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SAP Portfolio and Project Management

Do the right projects, the right way – with our project portfolio management software

Do the right projects, the right way – with our project portfolio management software

Complete quality work on schedule and within budget – with efficient project portfolio management (PPM). Our PPM software gives you robust tools to centrally manage the full project lifecycle, from forecasting and planning to tracking and accounting. It can help you invest the right resources in the right projects – and align strategy with business objectives.

Why SAP Portfolio and Project Management?

Because the PPM software can help you profitably develop new products and services – maximizing resources and speeding time to market. Get flexible support for your key processes, from project planning to closure, and seamlessly integrate financial and logistic information.

  • Align initiatives with strategic goals to demonstrate – and increase – their value
  • Balance your portfolio based on risk, business objectives, and investment type
  • Identify project anomalies and risks, and make midcourse adjustments
  • Better allocate resources by capturing, prioritizing, and matching demand to available supply
  • Streamline and enforce approvals for funding, resources, gate decisions, and ongoing evaluations
  • Lower TCO with pre-built, services-based integration to disparate back-end systems

 

Learn how SAP Portfolio and Project Management can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
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Portfolio management

  • Align your portfolios with business goals and strategies
  • Get a quick and reliable overview of your entire portfolio
  • Manage a range of portfolios – including projects, programs, and services – within capital expenditure, R&D, professional services, and IT
     

Project management

  • Effectively manage project operations across your company – with tools for structuring, scheduling, visualization, and more
  • Support different implementation and management models, such as Six Sigma, Phase-Gate, critical-path, product and cycle-time excellence (PACE), and others
  • Incorporate all HR and financial resources, either within resource pools or enterprise-wide
     

Resource management

  • Optimize the use of human, capital, and equipment assets
  • Deploy resources efficiently and assign them to projects based on need, qualifications, and availability
  • Manage upcoming resource demand with information about effort, location, skill, and source requirements
  • Identify and deploy resources according to organizational structure and approval workflows
  • Maintain up-to-date information about employees’ skills and experience
     

Portfolio project tracking and simulation

  • Get a clear, company-wide view of initiatives, as well as detailed information about each program (such as project-cost actuals, forecasts, and baselines)
  • Maximize visibility into project-cost data, forecasts, baselines, and other KPIs
  • View real-time constraints by running what-if scenarios and assessing the impact of various conditions on budgets, resources, and schedules

 

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Technical Capabilities

Our portfolio and project management software makes it easy for IT to integrate, extend, and deploy an enterprise-wide PPM solution.

Flexible deployment

Deploy as a standalone application or on top of an SAP ERP installation. Both options provide the same level of integration to financials and HR.

Integration approach

Communicate with components in SAP ERP (e.g. financials, project system, and HR) – or in third-party systems via SAP Remote function calls, SAP ALE technology, and Web services.

Object-based and object-oriented programming

Get IT up and running quickly with the application’s familiar object-based and ABAP-type programming.

Data model

The SAP Portfolio and Project Management architecture follows the classical separation of data access, presentation, and actual functional layers.

Business add-in

Add customer-specific logic through pre-defined business add-ins.

 

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System requirements for SAP Portfolio and Project Management

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the SAP Portfolio and Project Management 6.1 Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP Portfolio and Project Management

The modular structure of SAP Portfolio and Project Management allows you to license and pay for only the functionality and number of users that you require at any given time. Start with the packages and licenses your organization needs right now and add more users and functionality as your needs evolve. This product is deployed on-premise and requires a perpetual license. Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options.

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Implementation

Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Portfolio and Project Management – from planning and installation to operation.

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Plan your installation

Refer to the SAP Portfolio and Project Management Master Guide* for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorization under myProfile*. To extend your authorization, please contact a SAP user administrator*.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Portfolio and Project Management software installation package.

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Consider a faster deployment option

Get up and running even faster with our rapid-deployment solutions. These preconfigured software and service packages speed go-live for a rich set of project portfolio management functionality.  

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Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Complete the installation steps

Refer to Master Guide: SAP Portfolio and Project Management 6.1* for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

Consider SAP Solution Manager 

Accelerate your implementation process with SAP Solution Manager*. The platform includes support services and content for your specific business scenarios.

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Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Manage your SAP applications

Refer to Application Operations Guide: SAP Portfolio and Project Management 6.1* to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP application at peak performance.

Ensure the security of SAP Portfolio and Project Management 6.1

Download "SAP Portfolio and Project Management 6.1"* for important information required to ensure the security of SAP Portfolio and Project Management 6.1.

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Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Enhance your knowledge of SAP Portfolio and Project Management

View the SAP Portfolio and Project Management training and certification catalog of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you.

 

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Ensure your SAP Portfolio and Project Management expertise is up to date with role-specific learning maps. These online knowledge products cover our latest products and upgrades.

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Need expert guidance with your educational needs? Learn about our education consulting services

 

Upgrades

Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Portfolio and Project Management – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.

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Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Portfolio and Project Management.

Download the matrix now*
 

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP Portfolio and Project Management 6.1 upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualize your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyze the impact.

Use the planner*

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Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyzer to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyzer*

 

 

Size the implementation

Use the Sizing Guide to help you select an economically balanced SAP Portfolio and Project Management system based on your requirements.

Read the guide*

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Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP Portfolio and Project Management Upgrade Master Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide*

Ask the community

Visit the SAP Portfolio and Project Management community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Visit the community*

 

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Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Portfolio and Project Management implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.

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Visit our Project Portfolio Management Community

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