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Corso launches enterprise strategic planning as SaaS offering
New software-as-a-service to help organisations manage change and implementation in the enterprise.
Planning software company Corso is launching a new software-as-a-service offering aimed at giving end users a cloud-based strategic planning environment.
Its new Strategic Planning Platform uses the cloud to provide enterprise architecture and strategic planning capabilities for managing change and speed to implementation.
The Strategic Planning Platform integrates IBM’s set of Rational tools, IBM Jazzand various social media platforms into a cloud offering. The platform includes IBM Rational System Architect for enterprise architecture, IBM Rational Focal Point for portfolio management, IBM Rational Team Concert for software and project delivery and IBM Rational Asset Manager for asset management. IBM Jazz delivers a federated view of information from sources across the organization. Corso also offers integrations to Yammer, Salesforce.com, Twitter and other social media platforms.
Martin Owen, chief executive of Corso said that the new service “eliminated the hurdles inherent to owning and managing an IT infrastructure, including software installation, integrations, licensing, upgrades and maintenance.”
“Our goal is to give customers an easy-to-use, readily available strategy and delivery mechanism that uses the most current technology for capturing, analyzing, sharing and publishing data. “
He added that the platform gave organisations the tools and support to better use their data to speed decisions and implementation on strategic projects while embracing the needs of the mobile workforce.
The Leamington Spa-based company will offer its team of consultants to help organisations onto the cloud infrastructure. SaaS offerings can be billed on a monthly or quarterly basis and support two models: Pay As You Go (PAYG) or Bring Your Own License (BYOL). In addition, IBM Rational System Architect will be available as a solo SaaS offering through Cloud One.
“Users can give our services a test run before they undertake such a large capital expense and address the needs of their mobile workforce at the same time,” said Owen. “Organisations still own and manage their own data while Corso provides the expertise to manage the underlying infrastructure.”