Project Portfolio Management Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Georgy N Joseph says in a CA Clarity PPM review
Consultant at Ericsson
Time Entry, Resource Allocation, Interactive Dashboards, Risk Management, Integration with Jaspersoft reports. View full review »
SystemsAf5ae says in a CA Clarity PPM review
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is very intuitive. Even if you do not have training documents or anything, you can start feeling your way around pretty easily. I like that piece of it. View full review »
ITManaged83b says in a CA Clarity PPM review
IT Manager at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 contractors to employees, to determining resource planning and future planning, and doing "what-if" scenarios. View full review »
ProgramMa975 says in a CA Clarity PPM review
Program Management at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 money are we putting where our mouths are. View full review »
John Andrew Kossey says in a Planisware review
Project portfolio systems consult at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The load array, in concert with native and composite cost curves, provides thoughtful, adaptable consolidation and drill-down for time-phased data such as capacity (resource availability) and demand (planned or archived hours on tasks). Load array, a feature that has been available since the 1990s, enables very flexible time slicing that surpasess reporting capability via Excel. Planisware Explorer (PEX) offers enhanced capabilities for reporting. Developer license is available for extra cost. PEX requires extra training for operational proficiency, typically from multiple fee-based Planisware couses. After PEX reports are defined and validated for a given customer configuration, relatively few developer licenses are needed. PEX is now more stable in V6 than the initial release in the middle of P5. Administration module in V6 opens a large variety of object types for Table styles that a super-user can create easily. Export to Excel then makes it convenient to extract data into worksheets, complete with headers. In earlier versions, the Pro developer made these tables visible. Not having the header connected with the data cut and paste (in Pro developer) is quite bothersome. Planisware 6 is now capable of supporting Android tablets. This allows convenient access while on the road to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on projects along with data editing. Version 6 also has fairly extensive documents management to centralize communications among project users and stakeholders. Because the documents are included in each Planisware environment/configuration, messaging and documents associated with projects are easier to access that being spread through normal corporate email. Planisware stores project related documents and messages in a single database. Snapshots (backups) at a given point in time are easy to make and restore to alternate environments, even on an automated nightly basis. Program and project roadmaps integrate well with PowerPoint. Slide elements are editable and dynamically linked (if so specified) to detail projects. Capability to drill down into project specifics is built-in to Planisware V6. View full review »
IT Governance Senior Consultant at Axianseu Digital Solutions S.A.
It's a good solution for portfolio management and to manage all the projects that you have with the client. It's easy to manage all the resources in projects as well as all the costs involved. The interface is user-friendly. It's one of the most user-friendly on the market, and the most complete. View full review »
KrishnaMohandos says in a Planview PPM Pro review
Director PMO at Sephora USA
I like the resource demand capacity planning module. I don't think we are using it to the fullest potential yet. There is a lot more benefit that we can get if we use it right. I have seen the dial features, which are quick. There are capabilities within the tool that give it a quick read on how the teams are loaded, and we still haven't used them to that extent. Day-to-day, once we understand what to do, it's very easy to use it. View full review »
JaymeCalabrese says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Director, Office of Process and Project Management at Electronic Arts Inc.
The most valuable to us is that we have a standardized schedule. We're able to put in our phase-gates and everything that we need to make sure that we're operating and running our projects effectively. We now use WRK14 reports and are moving to other more complex reports in order to manage our business. The solution’s integrated product portfolio has transformed our organization’s delivery because people are a lot more accountable. When you have no accountability, then people don't always deliver the way that you want them to. Once you get accountability, they know that somebody is watching and the way that they manage their work changes quite a bit. It is flexible. We started off where we had a workflow that had about 150 steps in it with gates, because we didn't know any different. We went back and talked to Planview about it, and said, "We are in a really bad way. We need somebody to help us." They came back and helped us change everything. They helped us undo all the mess that we had created. They moved us to about a 15 to 20 step process. The flexibility of being able to create something, then redo it if it's wrong as you continue to evolve and partner with Planview is really important to us. View full review »
TylerStewart says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Manager of IT at Regions bank
I like that everyone is able to see the same data. All of our users who aren't just time reporters have read access to all the data that is out there. So, it is one source of truth where everybody can go in and see the exact same data that everybody else sees. It is transparent. To see work, resources, and ICPM and those different cuts and views is very beneficial for us if we just want to focus on resources. E.g., here are all the resources, but here are the projects that they're working on. If we want to look at the work, then we can look at the work and can bring in the resources. Being able to slice and dice that way is really good. View full review »
reviewer1208580 says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Associate Director, PPM Governance & Operations at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
* The work and assignments * We can track the financials. * We can do portfolio management. We can look across the portfolio at several projects. I find these features valuable because of their visibility. View full review »
MayaFlowers says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Enterprise Portfolio Analyst at Wellmark
The most valuable feature is resource management. You get to work with a lot of resource leaders for capacity planning. Although, we don't use capacity planning to its full potential, we would like to go there as well as financial management for the projects. All of the features that we get out of Planview, it just helps us to provide information back to our senior leadership and have those conversations to get insight. When we have that information, we get insight from them on what it is that they are looking for and what they need. Then we can transform that information from the tool and get them what they need. All the information is helpful for me to be able to provide the data that they need. We want to help them make the right decisions that they need. View full review »
Vi EnChoong says in a Planview PPM Pro review
Sr R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific
It makes clear what people are working on. It is not just for managers but it is also for the people themselves. They are able to see and say, "I am on this project, and it's official. My manager knows it. Everybody knows it." That helps them with their motivation. View full review »
reviewer1208592 says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Platforms Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are the control and visibility that you have for portfolio management in terms of projects and capacity planning for resources along with strategies and outcomes, etc. It's so easy to access information for sharing analytics and reporting. View full review »
AdrianCamaj says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Analyst at Blue Shield of California
I like is how customizable it can get and how detailed some of the data you can get out of it can be. A lot of the basic reports come through it. I am a resource manager, so I slice it to see things like time sheet completion, compliance, etc. It's really useful to dig into some of the reasons why people aren't compliant. View full review »
reviewer1208598 says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Sr IT Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees
The reporting, Power BI export are the most valuable. The dashboards & reports that we provide out of Planview are priceless when compared to any other tool. The tool itself has a variety of built-inr eports. The dashboards that we publish to our executive leadership been very well-received. View full review »
reviewer1208601 says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Manager, PM Tools at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The visibility across the portfolio, who is responsible for what projects, who is working them, and where we are in terms of financials. View full review »
KashifKhan says in a Planview Enterprise One review
IT Project Director at UT MD Anderson
The most valuable feature is the reporting. We are able to extract monthly reports out of Planview Enterprise One. We then report out to our leadership and executive committees. It is a combined report that lists all of the issues, risks, our schedule, and milestone. It gives leadership as well as all the committee members and everyone a one page view of the progress of the project. The tool is easy to use, and that is good. View full review »
Steven_Lee says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Senior Engineer at Northwestern Mutual
Some of the most important features that we find are the ability to relate assets to one another (applications to software and hardware) and associate capabilities to each of our assets, as well as to whom the users in our user base are, whether they're internal/external customers and which departments. From this, we can create reports which can help identify for a particular department the applications that they use or own. Then, from there, the capabilities they offer. We do find the solution flexible. Having the ability to make customizations to the product offers a great deal of flexibility to buy business requirements as well as meet the needs of our clients and customers. View full review »
JenniferStokes says in a Planview PPM Pro review
Director, Project Management at TradeStation
* Time tracking * Portfolio management reporting * What-if analysis These features create visibility into project planning, resource capacity, and demand planning. The solution is reasonably flexible. We can do all sorts of customization. We can tailor it to TradeStation. View full review »
HeathVerburg says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Program Manager at Citizens Bank
As a user, I really liked the ease of the status reporting and the one stop shop of everything being in one location. View full review »
reviewer1208496 says in a Planview PPM Pro review
Program Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
PPM Pro gives us the traditional more rigorous side of project management with governance aligning with our processes. We expect certain deliverables and Planview allows us to track that, along with having metrics and insights into our resources so we can better manage those. The Projectplace side of the tool gives us the flexibility to use Kanban and be more agile-like without everyone having to know what agile is. Teams can setup their workspaces they way they want and it's really easy for them to see and interact with their tasks on a board. All they have to do is simply move, drag and drop, them across the board. They don't have to understand the concept behind it. This makes it easy for them to do their work. It's also a nice visual tool. We have the benefit of the rigor when the projects require it and the benefit of visual aids to help guide our people through projects. Reporting flexibility is important and having the ability to create dashboards in PPM Pro for reporting to our leadership is very valuable. Inevitably, behind all the project rigor you have to report out, and I love that part of the tool. It's really easy. It's a lot easier than it was in the past to build reports. Having that flexibility to build several reports, then create a dashboard and publish that on a regular basis to our leadership team is a very valuable and saves a lot of time. That's one of the best features for me as a PMO leader. That time savings means a lot, so I only have to concentrate on it once a month. For me, looking at the dashboard rather than having to be in the projects every single day is time saving, because I know when I'm making updates, that's going to roll up to my dashboard. View full review »
AnthonyWeisse says in a Planview PPM Pro review
Senior Project Manager at Husch Blackwell
It is flexible, because so far we haven't been able to figure out anything that it cannot do. It's highly configurable. We've added custom field design screens to fit our needs, develop reports, and dashboards that give us the ability to deliver much better information, especially to senior IT management. View full review »
JoaquimCols Sabata says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Director of Operations at UK Santander Technology
It gives us room to grow because it's very flexible. It gives us a lot of configuration that we can do on our own, so we can set up at our own pace. At the moment, the company goes at a slower pace than the capabilities offered. So, we can develop a lot until we hit its limits. This is a very valuable thing for me. You have more capabilities. You can do things more quickly. It is helping us to transform the way that we are organized, communicate with each other, and interact with one another. View full review »
NaikJagesar says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Enterprise Architect at Qualcomm Incorporated
The most valuable feature of this solution is the completeness of the standard, underlying metamodel. We can put most of our attributes or information that we want into the standard metamodel. This is important because we don't need to think about what kinds of attributes or objects we need to create because they are already provided. If we stick to what is called the active metamodel, then the UI is on top of that and we don't need to do a lot of UI customization in order to manage that data. This is a flexible solution in the places where it needs to be, although it is rigid in certain places because it still uses old technologies. For example, you can see this in the reporting. They started with a Cognos Business Intelligence, then they moved to BIRT, and now they have moved to SSRS. There are still some legacy flash components in there, so there is no clear strategy on that side. The flexibility helps in that it has a vast amount of predefined roles. It's flexible to safeguard the areas of the platform that you open up. The new portal is flexible enough to create your own portfolios and column sets, which will cater eighty-percent to what people want. The flexibility allows it to become more self-service, and we can onboard users that do not have an IT or enterprise role, but more like an add-on list or even a business user. View full review »
reviewer1208508 says in a Planview Enterprise One review
Business Analyst at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature for me is the ease and customizability of reporting. We can get different reports and customize them to do different things. I also like business objects capabilities, although I haven't used them in my current role. This is a flexible solution. This tool is easy to use. I have used solutions such as SAP and Oracle and compared to using those products, I picked up up this tool right away. Once I had a little bit of training from our admins, I thought that it was really intuitive. It was easy for me to go in and build reports, where I didn't constantly need other people to do it for me. That is nice because I have administrative access, so I can do pretty much anything within the tool that I have the knowledge for. That is a plus for a business analyst. You can get the data you want quickly, export it to Excel, and slice and dice it the way you want to. View full review »
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