Planview PPM Pro Pros and Cons

Planview PPM Pro Pros

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Stephen Budd
PMO Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
PPM Pro has improved my organization through standardization. The big thing for us is that we came from a very immature state of play. Everyone had their own risk and issue management capabilities and their own different impacts for risks. We've been able to standardize that within the program delivery arena. That for us has been a major thing. We're all speaking the same language about the same things and using the same metrics in order to capture statuses.
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Susan Breckenridge
Global IT PMO Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The dashboards are one of the most valuable aspects of this solution, although, we've only developed a few that anyone's using. There is more maturity there and, of course, we're a month and a half into this, but getting our executive leadership to see these things is half the battle. I think dashboards are going to be critical.
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reviewer1427235
Program Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The timesheet & staffing management function gives us clarity in terms of how capacity planning has to happen and how much actual effort is going into the programs. The risk and project status information gets captured in the project gives more clarity for stakeholders to understand how the programs are running. We have only explored a portion of the application features so far.
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Kimberly Gibney
Solutions Development Manager at Wake County
Just about everything about the solution is valuable. I can't pinpoint one specific thing. The tool has helped us mature as an agency, has taught us to collect better data and the benefits of having good data.
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Ed Granja
AVP at LPL Financial Holdings Inc.
The Warm screen, even though we're not going to the deep levels and deep details of all the projects and trying to assign resources at the lowest level, it gives us a quick visual of what resources are being worked on, what projects, and on what activities they're working on. At least at a very high level, because we're not using all the assignment components to the fullest detail, but at least with what Planview gives us as a tool and how we're leveraging it, it gives us that quick view of who's working on what project and who's booking time to what project at any given time or any given a week.
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reviewer1421352
Director of IT Application Development at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
PPM Pro has enabled us to set up and run a project priority committee (PPC) within the organization. Without the PPM Pro tool, we wouldn't be able to have the project information, updates, and project listings in the pipeline to be able to run the meeting efficiently, give information prior to the meeting, and also run the meeting when we meet on either monthly or on a bi-monthly basis.
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reviewer1423515
Director IT Strategic Initiatives and PMO at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution's time-tracking abilities are one of the strong points. The only challenge is enabling it to the minute-level task. It's not at a project level but it's at an organization level. If I want it to be at a higher level as compared to some of the other projects where I want it to go to the nth level of a task for the time reporting, I cannot control it at a project level but it's controllable at an organization level. That's the only big challenge that I have.
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Saumya Singh
Developer at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
PPM Pro absolutely enables us to create reusable project templates that reflect our project management lifecycle. We had a good customer session on this, where a team utilizes portfolio management and project management of the tool very intensively. We follow all of the templates but having said that, we have so many divisions and we have so many users and project managers utilizing the tools. They have a different bunch of templates. We're not just following one or two templates. We have a number of templates that the teams are using.
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Dawn McClure
IT Project Manager at Carlisle Companies Incorporated
I liked the dashboards because I need to report out on tasks completed in the last two weeks, tasks scheduled for the next two weeks, what the risks and health are. What I've been able to do is create reports based on that and then put those reports into a dashboard. The old reporting was clunky, but the beta reports got better. But then I couldn't add the beta reports to the dashboards so now they released the new beta dashboards and it works great. It does everything I need to do.
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Mike
Senior Project Manager at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
PPM Pro provides managers the insight they need to empower decision-making. The data is always in the tool. It's just making sure people are using it correctly. We track the requests as they come in. We track our demand by each of our teams within IT and then estimate that effort so that we can see if we are getting a lot of requests to certain teams. We check the demand versus capacity as those items come in.
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Planview PPM Pro Cons

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Stephen Budd
PMO Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reporting and dashboards need improvement. They've got the new beta coming out now and I've been playing around with that in our sandbox environment.
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Susan Breckenridge
Global IT PMO Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
From a usability standpoint, the part where there are people on the tasks section on a team is a little challenging. Then for some reason, the in-demand reports are embedded in the resource section and to run them is just completely different and separate from the reports entity which is a lot.
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reviewer1427235
Program Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The calculated field area needs improvement. There are a lot of formulas and functions available to make a calculated field, but it is still not comprehensive. We process the data to represent it through a report or dashboard. Due to the current constraints, for complex calculations, we do the data processing outside PPM Pro.
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Kimberly Gibney
Solutions Development Manager at Wake County
Integrations need improvement. We have the ability now with the FLEX licensing to take advantage of the different applications. But if you want them integrated there's a really large cost associated with that. The integration should be included in the cost per license. We shouldn't have to pay these really high fees to get the systems to talk together.
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Ed Granja
AVP at LPL Financial Holdings Inc.
Based on my experience, the financial management screens have gone a long way, but I think there's still some room for improvement in terms of how you model them and the different version controls.
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reviewer1421352
Director of IT Application Development at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reporting has some areas for improvement. It is not always as simple as we would like to get the reports we want or the information that we want.
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reviewer1423515
Director IT Strategic Initiatives and PMO at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
The integration with some of these other tools that we use, like the Azure DevOps needs improvement. I heard there are few things coming within Planview or PPM Pro itself, but I think it's still future dated. These integrations are key for us from an organizational perspective.
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Saumya Singh
Developer at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
I think PPM Pro is going to release a resource self-service admin which is going to duplicate the standard groups. I think that will help us a lot because right now a standard group has their own permission and we don't know what permission is getting out to the users. After the resource self-service admin will be in place, I think we will be in a much better position in terms of the formation profile.
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Dawn McClure
IT Project Manager at Carlisle Companies Incorporated
I would like to schedule reports. I would like to be able to schedule a report and every Monday it sends that report to these people. That circumvents having to give them a license. It's just a way of saying "Okay, this is what's going on this week," and it just happens. I don't have to worry about it.
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Mike
Senior Project Manager at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Reporting and dashboards need improvement. I know they're doing a major revamp of that. We're really looking forward to that because that's something that is really being requested by our customers to give them better visibility, reporting, and dashboards that are easier to understand.
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