HP Delivers Enterprise Agility With New SaaS Offerings

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2013-02-06 Print this article Print

HP Performance Anywhere integrates with HP Agile Manager and HP Quality Center to further promote collaboration across development, test and operations teams to better align IT with business priorities. Both HP Agile Manager and HP Performance Anywhere are part of the HP Converged Cloud strategy.

"Providing patients with on-demand access to important health care information is fundamental to delivering quality member services," Jason Siegrist, manager of the enterprise management team at Sentara Healthcare, said in a statement. "With the predictive analytics of HP Performance Anywhere, we can proactively monitor the health of our Web-based applications to ensure that our patients can always access their personal medical information via our Website, or have the ability to find a doctor and make virtual appointments 24/7."

"Enterprise agility results from the ability to quickly deploy simple-to-use, on-demand tools that provide visibility and collaboration across the application life cycle," Iyer said in a statement. "Together, HP Agile Manager and HP Performance Anywhere provide intuitive, collaborative and analytical capabilities needed to enable development and operation teams to deliver business-driven results."

HP Agile Manager is available now. Pricing is by subscription and starts at $39 per user, per month with a three-month term. HP Performance Anywhere is expected to be available soon. Pricing, by subscription, is expected to start at $39 per application transaction monitored per month, and $199 per server and virtual machine for Application Server monitored.

Meanwhile, HP also shed light on HP Portfolio and Project Management (PPM) 9.2, the latest version of its project and portfolio management system, which will be announced later in February. Integrated with HP Agile Manager, HP PPM 9.2 enables organizations to support and prioritize dozens of fast-paced projects while still achieving the alignment of IT priorities with business objectives. The new release features an improved user experience, said Bruce Randall, director of product marketing for project and portfolio management at HP. HP PPM 9.2 provides real-time visibility into all application development activities for both traditional and agile development initiatives.

In addition, enhancements to HP PPM 9.2 enable clients to reduce operational costs through embedded integrations with HP ALM and HP QC, enabling organizations to prioritize tasks, efficiently manage resources and automate key administrative activities throughout the application lifecycle. The enhancements also improve employee productivity through a new mobile time-management application that allows project managers to connect to corporate time-management systems remotely, Randall said.

"We focus on everything portfolio and project management is about—all the facets," Randall said. "HP PPM 9.2 delivers several things we built with our customers' and the market's needs in mind, such as an always-on Web interface. We'll also have the new mobile app on iOS and Android soon after the launch. This release gives you the ability to determine resource capacity and assignments and create a governance process."

Moreover, Randall said the combination of HP PPM and HP Agile Manager presents a "holistic way to manage all types of projects." The integration allows users to find and assign appropriate resources, and it helps users manage nonagile components of projects, such as sales and marketing staff, he said.


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