Planview PPM Pro Pros and Cons

Planview PPM Pro Pros

reviewer1208496
Program Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Having the ability to create dashboards in PPM Pro on the reporting flexibility for our leadership. Behind that rigor, you have to report out, and I love that part of the tool. It's really easy. It's a lot easier than it was in the past to build reports. Having that flexibility to build several reports, then create a dashboard and publish that on a regular basis to our leadership team is a very valuable and saves a lot of time. That's one of the best features for me as a PMO leader. That time savings means a lot, so I only have to concentrate on it once a month. Looking at the dashboard rather than having to be in there every single day, because I know when I'm making updates, that's going to roll up to my dashboard.
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RebeccaMorrison
Director Enterprise Applications at Nassau Health Care Corporation
The most valuable feature of this solution is that my team can use one tool that's reliable, scalable, and provides the leadership team visibility to what's going on.
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reviewer1208517
Sr Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is reporting.
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MichaelHavison
Director at Parkview Health
We use PPM Pro with Projectplace. It is absolutely 100 percent fantastic. Now, we can give people that more collaborative, comfortable look and feel with a Kanban board view. We give them a smart app that goes along with it, essentially not having to worry about using rigid project management. They are very complementary towards each other: PPM Pro and Projectplace. What one is not so strong in, the other one has strengths in it. It is fantastic.
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Vi EnChoong
Sr R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific
It gave us a clarity of purpose. Everybody knows what they are doing and that they are all aligned: Managers know what employees are doing. Employees know what they are doing and the managers think they should be doing. That is the clarity which really helps in efficiency.
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ManishSrivastana
Project Manager at New Orleans Convention Center
In my current company, it provides a quicker ramp up to understand what it can do for people by taking away all their barriers to entry: time, managing resources, and linking projects.
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AnthonyWeisse
Senior Project Manager at Husch Blackwell
It is flexible, because so far we haven't been able to figure out anything that it cannot do. It's highly configurable. We've added custom field design screens to fit our needs, develop reports, and dashboards that give us the ability to deliver much better information, especially to senior IT management.
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KrishnaMohandos
Director PMO at Sephora USA
It has helped us make good decisions in terms of what projects to take or how to prioritize projects when we have multiple directors from the business or product. It has definitely helped us prioritize and work on our critical things.
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JenniferStokes
Director, Project Management at TradeStation
Time tracking, portfolio management reporting, and what-if analysis create visibility into project planning, resource capacity, and demand planning.
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reviewer1208523
Director of Project Management at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Flexibility is the most valuable feature of the solution. We're able to do a lot of integrations with ConnectWise, which is another IT services tool that we use. So, we can integrate with that, and it's pretty flexible. We just went live a couple of weeks ago, but already we're able to bring visibility into our resource utilization and project status with clients.
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Planview PPM Pro Cons

reviewer1208496
Program Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I would like to be able to promote from the sandbox into production any changes, otherwise you're redoing all of your work.
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RebeccaMorrison
Director Enterprise Applications at Nassau Health Care Corporation
Integrating with other tools should be easier and more straightforward.
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reviewer1208517
Sr Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
This solution does not work well as a task management system because it is very difficult to expand beyond just the basic tasks, and this would be a worthwhile area for improvement.
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MichaelHavison
Director at Parkview Health
One thing in particular I'd suggest is that we used the fast track service to implement PPM Pro. While it had a lot of value to it, people may be expecting a different experience. An experience where maybe an entourage of consultants come onsite to help you do the implementation, as opposed to working over the phone with just one resource. This might be an option to offer later down the road where there are complex implementations.
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Vi EnChoong
Sr R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific
We found that sometimes when they have monthly rollouts that there might be some unintended consequences.
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ManishSrivastana
Project Manager at New Orleans Convention Center
I would like to see integration with third-party applications, like the JIRA, Microsoft Project, and financial applications.
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AnthonyWeisse
Senior Project Manager at Husch Blackwell
Connecting funding and strategic outcomes with work execution is a challenge right now for us. Part of what we are facing is we have a couple of drivers of where projects are coming from. One of them is our innovation group. They are just sort of tangentially using PPM Pro for recording the status of projects and not really planning them within there. We need a stronger link between our current financial reporting system and Planview PPM Pro, so we can start to more easily record our external costs in the tool.
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KrishnaMohandos
Director PMO at Sephora USA
We don't use their existing dashboard functionality. Hopefully, with the new reporting release that is coming out in November, we will be able to evaluate as to how we can leverage that. What I hear, "Everyone has either a Tableau or something else because Planview doesn't provide a dashboard." We should not need to use another tool. Planview has the data, so it should be able to give us what we want. This would also reduce costs since we are paying licenses for those tools too.
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JenniferStokes
Director, Project Management at TradeStation
The initial setup was a little complex. There is so much to customize. It'd be good to have some templates out-of-the-box.
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reviewer1208523
Director of Project Management at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The biggest things are the status notes and internal notes. They have made some great improvements these past couple of weeks, but they are still lacking a bit. There are still a little kludgy. It just needs to be a bit more straightforward with notes, copying and pasting. They've made huge improvements, but it still could do some work. E.g., for some reason, the formatting is still looking a little bit weird on selecting different fonts.
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Learn what your peers think about Planview PPM Pro. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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