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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... 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

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... 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... 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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BudgetMa88d4
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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»
ManagerAf569
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... 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»
Assistan566f
Real User
Assistant Manager at a maritime company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 13 2016

What is most valuable?

It is user friendly. The product has a neat and clean user interface. It serves the purpose of what we are looking for. It's a great tool for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It gives a more organized approach for managing the projects and helps us since many things can be automated using this tool, which were... more»

What needs improvement?

Features such as the chargeback mechanism as well as managing various partners and cloud service providers needs to be improved. If these can be... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Initially, we were not using any other solution; for us, it was a manual process. However, we have been using this product for the last couple... more»

What other advice do I have??

It's a good solution and definitely I would give it a thumbs up. Go for it.
Managing98a9
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.

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... more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, HPE PPM does not allow “Project” approval, but only simple “Demand Request” approval What is the Mobility... 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,

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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,... more»

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

It is SaaS without a base fee.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We gained analytics about where the bottlenecks are, increased accurate decision making, and it provides us with... 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

No.

What other advice do I have??

Keep it simple, of course. Apply phased or sprint based approach. Not Big Bang.
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What is Micro Focus PPM?

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.
Also known as
HPE Project and Portfolio Management, HPE PPM
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