“Key differentiators for Workfront include ease of use and adoption with interaction design and social collaboration tools applied to the context of work to help enable higher adoption rates, work management (end-to-end management of the work life cycle including structured and unstructured work), mixed methodology support (support for Agile and traditional Waterfall development methodologies in parallel) handling request management, work prioritization, Agile projects, traditional projects, ad-hoc work, and collaboration in a single solution.”
IDC, one of the world’s most respected technology analyst firms, evaluated 14 vendors for inclusion in the cloud PPM and PPM SaaS IDC Marketscape.
To be considered for the report, each vendor is rated on usability, strength of PPM capabilities, cloud architecture, and capabilities in emerging markets of concern. With such a crowded space, several criteria were most influential in predicting success in the Marketscape:
- Functionality of offering
- Cost management
- Agile and application life-cycle management integration with PPM
- Pricing and cost competitiveness
- Delivery model
- Customer service
- SaaS/on-demand and cloud PPM capability offerings
- Growth execution
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SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud PPM and PPM SaaS 2015-2016 Vendor Assessment — Facilitating PPM Adoption and Business Optimization, by Melinda Ballou and Stephen Elliot, Dec 2015, IDC Doc#US40688615
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.