Planview Enterprise One Pros and Cons

Planview Enterprise One Pros

JaymeCalabrese
Director, Office of Process and Project Management at Electronic Arts Inc.
The solution’s integrated product portfolio has transformed our organization’s delivery because people are a lot more accountable. When you have no accountability, then people don't always deliver the way that you want them to. Once you get accountability, they know that somebody is watching and the way that they manage their work changes quite a bit.
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reviewer1208529
Sr PPM Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
With the lifecycles, it helps us step through our processes easier. We'll take a process and create it in Visio, then we'll go and implemented in Planview. Anytime that we have to do a new process, this is what we use. We just step it through the lifecycles and the configure screens are very easy to use. The fields that you need are easy to use.
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reviewer1208565
Project Manager at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Planview has helped connect funding and strategic outcomes with work execution. That is the key use that we have for it. We use it to validate the work that we're doing and the funding that we need. The difference between the previous version and current version for us would be the ICPM and the way it gives us different scenarios. We can go in and build that out.
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GeorgiaHauschild
Sr Program Manager at Fresenius Medical Care
The biggest impact has been getting all these global groups into one space so we can even have intelligent conversations about what are we trying to accomplish. Before, it was just different regions doing whatever. Now, we're all talking the same language, and that's good.
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NaikJagesar
Enterprise Architect at Qualcomm Incorporated
The most valuable feature of this solution is the completeness of the standard, underlying metamodel.
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reviewer1208592
Platforms Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features are the control and visibility that you have for portfolio management in terms of projects and capacity planning for resources along with strategies and outcomes, etc. It's so easy to access information for sharing analytics and reporting.
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BrianHarlin
R&D Project Management Coach at Johnsonville Sausage
We've brought our portfolio altogether. We have had multiple ways of reporting out what our portfolio is, whether it's in Excel, Word, or in different places. We brought all of our projects together in one place. That has worked out well for us. We've been able to manage the work on Gantt charts and our resources better. The big thing for us on research and development is around managing people's time, on which projects they are working on, and how much effort does it take to launch our projects.
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MartinMonteiro
Sr Domain Specialist at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The portfolio management gives you a view of all the projects as well as all the information about the total amount of effort, time, and cost being spent on the projects. It gives the organization how much money and effort should be spent towards projects so they can budget and do better capacity planning in the next fiscal year. It gives them visibility into their resources and if they have capacity.
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reviewer1208541
Sr Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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AndyJohnson
PVA at Prime Therapeutics
I like that the data that we store is available for everybody. We're not trying to hide anything. Being an administrator, I know a lot about the tool. It is very easy to show somebody how to use the tool and get used to it. Hopefully that user doesn't come back and ask the same question twice is really what it is about. It's a very intuitive product as well. For what we use the tool for today, it's easy to learn and pick up.
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Planview Enterprise One Cons

JaymeCalabrese
Director, Office of Process and Project Management at Electronic Arts Inc.
Our challenge will be this tool is complex. It is not necessarily easy to start and learn from the beginning. How do you get people who are not professionals to adopt it, use it, and not be mean about it?
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reviewer1208529
Sr PPM Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would suggest for the request module that they open up the fields and columns so it's like we are doing our work in the work module. You can't do that with today. We also have to make sure that the fields can go both ways with the request and work modules. Including fields in the column sets would be helpful, because today they only use attributes.
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reviewer1208565
Project Manager at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
We have required more time from our resource managers to spend time in the tool. The adoption has been slower than we would have hoped. So, I would think from a rollout perspective, if Planview could help us with material which gets non-Planview users or previously light Planview users to become more heavy users of the system, then this would help us with the rollout.
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GeorgiaHauschild
Sr Program Manager at Fresenius Medical Care
We have almost like a third-party group who has to do a lot of our configurations. It's a bit painful for us anytime we want to make a change. The other issue is that we have different groups all in the same instance. So, if one group wants to make a change, it impacts everyone. Then, we all have to come together, to say, "Yes, we approve this change, or no, we do not." Thus, it has not been as flexible for us.
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NaikJagesar
Enterprise Architect at Qualcomm Incorporated
Configuring the UI in the content management system is too elaborate and too time-consuming.
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reviewer1208592
Platforms Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
When I started working with Planview, I didn't know anything about project or resource management. I had to learn everything: the admin side, then the user side of it. Probably, in the beginning, I would implement in the blueprint or workshops more demos. A live demo of how the system works because we would like a little deeper dive in how the application works for us to understand what we need to provide, what we are doing, what we will be doing. Because in the beginning, it was so overwhelming, and we didn't know anything about the tool.
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BrianHarlin
R&D Project Management Coach at Johnsonville Sausage
Recently, we have gotten on a newer version. We're currently on version 15. Some of the things that we've been running into roadblocks on, it looks like the solutions will be coming out in versions 17 or 18. So, we have to upgrade before somethings can get completed.
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MartinMonteiro
Sr Domain Specialist at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see more documentation pieces. Right now, they do have the content repository. I would like to see more out-of-the-box features with document repository capabilities.
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reviewer1208541
Sr Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.
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AndyJohnson
PVA at Prime Therapeutics
One of the reasons why we've upgraded so many times is because of performance standards. We've just run into issues where we've had performance problems. Maybe they are not upgrading, but they're adding more horsepower. Then, we do go upgrade and lose that horsepower, which is frustrating from my perspective as an admin to lose that horsepower. Hopefully, that'll change.
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