Gartner defines APM and reporting as a process flow, a set of behaviors and a set of supporting technologies that enable change management and enhanced operability of detailed project execution activities to support the technology needs of project managers and individual contributors. APM and reporting is primarily delivered as a cloud-based service and may include on-premises components. For this Magic Quadrant analysis, the PPM submarket of adaptive PM and reporting technologies must be able to operate independently of SPM tools and connect when necessary to share critical information.
PPM software providers covered under this market definition aim to support the selection, planning and execution of a variety of different work packages or containers, including, but not limited to, traditional projects. They often fold in collaboration and communication capabilities and allow work teams and project offices to report, monitor and identify course correction in resource-intensive project and work environments. Providers included in this market offer these capabilities directly through their own products, but frequently recognize that specific integration points may also be needed to connect niche tools or data sources. The PPM capabilities identified as essential or critical include: • Project demand management • Project planning and management • Time management • Resource management • Resource capacity planning • Project portfolio management • Project collaboration • Program management • Reporting services • Security and user management • Integration • Usability
Gartner defines the Strategic Portfolio Management market as a set of business capabilities, processes and supporting portfolio management technology. Business leaders, enterprise portfolio management office (EPMO) leaders, and IT leaders require SPM to support enterprise-wide strategy-to-execution alignment and adaptation. The emerging SPM market addresses the integrated portfolio management technology needs of business leaders, EPMO leaders, and IT leaders. SPM technology supports clear definition of key business strategies and desired business outcomes, and formulation and mapping of these with key portfolio elements, such as business capabilities, investments, programs, digital and physical products, applications, and projects.