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Business Engine Business Engine Network (the BEN) PPM Applications

Published: 15 October 2003

ID: G00107847

Analyst(s): Daniel Stang


Business Engine continues to enhance its budgeting, resource and portfolio management features in the BEN, deepening its integration with Microsoft's enterprise project management product strategy.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
    • Significant Enhancements Since Version 4.0
    • Upcoming 6.0 Release
    • Role-Based Support
    • Budgeting
    • Funding Projects
    • Portfolio Management—From High-Level Budget Perspectives
    • Budget Reporting
    • Integration: Microsoft Project and Project Server
    • The BEN, Resource Management and Project Server
    • Resource Management: Two Repositories
    • Reporting
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
    • PlanView
    • Niku
    • Primavera
    • SystemCorp
    • Tenrox
  • Strengths
    • Vertical Industry Support
    • Choice for Time Reporting
    • Strong Integration With MSP
    • MSP Integration Supports Multiple Versions and Provides Data Mapping
    • Nonproject Management Tool Users Can Use the BEN
    • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Limitations
    • Designed Specifically for Microsoft Environments
    • Lacks Invoicing and Capabilities for Consulting and Service Provider Organizations
    • Missing Project Estimation Functions
    • Lacks Methodology Support
    • Recommended Gartner Research
  • Insight

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