Digital Transformation of PPM Solutions
MISSION HILLS, CA – June 5, 2017 – UNICOM Global has announced the release of Focal Point version 7.2, demonstrating the company’s commitment to continued investment in Enterprise Architecture (EA), Project Portfolio Management and Application Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. Focal Point is a comprehensive portfolio planning solution that market-driven teams can use to make collaborative, objective decisions to deliver products, projects and services of the highest market, customer and business value. Focal Point reduces the complexity of managing information from various sources such as emails, documents and spreadsheets and provides a collaborative centralized environment for requirements, products and project data.
“Digital Transformation is a key initiative where many organizations are investing heavily,” said Mr. Corry Hong, Founder, President and CEO of UNICOM Global. “Next Year, Worldwide Spending on Digital Initiatives will reach $2.2 Trillion - 60% more than in 2016. By 2020, more than half of the Global 2000 companies will see their businesses depending on their ability to create digitally. By adapting UNICOM UX4 Technology which is a critical link for Mobile Computing, Cloud, IoT and Business Intelligence, Focal Point version 7.2 can help customers in Digital Transformation of their Project Portfolio Management and Application Portfolio Management Solutions.”
Ever since the acquisition of Focal Point from IBM, UNICOM Global has continued its investment in the solution by delivering six major releases of the product in the last two years. Focal Point version 7.2 is the latest release of the series with major enhancements to platform support, security, scalability and digital transformation. Focal Point version 7.2 includes a mobile application via adoption of UNICOM’s UX4 technology to render UI components on mobile and handheld devices.
Focal Point version 7.2 is upgraded to run on Apache Tomcat® 8, WebSphere® Application Server 9.0 and Java 8, which enhances the scalability of the product under concurrent environments and the security of the product by supporting TLS 2.0 standard. Focal Point version 7.2 also comes with enhanced collaborative features, including the ability to subscribe for change notifications in the UI and the ability to search and tag other users in comments for their feedback. The ability to customize the UI has been greatly improved with the introduction of custom charts as plugins to the tool.
UNICOM Focal Point along with UNICOM System Architect® is a key player in the EA and PPM domains, helping the customers to make strategic decisions at the enterprise level and provide increased business value at delivery.
UNICOM Global is a development-centered organization founded in Los Angeles in 1981 by Corry Hong, an Assembler programmer and architect who built the successful AUTOMON product, based on IBM CICS/TS technology. UNICOM Global is a strategic partner of IBM, with whom it has transacted over 13 enterprise software transactions, including UNICOM Intelligence (the market survey and analysis suite formerly known as SPSS Data Collection), UNICOM Finance (formerly Cognos® Finance), PurifyPlus™ (for Application run-time analysis), solidDB® (featuring one of the fastest in-memory databases in the world), and UNICOM Banking Transformation Toolkit (formerly an IBM WebSphere product supporting rapid multi-channel application development for the banking industry).
Mr. Russ Guzzo
About UNICOM® Global www.unicomglobal.com
UNICOM Global consists of more than forty (40) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in China, India, Australia, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publically-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:
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