PowerSteering Spring 2014 Release Introduces Redesigned User Interface and Increased Ease of Use

Latest version of Upland Software’s top-down PPM application aims to drive user adoption and increase productivity

Austin, TX, June 17, 2014 — Upland Software, Inc., a leading provider of cloud enterprise work management applications, today announced the immediate availability of PowerSteering Spring 2014, the latest release of its application for top-down project and portfolio management (PPM).

PowerSteering is one of the only cloud PPM applications designed to support top-down program and portfolio management. It enables executives in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence, and PMOs (project management offices) to improve portfolio-level visibility and insight without requiring the management of granular task and resource details.

The new release makes PowerSteering the latest Upland product to incorporate the Upland Experience user interface, which delivers a clean look-and-feel and streamlined navigation scheme to provide a consistent, intuitive user experience across all of Upland’s applications. The new user interface is the most significant design refresh of PowerSteering in more than five years, and aims to dramatically increase overall usability, adoption, and end-user productivity. Based on modern UI design principles, it features intuitive organization, better screen utilization, and fewer clicks to execute common actions.

The new UI is complemented by numerous other enhancements in the release with a focus on usability:

  • An improved Quick Search capability that offers predictive results as users type, making it both faster and easier for users to find what they need.
  • A new My Favorites capability that enhances end user navigation and usability.
  • Improved Page History management, so customers can quickly return to previously visited projects and other pages.
  • An intelligent Quick Menu that keeps the most frequently used items at the user‘s fingertips.

PowerSteering Spring 2014 also extends the application’s capabilities in portfolio management and analysis by introducing dozens of additional improvements, including:

  • New financial capabilities for enterprise customers to mass copy and lock financial metrics.  This saves time and distributes capabilities to financial administrators throughout the organization.
  • New and improved “Restful” API support, to make it easier to implement third party and customer integrations. This also provides support for the Upland integration platform and future out of the box integrations.
  • Exchange Rate Projections, so customers with complex currency requirements can now save versions of the exchange rate for planned verse actual reporting.
  • Customers using retail calendars or other non-standard fiscal calendars can align their periodic scheduled reports and status reports to the cadence of their fiscal calendar.
  • Many improvements to the online help documentation, including improved online access to Release Notes.
  • Dashboard and system performance improvements to support larger implementations.

“The new PowerSteering Spring release will help us continue the momentum we experienced in 2013,” said Doug Riseberg, PowerSteering’s General Manager and VP of Client Services for Upland Software. “The new user interface provides for rapid adoption by organizations looking for top-down PPM to accelerate their Process Excellence, New Product Development and IT Governance initiatives.”

About Upland Software, Inc.

Upland is a leading provider of cloud enterprise work management software. We are helping transform how work gets done with a family of applications that better align resources with business objectives and increase visibility, governance and collaboration, resulting in better productivity and business agility. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland helps more than 1,200 enterprise customers with 300,000 active users in over 50 countries drive results in critical business functions such as information technology, marketing, finance, professional services, and process excellence. For more information, visituplandsoftware.com.

About PowerSteering

PowerSteering combines the robust project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and an unmatched level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including PepsiCo, Ecolab, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, rely on PowerSteering to accelerate results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland Software family of cloud enterprise work management applications.  Visit powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

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PowerSteering from Upland Software Named an “Innovator” in Enterprise Project Portfolio Management for Third Consecutive Year by Info-Tech Research Group

Press Release – April 18, 2014

PowerSteering from Upland Software Earns High Marks in Review by GetApp

Top-down, portfolio management focus helps PowerSteering earn highest overall score among project and portfolio management (PPM) tools reviewed by leading independent marketplace for business applications

Austin, TX April 18, 2014 — Upland Software, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise work management applications, today announced its PowerSteering product for top-down program and portfolio management has been recognized as an Innovator for the third consecutive year in Info-Tech Research Group’s “Vendor Landscape for Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.”

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

The Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Vendor Landscape evaluated 8 competitors and focused on those vendors that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms and that have a strong market presence and/or reputational presence among large sized enterprises. “PowerSteering is a well-rounded SaaS solution suited to IT PMOs, product development, and process excellence,” Info-Tech Research Group observed in the report. “Consider PowerSteering PPM if your organization is concerned with team adoption and accurate management of all work. With role-based UIs to drive familiarity and integration with APM and ITSM, PowerSteering’s solution is more likely to be adopted and therefore contain current information.”

In addition to being named an Innovator, PowerSteering received the highest possible scores for Product Features and Vendor Strategy, and was recognized as an “Exemplary Performer” for its support of Portfolio Independence, defined in the report as the “Ability to conduct portfolio-level project planning and status reporting without team adoption to maintain timesheet and task data.”

With this portfolio-level focus, PowerSteering brings a flexible, cost-effective PPM solution to businesses, allowing them to better manage a large number of projects and initiatives without requiring granular tracking of time, task, and resource details. Within an organization, there are often multiple portfolios, programs and projects that are managed by different departments, creating a challenge for executives and staff tasked with keeping up with it all. PowerSteering helps provide visibility into these efforts all in one place, allowing for optimized resource allocation, streamlined reporting and analysis, and better decision making. Combining the robust functionality & integration capabilities demanded by global organizations with the cost and speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and a high level of flexibility, it offers the capability required to manage programs, projects, investments, and resources throughout the enterprise.

“We are pleased to once again be recognized by Info-Tech Research Group for our innovative approach to Enterprise PPM,” stated Doug Riseberg, PowerSteering General Manager and Vice President of Client Services for Upland Software. “With this and other recent analyst accolades, we are continuing to see PowerSteering being recognized as a leading cloud solution for enterprise project portfolio management.”

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 30,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is a global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a seventeen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America’s fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

About PowerSteering
PowerSteering combines the project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and a high level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides powerful analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including PepsiCo, Ecolab, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, use PowerSteering to help increase results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland Software family of cloud-based enterprise work management applications. Visit www.powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

About Upland Software
Upland is a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software. Our family of applications helps transform how work gets done by enabling better alignment of resources with business objectives, real-time visibility, and increased governance and collaboration, resulting in improved productivity and business agility. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland helps more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in over 50 countries drive results for critical business functions including information technology, marketing, finance, professional services, and process excellence. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.

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Blake Bisson
617-901-8573

PowerSteering from Upland Software Earns High Marks in Review by GetApp

Press Release – January 15, 2014

PowerSteering from Upland Software Earns High Marks in Review by GetApp

Top-down, portfolio management focus helps PowerSteering earn highest overall score among project and portfolio management (PPM) tools reviewed by leading independent marketplace for business applications

Austin, TX & Barcelona, Spain—January 15, 2014

GetApp, which helps businesses discover, compare, review and purchase business applications, today announced it has awarded a high rating (4.5 out of 5) to PowerSteering upon completion of a thorough review of the project and portfolio management application.

Part of Upland Software’s family of cloud-based enterprise work management products, PowerSteering brings a flexible, cost-effective PPM solution to businesses, allowing them to easily manage a large number of projects and initiatives without requiring granular tracking of time, task, and resource details. Within an organization, there are often multiple portfolios, programs and projects that are managed by different departments, creating a challenge for executives and staff tasked with keeping up with all of it. PowerSteering helps provide visibility into these efforts all in one place, allowing for optimized resource allocation, streamlined reporting and analysis, and better decision making.

According to GetApp, what sets PowerSteering apart from other PPM solutions is its ability to provide both bottom-up and top-down PPM capabilities in an organization. “In recent years, Project/Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) has grown to be a driving decision making discipline in the business world,” GetApp’s Stephanie Faris observes in the review. “PowerSteering helps reduce the complexity and ensure success by providing one of the only cloud-based PPM applications designed as a top-down system.”

In the GetApp review, Power Steering achieved the following ratings:

Overall: 4.5/5

Ease of Use: 4/5

Features: 5/5

Value: 4/5

The overall score of 4.5 awarded to PowerSteering ties it for top marks among all PPM applications that have been evaluated by GetApp. “PowerSteering’s simplified approach to the way PPM software is used as well as its configuration flexibility makes it an excellent solution for businesses of all sizes and complexity,” explains Faris.

“We are delighted to receive such a high score from GetApp,” stated Doug Riseberg, General Manager of the PowerSteering product line within Upland. “It’s great to be recognized as one of the best solutions in our segment. This independent evaluation further validates our position as the leading top-down cloud PPM system in the market.”

To read the full review on GetApp visit: http://www.getapp.com/blog/powersteering-review/

About PowerSteering Software
PowerSteering combines the robust project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and an unmatched level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including Merck, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, rely on PowerSteering to accelerate results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products. Visit www.powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

About Upland Software
Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.

About GetApp
GetApp is the largest independent online marketplace that helps small to mid-sized businesses and startups discover, evaluate and manage the perfect business apps for their needs. Its mission is to support millions of users in their “best app” research with comprehensive directories, interactive search tools, side-by-side comparison tables, user reviews and app evaluation resources.

In addition, GetApp serves as a global online marketing channel for thousands of business application developers. GetApp operates primarily in North America and the U.K. It is privately owned and backed by Nauta Capital.

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Blake Bisson
617-901-8573

PowerSteering Recognized as a “Visionary” for Third Straight Year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications

Press Release – December 3, 2013

PowerSteering Recognized as a “Visionary” for Third Straight Year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications

Cloud-based program and portfolio management application from Upland Software reviewed in leading analyst report

Austin, TX — December 3, 2013 — Upland Software, the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise applications for project, portfolio, and work management, today announced it was recognized as a “Visionary” in Gartner, Inc.’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis (IIPA) Applications for its PowerSteering application for top-down program and portfolio management. This is the third annual report from Gartner on this segment, and Upland’s PowerSteering application has been recognized as a Visionary each time.

“Products in this market strive to serve up the correct, interrelated perspectives, views and considerations that are needed to make strategic execution decisions in IT, without forcing users into the depths of detailed management and process automation within any specific functional domain,” according to Gartner, “Integrated visibility across different IT silos or domains can bring their often unique perspectives to the table to enhance capital and strategic IT investment prioritization and decision making for a CIO, an IT steering committee, a governance board or council, an IT program or project management office (PMO), or others requiring this type of visibility.”

PowerSteering is the one of the only cloud Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) applications designed as a top-down system. It enables executives in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence, and PMOs (project management offices) to improve portfolio-level visibility and insight and without requiring the management of granular task and resource details. Its latest release, PowerSteering 10, introduces powerful new capabilities supporting IIPA including:

• Portfolio Comparisons, which enable portfolio managers to view side-by-side portfolios for analysis

• Portfolio Variations, empowering users to easily create, compare, and assess new portfolio scenarios

• Portfolio Planning enhancements, including in-line Dashboard editing to directly manipulate the portfolio composition, the ability to add charts on Dashboards for at-a-glance visibility and insight, and a new chart library with powerful portfolio charts for increased control over how to easily display critical portfolio data,

In May of 2013, the PowerSteering application was also recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based Project and Portfolio Management Services for the second consecutive year.

“We are a strong proponent of Gartner’s views on both PPM and IIPA, particularly as it relates to how they drive better and more informed business decisions,” stated Doug Riseberg, PowerSteering General Manager and VP of Client Services for Upland Software. “Upland is very excited to have PowerSteering positioned as a Visionary by Gartner for the second year in a row in the IIPA Magic Quadrant. We are pleased to receive such analyst recognition. With our recent innovations and continued strong sales results, we are building real momentum in establishing PowerSteering as a leading cloud solution for IT portfolio management.”

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those  vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

¹Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications” by Daniel B. Stang and Jim Duggan, November 19, 2013.

About Upland Software
Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.

About PowerSteering Software
PowerSteering combines the robust project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and an unmatched level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including Merck, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, rely on PowerSteering to accelerate results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products. Visit www.powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

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For additional information:
Matthew Barnett
617-995-5749

Upland Software Announces Third Quarter 2013 Highlights

Press Release – October 29, 2013

Upland Software Announces Third Quarter 2013 Highlights

Largest cloud provider of enterprise project, portfolio, and work management software maintains strong momentum across all applications

Austin, TX — October 29, 2013 — Upland Software, the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio, and work management, today announced highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

More than 50 new customers selected Upland products during the quarter to meet a broad range of project and work management needs. Sales were strong and balanced across the Upland product family. Key client wins during the quarter included leading organizations such as:

• Gordon Food Service – GFS, North America’s largest family-owned broadline foodservice distributor, will use Upland within its PMO to manage projects across the organization.

• J D Williams & Company Limited – J D Williams, the UK’s leading direct home shopping company with over 2 million customers and 4,000 employees, selected Upland to support its Business Programme Management Office and to replace its current IT Portfolio and Project Management system.

• Paradysz/PM Digital – Among the most influential digital agencies in New York, Paradysz/PM Digital will leverage Upland’s Professional Services Automation (PSA) solution to gain greater visibility into projects and resources across their quickly expanding businesses.

• TODO1 Services – One of the leading consulting firms servicing South America, TODO1 Services will leverage Upland for project management integrated with their Salesforce.com and QuickBooks™ back office systems, replacing an on-premise project and portfolio management (PPM) application.

• Toyota Material Handling Europe – Toyota Material Handling Europe, which has over 4,500 service technicians active in more than 30 countries across Europe, will use Upland for project management and collaboration.

Upland also continued to achieve strong renewal rates among its cloud subscription clients, and during the quarter closed significant expansion business with existing customers, including Air Products, BE Aerospace, British Sugar, HAVI Global Solutions, Medtronic, Pepsi, and US Department of the Treasury.

“We continue to see strong demand across all of our products, based on each application’s ability to deliver tangible business value to clients,” stated Jack McDonald, Chairman and CEO of Upland Software. “Our unique strategy of providing a family of best-of-breed tools that each address specific challenges in managing work across the modern enterprise is resonating with our clients and the broader market.”

Among the other key accomplishments achieved by Upland in Q3 were:

• EPM Live, the leading cloud project management and collaboration platform based on Microsoft™ SharePoint, was named a winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award, a program that promotes the measurable business benefits delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

• FileBound, Upland’s application for cloud-based document and workflow management, added six new partners to its channel program, including Imaging Solutions and Services Inc. (ISSI), a nationwide system integrator and outsourcing provider of document imaging business process improvement technologies, and Anacomp, a leading business process solutions company.

• With a quarter remaining, PowerSteering, Upland’s cloud application for top-down program and portfolio management, surpassed its previous record for new clients acquired in a single year.

• Tenrox, the leading workflow-driven cloud solution for professional services automation (PSA) and time tracking, achieved ISO 27001 and European Union and Swiss Safe Harbor certifications, validating its emphasis on providing maximum protection of customer’s business critical information. Upland also launched an updated website and brand image for Tenrox.

“The scale and synergies of being the largest cloud vendor in the project, portfolio, and work management market have allowed Upland to accelerate the delivery of product innovation and customer success programs compared to what any of our products was able to achieve as a stand-alone organization,” observed Ludwig Melik, President of Upland Software. “Beyond our impressive third quarter achievements, we have already released new versions of FileBound, PowerSteering, and Tenrox in the first part of Q4, are about to launch a new version of EPM Live, and will unveil major new initiatives related to our product vision and customer success focus at our user conference in November.”

Upland’s user conference, Impact 2013, will be held in San Diego at the Hotel Del Coronado from November 6-8. Featuring a keynote session by Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research, on the future of work and supported by Platinum sponsors Fujitsu and Epson, Gold sponsor ABBYY, and Welcome Dinner sponsor ProjectManagement.com, the event will bring together approximately 200 users and partners from across Upland’s family of products. For more information, visit http://www.uplandsoftware.com/user-conference.

About Upland Software

Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.

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For additional information:

Matthew Barnett

617-995-5749

PowerSteering 10 Introduces Innovative Portfolio Planning Capabilities

Press Release – October 16, 2013

PowerSteering 10 Introduces Innovative Portfolio Planning Capabilities

Upland Software announces latest release of leading cloud application for top-down program and portfolio management

AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 16, 2013 – Upland Software, the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise applications for project, portfolio, and work management, today announced the immediate availability of PowerSteering 10, the latest release of the award winning leading cloud project & portfolio management (PPM) application for top-down program and portfolio management.

PowerSteering is the only cloud PPM application designed as a top-down system. It enables executives in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence, and PMOs (project management offices) to improve portfolio-level visibility and insight and without requiring the management of granular task and resource details. PowerSteering 10 introduces powerful new portfolio planning tools for understanding impacts and trade-offs when selecting projects, assigning resources, or making in-flight changes. Using the system’s highly configurable Visual Portals and Dashboards, executives can also readily gain insights into their programs, projects & initiatives just by tracking key high-level information, such as important milestones. Indicators & alerts can then be set to empower “management by exception” – highlighting any projects that are off track, over budget, or otherwise out of compliance. The result: improved business decision making and agility without burdening project teams with onerous data entry requirements that reduce productivity and hinder end-user adoption.

The latest release further extends PowerSteering’s class-leading capabilities in portfolio management and analysis by introducing numerous unique enhancements in this area, including:

  • Portfolio Comparisons enable portfolio managers to view two portfolios side-by-side while utilizing the power of PowerSteering’s Dashboard tools to help solve complex analytical problems. Users can now quickly model and assess the impact of different portfolio scenarios, determine how best to add new projects to a portfolio at full capacity, consider how to integrate and add new projects and programs during annual planning, visualize the impact of market driven strategy changes, and better evaluate trade-offs during resource planning.
  • Portfolio Variations empower users to easily view new portfolios and create as well as compare variations during the planning and analysis step. Users can change the composition of a portfolio in real-time – via filtering or manually including/excluding projects– and then save a “Snapshot” of the changed portfolio, with or without an explicit relationship to the original. The new portfolio variation can then be edited utilizing PowerSteering’s other powerful planning and analysis features such as the Executive Review, Resource Review, Report Wizard, et al.
  • Portfolio Planning now allows administrators to directly manipulate the portfolio mix within the Dashboard. Users can decide which the projects are to be included in or excluded from a given portfolio, and a new utility allows easy clean up portfolio definitions. This tool is especially useful when used in conjunction with the Portfolio Variations and Portfolio Comparisons functions for viewing different configurations of the same portfolio side-by-side for planning and optimization purposes.
  • Charts on Dashboards help administrators and project managers have a greater degree of control over how to easily display critical portfolio data. A library of saved charts can be developed that simplifies the process of creating Dashboards and Visual Portals. This is especially useful for sharing consistent data representations that are otherwise might be formatted differently on different portfolios or by different users.
  • Other Dashboard Enhancements have been made, including in-line editing and copying of portfolios, to streamline real-time portfolio- and project-level planning.

While improved portfolio planning is the focus of PowerSteering 10, other major enhancements in the release are:

  • Project Transformation Improvements that help administrators and product life cycle owners convert from one project or work type to another in order to support a variety of life cycle processes used by the Project Management Offices (PMO). The feature now supports the ability to copy (or move) the related assets – such as Documents, Status Reports, Issues, Discussions, Risks, Measure, and action items (Tasks) – from a source project to the target project during the conversion process.
  • New Online Help Functionality has been added, including context-sensitive help, to support product adoption and ease-of-use.

The PowerSteering 10 release also includes dozens of additional new enhancements in many areas including Administrator Work Templates, API and SOAP Web Services Client Improvements, Oracle JDK 1.7 Support, and many others. The new release was developed from an established customer requirements process including an extensive and successful testing period. Existing PowerSteering customers have already been upgraded to release 10 and are taking advantage of the new capabilities with proven cloud based performance and reliability as well as simple and competitive licensing options.

“The new PowerSteering 10 release takes a giant step forward in portfolio planning capabilities compared to other project and portfolio management software applications” said Doug Riseberg, PowerSteering General Manager and VP of Client Services for Upland Software. “PowerSteering 10 continues to demonstrate our commitment to provide the ‘Best of Breed’ cloud top-down PPM solution for our clients.”

People can learn more about the release of PowerSteering 10 at http://www.powersteeringsoftware.com/product-powersteering-10.

About Upland Software, Inc
Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.

About PowerSteering Software
PowerSteering combines the robust project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and an unmatched level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including Merck, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, rely on PowerSteering to accelerate results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products. Visit www.powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

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For additional information contact:
Matthew Barnett
Vice President
Upland Software, Inc.
617-995-5749

Upland Software Launches PowerSteering PMO Express

Press Release – October 8, 2013

Upland Software Launches PowerSteering PMO Express

Out-of-the-box bundle of best-practice configuration and implementation services allows small PMOs to deploy leading cloud application for program and portfolio management both rapidly and cost effectively

AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 8, 2013 – Upland Software, the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise application for project, portfolio, and work management, today announced the immediate availability of PowerSteering PMO Express, which brings unprecedented enterprise capabilities and ease-of-use and to smaller project management offices (PMO) of 30 users or less. The new product offers all of the capabilities of the full PowerSteering application for program and portfolio management, but with a predefined best-practice configuration and bundled start-up services. PMO Express provides a simple and proven business process to help small-to-midsize businesses drive results from their IT and business project portfolios. Departments can typically be up and running in a day or two and generating results in the first week.

“PowerSteering’s PMO Express is the only cloud software available for IT and PMO professionals in small organizations looking to adopt a top-down, portfolio management approach,” said Ludwig Melik, President of Upland Software. “We have included all of the features and functionality offered in our full scale version, but attractively priced as a packaged offering.”

The preconfigured bundle of PMO Express software and services for an average installation can save more than 25% of the per-user cost for a larger scale enterprise deployment. PMO Express starts with a pre-defined, best practice software configuration developed over PowerSteering’s 15 year track record of empowering project management offices at global organizations. The services needed to get teams up and running fast are bundled with the solution, including Information Collection, Site Design, Site Construction, Validation, Training and Deployment, to rapidly tailor the software to each client’s requirements and train them how to manage ongoing administration. Just like the enterprise version of the award winning PowerSteering PPM application, PMO Express supports the full lifecycle of common PMO practices, such as Demand and Request Management, Project Management, Portfolio Management, Resource Management, Collaboration, and Reporting and Analytics..

People can learn more about this cloud-based, affordable, preconfigured project management office software at http://www.powersteeringsoftware.com/product/pmo-express.

About Upland Software, Inc
Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.

About PowerSteering Software
PowerSteering combines the robust project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and an unmatched level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including Merck, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, rely on PowerSteering to accelerate results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products. Visit www.powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

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For additional information contact:
Matthew Barnett
Vice President
Upland Software, Inc.
617-995-5749

Upland Software To Sponsor Texas A&M University’s 2013 Project Management Exchange Conference

Press Release – September 17, 2013

Upland Software To Sponsor Texas A&M University’s 2013 Project Management Exchange Conference

Event host Texas A&M Information Technology Project Management Office is client of Upland’s PowerSteering application

AUSTIN, TEXAS, September 17, 2013 – Upland Software, the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio, and work management, today announced that it is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Texas A&M University’s 3rd annual Project Management Exchange conference to be held on October 9-10, 2013 at the newly renovated Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University. The event is hosted by the Texas A&M Information Technology Project Management Office (IT PMO), which is a long time user of Upland’s PowerSteering application for program and portfolio management.

The conference, titled “Working in Harmony,” is focused on providing attendees with useful project management knowledge for immediate use in their organizations. The event will include speakers from the Texas A&M University System, including CIO Mark Stone, as well as case studies presented by speakers from NASA, Texas A&M, George Washington University and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Participants will also discover specific tools and techniques that can enhance project management practices.

“We are very pleased to have Upland Software as a sponsor,” said Don Gilman of the Texas A&M IT PMO. “The PowerSteering application has been instrumental in helping us improve IT governance for multiple groups across campus, while providing the flexibility to accommodate the different ways each group likes to work. The involvement of partners like Upland is a key part of what makes the Project Management Exchange and our project management practices so successful.”

For more information about the event see: http://pmo.tamu.edu/exchange/index.php

About Upland Software, Inc

Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.

About PowerSteering Software

PowerSteering combines the robust project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and an unmatched level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including Merck, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, rely on PowerSteering to accelerate results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products. Visit www.powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

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For additional information contact:
Matthew Barnett
Vice President
Upland Software, Inc.
617-995-5749

PowerSteering Software Earns Stage-Gate® Ready Version III Certification

Press Release – August 28, 2013

PowerSteering Software Earns Stage-Gate® Ready Version III Certification

Rigorous independent evaluation validates PowerSteering’s support of Idea Management, Product Portfolio Management, Idea-to-Launch Process, and Innovation Strategy best practices

AUSTIN, TEXAS, August 28, 2013 – PowerSteering Software, the leading cloud provider of business-driven project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions and part of Upland Software Inc.’s family of project, portfolio, and work management applications, today announced that version 9.4 of its software has received Stage-Gate Ready Version III Certification from Stage-Gate International, the world’s leading full-service provider of product innovation solutions.

Stage-Gate International’s idea-to-launch process is the most widely-implemented product innovation system in the world today. To become Stage-Gate Ready certified, a software vendor must demonstrate functionality on over 200 innovation-related criteria and provide user references to prove the solution is capable of automating Stage-Gate processes and practices. PowerSteering passed all of the 115 mandatory and 97 optional criteria. This achievement includes the new criteria of the Stage-Gate evaluation covering the automation of process optimization and innovation strategy.

Stage-Gate Ready Certification, Version III, requires participating software providers to demonstrate functionality that moves beyond the tactical execution of new product development,” says Scott J. Edgett, world renowned innovation expert and CEO of Stage-Gate International. “It addresses the business’ need for visibility of their innovation program from the strategic, portfolio and project level, while addressing a level of analysis that supports the continuous improvement of enabling Stage-Gate innovation management processes.”

Project and portfolio management tools can dramatically improve the results of product development efforts by enabling organizations to make better product portfolio decisions, optimize the allocation of R&D resources, and increase the visibility and governance of innovation projects. However, not all PPM systems provide the capabilities required to fully support innovation management. PowerSteering is one of only a handful of vendors to achieve Version III Stage-Gate Ready Certification.

Many of the world’s foremost organizations rely on PowerSteering to support their product development efforts, including:

  • ADT Corporation, a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring products and services.
  • Veyance Technologies, the exclusive producer of Goodyear Engineered Products.
  • American Vanguard Corporation, a diversified specialty and agricultural products company focusing on crop protection, turf and ornamental markets, and public health applications.
  • EMC Corporation, a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). 

“We are gratified that Stage-Gate International has again validated PowerSteering’s capabilities in the areas of Idea Management, Product Portfolio Management, Idea-to-Launch Process and Innovation Strategy,” commented Ludwig Melik, President of Upland Software. “We think it is critical for PPM applications that support innovation processes to maintain Stage-Gate Ready certification to verify their software’s abilities are keeping pace with the latest industry best practices for R&D and product development.”

About PowerSteering Software

PowerSteering Software combines the robust project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and an unmatched level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including Merck, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, rely on PowerSteering to accelerate results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products.  Visit www.powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

About Upland Software, Inc

Upland is the world’s largest cloud provider of enterprise software for project, portfolio and work management. Upland is the only cloud software provider that offers a comprehensive family of applications that enable organizations to align their goals, projects and programs, optimize their resource utilization and workflows, and empower teams to collaborate and work effectively. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland drives business results for more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in 50 plus countries. Visit www.uplandsoftware.com for more information.

About Stage-Gate International

Stage-Gate International, a member company of the Product Development Institute, is mandated very specifically to enable product innovators to become better product innovators. Our international team of Product Innovation Experts and Consultants are mentored by Dr. Cooper and Dr. Edgett and understand the complex challenges organizations face. We help companies achieve product innovation through our world-class products and services.

Through its close working relationship with the Product Development Institute, Stage-Gate International has access to the world’s most comprehensive research into best practices in Product Innovation. This research has led to some of the most important discoveries in the innovation field; such as, Stage-Gate®, the NewProd™ Studies, and the concept of Portfolio Management. Visit http://www.stage-gate.com for more information.

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For additional information contact:
Matthew Barnett
Vice President
Upland Software, Inc.
617-995-5749
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Michelle Jones
Executive Vice President
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PowerSteering Software Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services for Second Consecutive Year

Press Release – May 31, 2013

PowerSteering Software Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services for Second Consecutive Year

Research report also highlights continued growth of cloud-based project and portfolio management software

AUSTIN, TEXAS, May 31, 2013 – Cambridge, MA – PowerSteering Software, the leading cloud provider of business-driven project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions and part of Upland Software’s family of project, portfolio, and work management applications, today announced that it has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services for the second straight year.

The recently published Magic Quadrant assessed thirteen cloud PPM vendors in terms of their completeness of vision and ability to execute. According to the report, in the current economic climate demand for cloud-based PPM services is and will remain high, as “IT project and portfolio management (PPM) leaders are under extreme pressure to improve the speed, accuracy, and agility of their project organization, while also managing risks and costs.” In explaining what distinguishes Leaders from other vendors covered in the research, the authors note that “Product depth in several core IT PPM areas — such as demand management and analysis, advanced scheduling, resource and cost management, and out-of-the-box integration to key third-party IT applications (such as ITSM software or application development tools) — sets Leaders apart from competitors.”

PowerSteering Software has been delivering innovative PPM solutions via the cloud since 1998. As one of the few cloud-based project and portfolio management applications with a true top-down emphasis on program and portfolio management, PowerSteering has been developed specifically to address what Gartner refers to as a “sweet-spot” approach to PPM. According to Gartner, “Sweet-spot IT PPM implementations are designed first to support high levels of investment, program and project planning, resource capacity planning, and financial planning and tracking.” PowerSteering enables organizations to benefit from improved strategic alignment, visibility, investment selection, and prioritization without requiring detailed resource or time tracking, empowering customers to leverage PPM as a driver of strategic change without first mandating company-wide adoption. Companies then have the option of introducing deeper project and resource management capabilities when they are ready.

Additionally, PowerSteering’s high level of configurability promotes user adoption by accommodating the distinct needs of different business areas, functions, workflows and processes, and allows clients to readily manage multiple project, program, or PMO types within the same deployment to roll-up results and gain complete visibility across the enterprise. In addition to IT project and portfolio management, this flexibility makes PowerSteering a great fit for non-IT applications of PPM, such as managing new product development processes, capital expenditures, process excellence programs, and enterprise project management offices.

“We are proud that PowerSteering has again been recognized as a leader in cloud PPM by Gartner,” stated Ludwig Melik, President of Upland Software. “This honor reinforces the tremendous demand we are seeing for PowerSteering from a sales perspective. PowerSteering’s combination of cloud delivery with a top-down, portfolio management focus is clearly resonating in the market.”

About PowerSteering Software

PowerSteering Software combines the robust project and portfolio management (PPM) functionality demanded by global organizations with the cost & speed-to-value benefits of cloud delivery and an unmatched level of flexibility. Easy to use and administer, it enables top-down program & portfolio management without requiring granular task & resource tracking, and provides class-leading analytic and financial tracking capabilities. Leading global organizations, including Merck, Staples, the US Department of Defense, and the UK National Health Service, rely on PowerSteering to accelerate results in IT, New Product Development, Process Excellence and Business PMOs. PowerSteering is part of the Upland family of cloud-based project, portfolio, and work management software products.  Visit www.powersteeringsoftware.com for more information.

* “Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services,” Daniel B. Stang and Robert A. Handler, Gartner, Inc., May 13, 2013.  Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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For additional information:
Matthew Barnett
617-995-5749