Customer Story – DISA and CORASManage
CORASManage rolled out to 1,100 Users Supporting over 425 Projects and 30 Portfolios in Three Months since Initial Operational Capability.
Aggregates Data from Disparate Sources Enabling DISA Leadership to Become Experts on Multiple Portfolios, Projects and Operational Events in Minutes.
McLean, VA (June 8, 2016) – CorasCloud, a global leader in application virtualization that reduces the cost and complexity of business applications in partnership with HumanTouch, LLC, a leader in cloud and on premise solutions that maximize visibility and strategic insight into business operations, today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has selected and successfully implemented CORASManage™ enterprise wide to over 1,100 users in less than three months. CORASManage is a flexible, customizable Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution that enables stakeholders to plan, manage, and execute work in a disciplined fashion across a dynamic environment.
DISA selected the CORASManage PPM solution for its ability to empower leadership to gain insights and become an expert on any portfolio or project within minutes. Known within DISA as the Management Information and Decision Support system(MIDS), provides DISA Program and Project Managers a tool to manage and control program cost, schedule and performance while providing senior leaders “near real-time” situational awareness of a programs’ status. The MIDS tool provides a customizable management solution that enables stakeholders to plan, manage, and execute work in a disciplined fashion across a dynamic environment. It supports analysis and decision making by visualizing data from across all programs within DISA ensuring a consistent, standardized collection of data that can be readily aggregated, analyzed and shared.
CORASManage was implemented and operationalized in 90 days and estimated to save DISA over two million a year in productivity costs related to managing projects and portfolios. In addition considerable savings will be captured from not having to purchase, field and maintain other PPM and project management solutions. Before CORASManage was implemented it took one-two days for each DISA Program Managers (PM) to develop reports and executive briefs, this was prefaced by weeks of preparation, multiple data calls and configuration for each brief. Once CORASMange was implemented briefs now take less than half a day.
“In today’s world, particularly within the Federal government, missions are highly complex, geographically distributed and typically involve multiple business lines, projects and stakeholders requiring inner-related solutions that enable them all,” said Moe Jafari, Founder, CEO, and President of HumanTouch, LLC. “CORASManage goes beyond project management to provide organizations like DISA with the ability to manage projects as parts of mission portfolios or programs. This gives users the ability to aggregate data and information from across multiple projects to get a holistic view at a portfolio or program level and the data and information required to optimize decision making to achieve strategic and tactical business objectives.”
CORASManage includes a flexible foundation to provide executives, project managers, and other stakeholders the tools they need to effectively manage portfolios and projects. It is platform agnostic having the ability to aggregate multiple data sources into one location and is fully customizable so that the user has complete control of the look and feel of the data and reports.
The core project management functionality is supported by a variety of other key features including:
• Scheduling — Plan, track, and modify work/projects with robust, interactive scheduling engine and Gantt charting.
• Cost management – Monitor and manage costs to stay within budget. Track estimated vs. actual EVM capabilities.
• Risk management – Identify, assess, and track any risk or issue.
• Dashboards and reporting – Dynamic, interactive dashboards and reports. Drill down into details, conditional formatting, and dynamic PPTX generator.
• Performance management – metrics, thresholds and KPI’s
• Data Integration – Native integration with Microsoft Project. Read/ write to external data or third-party apps. Enterprise reporting with Excel, Access, SQL Reporting Services and more.
In addition to these features, CORASManage performs full program life-cycle cost estimates supporting acquisition (or investment) program baselines. CORASManage Spend Plan functionality supports the financial planning, programming, budgeting and execution processes for identified investments; providing a centralized repository of program funding profiles for the tracking of budgets and funding lines across programmed investments, and emerging requirements; capturing planned and actual financial transactions (obligation vs. execution) for appropriations across multiple programs and funding sources
“CORASManage is more than just a PPM solution. It is a platform and eco-system of integrated management tools that reflect over 12 years of innovation and customer needs. DISA immediately understood the value proposition of CORASManage and has put power of management information into leadership’s control effectively making them the solution,” said Jim Benson, Chief Visionary, CORASCloud. “Our partner, HumanTouch, LLC, are black-belts when it comes to helping customers manage their portfolio, programs and projects. In partnership with them on this critical initiative we look forward to helping DISA capture even more value from our software.”
CORASCloud is a global leader in management solutions and platforms. The company works with public and private organizations on every continent reaching more than one million users around the world to provide solutions that address individual and industry management challenges. CORASCloud takes a “business-first” approach by providing solutions that are agile and can respond to the changing needs of the business without the cost, complexity and complications of traditional systems development. CORASCloud solutions create operational efficiency, cost and productivity savings and decision analysis and transparency and can be virtualized to run in any infrastructure, on any device. For more information or to schedule a demo visit: http://corascloud.com/corasmanage.htm