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Ajay Mishra
Consultant
Sr. Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

I have seen PPM evolve a lot over the period of time i.e. since v7.5 days. PPM has come a long way, since 9.X on-wards it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Certainly we have had good impact in our organisation. We have explored all the features of the tool.. we mainly use it… more»

What needs improvement?

There is quite a few areas of improvement - Reporting; need to be able to provide fancy reporting out of PPM, way it is… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

NA

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Nope, all PPM.

What other advice do I have?

Nope, all covered.
Christoffer Ahlfors
Real User
Resource manager
Jun 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The portfolio management and the resource management are the key features.

How has it helped my organization?

When we're doing it the most successfully, we do not over-allocate resources. We schedule projects in such a way that they do not clash on resources. Instead of executing all projects… more»

What needs improvement?

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. We've had to use HPE technical support to… more»

What other advice do I have?

There are lots of project management tools that do a good job, but not so many that can manage portfolios and the bigger planning picture. The key reason why projects fail, is the… more»
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Anonymous User
Consultant
Budget Management at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 20 2017

What is most valuable?

Scenario comparison is the feature most valuable to us and the reason why we decided to choose HPE PPM over other… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are now more ready to consolidate and analyze our long term planning portfolio and understand our financial and… more»

What needs improvement?

User interface continues to be poor. The product does not have a similar view in the different modules, e.g., staffing vs… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Poor management of licensing through a third party. With our first purchase, we were sold and paid for licenses we could… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No. We used internal Excel files with macros.

What other advice do I have?

Be ready to have a lot of complaints from the end users in terms of usability and not a high level of responsiveness from… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Manager application development at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The number of different things which it is able to do. There are so many different pieces of functionality, and we use almost every single piece from deployment to demand, project… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're using all of it, and we integrate it with other systems. We migrate code for PeopleSoft, creating purchase orders, etc. So we're using the application for all kinds of crazy… more»

What needs improvement?

We don't really use some of the things that they are improving, because we're still very much waterfall vs agile. A lot of the new functionality that they are adding for agile doesn't… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's very good as far as not needing to be restarted on a regular basis, not having mod files fill up, the number of issues, the number of tickets I have received from users with… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Managing Director Benelux at a tech services company
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

Recent Program Management lifecycle, Program Management aggregation views due to interactive UI (selection of risks… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This is too early to judge on 9.41, due to a recent release. In general, PPM provided better automation for high-priority… more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, HPE PPM does not allow “Project” approval, but only simple “Demand Request” approval (mobility). There is no… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

HPE PPM SaaS model is comprehensive, however, the base fee component has customer resistance to its recurring setup,

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Customer applied HPE PPM to replace their own build solution (ArcelorMittal).

What other advice do I have?

Consider thoughtful roadmap, be ambitious, but implement with a realistic sense, counting on “human/people adoption”.
Jochem Wielders
Consultant
Project Manager / Consultant / Global presales at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 22 2017

What is most valuable?

Microsoft Project integration: Microsoft Project is, in my experience, the most used project planning tool. Companies will not change to another… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Working for integrator, no personal approval. For customers: insight in the real values.

What needs improvement?

Portfolio scenarios: This is a very powerful feature. However, it’s limited to analyses. Once an optimal portfolio scenario is found, alterations… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is SaaS without a base fee.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not have a previous solution.
Cantürk Toprakli
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Project management, time and resource management, demand management, and workflow automation. These are the most critical… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We gained analytics about where the bottlenecks are, increased accurate decision making, and it provides us with several… more»

What needs improvement?

Portfolio management, hybrid project management, top-down budget and resource planning, application portfolio management.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Power license must be divided. Administration and project management shouldn't be in the same package.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Keep it simple, of course. Apply phased or sprint based approach. Not Big Bang.
Buket Atayik
Real User
IT PMO at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Demand, project and time management parts of the tool are the most valuable. We can manage our demands very easily with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have some roles at the PMO. One of them is as a program manager. We manage a lot of programs within the year and follow… more»

What needs improvement?

* Budget management could be provided. * Reports could be enriched.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not applicable.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to use Excel before. We needed a structural tool to manage our projects.

What other advice do I have?

It has a parametric infrastructure. This provides efficiency while managing the projects and demands. At the same time… more»
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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.
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