SOURCE: Daptiv


March 14, 2012 09:00 ET

Grupo PRISA Chooses Daptiv Project Management Software to Drive Global Collaboration and Business Efficiencies

Move to Daptiv PPM Streamlines Global Operations, Provides Greater Project Visibility and Improves Productivity for Spain's Largest Media Conglomerate

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2012) - Undertaking a broad modernization effort, Grupo PRISA, the world's leading Spanish- and Portuguese-language business group, has deployed Daptiv PPM, the leading on-demand project portfolio management software, to increase team productivity, advance project visibility and improve its agility. Spanning 22 countries, Daptiv PPM has transformed Grupo PRISA's IT services delivery, reducing its non-essential business processes while freeing up resources to focus on its most critical, strategic operations.

"Daptiv PPM has been an essential driver of transformation at Grupo PRISA," said José Manuel Carballo, Global IT Demand Manager, Grupo Prisa and CIO at EL PAIS & Global PMO. "Daptiv has been a great help to gain visibility across our projects and control business processes, enabling us to manage budgets, approve project initiatives, and manage project performance."

Based in Madrid, Grupo PRISA conducts business in the fields of education, information and entertainment. Best known for El País (Spain's leading paper), it encompasses more than 400 radio stations, magazine and book publishing, rights management, television broadcasting/production, and music recording interests. It reaches up to a potential global market of 700 million people. The organization's impressive and rapid growth in recent years created a diverse portfolio of business units, resulting, however, in global communications challenges and fragmented operations, including department redundancies and project inefficiencies.

Evaluating a variety of management tools, Grupo PRISA focused its PPM selection on key characteristics that would deliver the most desirable outcome: rapid deployment, flexibility and successful adoption. Sensitive to change management while recognizing the value of Daptiv PPM, Grupo PRISA deployed the solution incrementally, starting with the transformation of Grupo PRISA's IT operations, centralizing IT and automating the implementation of a unique IT Management Model across select core businesses. Daptiv provided the flexibility to customize project types and fields, initiate dynamic project management applications, streamline workflow approvals and build basic reporting structures.

Once in place, the benefits were immediate. Grupo PRISA reduced its non-essential business process man hours by more than 1,100 hours, enabling its staff to focus on improving productivity. Daptiv deployments grew substantially in 2011, expanding into demand management, hardware renewal, budget monitoring and even to the human resources department, which now uses the software to manage a monetary efficiency plan. By the end of 2011, Daptiv PPM had been used by auditors to monitor actions fulfilling Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, and is now considered one of Grupo PRISA's core management tools.

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Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the leading provider of on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. Daptiv has helped thousands of companies improve their strategic planning and business execution by offering adaptable PPM solutions and expert professional services. Daptiv's customers include world-class organizations such as Beam Global, Chase, Coach, Harvard University, Honeywell, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Virgin Australia.

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