ITM Software has launched an integrated suite of IT management applications that has been likened to an ERP system for chief information officers.
The ITM Business Suite is a set of five modules designed to help IT executives manage supplier relationships, technology project portfolios and the process of aligning internal IT skills with business needs.
ITM began shipping an IT governance and compliance management module, which integrates with other modules that are already shipping, and formally unveiled the entire suite in its announcement.
Dennis Gaughan, an analyst at AMR Research, said ITM is not alone in offering such IT management applications; other suppliers also provide software to manage IT governance activities and project portfolios, including Mercury Interactive, Changepoint and Niku.
Gaughan said ITM has done well to take advantage of its position as a start-up company by soliciting detailed feedback from more than 150 CIOs over the past 18 months on functionality they would like to see in its software.
Thomas Hoffman writes for Computerworld