Apptio acquires Targetprocess


Apptio, Inc., the provider of technology business management (TBM) solutions that help organisations to analyse, optimise, and plan technology spend, has completed the acquisition of Targetprocess, the Agile portfolio and work management solution.

Founded in 2004, Targetprocess empowers organizations to plan, track, and prioritise work from the strategic portfolio of projects and products to the software delivery team. It was named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools, 2020 and recognized as a Strong Performer in Forrester’s Value Stream Management Solutions Wave for Q3 2020.

The acquisition of Targetprocess builds on Apptio’s robust platform and reinforces its position as a market-leading provider of solutions that offer a holistic view of technology investments across on-premise, cloud, and development resources. It will allow customers to not only make smarter decisions about their technology investments but also optimize the delivery of those investments. 

“COVID-19 has forced every organisation to be digital first – enterprises are moving from waterfall project to product delivery so they can deliver continuously for faster innovation. Agile represents an incredibly powerful set of software development practices but its dynamic and continual nature leads to complex challenges in understanding value, optimizing and planning resources, and measuring financials,” says Scott Chancellor, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Apptio. 

He continues: “As a result of the large-scale shift to remote working in the past year, it is more important than ever to solve these challenges in order to enable distributed teams to work together as efficiently as possible in pursuit of business objectives. Through this acquisition, Apptio will help our customers accelerate their Agile transformation through effective portfolio management and financial governance.”

With the acquisition, the planned integration of Apptio and Targetprocess will enable organizations to align their portfolio, product management, and software delivery teams with a single source of truth. The rebranded Apptio Targetprocess will deliver critical insights on a common platform, enabling customers to accelerate their Agile transformations, manage demand and resource capacity to reduce costs, and track business value of investments through the enterprise.

Apptio Targetprocess will bring together Apptio’s proven IT financial management applications and Targetprocess’s SAFe-aligned solution to create a differentiated offering that will deliver more value through transparency, enhanced business agility, and a stronger and more accountable partnership with the business. 

“Many enterprises have already adopted some form of Agile in their development organization, but for it to be truly effective, IT needs to nurture more trust and understanding of Agile with Finance and the business,” says Christopher Ruch, CEO of Agile Rising. 

He adds: “Apptio and Targetprocess are perfectly positioned to deliver the visibility, engagement and predictability that technology and business leaders need for Agile to scale effectively and improve productivity, development cycle times, and value delivery. Having two of our existing partners come together to provide a complete solution that supports both TBM and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) creates a powerful combination that will make a significant impact as organizations continue to evolve their Agile practices to optimize the full value stream and align with a new digital age.”

This marks Apptio’s fourth acquisition since going private with Vista Equity Partners in 2019, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to strengthen its platform to help organizations of all sizes drive optimal financial management across their business.

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