SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

August 13, 2013 10:05 ET

Aberdeen Group Publishes Business Planning and Execution Research

Research Examines Cloud-Based Project Management, Social ERP, Financial Strategies for SMBs

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of three new research reports by Nick Castellina, Senior Research Analyst for its Business Planning and Execution research practice.

"Project Management in the Cloud: Enabling the Keys to Project Success," prepared by Nick Castellina, Senior Research Analyst in Aberdeen's Business Planning and Execution practice, finds that successful project-based businesses excel at deploying resources across projects to deliver consistent quality services, all while managing costs, project timelines, and a geographically dispersed workforce. Aberdeen's research finds that 57% of leading enterprises utilize project management and reporting technology. Additionally, a greater percentage of organizations are now deploying these solutions in the cloud, rather than the traditional on-premise model, driven by the unique benefits of cloud solutions. This research report presents cloud project management solution adoption rates, and the benefits gained by organizations that have implemented cloud-based project management solutions. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/Aberdeen-Library/8581/AI-cloud-project-management.aspx.

Next from Nick Castellina, "Solving Collaboration Challenges with Social ERP" indicates that as the number of young employees raised on technology and the concept of workplace collaboration increases, the demand for contemporary business systems is increasing proportionately. Still, there are established technologies that remain essential to business management, particularly Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), which is beginning to offer functionality to support the communication preferences of younger employees by integrating enhanced collaboration and continuous improvement capabilities. This Analyst Insight identifies the reasons that organizations seek to enable enhanced collaboration within their ERP systems, current and projected adoption rates, and the benefits of combining social capabilities with ERP. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=8588&camp=2.

Finally from Nick Castellina, "Delivering Efficiency, Communication, and Insight to SMBs for Financial Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting" reveals that although smaller organizations have needs similar to those of larger organizations when it comes to planning, budgeting, and forecasting, they also typically have fewer resources to make appropriate investments in the solutions that can provide them with essential financial insights. Regardless of the number of employees or revenue, all organizations -- including small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) -- must invest in the solutions that will enable them to define their goals, and gain insight into future performance to guide their business to success. This report identifies the key strategies, capabilities, and technologies that leading SMBs implement, and provides a guide for financial planning accuracy and agility. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?spid=30410182&cid=8600&camp=2.

Other recent research reports from Nick Castellina include "Rolling Forecasts Enable Accuracy and Agile Business Planning," "All Inclusive ERP: Full Support Without Increased Investment," "Managing ERP Implementation Projects to Deliver Increased ROI," "Professional Services Automation: The Secret to Successful Projects and a Profitable Services Group," and "Minimizing the Cost of Change in Architecture, Engineering, and Consulting: Agile Project Management".

View Nick Castellina's postings on the Aberdeen Group blog Research with Results.

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