Good Samaritan Society Selects Daptiv to Scale Its Project Portfolio Management Initiative

Good Samaritan Society Selects Daptiv to Scale Its Project Portfolio Management 
Daptiv's SaaS-Based PPM Solution Helps Good Samaritan PMO More
Effectively Prioritize Resources and Connect IT With Larger Strategic
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 --   Daptiv, the on-demand
leader in project portfolio management software, today announced that
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society selected Daptiv's
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution to expand project support
to the organization's 240 locations in 24 states. The organization
chose Daptiv for its ability to centrally manage the status of
projects and provide greater visibility into activities at the
charter level of the company's headquarters as well as the state and
city levels for the various field offices. 
The Good Samaritan Society is the nation's largest not-for-profit
provider of senior care and services. The organization previously
used a home-grown website to manage its project list and manual
methods tools including stand-alone desktop installations of
Microsoft Project, Excel, and Word processing documents. As a result,
they had little consistency and difficulty consolidating information. 
With the visibility provided by Daptiv, the Good Samaritan Society
has th
e power to more effectively collaborate and tie IT projects to
larger strategic initiatives, by providing insight, for example, into
the hours dedicated to specific projects and the cost of those hours.
As a result, there is more transparency in terms of workload and
prioritization, and team members can more effectively communicate
where they stand on various projects and what competing tasks they
may have on their plates. 
The Good Samaritan Society viewed Daptiv's SaaS-based model as a key
advantage. "I wanted to focus attention on managing projects, not the
application," said Gary Sikma, Director of Change Engineering.
"Daptiv has given us a growing appreciation for the priority of the
projects in the portfolios. It's not just about knowing my tasks,
it's being able to say, 'I've got seven tasks in front of me, what do
I work on first?' and seeing how things connect in the big picture."  
"Good Samaritan is a great example of how Daptiv can help a large
organization with distributed field offices effectively prioritize
resources and better collaborate at the PMO, project sponsor and
executive levels," said Satish Kumar, Director of Product Marketing
for Daptiv. "Daptiv is built with our customers' unique business
needs in mind and designed to be flexible and intuitive so that it
has can be easily adopted company-wide with a minimal learning
About Daptiv 
 Founded in 1997, Daptiv is the leading provider of
on-demand Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. Daptiv has
helped thousands of companies improve their strategic planning and
business execution by offering adaptable PPM solutions and expert
professional services. Daptiv's customers include world-class
organizations such as Beam Global, Chase, Coach, Harvard University,
Honeywell, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Virgin Australia. 
About The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
 For The
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, everything starts with a
mission-based obligation to share God's love with those we serve. As
the largest not-for-profit provider of senior services and housing in
the United States, opportunities to fulfill that mission happen every
day in three main service lines: rehabilitation/skilled care, senior
living and home health. 
From its beginnings in 1923 in rural North Dakota, the Good Samaritan
Society has always sought to create environments where people are
loved, valued and at peace. Today, 21,000 staff members at more than
240 locations in 24 states work to make that vision a reality. 
Shefali Sain
Barokas Public Relations
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