Planview Enterprise One Valuable Features

JaymeCalabrese
Director, Office of Process and Project Management at Electronic Arts Inc.
The most valuable to us is that we have a standardized schedule. We're able to put in our phase-gates and everything that we need to make sure that we're operating and running our projects effectively. We now use WRK14 reports and are moving to other more complex reports in order to manage our business. 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. It is flexible. We started off where we had a workflow that had about 150 steps in it with gates, because we didn't know any different. We went back and talked to Planview about it, and said, "We are in a really bad way. We need somebody to help us." They came back and helped us change everything. They helped us undo all the mess that we had created. They moved us to about a 15 to 20 step process. The flexibility of being able to create something, then redo it if it's wrong as you continue to evolve and partner with Planview is really important to us. View full review »
reviewer1208529
Sr PPM Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's easy to use compared to other platforms that I've worked on, e.g., Microsoft Project. Innotas was one of our contenders, but they ended up buying them, so it's good to see that those features are coming out across Enterprise One. * I love the requested intake. * I love how you can do calculations of fields. * We put in the lifecycles, which I love. * Love that you can get notifications within Outlook. * The reporting: How you can do subscriptions of the reporting. So, you don't have to sit there and send reports manually. That's very helpful. These features save me time. Anything that you can automate is always helpful. When somebody doesn't have to come and ask me, "Hey, can you do this for me?" They can do it themselves, then it's easy to use. You can show them one time, and they go through it the next time by themselves. It's flexible and very easy to use. Just having all of our projects centralized and all our programs in one place so we can see what the PMs are working on. Now that we've gone global, we can bring in the other PMs and PMOs easily because we've already configured stuff. Although, they may have things that they're reporting on, we can easily integrate those into our current system. View full review »
reviewer1208565
Project Manager at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Nothing is the most valuable. We're really just tapping into what Enterprise One will do for us, such as, the ICPM. planning, and data that comes out of the system right now. The flexibility of the solution would be around the reporting, resource forecasting, work breakdown structure and how we build out a project, and the lifecycles at the beginning of a project. View full review »
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GeorgiaHauschild
Sr Program Manager at Fresenius Medical Care
It gives us the visibility and ability to see exactly what is happening for our organization. Even though we're a global company, we had our Asia Pacific and EMEA groups doing whatever they did. Then, in North America, there was no visibility across the board. So, there was a lot of duplicity and duplication in different projects, initiatives, etc. So, this solution is really giving us the ability to say, "Wait a minute. You're about to initiate this. We've got another group who is already doing that. Why don't we link you guys up together to figure that out?" This has been a huge win because of the collaboration piece. Unfortunately, our organization has two different tenants of Microsoft Office, which means we can't communicate on teams, as an example. So, we have groups utilize Projectplace in place of that. Therefore, we can all talk, understand what's happening, and communicate that way, which has been amazing. The colloboration between Enterprise One and Projectplace has been good because we didn't have a standard place to do this type of collaboration. There are a billion emails with Excel sheets, etc., and the way that we've utilized it is from the PM up. They are in Enterprise One, and they build their plans, doing whatever provides good reporting for our executive level leadership. Then, at the team level, there is Projectplace. The fact that we can integrate our Enterprise One down into Projectplace or sync the spaces has been really helpful. View full review »
NaikJagesar
Enterprise Architect at Qualcomm Incorporated
The most valuable feature of this solution is the completeness of the standard, underlying metamodel. We can put most of our attributes or information that we want into the standard metamodel. This is important because we don't need to think about what kinds of attributes or objects we need to create because they are already provided. If we stick to what is called the active metamodel, then the UI is on top of that and we don't need to do a lot of UI customization in order to manage that data. This is a flexible solution in the places where it needs to be, although it is rigid in certain places because it still uses old technologies. For example, you can see this in the reporting. They started with a Cognos Business Intelligence/Business Objects, then they moved to BIRT, and now they have moved to SSRS. There are still some legacy flash components in there, so there is no clear strategy on that side. The flexibility helps in that it has a vast amount of predefined roles. It's flexible to safeguard the areas of the platform that you open up. The new portal is flexible enough to create your own portfolios and column sets, which will cater eighty-percent to what people want. The flexibility allows it to become more self-service, and we can on-board users that do not have an IT or enterprise role, but more like an add-on list or even a business user. View full review »
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. View full review »
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. I have found the solution to be flexible. It has the ability for us to have three teams working on it, plus we're going to have capital planning coming onto to Planview next year. The fact that we can all be working on it: MIS folks working on their projects at the same time that you have research and development, new products coming in, and we'll be doing capital projects. We've all been able to work on the same platforms, and it's very helpful that way. View full review »
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. I have found this solution to be flexible. I have found it flexible enough in terms of tweaking different configurations for helping the customers doing VMs. I can access the system anywhere. I can manage my project wherever I am. Since it's web-based, it's flexible enough for making any changes. I can go in at anytime. I can just login from my cell phone. View full review »
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. We are able to adjust it based on any process changes that I've identified as far as our work types and the way our workflows work. We're able to go in there and make those changes ourselves. It's helped us because we can do some self configurations. View full review »
AndyJohnson
PVA at Prime Therapeutics
We are in a very transparent company. 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. View full review »
MayaFlowers
Enterprise Portfolio Analyst at Wellmark
The most valuable feature is resource management. You get to work with a lot of resource leaders for capacity planning. Although, we don't use capacity planning to its full potential, we would like to go there as well as financial management for the projects. All of the features that we get out of Planview, it just helps us to provide information back to our senior leadership and have those conversations to get insight. When we have that information, we get insight from them on what it is that they are looking for and what they need. Then we can transform that information from the tool and get them what they need. All the information is helpful for me to be able to provide the data that they need. We want to help them make the right decisions that they need. View full review »
reviewer1208601
Manager, PM Tools at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
The visibility across the portfolio, who is responsible for what projects, who is working them, and where we are in terms of financials. View full review »
reviewer1208538
Sr PPM Service Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
I like that it's an enterprise environment. I can look across everything that's going on and have a sense of what is going on within the organization. View full review »
TylerStewart
Manager of IT at Regions bank
I like that everyone is able to see the same data. All of our users who aren't just time reporters have read access to all the data that is out there. So, it is one source of truth where everybody can go in and see the exact same data that everybody else sees. It is transparent. To see work, resources, and ICPM and those different cuts and views is very beneficial for us if we just want to focus on resources. E.g., here are all the resources, but here are the projects that they're working on. If we want to look at the work, then we can look at the work and can bring in the resources. Being able to slice and dice that way is really good. View full review »
reviewer1208508
Business Analyst at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature for me is the ease and customizability of reporting. We can get different reports and customize them to do different things. I also like business objects capabilities, although I haven't used them in my current role. This is a flexible solution. This tool is easy to use. I have used solutions such as SAP and Oracle and compared to using those products, I picked up up this tool right away. Once I had a little bit of training from our admins, I thought that it was really intuitive. It was easy for me to go in and build reports, where I didn't constantly need other people to do it for me. That is nice because I have administrative access, so I can do pretty much anything within the tool that I have the knowledge for. That is a plus for a business analyst. You can get the data you want quickly, export it to Excel, and slice and dice it the way you want to. View full review »
HeathVerburg
Program Manager at Citizens Bank
As a user, I really liked the ease of the status reporting and the one stop shop of everything being in one location. View full review »
reviewer1208481
Report Architect/Developer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is reporting. The integration with Power BI, in particular, makes it very easy to get information in a useable format out to our stakeholders. This is a flexible solution. The flexibility allows you to take care of your stakeholders in different ways. Depending on their way of working, you can accommodate several different processes. View full review »
JoaquimCols Sabata
Director of Operations at UK Santander Technology
It gives us room to grow because it's very flexible. It gives us a lot of configuration that we can do on our own, so we can set up at our own pace. At the moment, the company goes at a slower pace than the capabilities offered. So, we can develop a lot until we hit its limits. This is a very valuable thing for me. You have more capabilities. You can do things more quickly. It is helping us to transform the way that we are organized, communicate with each other, and interact with one another. View full review »
Steven_Lee
Senior Engineer at Northwestern Mutual
Some of the most important features that we find are the ability to relate assets to one another (applications to software and hardware) and associate capabilities to each of our assets, as well as to whom the users in our user base are, whether they're internal/external customers and which departments. From this, we can create reports which can help identify for a particular department the applications that they use or own. Then, from there, the capabilities they offer. We do find the solution flexible. Having the ability to make customizations to the product offers a great deal of flexibility to buy business requirements as well as meet the needs of our clients and customers. View full review »
KashifKhan
IT Project Director at UT MD Anderson
The most valuable feature is the reporting. We are able to extract monthly reports out of Planview Enterprise One. We then report out to our leadership and executive committees. It is a combined report that lists all of the issues, risks, our schedule, and milestone. It gives leadership as well as all the committee members and everyone a one page view of the progress of the project. The tool is easy to use, and that is good. View full review »
reviewer1208580
Associate Director, PPM Governance & Operations at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
* The work and assignments * We can track the financials. * We can do portfolio management. We can look across the portfolio at several projects. I find these features valuable because of their visibility. View full review »
JonMarquardt
Associate at BlackRock, Inc.
We are able to see where everyone in the team is in terms of hours, where there is capacity, and where we can actually add them, e.g., other projects that they're not currently staffed to. It is relatively easy to manage the workflow. View full review »
reviewer1208598
Sr IT Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees
The reporting, Power BI export are the most valuable. The dashboards & reports that we provide out of Planview are priceless when compared to any other tool. The tool itself has a variety of built-inr eports. The dashboards that we publish to our executive leadership been very well-received. View full review »
MichaelRay
Manager, Project Governance at Clorox
It's an end-to-end integrated tool. We can look at resources, finances, tasks, etc. It is very flexible. It's almost too flexible and lets us do stuff we shouldn't do. View full review »
Vamsi KiranPasala
Specialist Project Solutions at Flowserve Corporation
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. From a reporting angle, it is flexible. We can use it in multiple ways, like with the in-house dashboards inside of Planview. With the security and all its options, the data can be limited to the extent of that user's need based on their roles, which is awesome. There is a lot of connectivity to a number of tools. View full review »
Hitesh-Patel
Senior Project Analyst at Otpp
The forecasting and time reporting functions are the most valuable features. We have about 200 people and can accurately forecast to the penny how much it's going to cost us for the year. View full review »
reviewer1208511
Director IT at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The reporting looks pretty good. Although, we're not into it yet, so I can't say for sure how well that will work. The look and feel of it is pretty clean, so that's good. View full review »
CarstenMueglitz
PPM Services Manager at Roche Diabetes Care
I like the Excel interfaces that we have and use it for. It gives us the vast ability to churn out-of-the-box reports and have an overview about approach rates and resource utilization. The product is flexible. E.g., the work infrastructure is easy to adjust. Some other structures are really easy to configure, adjust to our behavior, and adjust to our processes. View full review »
AdrianCamaj
Analyst at Blue Shield of California
I like is how customizable it can get and how detailed some of the data you can get out of it can be. A lot of the basic reports come through it. I am a resource manager, so I slice it to see things like time sheet completion, compliance, etc. It's really useful to dig into some of the reasons why people aren't compliant. View full review »
NarendernathMiriyala
Sr Information Technology Supervisor at Solar Turbines
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. View full review »
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