Global Customer Base Benefits from Unifier’s Continued Innovation and Market Leadership
MENLO PARK, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 25, 2012 — Skire, Inc. ( www.skire.com), the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate, today announced the release of a new version of its flagship platform, Unifier™. In addition to significant enhancements to the cash flow engine, document manager, business process configuration and administration, this release includes Unifier’s most comprehensive capital project portfolio management solution to date. Tightly integrated with the product’s market-leading capital project and program management (CPPM) capabilities, Unifier’s Advanced Portfolio Manager provides planners with a powerful, yet intuitive tool to plan and optimize project portfolios to meet the strategic financial goals of their organization.
At the center of the solution is a simple-to-use, fully interactive worksheet that provides visibility and access into the entire portfolio in one place. It lets portfolio planners easily collaborate with project managers to create multiple project planning scenarios to achieve optimal cash flow.
Key features of the Advanced Portfolio Manager include the ability to:
- Create multiple portfolios. Planners have the ability to create multiple portfolios so that different types of projects can be grouped and managed together, with projects automatically added to the portfolio based on configured project selection logic. With the interactive planning worksheet, planners can further sort, filter and group important project information to fully analyze and optimize each portfolio.
- Manage proposed projects alongside current projects and leverage real-time project data. One of the most powerful features of the Portfolio Manager is the ability to roll up real-time cost and cash flow data from active projects and analyze it side-by-side with forecasts for planned and proposed projects. This allows planners to apply budget targets to both current and planned projects, and analyze cash flow and budget variances.
- Define yearly plans with multiple scenarios. The Portfolio Manager worksheet lets planners and project managers collaborate by creating and analyzing multiple “what if” scenarios of projects and start dates based on budget targets, cash flow forecasting, and real-time project information to find the optimal project mix for the planning period.
“With the release of our enhanced capital portfolio management solution, Skire extends its leadership position and continues to set the bar for CPPM solutions,” said George Haddad, vice president of product management at Skire. “Portfolio management is an integral piece of strategic financial planning that is critical to organizations of all sizes in all industries. We’re thrilled to deliver fully integrated portfolio management with our industry leading project management capabilities, and we will continue to push the envelope with exciting new features.”
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Skire is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate. Skire’s Unifier system has helped manage over $300 billion in capital projects and over three billion square feet of facilities and real estate. From Global Fortune 1000 companies, including five of the Fortune 10, to universities, local municipalities and small businesses, organizations of all sizes utilize our best-in-class system to improve operations, reduce costs and enhance service delivery. Skire’s solutions are purpose-built, flexible, and simple to deploy and use, and range from a full lifecycle IWMS approach to targeted solutions such as Project Controls, Document Management, Bid Management, Cash Flow Forecasting, Work Order Management, Lease Management, Space Management and more. For more information, visit www.skire.com.
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