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The feature that we like the most is that JIRA enables modules. Atlassian provides a lot of products around JIRA, such as compliance for the documentation, BitBucket for the Git version. We are new to these products developed by Atlassian, but they can integrate very easily. Generally, when an editor is developing a solution, they think about integrating with JIRA. When we are looking for any other solution, they plan to easily integrate with JIRA.The most valuable feature is that it fits very well into an agile framework, and it is especially helpful with the planning aspects.The documentation is very well done.The way to manage cards as a KANBAN, is really easy but when you need to track hundreds of projects, you need to be very clear in which way the things must be completed.The solution is very stable.The customized workflows we can define are very valuable. JIRA's private projects is very useful as well. There are also a lot of plugins that they provide.The integration is very good. We've more or less integrated with everything including reporting and registering.The product makes it easy to collaborate even though it can use some improvement in that area.

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The most valuable feature of this solution is reporting.In my current company, it provides a quicker ramp up to understand what it can do for people by taking away all their barriers to entry: time, managing resources, and linking projects.The most valuable feature of this solution is that my team can use one tool that's reliable, scalable, and provides the leadership team visibility to what's going on.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.Flexibility is the most valuable feature of the solution. We're able to do a lot of integrations with ConnectWise, which is another IT services tool that we use. So, we can integrate with that, and it's pretty flexible. We just went live a couple of weeks ago, but already we're able to bring visibility into our resource utilization and project status with clients.It has helped us make good decisions in terms of what projects to take or how to prioritize projects when we have multiple directors from the business or product. It has definitely helped us prioritize and work on our critical things.Time tracking, portfolio management reporting, and what-if analysis create visibility into project planning, resource capacity, and demand planning.It gave us a clarity of purpose. Everybody knows what they are doing and that they are all aligned: Managers know what employees are doing. Employees know what they are doing and the managers think they should be doing. That is the clarity which really helps in efficiency.

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Cons
We would love to be able to have direct contact with Atlassian. Currently, they are not working directly with West African countries. We are considering using JIRA Align, but when we contact them, they say that as we are in West Africa, they don't directly work with West Africa.Converting a task into an epic is very troublesome.JIra is very poor at reporting.Another thing could be to have an easy way to manage the Portfolio and have more ways to share and to show graphics and reportsn the next version I would like to see better reporting and safer plugins, as well as easier scalability.I think their view needs to be more user friendly. The UI makes it difficult to find things. Secondly, the configuration is very complex. JIRA should help people find out what configuration they are using.The workflow needs improvement.Some key features like integration, big data warehousing and data modeling need work.

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This solution does not work well as a task management system because it is very difficult to expand beyond just the basic tasks, and this would be a worthwhile area for improvement.I would like to see integration with third-party applications, like the JIRA, Microsoft Project, and financial applications.Integrating with other tools should be easier and more straightforward.Connecting funding and strategic outcomes with work execution is a challenge right now for us. Part of what we are facing is we have a couple of drivers of where projects are coming from. One of them is our innovation group. They are just sort of tangentially using PPM Pro for recording the status of projects and not really planning them within there. We need a stronger link between our current financial reporting system and Planview PPM Pro, so we can start to more easily record our external costs in the tool.The biggest things are the status notes and internal notes. They have made some great improvements these past couple of weeks, but they are still lacking a bit. There are still a little kludgy. It just needs to be a bit more straightforward with notes, copying and pasting. They've made huge improvements, but it still could do some work. E.g., for some reason, the formatting is still looking a little bit weird on selecting different fonts.We don't use their existing dashboard functionality. Hopefully, with the new reporting release that is coming out in November, we will be able to evaluate as to how we can leverage that. What I hear, "Everyone has either a Tableau or something else because Planview doesn't provide a dashboard." We should not need to use another tool. Planview has the data, so it should be able to give us what we want. This would also reduce costs since we are paying licenses for those tools too.The initial setup was a little complex. There is so much to customize. It'd be good to have some templates out-of-the-box.We found that sometimes when they have monthly rollouts that there might be some unintended consequences.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We pay our fees annually, although monthly payments are also available.The product is really not very expensive.The pricing continues to get higher.We only have nine people using it so we have a standard cost of $150 dollar per year. There are only additional costs if you exceed the limit of users, then you start paying by user. The cost is significantly higher.The pricing of the solution is expensive.This solution has a comparable pricing in comparison to other similar products on the market.

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Because we have PPM Pro with Project place, we transitioned to the Flex model.We have their Flex plan.The cost was in line.$6 million has been the return on investment so far, and that was because of work intake. Now that we are scrutinizing the work intake and asking questions like, "Is there an alternative to your $10 million project?" We had one project come in for $10 million, scrutinize it through our gate review process, and wound up with the alternative, which was $3.8 million. So, a $6 million savings.

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Top Answer: The integration is very good. We've more or less integrated with everything including reporting and registering.
Top Answer: We have nine people using it so we have a standard cost of approximately $150 dollar per year. There are only additional costs if you exceed the limit of users, then you start paying by user. The cost… more »
Top Answer: The workflow needs improvement. The product itself could be improved in many ways, but at the moment I don't have anything very specific to discuss. It might be helpful to have a simple version of the… more »
Top Answer: It has helped us make good decisions in terms of what projects to take or how to prioritize projects when we have multiple directors from the business or product. It has definitely helped us… more »
Top Answer: I was talking to the Planview Chief Marketing Officer earlier about trying to see if there were opportunities where we could pilot this, even if that means getting some licenses that we can use to… more »
Top Answer: We don't use their existing dashboard functionality. Hopefully, with the new reporting release that is coming out in November, we will be able to evaluate as to how we can leverage that. What I hear… more »
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The agile portfolio management tool, built for JIRA.

With Portfolio for JIRA, you can plan and forecast a realistic roadmap, make data-informed decisions when the unexpected happens, and keep everyone in the know.

Planview PPM Pro provides a top down approach to project portfolio management (PPM) completely hosted in a secure cloud platform. Planview PPM Pro software provides visibility into your programs, projects, and people to enable visibility, alignment, and improved execution across your enterprise.

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Rosetta Stone, Sprint, UBS, Workday, Expedia, J.P. MorganThe Weather Channel, corcs, Crayola, Scan Health Plan, Vermont, Bank of the West, North West Company, University of Southern Mississippi, Jeffries, Purdue University, Chesterfield County Virginia, City of Memphis
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer7%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm26%
Healthcare Company16%
Insurance Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
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Computer Software Company36%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Atlassian, Planview, Microsoft and others in Project Management Software. Updated: September 2020.
437,064 professionals have used our research since 2012.
JIRA Portfolio is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 14 reviews while Planview PPM Pro is ranked 2nd in Project Management Software with 9 reviews. JIRA Portfolio is rated 7.8, while Planview PPM Pro is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of JIRA Portfolio writes "Good documentation, good visualization of tickets, and relatively stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Planview PPM Pro writes "Centralized management that assists us with proactively solving resource allocation issues". JIRA Portfolio is most compared with Microsoft Project Server, Smartsheet, Planview Enterprise One, Broadcom Clarity PPM and Trello, whereas Planview PPM Pro is most compared with Planview Enterprise One, Planview Projectplace, ServiceNow IT Business Management, SAP Portfolio and Project Management and Broadcom Clarity PPM.

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