Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Micro Focus PPM vs. Microsoft Project Server and other solutions. Updated: January 2019.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
The data provided by PPM is trusted and is available almost immediately; without trusted data there is very less scope of any tool to be successful.
There are so many different pieces of functionality, and we use almost every single piece from deployment to demand, project, resource, and time management.
Scenario comparison is the feature most valuable to us and the reason why we decided to choose HPE PPM over other portfolio management products.
Recent Program Management lifecycle, Program Management aggregation views due to interactive UI (selection of risks, issues, and changes in Program Overview) and “flash look & feel" of this functional chunk, which is different in comparison to other parts of HPE PPM.
Resource management: The resource management module is very complete and covers most of the time all needs of customers.
The portfolio management and the resource management are the key features.
It is a scalable solution. We have been able to manage larger scale projects easily using this solution.
It is easily adaptable. In addition, it is easily used on mobile applications.
We are able to know what we are doing, how much we have spent, how much time we've taken, and it tells us how much money is left for the project. It also tells us whether we are below or above our expenditures, whether we are below or above our budget.
The key things are managing interactions, resource allocation, resource-leveling (enterprise) and as a collaborative tool, because we use it across multiple projects at a time.
A single place for all our organisation's project records.
Deliverables List: Most useful to enable meaningful status reporting at an enterprise level.
SharePoint site integration
Reporting; need to be able to provide fancy reporting out of PPM, way it is done in OBIEE etc.
We constantly put in requests for some of the things we need. One of those is being able to export just our standard request type to PDF.
User interface continues to be poor. The product does not have a similar view in the different modules, e.g., staffing vs financial management, it looks like you are working with a different product and it is not easy to use or intuitive.
Currently, HPE PPM does not allow “Project” approval, but only simple “Demand Request” approval (mobility).
Portfolio scenarios: This is a very powerful feature. However, it’s limited to analyses.
I was not involved in the initial setup. I know that the project involved a lot of consulting that took a long time.
It may be considered expensive.
In terms of tech support, it took a long time for them to resolve a ticket.
When a lot of users logged onto the site, it took a big toll on the service. Therefore, there is a scalability issue.
Work needs to be done on collaboration with SharePoint.
It has to be more user-friendly. For instance, there should be some assistance, like when you go to certain sites, people pop up and say, "Can we help you? What are you looking for?" It's not interactive enough.
EPM 2010 UI seems a bit dated now that 2016 is available.
Permission management needs improvement.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Now, we also received an increase in the support license prices, without any advanced notice. At this point, switching to unify all our licensing under HPE and customer support has been poor.
HPE PPM SaaS model is comprehensive, however, the base fee component has customer resistance to its recurring setup,
It is SaaS without a base fee.
Support and license management are two hurdles for us. Every time we purchase new licenses, it has taken us half a year to implement those.
It has features that cannot be bought by other rivals, so cost does not matter.
The licensing was procured before my involvement.
I think they need more flexibility with licensing, because there are preconceived ideas that don't allow as much flexibility with the various licenses.
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Also Known As
|HPE Project and Portfolio Management, HPE PPM||MS Project Server|
|HPE Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) provides critical information in real time to help you make the right investment decisions. It standardizes, manages, and captures the execution of project and operational activities as well as resources.||Microsoft Project Server 2013 is a flexible on-premises solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Team members, project participants, and business decision makers can get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value from virtually anywhere. Requires SharePoint 2013, sold separately.|
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