Author: Tarryn-Leigh Frans

Tarryn-Leigh is the Marketing Manager at PPO. She is enthusiastic about business improvement and is keen to share information and influence change. In her free time, she loves traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and dogs.

PPO Features that we’ve introduced (and loved) in 2022!

At the start of the year, we made a commitment to accelerate the development of new features and enhancements to ensure that the product keeps moving forward. Our DevOps team has been working tirelessly to bring new features, some small but all mighty in improving your user experience. The journey started with the introduction of our first widget which brought you interactive Gantt views, improved filter controls, improved formatting and general usability improvements. There’s no question that 2022 was a year of awesome new features but let’s recap some of our more recent enhancements.

PPO adds new collaboration features with Conversations: Now we’re talking!

Today marks the launch of Conversations in PPO – a new collaboration feature designed to keep project communications and collaboration flowing. This feature provides the ability to have informal chats, add images and documents, reply using familiar reactions, tag in teammates and interested parties and share knowledge and content on any entity (risks, issues, projects, documents and even approvals), you choose.

New Feature – Sort Entities on Home and Project View Pages

Good news! PPO Admins with the help of our new drag and drop capability can now finally adjust the sort order of entities for all users on the Home and Project View pages. You will need access to the System Configuration settings under the Administration menu. Did we mention that’s super easy to update? In less than 5-min, we’ll show you this small but mighty feature in action.

Why PPO Health Indicator RAGs are not Automated

The RAG acronym stands for RED, AMBER, GREEN. These colours make up the traffic light colours used by most project managers to convey their subjective view of a project’s status. A RED traffic light normally indicates there are problems on the project (or an aspect of it); AMBER indicates there are issues that are being dealt with by the team but acts as a warning, and GREEN generally indicates that everything is okay.

Automated Report Scheduling now available to PPO Admins

Scheduling report mailers is a feature that has been around for a couple of years now. I’ll assume for just a minute that not everyone is aware of this time-saving feature. This feature automates the scheduling of existing PPO reports or dashboards to a specified list of users at a defined frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.).

Build your own Reports and Dashboards with the launch of PPO’s BI API

Today, we take a giant leap forward with the introduction of this highly anticipated feature. We’re launching the PPO Business Intelligence (BI) API, making it possible for you to build your own reports and dashboards by easily connecting your PPO data to your BI reporting tool of choice.

What’s new in PPO: interactive Gantt views, improved filter controls and more


The improved filtering, column drag and drop on list pages and the interactive Gantt view marks the introduction of the first PPO widget. It’s the start of a fundamental shift away from the silo approach of working in PPO and with the move to more widgets in the upcoming months, you can expect more integrated and customisable views.

Save time setting up shared filters

If you’re a Project Portfolio Office (PPO) Administrator and your super power is saving time, then you’re in luck with this latest feature. Ever created a personal filter but intended for it be a shared filter? Or tested report results with various filters only to have to re-create them once you’re done?

What PPO users should know about Microsoft’s retirement of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is in the final stretch of its life. As of 15th of June 2022, Microsoft will stop supporting the browser. So what does this mean? Microsoft will redirect users from the IE11 desktop application to Microsoft Edge and ultimately disabled via a future Windows Update. The web browser will also no … Continue reading "What PPO users should know about Microsoft’s retirement of Internet Explorer"