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Clarity PPM

Bring your products to market faster with top-down roadmap planning and bottom-up agile execution, with Clarity. A simple yet powerful software tool for planning, tracking and managing project deliverables.

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How we can help

An industry leading product, combined with the skills and experience of Ignite consultants (many of whom have been Clarity PPM users with 10 or more years’ experience with the tool), has proved a key differential and the reason behind so many successful implementations around the world.

Ignite Technology is a Tier 1 Broadcom partner. Whether you have as little as 50 users or need access across the enterprise, we can help.

While 80% of companies are trying to transform digitally, only 14% succeed. It’s time for a new approach.

Clarity—the first and only enterprise solution built for strategic portfolio management (SPM), collaborative work management (CWM), and digital product management (DPM).

Clarity Product Overview Video

Clarity is a simple, usable, and powerful portfolio management solution that is available on-premises and in the cloud.

  • Move beyond traditional project management to strategic portfolio and digital product management.
  • Organise investments your way with configurable types and fiscal periods.
  • Map your strategy to objectives on roadmaps.
  • Prioritise work based on outcomes using our unique must-have ranking.
  • Empower your people with collaborative work and agile management.

Greater Visibility

Providing a role-based, real-time view into project performance, portfolio alignment and resource utilisation. Empowering project resources to deliver controlled and predictable execution, PMO resources to increase governance throughout the project lifecycle, and give executive users a single view of project reports.

 

Improved Portfolio Management

Out-of-the box portfolio & roadmapping functionality enables businesses to track portfolio alignment against business strategy and goals to inform best-value investment decisions. Scenario planning features also help the business to model and respond to changing priorities or market conditions.

 

 

Better Collaboration

By enabling real-time collaboration between project team members and visualising current completion rates, business alignment and resource allocation, you can reduce the time you spend preparing reporting and analysing data, and the time spent attending project meetings.

 

 

The solution support we get from Ignite is second to none. The team are always incredibly helpful and professional – whether that's investigating and resoving issues, acting as our intermediary with Broadcom Support or simply speaking to their team from more general product advice. I've been incredibly impressed with the service since day one.

Robin Fazal , Portfolio Office Manager, Smart DCC

Features

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Strategic Roadmaps

Eliminate organisational fatigue and start planning investments on multi-dimensional roadmaps with drag-and-drop speed. Map risks and dependencies. Track progress down to the agile team execution.

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Simple UI & Architecture

A highly scalable application with a modern, role-based, UI and a single database. Simple system architecture allows rapid implementation, high levels of configuration, intuitive user experience and interfaces with other tools

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Reporting & Analytics

Out-of-the-box KPIs, investment scenario planning and project risk scoring empower faster decision making. Enable self-serve reporting the Clarity Data Warehouse or connect other analytics tools like Power BI or Tableau.

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Powerful Financials

Ensure investments stay on track with familiar Excel® charts and grouping functions. Customise investment types and fiscal periods to provide accurate project financial insights.

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Resource Management

Support full capacity planning by allocating roles, resources and teams to project and non-project work. Then compare to variances in Capacity vs. Demand at Task and at Project & Portfolio level.

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Team-based Working

Gain a consolidated view of each employee’s project queue and their schedule. Managers can assign tasks to teams with telescoping and pinning features that replace outdated filtering and matching tools.

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Digital Transformation – Tooling Assessment

Our analysis shows that those with the highest level of PPM maturity have greater visibility of the current state of their transformation and a higher chance of success.

This Assessment has been designed to present you with a series of questions used to assess Project Portfolio Management maturity in your organisation and provide you with actionable steps on how to improve.

Clarity PPM FAQs

Simply put, Yes. The tool has been rebranded a few times in the past few years from Clarity PPM to CA Clarity and but we are pleased to see the Clarity brand naming return with the tool now simply being referred to as Clarity. You may still see some content referencing historic naming but rest assured it is all referring to the same product.

PPM tools like Clarity from Broadcom are not just designed for the multi-million dollar large enterprise. We also have many small & medium sized customers benefiting from the “Single Source of Truth” Clarity can provide. As the product is licensed by the user, customers can start small (our starter package allows up to 50 users) and grow with the tool knowing the value really does outweigh the initial investment due to its scalability and configurability. Get in touch to see if your business is the right fit for a tool like Clarity.

The pricing model for Clarity is very simple and is done entirely based on user license count. It is not gated by module used or number of projects stored in the system. A license grants access to all of the functionality within Clarity that you choose to show your users based on their role and organisation maturity. This allows you to create a roadmap to release new functionality at the right time, without incurring additional licence cost.

There are 3 licence types available with Clarity:

  • Full – Full use of the functionality and any enabled modules – Examples would be PM/RM/PMO roles.
  • Restricted – Functionality is limited such as Team Members or Executive access.
  • Read Only – View Information only – Examples would be Exec or Third Party access.

Clarity delivers a reporting platform that provides customers with a powerful yet simple reporting experience. Reporting can be delivered through user definable real-time end-user dashboarding (portlets), utlising Jaspersoft for Clarity, the integrated and self-service advanced reporting tool embedded in Clarity. Or delivered via any other third party BI tool using the OData connector to integrate products such as Tableau, Power BI, QlikView with the Clarity Data Warehouse.

Broadcom has designed products with ease of integration in mind. Clarity’s Integration Framework provides a platform to create inbound and outbound integrations between Clarity and your current systems.

Clarity includes “Out of the Box” connectors for Rally (Agile), Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, SSO and third party BI Products (through the ODATA connector) and Ignite has packaged solutions for common integrations such as JIRA, SAP and Excel.

Where more complex integrations are required, they can be implemented with ease and speed because of Ignite’s extensive experience with application integrations.

Yes, we offer existing Clarity PPM customers a full range of consultancy, implementation and support services. You can find out more about these here.

Broadcom’s route to market for the majority of customers is to rely on Tier 1 partners like Ignite to support the sales cycle, provide subject matter expertise and the real world implementation experience needed to become a trusted adviser.

Ignite’s position as a Tier 1 parter allows us to be a “one stop shop” for your licence, services, support and account management needs across the Broadcom Enterprise Software Portfolio. Get in touch to find out how we can help.

Clarity PPM Consulting & Implementation Services

Ignite Technology also works with existing Clarity customers, supporting them with consultancy, implementation and training.

 

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Want to see Clarity in action? Get in touch for a demo or informal chat.