions support collaboration between IT and the specialist department.
Secure the future of your company with systematic innovation management. Collect ideas, evaluate them, and successfully implement the top choices!
Identify the digital potential of your business. Define, prioritize, and realize digital products and services. This is how you can actively promote digitization!
Clarity PPM – A User Story
CFO AND CONTROLLER
Traditional, agile, and hybrid project planning, plus budget planning and project controlling, are all centralized, which means they’re always part of overall company planning – thanks to the new software solution.
Now we have the right software solution for expanding our company’s digitization – and a roadmap that I can peruse at a quick glance – in real time. I think this is a must for every innovative company.
CIO/HEAD OF IT
This software solution means we’re finally making the best possible use of our employees’ expertise and tight budgets so that we can address our company’s need to digitalize as quickly as possible. How did we ever manage without this solution?
Now we are much more focused when it comes to capturing, evaluating, and implementing the requirements of the market and those of our specialist departments in a timely fashion. We can see that digitization is clearly picking up speed across the entire company.
PRODUCT AND SERVICE MANAGER
The software solution provides ideal support in defining products and services, such as with epics, user stories, and features, as well as with planning releases and sprints.
For me, this is the ideal compromise between a standardized approach and individual project management. It also provides the best possible support for project teamwork through collaborative functions.
PROJECT TEAM MEMBER
Now I have all the information on a single screen – all of the tasks, to-do lists, documents, and notifications – I can even carry out time management tasks with just two clicks. MyBoard implements all of these features perfectly.
We always know who’s working on which task, and what we need to do next. The new software solution has optimized collaboration in our team. Our results output has signifi cantly improved – and so has our level of satisfaction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can Clarity PPM be used?
Clarity PPM can be used in all innovative, service- or project-oriented business areas. The main areas of application are IT, product development, R&D, order and service management in various sectors such as trade, industry, banks, insurance companies, service providers, high-tech companies, logistics, utilities, and others. We are happy to advise you on whether the use of Clarity PPM is viable for your company.
Are there industry-specific solutions based on Clarity PPM?
There are special, preconfigured modules for IT (ITG) and product development/R&D (NPD). In addition, Contec-X offers preconfigured solutions for innovation, demand, and service management as well as PPM+, which delivers meaningful extensions for Clarity PPM.
How many Clarity PPM customers are there?
According to the manufacturer, there are over 1,500 customers and more than 500,000 users worldwide. Clarity PPM scales to the needs of companies of any size.
On which platforms can Clarity PPM be operated?
Clarity PPM runs on many popular platforms. The possible platforms are described in the latest release notes (compatibilities).
Is there a Clarity PPM trial version?
Contec-X offers free access to a “shared” test system (Clarity Sandbox) or alternatively fee-based access to a dedicated evaluation environment (Clarity-on-Demand). The access data will be made available within 24 hours upon request. We offer and recommend a non-binding evaluation interview before engaging in testing. As a result, you will receive an assessment from us as to whether it makes sense for you to employ Clarity PPM based on your requirements.
What licensing models are available for Clarity PPM?
Clarity PPM can be used in-house, as a hosted version, or as SaaS (Software as a Service) and is licensed for active (login-enabled) users on the basis of annual usage fees. We are happy to prepare an attractive offer for you on request.
Where can I get Clarity PPM licenses?
You can obtain Clarity PPM from us. Contec-X offers everything for your solution from a single source: licenses, support, and services.
Who provides support and maintenance for Clarity PPM?
Contec-X offers comprehensive support and various customized support packages for Clarity PPM. The PDS (Partner Delivered Support) certification of Contec-X guarantees top product competence and ITIL-compliant support services.
What training options are available for Clarity PPM?
There are many ways to familiarize your employees with Clarity PPM: manuals, videos, webinars, workshops, one-on-one training, and group training. In addition, there are role-specific training opportunities and training courses for system administrators. End user training for company-specific processes is available on request.
What advantages does Contec-X offer?
Contec-X is the only Clarity PPM partner that has focused 100 percent on Clarity PPM solutions for many years. Our customers benefit from our extensive Clarity PPM experience, add-ins, best practices, and tools. This dedicated focus on Clarity PPM means that we are able to implement solutions based on Clarity PPM both rapidly and at low cost.
Who can provide comprehensive, in-depth advice about Clarity PPM?
That’s us. We, your dedicated all-round partner for Clarity PPM, are happy to provide non-binding advice. Get in touch via telephone or write a brief e-mail.