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Business Engine Business Engine Network (the BEN) PPM Applications

Published: 15 October 2003

ID: G00107847

Analyst(s): Daniel Stang

Summary

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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