Planview Enterprise One Review

Offers a lot of flexibility for assigning resources and budget monitoring and planning

What is our primary use case?

At the moment, we use it for work and resource management modulesmainly in the area of R&D. In addition we started using the modules Planning and Outcomes in several areas for solution and program management.

How has it helped my organization?

With Planview we got  more transparency in the resource utilization and the budget ussage. Planview gives us the insights where we spend out budget and how we can improve the utilization of our internal resources. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: 

  • The resource management
  • Outcome management
  • Work management

It helps us to see resource utilization and resource needs. We get more transparency out of the system to plan the resources and resource skills to train our resources or support the long term onbording process.

We can see the budget spend for a product or release with the outcome area. We can also monitor what we have planned against what was spend, to monitor how good the programs or project is running.

The view into resource capacity and availability helps us to manage our work. It helps us with resource management and when we see have available resources we can easily start new projects. If we see with the tool that there not enough capacity available we can prioritize projects and programs according to our resources and the business needs.

In terms of reporting, we're mainly using Power BI connected to Planview data and we generate our own dashboards. 

Enterprise One provides end-to-end work management for the full spectrum of types of work in one tool.

The system has helped with the prioritization of projects through alignment with strategic objectives. Enterprise One is the only offical place for our projekt data and in this way it gives the portfolio management back the data of the projects for prioritization and monitoring. 

Enterprise One provides a variety of types of resource assignments for assigning work to people. There are a lot of possibilities for the resource management. There are some improvments in the area of agile team managment and team assignment which could be improved in the future development of Enterprise One.

What needs improvement?

There is improvement space in the handeling of agile teams and team assignments in the work planning and the resource reservation. 

For how long have I used the solution?

My company has been using Enterprise One since 2016.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Up until the last few days, it's been very stable. It's been stable but slow for the last few days and last week we had some connectivity issues. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the system is really good. You can choose which module you want to use and it is possible to make a seperate role out of the different modules.  

Enterprise One is able to be adapted to the already established processes and could be confugured in different ways. 

The main useres users are data stewards, scrum masters, some project leads, finance and resource management. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The quality of the support depends on the technician you get. Overall the expirence is really good and if there are second level support needed it is available same as the correct contact in the product management. Planview customer service is really good and is cutomer centric.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before Enterprise One, we had some solutions which we can't use further. 

How was the initial setup?

With the consulting team from planview it was a good process but sometime due to our business complex to get our work processes into the system. At the end of the configuration process all worked well

What about the implementation team?

We implemented direct with the planview teams.

What was our ROI?

As Enterprise One gives us more transparency we can use our budget and resources better and trough this the ROI is given

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes we have one in 2015 an assesment with several tools and than decided for the best tool for us.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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