Founded in 2006, Innotas was established with a vision of improving the IT management process by adding greater accountability, visibility, and transparency to the process.
Headquartered in CA, Innotas has an extensive experience in the IT management space. Their origin traces back to the early 2000s, when the founding leaders realised that on-premise IT Governance and Portfolio Management solutions were very costly took months to deploy and required expensive service engagements. Based on that finding and industry experience, they envisioned Software as a Service or now commonly called cloud computing or the Cloud- as the path they needed to take for a cost-effective, comprehensive IT Governance solution.
Innotas came about to offer the right blend of simplicity and best-of-breed functionality in Project Portfolio Management and Application Portfolio Management, in a way that would make easy for IT executives to align their IT organizations with the overall goals of the business. And so was born a fresh approach to IT Governance, PPM, and APM that brought together all of the needed components into one comprehensive SaaS solution.
However, providing a comprehensive, best-of-breed PPM and APM SaaS solution was only one part of the equation for the founders of Innotas. Major IT Governance, PPM and APM initiatives also required significant change management that could not be accomplished without cultural adjustments and executive commitment, meaning people would be required to play a large role in the rapid adoption of the Innotas solutions. Thus, the company extended its commitment to excellence and customer success by aligning every client project with an Innotas engagement manager.
Innotas provides for a top down approach to project portfolio management completely hosted in a secure cloud platform. It is a “Control Tower” for all of the client’s Programs, Projects, People and Applications.
Portfolio Management: Strategic insight and visibility into project and program groupings that make sense for managing client’s business and Organize projects in any number of portfolios for all key stakeholders create as many portfolios as required to drive business alignment.
Application Portfolio Management: Innotas provides a comprehensive inventory and status of applications and related resources in a single, complete solution like creating simple, custom scoring algorithms that prioritize the application portfolio and align applications
to strategic business goals.
Predictive Portfolio Analysis: Predictive Portfolio Analysis selects the most appropriate resources to complete client’s highest value projects creating more business alignment. The sophisticated algorithm ensures superior utilization of client’s resources by staffing team members based on availability, resulting in reduced organizational disruptions.
Agile Portfolio Management: With this, Innotas is working on projects that really matter. By utilizing With out-of-the-box integrations for systems such as Atlassian JIRA, Rally, and support for custom integrations to fit client’s need, Innotas helps close the gap between agile teams and management.
Resource Management: Accurately forecast true resource demand to enable better planning of future resource needs. With role-based planning, one can access real-time data to quantify resource utilization across client’s entire portfolio – whether they are working on current, planned, or maintenance projects.
Integration Platform: Innotas maintains, manages, and implements the Integration Platform, making it simple for customers. The flexibility enables seamless connectivity with any cloud or on-premise business application. With Innotas, one need not have to worry about hiring additional resources to get client’s integration up and running.
Innotas has services offerings to support its customers from implementation, through adoption, and value realization.
Implementing Services: Using a well-defined and proven methodology and delivery framework, Innotas Implementation Services is designed to get its customers up and running quickly in a matter of weeks. Innotas’ experienced Engagement Managers will help ensure the successful implementation of services through a structured workshop like approach, best practices, pre-configured content, and both industry and software expertise.
Consulting Services: Innotas Consulting Services will improve the client’s use of Innotas and align the application with their needs by delivering:
• Business advisory services
• Process improvement and change management
• Comprehensive work in structions and training
• Advanced adoption techniques
Educational Services: Innotas Portfolio Management has all the training scenarios to fit the client’s needs including Self-Service Training Videos, Reference Guides, Training Webinars and Classroom Training
Community and Support: Innotas is driven to make every customer a success with the help of its expert community, customer self-service and case management.
Innotas is expanding its ecosystem by integrating with key players for IT Management solutions. The company’s partners are categorized as Featured, Integrated and Service partners. To mention a few, they include Zendesk, Rally software, BPM vision, Zycron, Onelogin, Amazon web services, Dell Boomi, VMWare and many more.
“With all projects in one place, managers now know who’s working on what in which project, enabling senior management more visibility.”
– Jim Cook, IT Project Manager, Ferris State University
“I definitely feel like we can make faster decisions based on visibility into the project status after the Innotas implementation.”
– Monisha Longacre, VP of Portfolio Management & Strategy, The Weather Company
Meet the key Executive
Kevin Kern, President and CEO: Prior to joining Innotas, Kevin was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was instrumental to the continued growth of Innotas by significantly expanding both the account base and company revenues during his tenure. He has also served at TIBCO Corporation, an infrastructure software company, where he most recently served as vice president of sales for the Western U.S. and Mexico. The graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science holds over 20 years of operational experience with high-growth software companies.