Solution Note – Capital PPM

Capital PPM

The message is clear – capital investment choices are strategic choices. The collection of capital projects, the project portfolio, is a direct determinant of your organization’s emergent strategy. The projects you decide to fund today determine what your organization will be in the future. In reality, strategy is a collection of projects which must be selected and prioritized according to their contribution to strategic goals.

The GenSight solution provides you with a reliable process to consistently select and deliver investment programs to maximize capital efficient profitable growth. GenSight enables you to manage all your capital programs – throughout the delivery lifecycle – as a corporate wide portfolio. It is a truly comprehensive solution, configurable to your specific needs.

GenSight gives you a powerful decision support capability to analyze, prioritize and select the right projects – and you can instantly drill-down to detail to see individual project status, costs, risks etc.. GenSight utilizes a broad range of financial and strategic criteria to maintain the optimum balance of investment across the business.


GenSight Capital Portfolio Management – The Complete Solution

Capital PPM FunctionGenSight Capability
Top Down Portfolio ManagementGraphically analyze entire capital program portfolio.
Assess balance by business, goal, project type etc.
Maximize ROI & strategic fit.
Visually model and explore alternative scenarios.
PrioritizationObjectively prioritize using multiple weighted criteria.
Identify programs with best ROI and linkage to strategy.
Combine financial, qualitative and strategic criteria.
Financial ManagementExtensive financial analysis built in.
Configurable analysis templates to fit your P&L
Multi-period time based analysis.
Business Case ManagementOnline business case – living document
Clear and simple criteria for feasibility, with more stringent financials at later stages.
Stage Gate ManagementGate criteria integrated in business case.
Multiple stage gate processes (configurable).
Integrate prioritization into each stage and gate.
Interactive DashboardsRole-based dashboards with interactive graphics.
Real-time analysis of value, risk and alignment.
Performance tracking dashboards
Project ManagementPlan and monitor program delivery.
Monitor RAG status, schedule, budgets and deliverables.
Integrates with MS-Project
Resource ManagementPlan resource requirements vs capacity, by role.
Optimize portfolio to maximize return within constraints.
Assign named resources to projects, time recording.
Budget TrackingFull visibility of planned costs and other financial metrics.
Monitor actual vs planned.
Integrates with ERP financial systems.
WorkflowEffective governance of business case approvals.
Saves time of team members and project managers.
Auto alerts and exceptions to manage risk.
Document ManagementDocuments stored centrally and shared globally.
Deliverables checklist for business case submissions
Search functions find duplicate/similar projects.

The Key to Better Capital Investment Decisions

Capital program selection is one of the most critical drivers of business success today. The imperative to create shareholder value, by consistently achieving profits in excess of the cost of capital, underlines the fundamental importance of prioritizing capital investment and actively managing the capital project portfolio.

Selecting a single project from a field of alternatives is difficult. Selecting the total portfolio of projects that will optimize the allocation of your organization’s finite resources elevates the complexity beyond human decision-making capability. What criteria should you use? How can you comprehend project interdependencies? How do you assess and communicate the portfolio’s value, risk and balance across a multitude of dimensions? How should you simulate and view various “what-if” scenarios?

GenSight enables you to select the collection of capital projects that will maximize ROI and underpin your long-term profitability and competitiveness:

  • Link all Capital Projects to Strategy – Translate and integrate strategy throughout the organization. Ensure that capital projects are aligned with strategic objectives.
  • Balance the Capital Investment Portfolio – Ensure the right balance of spend across a number of key dimensions including: growth vs maintenance, market segment, geographic region, business unit
  • Achieve Data Visualization – View the entire portfolio of capital projects– today and over time – with advanced data visualization technology.
  • Track and Control Projects – Automate workflow, project tracking, document management and flexible searching and reporting.
  • Collaborate on Projects – Share documents and project information across divisions, regions and businesses with a standard, enterprise-wide process and system.



A Proven Scalable Solution for Capital Portfolio Management

GenSight has been implemented globally by blue-chip organizations across a broad range of industries for capital portfolio management. The architecture has been designed for maximum flexibility and scalability to support even the largest portfolios with many thousands of live projects

The GenSight solution is custom configured to exactly fit your business requirements, with built in best-practice content and methodology. The system incorporates extensive financial analysis and investment algorithms, all of which are tailored to your specific requirements. Your organization will quickly become self-sufficient and you can manage the configuration yourself using the GenSight configuration studio editor.

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