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What is Project Management Software?

IT Central Station users narrowed down the most vital aspects of project management software. In short, the software must provide a simple process to capture, develop, evaluate, and objectively rank various projects. Project management software should also be able to manage the projects once approved, allocate all the different resources a company has on hand properly, and have strong collaboration tools. Members would also like to see "lessons learned" features that can evaluate metrics and determine the successful components of a project.

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KeyedIn Solutions
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

KeyedIn has been very valuable in helping us streamline our process here in terms of project management and resource management. The reporting capability has helped us get much more insights into our financial data internally. In terms of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

An example would be, prior to me even starting here, before KeyedIn. They would compile reports with Excel and it could take 3-4 days for them to do that. We do a lot of reporting in terms of our actual hours versus estimated and allocated... more»

What needs improvement?

I think the functionality with the reporting capability can be improved and I know there's a new version of KeyedIn coming out. I haven't had the opportunity yet to look at the new version, but I would say that reporting is actually one are... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Flexibility is probably the most significant feature that we take advantage of. Being a large company with a lot of customized solutions, migrating from our legacy applications into PPM obviously has been a major challenge. The flexibility of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Probably the biggest reason for going with SaaS is the thin footprint. Obviously, not having to engage our internal resources to basically support the infrastructure for PPM was a big selling point. The ability to essentially upgrade without... more»

What needs improvement?

We're really looking forward to the integration of Agile Central into PPM. Obviously, we now have a solution that services the needs of our project managers and our portfolio directors. Being able to integrate Agile Central into our solution... more»
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CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
PMO Principal at GAF Materials / Building Materials
Dec 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Basically everything. * You can identify resources by roles. * You can manage by skill level. * You can manage your capacity by roles. * Assigning to projects. * Booking resources in Soft Book, Hard Book. * Gives you visibility into who is currently working on something else but may be available through the Soft Book feature. I like every feature that's in there.

What needs improvement?

A little bit better financial management. Right now it is more accountant-related, the financial management - of course, it's finance, it has to be financial. But it should be a little bit easier for project managers. To give an example, if you have a non-labor cost that you're tracking, let's say a software expenditure or license subscription, tracking that you... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
PPM Product Owner at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jan 10 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to have all of the data in one place from risks and issues to resource capacity and actual utilization. We are currently undergoing an integration with our financial systems that will allow us to bring in financials into our cost... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is shifting as we go through our agile transformation. In terms of being able to do quarterly status reports, board reporting, resource reporting, and that kind of thing, that has been ongoing at Schwab for a number of years. As we are... more»

What needs improvement?

We are still on 14.3. We have not used the new UX. I did laugh at Kurt's presentation yesterday, because he said, "You know what? Three years ago, we were up here, and I was standing in front of a bunch of PowerPoint slides. Now we actually... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Client Project Manager/Coordinator II at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The Gantt chart is very well built and easy to use. The tool comes out-of-the-box with an MS Project clone called Workbench, and for the most part it is useful, but there is an interface that can also be utilized to connect directly with MS... more»

How has it helped my organization?

CA PPM has given our organization a way to collect, share, and store data in one place as opposed to many. Prior to the install of CA PPM, we had to pull data from many different sources to compile even a standard executive status report.... more»

What needs improvement?

Scheduling and resource allocations are very clunky at best. Being able to have a standard calendar that a resource could access that would give them a schedule by day would be very helpful, but to date there is no solution (including third... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
IT Project Manager at IBERIABANK
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

Within my environment, being able to give status reports to my manager is very useful, saves me a lot of trouble. I enjoy the Risks/Issues section. I wish that they were combined into the same module. I use that to raise things before they... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With that goal of gathering time from resources, and being able to predict out whether or not they'll have some capacity, it's a great improvement over what was there before, which was essentially an embedded spreadsheet within a SharePoint... more»

What needs improvement?

The only real improvement from my side - I'm spoiled by things like Trello, with the very easy user interface, things like Basecamp - it's very much a static software project. If I was to focus on something it would be that user interface;... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Product Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the portfolio management tool and the new project management, and the way it will all look from the user experience.

How has it helped my organization?

It is easier to use than most other products that are out there. It will provide us the transparency we need in our organization to see how work is being managed and moving along. We are also trying to do an integration with Agile Central... more»

What needs improvement?

We are so configured and so not out-of-the-box that we have not been able to utilize a lot of the functionality because we are so customized. It does not work like we would like for it to work, but we know that we are mostly responsible for... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 03 2018

What is most valuable?

In the new solution: It is good for us. * We can have a centralized view that we can have in our delivery and business organizations. * Collaborate on certain levels. * On priorities, investments, and those kinds of things, it is very... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are still in the older version. We still have a ways to go. With the new UI, I think we will get through some of our adoption problems. That in and of itself will help drive adoption, because the problems that we are having right now are... more»

What needs improvement?

I like what they are doing with the UI. I am interested to see, with the purchase of Rally, what they are doing with agile and integrating some of that. I am greatly encouraged by some of the integration with the third-party BI tools. We have... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Sr Project IT Leader - Project Management at Honeywell Aerospace
May 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The best thing is one single source to capture all our IT project information. We are a very big company all over the world. We have all the data in one spot. The product is easy to access, easy to compile and pull up reports, with everybody... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are still early on. For the leadership, they see it as, perhaps, a more accurate way of gathering information for their decision making and as a single source. They don't have to go to every site and ask questions, try to gather and... more»

What needs improvement?

We're pretty new so I don't know all the capability that the tool has. From what I'm hearing here, I see there's a lot more capabilities. We are running with version 14.3, straight out of the box. I don't think I've explored everything it can... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
IT Manager at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Right now, it's the PPM piece of it, the scheduling, the Gantt, the task view. It gives that full visibility to the team. But we're wanting to take that further and start building upon the financial piece of it, doing extracts from... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think the biggest benefit right now is the reporting. It gives that quick visibility and it's consistent data; versus everybody just trying to go out there and look at their own individual pieces, looking at it as a whole.

What needs improvement?

We're looking at adding the Agile piece to it. I want to make sure that that integration is very smooth. And I'm here this week, at CA World, to see how that's going to play out for us. So, it's understanding, when we have multiple customers... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Program Management at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 02 2018

What is most valuable?

Transparency and just having the ability to procure information that is pertinent. Not just the execution of programs in a more systemic way, but also from a strategic perspective; to understand the big rocks in the organization and how much... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is about bringing about that transparency. Once you bring about that transparency, what happens is, you can use data to encourage people to pivot in a certain direction. If I just go with a gut-feel, I do not get anywhere. If I have data... more»

What needs improvement?

* I would really like a modern UI. I do not want to get on a user interface and feel like I am in the 1990's. Today, at least prior to 15.3, that's the case. Even 15.3 does not really do it for me. When you look at the new UI, where they are... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Its strength is all the different features it offers. It's kind of a one-stop shop solution for project managers, resource managers, and finance department personnel. There are a lot of different uses for the tools; and it enabled us to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

When you look at it, it saves us a ton of money. Fewer FTEs to manage the different products or tools. As I've mentioned, it's a one-stop shop. As a project manager, I can go in and do all the administrative work that I need to do; instead of... more»

What needs improvement?

It needs to provide a more mobile-friendly user experience. There could maybe be a little bit more around Jaspersoft reporting. I know Jaspersoft is kind of decoupled from PPM, but reporting is one of the big draws for us. It would be nice to... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager Ppm at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

PPM provides end-to-end processes for portfolio, project, and resource management. It allows you to ramp up, in a controlled manner, based on your organization’s needs. The ability to configure PPM gives you the flexibility to align it and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides visibility into what we're working on and the amount of time we're spending. It helps us validate our forecast for labor resources and milestones for delivery. That's our primary use now. We're moving more into areas of resource... more»

What needs improvement?

I recently went to a conference to see what upcoming features are going to be. I want to see what the trade offs are. With any change, you're always dropping some type of feature or capability. The key is knowing, in advance, what that new... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Project Manager at Premier Health
Dec 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The new UX is very user-friendly and simple. The new user interface has been great, I think it has been easier. It will be an easier way to get the product out and used more frequently and more real-time, whereas mainly a lot of only the IT... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are still learning what it is going to do and how it is going to help. We have goals for how it is going to help. It has a lot of the lookback and a lot of the analysis of where our funding going, is it going there properly, and are we... more»

What needs improvement?

I am still wrapping my head around the whole process. This is still a newer aspect for me compared to what I have done in the past. I really can't comment on this, because I am still learning all the features that are available within this... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 31 2017

What is most valuable?

I don't work as an administrator of the tool, so I can talk from the standpoint of the end users who actually use it. I think financial management would be one of the most important features of all of them, to keep track of the finances.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helps all the portfolio managers and the program managers to take stock of the financial situation at the program and portfolio level, because it rolls up all the financials at the product level. We also have integration with CA Agile... more»

What needs improvement?

I think a lot of things that you'd want to see were touched upon in the roadmap yesterday, which we attended here at the CA World conference, yesterday. With the new UI, the Sub-Object part which they plan to bring into the new UI, I think a... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
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Real User
Head of EPMO at Telstra
Jan 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The value for Telstra is really around how we can manage strategic investments, so we've moved earlier this year to CA PPM Cloud. It's greatly changed our user experience for our 1,500 project managers.

How has it helped my organization?

For us, it's about getting more information into CA PPM, which then allows us to drive more insights and provide that information to our leadership team and our executives to make a better informed decision as far as how they're investing,... more»

What needs improvement?

I think the new road mapping feature that's coming out shortly - and available now, but obviously continues to progress - I think the product moving more to that grid base, so that Excel look and feel is how it's going. The app style of the... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Clarity Architect and Functional Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I like to be able to keep track of all our project work in one place, so I don’t have to go get information from three different places. All the info is right there. We are using the SaaS version of PPM. We don’t have to maintain the servers.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest benefit really is that we can easily find out the status of all project work in terms of the lifecycle of the project, how well it’s going, and who’s involved in any of the projects that we have going on across the company. It’s... more»

What needs improvement?

There are always things that can be improved. There are always opportunities to make it do more things than it does, and it seems like CA does that. Every time they bring out a release, we’ve got improved features and new features. The sky is... more»
Planview
Planview
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Enterprise Project Office Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* Project data * Reporting: My job involves data analysis, so the reporting feature is the most valuable feature for me.

How has it helped my organization?

* Project data is used to make business decisions. It is used for objective analysis of project delivery, in terms of the project being on time and within the budget. * Prior to implementing this solution, there was no centralized system for... more»

What needs improvement?

* Resource management * Planning: My organization has to plan manually using multiple reports from Innotas. This means that planning is neither “real time” nor efficient. * Visibility: The tool allows visibility to what resources are working... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Business Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 29 2017

What is most valuable?

Provides an overall picture, it gives you the ability to store your capex, capital and expense budgets, on projects. You can really drill down with their new utilities, you can use Clarity. You have Allocation Editor and Assignment Editor... more»

How has it helped my organization?

You get rid of Excels, that's the main point. We are so used to, in the old days, capturing data in Excel; people are really use to doing that. In general we were working in Excel workbooks. We were doing things like ETC assignment, how much... more»

What needs improvement?

I'm interested in something that would give you flexibility in loading the data to PPM. We have some other utilities, which CA is providing, but sometimes it takes time for users to enter the data into Clarity, the resource management piece.... more»
Ca2
CA Technologies
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
CA PPM (Clarity) Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The project management part of it is definitely the most valuable part of it to us. We don't get a lot of value out of resource management or portfolio management yet. It really helps reporting on overall statuses at an aggregate level that... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The way we're structured, we support a lot of different organizations. If marketing wants to see the status of all things marketing, along with their impacts on other organizations, we're able to whip that together pretty quickly. In all our... more»

What needs improvement?

* Considering that agile is a big buzzword these days, I don't really like that PPM is so strictly tied to CA Agile Central. There are a lot of other tools out there that people use. * We're a JIRA shop. There's not a whole lot right now.... more»
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