SOURCE: Instantis

October 13, 2008 09:00 ET

Instantis Industry Poll Shows Six Sigma Programs Expanding

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2008) - Instantis, a leading provider of project portfolio management software used by business process and IT leaders to improve strategy execution and financial performance, shared today results of a recent industry poll on the health of operational excellence deployments such as Lean Six Sigma. The polling was conducted coincident with a customer best practices Webinar featuring DuPont Corporation. Over 100 individuals from every major industry participated in the event. Key results were as follows:

--  64% of respondents with Operational Excellence/Six Sigma programs in
    place reported that the footprint of the initiative has expanded in the
    past year, while 31% said it has remained about the same. Only 5% said the
    deployment has contracted.
--  By a significant margin, the biggest trend respondents are seeing in
    their program and system development is "greater interest and focus on
    strategy execution and alignment" (44%).
--  There is significant interest in having solution vendors expand their
    focus outside of process improvement initiatives to include better support
    for new product development, IT, CapEx and other project portfolio types
    (42%).
--  By an overwhelming majority, 68% said "establishing and sustaining
    executive leadership and support" is the biggest threat to the continued
    success of the process improvement movement.
    

"While Operational Excellence initiatives like Lean Six Sigma still have to compete with other top-down strategic initiatives for continued executive mindshare and support, clearly, this data shows that the process improvement community has been able to accomplish this," said Wayne Caccamo, Instantis vice president of marketing.

"We are certainly seeing expansion in users, projects and portfolios in our customer base. Especially given the challenging economic climate, this speaks to the compelling value proposition of solutions like the Instantis EnterpriseTrack system, which is well positioned for the increasing need to manage strategy execution and multiple project portfolio types in a single system."

Please visit www.instantis.com to request a copy of the complete survey results.

About Instantis

Instantis is a leading provider of project portfolio management software used by business process and IT leaders to improve strategy execution and financial performance. Leading global corporations like Abbott, BP, DuPont, France Telecom, Lilly, Lenovo, Motorola and Xerox rely on a single system called EnterpriseTrack to fulfill the distinctive requirements of their strategic project portfolios such as PMO, IT, Six Sigma and Lean.

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