Most Helpful Review
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The most valuable feature is the Auto resource leveling tool because it shows students that often, expert resources get over-scheduled, and that dealing with the issue by just using the auto-resource leveling tool would have a large impact on the delivery date.
The most valuable features of this solution are dependency management, milestone progress, multiple resource rates, and RAG views.
Dependencies (not typically effectively used in "Agile" techniques) allow understanding of actual project status and challenges.
The project tracking, resource utilization and the cost are the most beneficial aspects of this solution.
I find the planning features the most valuable to me.
They have begun to improve with the new cloud integration.
It's most useful feature is that it interfaces with Project Server so we can, from my perspective, from a portfolio perspective, we can see across the organization.
The most valuable feature of this solution is the completeness of the standard, underlying metamodel.
We do a lot of big projects which are pretty expensive to structure the product development around and see the progress. Every time we start a project, we have to expense the spends for certain amounts. We need some baselines, like predictive versus actual.
The most valuable feature for me is the ease and customizability of reporting.
It gives us the vast ability to churn out-of-the-box reports and have an overview about approach rates and resource utilization.
The most valuable feature of this solution is reporting.
The integration stuff from tool to tool, like Projectplace to Planview, to manage projects is the most valuable feature. It keeps all our tasks up-to-date. It closely follows up with everything, which is really cool.
The most valuable features are the resource management, the time sheet entry and usage, and the financial planning. With our projects, we primarily focus on resource assignments, as far as determining the actual forecast and actuals of our projects. A lot of it is based off of the resources utilized on those projects. The time based helps us capture the actuals. The amount of time people are spending on working on their project tasks. Because they've built this into the schedule, so we can build the forecast. With financial planning, we're able to look back on what our variance is and if there is anything between the scheduled forecasted hours, dollars against the actual hours, and the costs that they utilize.
Our reporting is much better. There is much more visibility on projects, schedules, tasks, and in our milestones. Now, we have a consistent way of reporting out to the committees and getting all of our schedules and milestones.
I would like to have more access to templates and tools that could be used to teach project management best practices.
I would like to see the inclusion of multi-currency support.
This solution needs more templates focused on types of projects to ease setup.
There have been some drawbacks with customization. Some users want it to be an automation tool.
I find that MS Project has limited control in comparison to other solutions in the same sphere.
There needs to be better integration with other Microsoft products such as SharePoint, and the like.
Tech support needs improvement.
The scalability is co-dependent on the stability of the product. We have 4000 users, and at times the product is slow.
Configuring the UI in the content management system is too elaborate and too time-consuming.
The technical people are very competent, but there is so much turnover in the people that we talk to, and that's frustrating. They will say, "We can make this work." Suddenly, that guy has left, and we have no one. Then, we have to start all over.
I would like to be able to integrate with Oracle to supplement what we're currently doing with reporting.
The UI needs improvement. The UI should have more possibilities for users who are not specialized in using Planview. At the moment, it is more of a technical UI. I would like it to be an open user UI.
Some of the out-of-the-box reporting is not immediately useful and although it can be configured or customized, there are still improvements that can be made.
We had issues with the data rephrasing.
I would like a bit more flexibility, as far as the configuration, and have additional capabilities to configure, making it more flexible for our use.
Sometimes within the application, when you pull a report, it takes awhile performance-wise for the reports to pull up.
Pricing and Cost Advice
You do not have to invest much in terms of configuring this solution to suit your needs.
I do not have personal experience with pricing or licensing of this product.
I am not involved with this.
Our licensing fees are approximately $50,000 USD annually.
Our licensing costs are about a quarter of a million dollars per year.
With the costs, they were very understanding. Knowing that we were an existing customer, they were very much willing to work with us to make sure that we were able to transition to Enterprise One from PPM Pro.
We recently did a new bundle for all of Enterprise One. It includes some of the newer pieces, like Projectplace and LeanKit. It bundled our CTM in with it as well. I think the total came out to be about $900,000 a year. This is for unlimited licenses.
In the time that I've used it, we've doubled up the amount of dollars on our intended projects.
I think all in we are at $33,000 a year and that includes Projectplace and Planview. We used to have the integration to JIRA, but we don't pay for that anymore.
Our licensing costs are probably $150,000 to $180,000 a year with 270 licenses total.
I don't think we have necessarily purchased everything that I would have liked to have seen.
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Microsoft Project helps you get started quickly and execute projects with ease. Built-in templates and familiar scheduling tools help project managers and teams stay productive.
|Planview Enterprise, Planview's performance management platform, combines project and portfolio management software with adaptive best practices. By integrating the business process management of strategies, services, and projects within a single, Web-based solution, Planview empowers organizations to achieve greater levels of control over their ever-changing environment by dynamically managing money, resources, and capacities.|
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