Cobblestone Consulting Inc. becomes one of the first Certified Partners of PPM industry leader EPM Live.
Cobblestone Consulting Inc., announced today they are officially a EPM Live Certified Partner. Cobblestone covets this prestigious certification and working relationship with EPM Live, a global leader of cloud-based Project Portfolio and Work Management software built on the MicrosoftÂ® SharePoint platform.
Project and portfolio management (PPM) software, which helps organizations improve business performance and accelerate results, is a multi-billion dollar global market. The cloud-based segment of PPM is forecasted to grow at a 40% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the next five years. By using PPM software, managers are able to gain enhanced visibility into a corporation's global portfolio of all corporate initiatives and projects. Stakeholders are better able to align the portfolio with the organization's strategic objectives, maximize benefits across the portfolio while balancing supply (human resources, time or money) with demand (investments, programs, projects and unplanned work). PPM software enables the project workforce to increase productivity and proactively address project emergencies and changes to the existing and planned project pipeline triggered by shifts in business direction.
œEPM Live is a strong complementary fit with Cobblestone's existing Project Portfolio Practice, said Laurie Bacopoulos, Founder and CEO of Cobblestone Consulting, Inc. œBased on a recent assessment conducted by our firm, we uncovered the top 5 Project Portfolio Management issues; Governance, Enterprise Wide Collaboration, Ease of Use, Visibility of Projects, and Capacity vs. Demand. We felt that EPM Live strengthened our implementation efforts to solve those business problems.
The certification process is a landmark achievement for the EPM Live partner program. Certified Partners have a larger product knowledge base allowing for more efficient deployments for EPM Live customers. œThe Partner Certification Program allows EPM Live customers to experience top notch deployments and support from local EPM Live experts. Cobblestone Consulting is recognized for their strategic approach of implementing Project Portfolio Management, working with their clients to provide a holistic view of investments in their organization. Cobblestone embodies every essence of the Partner Program, and we are very excited to have them on board as a certified partner, said Matt Wilson, Director of EPM Live Partner Strategy.
To see Cobblestone Consulting Inc.'s official partnership, visit EPM Live's Partner Spotlight at http://epmlive.com/community/partners-2/
Cobblestone is currently working with EPM Live to produce an upcoming webinar addressing the top 5 challenges around Project Portfolio Management.
About Cobblestone Consulting Inc.
Established in 2001, Cobblestone Consulting Inc. is a business and technology consulting company with over 11 years of excellence in building business solutions on powerful technology platforms and leading customers down the path to œSmart Business. Cobblestone delivers cutting-edge process and project management solutions through an innovative, creative and collaborative design and approach.
As a certified woman-owned small business, Cobblestone Consulting Inc. has earned credentials in project management and a strong Microsoft partnership. An average of 25 years of experience distinguishes Cobblestone's certified and experienced employees, who consistently solve problems for clients with cutting-edge technology solutions. Evolution and unity mark Cobblestone's company motto: INNOVATE. COLLABORATE. SMART BUSINESS.
About EPM Live
EPM Live is the leading work management platform that revolutionizes the way organizations manage projects and work. Based on Microsoft SharePoint, EPM Live is the first platform that extends Project Portfolio Management (PPM) to all areas of the business regardless of work focus. Small to large organizations can apply cost saving disciplines such as delivering projects successfully, optimizing resource utilization, and selecting the right work to all business teams including new product development, IT, services, operations, sales and project management. Visit www.epmlive.com for more information.