Newest tool for the integrator
Portfolio management software is the newest information technology in the integrator tool kit, according to Robert Manchise, chief scientist for Anteon International Corp., Fairfax, Va. This software uses metrics to calculate the return of investment of newly implemented processes. The software can pinpoint the savings from new systems, such as reducing manpower or maintenance costs.
Although quantifying workflow processes can be a difficult task for integrators, agencies such as the Homeland Security Department are asking for portfolio management measurement of systems, Manchise said. ProSight Inc., Portland, Ore., Business Engine Corp., San Francisco and SystemCorp, Los Gatos, Calif., all sell IT portfolio management software.