CIPPlanner: Innovative Solutions that Goes Beyond Project Management

CIO VendorWayne Xie, President
Headquarteredin San Ramon, CA, CIPPlanner is a provider of cloud-based enterprise application platform that powers an integrated suite of strategic infrastructure development and business management solutions. The company’s strong capital management and strategic capabilities help organizations make optimized investment decisions that will in turn maximize the value of their products. “We are into lifecycle of capital management, with a primary focus to help custom- ers manage bigger projects in the areas of management of capital investments and improve their long term competitive advantage,” shares Wayne Xie, President, CIPPlanner. The company’s coherent business management solutions are characterized by their complete lifecycle and portfolio driven approach.

Currently, in the capital program and project management realms, customers depend heavily on excel sheets or home grown systems to manage mega size investments and projects, which turn highly ineffective. “The amount of information, coordination, and collaboration required across different organizational units are too complicated to continue using just the excel sheets,” says Wayne.

What the customers need is a comprehensive information system, which can help them manage the planning, execution and performance management of large capital programs,” he adds. CIPPlanner offers a comprehensive collaboration platform that seamlessly unites the management efforts and expertise of multiple disciplines and functions under a best practice enterprise management framework. This help customers centralize their information in one single place, enabling optimal decision making and fast collaboration process to achieve productivity.

CIPPlanner’s core solutions are built on CIPAce™, a powerful business process automation and application development plat- form. It integrates the complex processes involved in managing projects, programs, portfolios and resources across complete lifecycles. Being a platform, rather than just a solution, it allows clients to formulate applications that fit directly into various business processes to easily facilitate work- flows. All the tools and
functionalities are designed in a way to help clients achieve the results without intensive training. “Most of our solutions in the capital management program arena manage the entire project lifecycle from the beginning to end, starting from the contextual formation to the strategic investment for the long term survival and competitiveness of customers,” says Wayne.

CIPPlanner’s solutions can be deployed either independently to address a specific business issue or collectively to manage the entire ecosystem, uniting internal business staff, consultants, vendors and outside collaboration parties. The solutions are mobile-enabled, that will allow users take advantage of the new technologies. Adding to it, CIPPlanner’s solutions are delivered in traditional enterprise-hosted to Software as a Service deployment, providing flexibility to accommodate a customer’s need and preference.

Having various clients including the City and Country of San Francisco under its belt, CIPPlanner’s work with a Fortune 100 client stands apart. With extremely sophisticated business processes, the financial planning analysis group of the client was struggling to process the requests during capital management. Requests were manually routed to the right people, which consumed a large amount of time that ultimately led to project delays. CIPPlanner engaged with the client and automated all the workflows in the process. The analytical capabilities of the solution ultimately resulted in the client managing end to end processes without delay and getting the projects funded in a timely manner.


Most of our solutions in the capital management program arena manage the entire project lifecycle from the beginning to end


With success stories like the above, CIPPlanner plans to focus more on mobile computing for the next three years while continuing to enhance its applications. “Our powerful software platform has pulled a lot of our customers to come back to us and they appreciate the analytical ability of our software. We will continue to provide our user friendly offerings,” Wayne concludes. Wayne Xie Most of our solutions in the capital management program arena manage the entire project lifecycle from the beginning to end.

Company
CIPPlanner

Headquarters
San Ramon, CA

Management
Wayne Xie, President

Description
A cloud-based enterprise application platform that powers an integrated suite of infrastructure development solutions