Planview Selects Akamai's Managed Acceleration Services to Accelerate Performance and Improve Availability of Planview Enterprise On-Demand
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, announced today that Planview®, the leading independent provider of enterprise-wide portfolio management solutions, has selected Akamai Web Application Accelerator to enhance the delivery of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolio management platform, Planview Enterprise On-Demand. The Akamai solution supports Planview's growing global footprint, and is designed so that Planview Enterprise On-Demand users will benefit from improved performance, availability and at least 50 percent faster response times within the application.
"We have seen growing interest in SaaS delivery from our customers and prospects across the globe, but want to ensure the experience reflects Planview's standards of a best-in-class solution," said Jerry Sanchez, Director of Information Technology, Planview. "We are continually looking for ways to improve user experience, and leveraging Akamai to support availability and performance of Planview Enterprise On-Demand underscores that commitment. Akamai's best-of-breed solution and global network best serves our customer base."
Akamai Web Application Accelerator globally supports faster response times and availability for SaaS deployments, such as Planview Enterprise On-Demand. Improvements are achieved through a variety of transport, route optimization, and caching techniques. The Akamai Web Application Accelerator is designed to use Akamai's distributed EdgePlatform to provide scalability in the cloud, handling peak traffic without requiring additional infrastructure or building new data centers. This functionality aligns with the growth-based business models and scaling needs experienced by SaaS ISVs, allowing them to increase usage of the Akamai platform as their user base grows. The reporting features in Akamai Web Application Accelerator also provide better insight into end user application adoption in order to uncover potential issues that could translate into adoption barriers.
"SaaS ISV's using Akamai Web Application Accelerator enjoy higher user adoption and increased page views and stickiness, from the improved user experience. This drives strong revenue growth and superior renewal, while decreasing IT infrastructure costs and eliminating capex," said Willie M. Tejada, Vice President Application and Site Acceleration, at Akamai Technologies. "It's great to see Planview powered by Akamai to differentiate its SaaS solution offering."
Planview Enterprise On-Demand was released in December 2008 to complement on-premise and hosted delivery methods, and Planview has since seen significant momentum with the SaaS solution. The solution allows organizations of all sizes and process maturity levels to realize the benefits of portfolio management quickly, to drive maximum value from projects, services, and products with negligible impact on infrastructure and budget. The company also introduced an innovative way for new customers to experience quicker time to value by activating the SaaS platform initially, regardless of eventual deployment model, while the software is being configured and rolled out.
For 20 years, Planview has been advancing the discipline of portfolio management, helping our customers change the way they manage people and money to make better business decisions. With a singular focus on portfolio management, Planview is the only company that combines customer-driven software, unmatched domain expertise, and proven best practices to solve each customer's unique business problems. Planview Enterprise®, a market-leading portfolio management application suite, with Planview PRISMS®, the knowledge base for accelerating organizational change, and Planview Process Builder™, for process modeling and management, delivers measurable business results for IT management, product development organizations and throughout the enterprise. As an independent, trusted partner, Planview is committed to interoperability with key management systems through the Planview OpenSuite™ integration product line. Industry leaders such as Citi, BP, and EDF, rely on Planview to drive revenue, mitigate risk, cut costs, create efficiencies, and ultimately give their businesses a competitive advantage. Privately held and consistently profitable, Planview is headquartered in Austin, Texas. With offices across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, the company supports customers in virtually every industry around the world. For more information, visit www.planview.com.
The Akamai Difference
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit www.akamai.com.
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