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IBM Targetprocess
Formerly Apptio Targetprocess

Overview

What is IBM Targetprocess?

IBM Targetprocess is a platform for enterprise agile planning (EAP) and strategic portfolio management (SPM) solutions that allows business and technology planners at all levels to dynamically plan and manage work, resources, investments, programs, and portfolios while ensuring continuous alignment…

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Recent Reviews

Better together

9 out of 10
October 26, 2023
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Popular Features

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  • Task Management (15)
    8.4
    84%
  • Support for Agile Methodology (15)
    8.2
    82%
  • Search (14)
    7.9
    79%
  • Resource Management (15)
    7.8
    78%

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What is IBM Targetprocess?

IBM Targetprocess is a platform for enterprise agile planning (EAP) and strategic portfolio management (SPM) solutions that allows business and technology planners at all levels to dynamically plan and manage work, resources, investments, programs, and portfolios while ensuring continuous alignment…

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Product Details

What is IBM Targetprocess?

IBM Targetprocess is a platform for enterprise agile planning (EAP) and strategic portfolio management (SPM) solutions that allows business and technology planners at all levels to dynamically plan and manage work, resources, investments, programs, and portfolios while ensuring continuous alignment to the enterprise strategy in a single source of truth. The combination of flexible architecture and Solutions Library helps to ensure the fastest time to value for every solution. The Targetprocess EAP platform integrates directly with the IBM Apptio financial management platform, enabling organizations to model true product TCO and more holistically manage the value of technology investments and innovation.

Solutions

Targetprocess' solutions-led strategy helps to make Enterprise Agile easier, allowing teams to take a building block style approach to their agile transformation. Strategic planning solutions allow business leaders to capture strategy and OKRs in a single source of truth, and update priorities with confidence that portfolio, product managers, and even autonomous Agile teams will see and align their work to the new priorities. Resource Management solutions allow portfolio and product teams to plan and forecast capacity and dynamically manage resources while minimizing risks and optimizing resource utilization. The Portfolio budgeting solutions enabled by Targetprocess partner financial teams with product and portfolio managers to enable a shift to continuous product funding, and Program Management solutions ensure the successful execution of Agile programs across hybrid and strategic portfolios.

Strategic Planning

Aligns work, labor, and investments to the strategic objectives of the business and maximize execution. Enables users to:
  • Capture and communicate corporate objectives in a persistent tool visible by the entire organization.
  • Link specific elements of execution to strategic objectives (i.e. initiatives, epics, features, teams, budgets, etc.).
  • View the split between Run-the-Business and Change-the-Business goals and pivot investments.
  • Track and view progress of strategic objectives.

Portfolio Budgeting


Aligns users with finance, to shift from annual funding of projects to continuous product funding. Users can:
  • View portfolio totals, actuals, OpEx, and CapEx, budgeted costs, and labor and non-labor costs in on place.
  • One source of truth to view portfolio budgets and their initiatives.
  • View the split between labor and non-labor actuals on a monthly basis.
  • Change Funded costs and labor/non-labor costs in the initiative breakdown.

Resource Management


Optimizes resources, capacity, and demand to reduce risk and maximize utilization of headcount.
  • Monitors the impact of changes in real-time, with multiple views of reports to minimize inefficiency and overutilization.
  • Dashboards allow optimization of incoming demand against capacity.
  • Connects resource bill rates, team rates, and blended rates and utilization with automatic cost forecasting.

Program Management


Digitalizes and automates quarterly business and program increment planning.
  • PI Planning with connected backlogs for Portfolio, Product, and Teams.
  • Visualizations of key metrics and flow of value with Flow metrics in a customizable dashboard.
  • Execute by tracking progress in real time, quickly identifying dependencies, and adapting to changes through the Program Board.

Market Differentiators

  • Flexible Architecture: Targetprocess flexible architecture adapts to the organizations operating models - no matter how unique.
  • Time to Value: Targetprocess Solutions Library minimizes administrative overhead to deliver rapid time to value for every solution.
  • Holistic Financials: Targetprocess and ApptioOne provide visibility to labor and non-labor costs for planning and managing investments.

IBM Targetprocess Features

  • Supported: Scale Agile with Governance
  • Supported: Measure Value Across the Enterprise
  • Supported: Connect Strategy to Execution

IBM Targetprocess Screenshots

Screenshot of Resource Management: Reduces risk by dynamically managing resources, capacity, and demandScreenshot of Program Management: To deliver value throughout a strategic portfolioScreenshot of Portfolio Budgeting: Shifting from project to product fundingScreenshot of Strategic Planning: Continuously links work, labor, and investments to business strategy

IBM Targetprocess Videos

Resource Management: Optimization of resources, capacity, and demand to reduce risk and maximize utilization of headcount
Program Management: Digitizes and automates quarterly business and program increment planning
Strategic Planning: Aligns work, labor, and investments to the strategic objectives of the business and maximizes execution
Portfolio Budgeting: Aligns with finance when shifting from annual funding of projects to continuous product funding

IBM Targetprocess Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish

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Frequently Asked Questions

IBM Targetprocess is a platform for enterprise agile planning (EAP) and strategic portfolio management (SPM) solutions that allows business and technology planners at all levels to dynamically plan and manage work, resources, investments, programs, and portfolios while ensuring continuous alignment to the enterprise strategy in a single source of truth.

Jira Align, Digital.ai Agility, and Planview AgilePlace are common alternatives for IBM Targetprocess.

Reviewers rate Task Management highest, with a score of 8.4.

The most common users of IBM Targetprocess are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Matthew Harvey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Reporting - wide range of standard reports and the great ability to to do self service reports for anything you need with slice and dice and filtering at all levels
  • Customisation is easy when you require it
  • Easy of use for beginners - screen and view are well represented and easy to understand.
  • Costing can be come onerouse when wanting to use it across ALL teams
  • Roadmap views and functionality can be improved on to include more options
  • Scenario planning and what is functionality is required
  • Build in deeper AI functionality to assist with Agile specific scenarios
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Users can be very self sufficient in creating views and reports
  • Easy to implement automation, validation rules and metrics
  • Dashboards provide a good way to show consolidated info
  • Improve the left hand side nav as the different reports and views make it hard to find things
  • A better UI so it can be used for Executive level reporting
  • Better performance when running reports
  • Extended domain objects have the same functionality as regular objects
  • In list views, have the ability to show more than 4 levels
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Streamlined team management and resource alignment to work tracks
  • streamlined labor management through clearly defined, simplified tasks
  • Easy reporting capability, dashboard creation, data extraction
  • Further enhance BI tools and reporting
  • More dynamic options for resource forecasting including applying seasonality
  • More robust linkage with ERP for resource detail management
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Roadmap View.
  • Project Governance Planning.
  • Prioritization of Entities (Feature/Epics etc.).
  • Ideas portal - the external view compared to Aha! is lacking, so much so we've had to keep some lite Aha! Seats as an external-facing ideas portal is critical.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Diversity of the program to adapt as-needed.
  • Personalization
  • Ease of use
  • Accounting for PTO when looking at velocity and team availability.
  • I am still very new to the system and have many restrictions preventing me from moving freely throughout the system.
  • Personalizition capabilities at every user-level.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Extremely flexible: We are able to setup work for different groups in ways that work best for them.
  • Fantastic support group: They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoy working with them.
  • Automation: Their automation capabilities have saved us a lot of time.
  • Customizing screens: We can go into code for the different entities, move fields around or hide them, add tabs or additional sections as needed to make for a streamlined user experience.
  • Reporting: Their reporting is flexible and phenomenal. There are so many different ways to pull data and the interface is easy to use.
  • Their user guide is well built and extremely helpful.
  • Permissions could be easier to manage. They work well but can take time to modify if you need to change someone's role across many projects.
January 27, 2022

Apptio Targetprocess

Judy Forrister | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Relating tasks to projects
  • Tracking budget when configured to do so
  • Tracking time v estimated effort
  • Apptio Targetprocess lacks the ability to assign test runs to individuals
  • Some views can be difficult to configure for some users
  • Apptio Targetprocess is only as good as its users
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Lego-oriented - you build the tool the way you want it to work.
  • Support all agile frameworks (Scrum, SaFe, etc.).
  • Great customer support from the product team.
  • Definitely not user-friendly, painful onboarding.
  • Limited API capabilities with frustrating rules.
  • Weak testing features (issues, test plans, etc.).
July 06, 2020

On Target!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Basic flexibility out of the box is a big advantage for a small company without resources to customize, as is needed for some of the larger competitors.
  • The support is second to none. They've even written custom TP queries to get me what I want.
  • They have managed to cover all the basics of product development in one product, in particular, the inclusion of customer support (although limited) is a big selling point for a small company.
  • I don't like the view concept versus just doing search queries to see what you want.
  • The basic test process stuff is there, but they are missing things like re-use of steps and iteration tracking.
  • The lack of adding and customizing entities is probably the biggest miss, but I understand this is in the works.
Martha Batruny | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It enables me to consolidate silos of data into a useful pattern without any hesitation.
  • Web-based administrators of this application allow me to do field level mapping in a significant way.
  • It lets us use graphical and custom reports to pinpoint certain trends and also am able to forecast performance.
  • Every feature in this amazing application is of unique importance and also quite friendly in nature that doesn’t consume a lot of time and energy as well.
  • For me, there is nothing to take care of in this specific application only sometimes it shows errors while updating but that’s not a big deal.
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