SOURCE: Innotas


September 14, 2009 10:00 ET

City, State and Local Governments Fuel Project Efficiencies, Reduce Technology Costs, Drive Strategic Initiatives With Innotas On-Demand IT Governance

Customers Include State of Montana, State of Alaska, City of Los Angeles, City of Vancouver, City of Santa Clara

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Innotas, (, the exclusive provider of on-demand IT Governance, is seeing increasing demand by city, state and local governments for its software, the company announced today. Recent customer wins include State of Alaska, State of Montana, City of Los Angeles, City of Vancouver, and City of Santa Clara, to name a few.

In many IT organizations, strategic initiatives are managed separately from sustaining operations, so IT management doesn't have a complete view of all IT activities. Innotas on-demand IT Governance delivers a single portfolio view of strategic projects as well as sustaining operations, thus providing CIOs with truer visibility and transparency across all their IT activities and project portfolios.

Zycron @ The City of Memphis implemented Innotas to help the city's IT organization decrease the prohibitive cost of maintaining and upgrading its existing on-premise IT Governance and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution. Zycron also chose Innotas because it provided more functionality than the city's legacy solution, and it met the city's IT Project Governance requirements, including easily adapting to and supporting the city's existing PPM methodology.

"Considering we manage projects for the parks division, police division, fire division, as well as the service requests wrapped around all of those activities, it was paramount we implemented a system that could deliver a comprehensive visibility into all our projects across the board," said Larry Wilson, PMO director at Zycron, which manages the city's IT organization and activities. "From a micro level, we also required that the solution more effectively manage resources, budgets, schedules and project artifacts, in addition to supporting executive reporting requirements. Innotas provides this and much more," Wilson said.

Innotas on-demand IT Governance is built on a strong foundation in IT Project Portfolio Management which is used to manage strategic initiatives, and also includes Application Portfolio Management capabilities that provide visibility into sustaining IT operations and maintenance activities.

Innotas, with its on-demand delivery model, also enables customers to be up and running immediately, and with data loaded, the system configured and people trained in just a few weeks.

Innotas was recently placed by Gartner ( in the Visionaries Quadrant in the June 2, 2009 Gartner analysis, "Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management" by Dan Stang, principal research analyst, and Michael Hanford, research director.

Additionally, analyst firm IDC ( positioned Innotas as an industry leader in its IDC MarketScape SaaS/On Demand ITPPM Market View and noted that the company is helping drive SaaS adoption and innovation. The report, "IDC MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management, 2009 Vendor Analysis," was released on July 24 and is authored by Melinda-Carol Ballou, program director and Joseph C. Pucciarelli, program director.

To learn more about how customers are using Innotas on-demand IT Governance, download the Innotas eBook, "The 7 Undeniable Truths of IT Governance: Success stories from companies that didn't wait until it was too late."

About IDC MarketScape

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Innotas

The Innotas on-demand IT Governance solution is an easy-to-use, rapid-to-deploy, and cost-effective way to manage resources and budgets across an IT department's entire inventory of projects, portfolios, applications, assets, and service requests. With its strong foundation in Project Portfolio Management and Application Portfolio Management, Innotas provides CIOs and IT management with visibility across both strategic initiatives and sustaining operations for improved decision making across the entire IT portfolio. Our customers, including the City of Memphis, Crayola, Forbes, Hamilton Beach, Jo-Ann Stores, The Northwest Company Inc., World Vision and many others, span a wide range of industries including financial services, government, healthcare, retail, technology, telecommunications and energy. For more information please visit or contact us at +1 415.814.7700.

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