ComSci by Upland Uniquely Positioned to Meet the Challenges Facing Today's CIOs

Company Delivers Innovative Solutions to Help CIOs Overcome Obstacles Explored at 2014 Gartner CIO Leadership Forum

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - ComSci by Upland, the IT financial business management (ITFBM) solutions company, today shared details of the 2014 Gartner CIO Leadership Forum, held in Phoenix from February 23 - 25, 2014. During the event, hundreds of CIOs and senior IT leaders gathered together to learn from their peers, Gartner's analysts, industry thought leaders and executives from leading technology providers, including ComSci.

The 2014 CIO Leadership Forum was designed to address the number of challenges facing CIOs, from increasing pressure to drive innovation despite smaller budgets, to the need to keep up with a rapidly changing digital landscape. In addition, they must contend with other business units that continue to act alone in making technology acquisitions, rather than seeking their expertise. ComSci believes that to remain vital leaders in their companies, CIOs must be able to recognize the technologies and processes that enable them to work collaboratively across the enterprise, make well informed technology decisions and deliver successful business outcomes.

Throughout the forum, Gartner's analysts shared their extensive insight and offered new ideas for how CIOs can overcome the significant challenges and lead their teams to greatness. Of particular concern in "The 2014 CIO Agenda Presentation" was the need for bimodal governance, as presented by Dave Aron, a vice president and Gartner Fellow in the CIO Research Group in the session.

ComSci views the issues raised throughout the forum as highlighting the need for CIOs to leverage the solutions and best practices that enable them to operate more collaboratively, while maintaining control of their organizations' IT usage and spend. ComSci, with its groundbreaking IT Financial and Business Management (ITFBM) solution, provides the tools that can help CIOs manage and communicate the cost, quality and value of the services they deliver. As a result, business and IT are brought into a fully collaborative planning and budgeting process that drives efficiency and promotes innovation.

"As ComSci believes the 2014 Gartner CIO Leadership Forum demonstrated, CIOs and IT leaders currently face some enormous difficulties in building alignment and gaining transparency," said Jeff Yoder, vice president of Global Marketing, ComSci by Upland. "However, when equipped with the right tools that provide complete insight into the cost drivers associated with delivering IT products and services, CIOs can better collaborate with business leaders and create positive outcomes. ComSci is pleased to offer the SaaS solutions that help CIOs overcome their greatest challenges, confirm the value they bring to their organizations and implement successful strategies today and far into the future."

About ComSci by Upland
ComSci delivers award-winning IT financial business management capabilities that help organizations to implement more effective IT governance. ComSci helps IT organizations optimize technology costs by enhancing fact-based transparency and visibility, which in turn enables IT and business management to understand demand, utilization and value of its corporate technology resources. ComSci's growing client roster includes ADP, The McGraw-Hill Companies, The Bank of New York Mellon, Whirlpool, NYU Medical Center, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, NYSEuronext, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, AECOM, TIAA-CREF and UBS Investment Bank. ComSci is part of the Upland Software family of cloud-based enterprise work management applications. Visit for further information.

About Upland Software
Upland is a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software. Our family of applications helps transform how work gets done by enabling better alignment of resources with business objectives, real-time visibility, and increased governance and collaboration, resulting in improved productivity and business agility. From strategic planning to work execution, Upland helps more than 1,200 enterprise clients with 300,000 active users in over 50 countries drive results for critical business functions including information technology, marketing, finance, professional services, and process excellence. For more information, visit

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