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RebeccaMorrison
Real User
Director Enterprise Applications at Nassau Health Care Corporation
Nov 12 2019

What is most valuable?

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. This… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For resource managers, it's given them the ability to see when they have staff that is over-committed. Rather than react, we can work to mitigate that before the… more»

What needs improvement?

Integrating with other tools should be easier and more straightforward.

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

Because we have PPM Pro with Projectplace, we transitioned to the Flex model. It was necessary because our adoption rates, specifically on the Projectplace side, is… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to using this solution, we came from Project Web Access, which is a Microsoft SharePoint-based project management tool. That tool allowed us to centralize to a… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have heard about some of the upcoming features and we are looking forward to them. For example, we are interested in more detailed card management within the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options before choosing this solution. We looked at Microsoft Online, Clarizen, and some of the smaller tools like Wrike and Smartsheet. There are a… more»
Real User
Sr Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is reporting. It is one of the biggest things for PPM Pro because we do all of our resource management within it, including the timesheet tracking and financial tracking, and a lot of that all rolls up. We have lots of dashboards built out, and we… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution is valuable because it saves us a lot of time from having to consolidate. Before PPM Pro, we didn't have a good way to consolidate our actual costs from an IT department. This has made it possible to capture all of those, plus mix in outside costs just by putting them in manually and… more»

What needs improvement?

Managing a project at the executable level is very difficult using PPM Pro alone, so it is necessary to use one of the integrations such as LeanKit of Projectplace. This solution does not work well as a task management system because it is very difficult to expand beyond just the basic tasks, and… more»

What other advice do I have?

There are changes in the product roadmap that I am excited about, including improvements to the reporting and enhancing the dashboards. I think it will help a lot. My advice for anybody who is researching this type of solution is that Planview is definitely a good option. Whenever you're setting… more»
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MichaelHavison
Real User
Director at Parkview Health
Oct 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features is probably the request module: * The work intake component is why we selected the product. * The resource management capabilities with demand management and capacity management. This is very strong. * We like the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's taken us from being a very disparate organization around projects to all focusing in now on each other's needs. Before, we would work in silos and everyone would spend a lot of capital on these projects. What we are finding today is… more»

What needs improvement?

Every time I think of something it's almost like magic, they implement it before I can even suggest it. They're in the walls, right? At this point, everything I've ever wished for has come true with PPM Pro. Now that we're just starting up… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would give PPM Pro a rating overall of nine (out of 10). What would make me feel like it were a 10 is a simple, silly thing, but if the application had a little more color to it. It's very monochrome. With the advent of a Kanban boards… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at other products. We looked at Primavera, which is Oracle's product. At my previous job, I was with Hewlett Packard for 20 years, so I looked at HPE's product PPMC. Then, we wound up on PPM Pro for a couple of reasons: * It's… more»
Vi EnChoong
Real User
Sr R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Nov 04 2019

What is most valuable?

It makes clear what people are working on. It is not just for managers but it is also for the people themselves. They are able to see and say, "I am on this project, and it's official. My manager… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

Anyone can go in and jerry-rig it. We would like the tool to be more locked down.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using something called PDWare. People hated it. Then, we had a team that went out and looked at the other things out there. I'm not sure of all the things that they considered but when they… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are not using Projectplace. We have been using JIRA. A lot of our technical teams is still using JIRA and most of the type of stuff is happening in JIRA, then we do a lot of the PMO stuff on PPM… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I would rate it at about eight (out of 10) only because we've been using it for two years but there have been some growing pains as we are learning how to use it and getting the team adopted. I… more»
ManishSrivastana
Real User
Project Manager at New Orleans Convention Center
Nov 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The flexibility is amazing. It is UI driven.

How has it helped my organization?

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. It's made it so… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like them to improve the reporting and tying in the strategy more easily. Planview has already made some updates, so I'm trying to learn what those features are. I would also like to see… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the third company that I have used the solution in. I was the one who was instrumental in managing the tool at the previous two companies.

What other advice do I have?

The product has grown a lot in terms of the resource management, what-if analysis, and now, in terms of the intake process. I've also seen a lot of Spigit. Planview is now able to integrate with other… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Microsoft project is always out there. Project Server was horrendous. However, for the desktop, a lot of people prefer Microsoft Project for managing their project tasks. The PPM Pro tool is where the… more»
AnthonyWeisse
Real User
Senior Project Manager at Husch Blackwell
Nov 11 2019

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our organization because the one thing that we never had before was a single picture of all our IT projects going on. Each group within IT, like operations and knowledge management… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using a blend of products. We're using a Microsoft Project, Microsoft Planner, and Microsoft Teams. There was nothing that tied them altogether. We looked at trying to implement some… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is a solid eight out of 10. We do not use PPM Pro with Projectplace.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried other tools, like Microsoft Project, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Planner. What I like about PPM Pro is it puts all of those tools together into one integrated platform. So, you have a good… more»
KrishnaMohandos
Real User
Director PMO at Sephora USA
Nov 10 2019

What is most valuable?

I like the resource demand capacity planning module. I don't think we are using it to the fullest potential yet. There is a lot more benefit that we can get if we use it right. I have seen the dial… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

I was talking to the Planview Chief Marketing Officer earlier about trying to see if there were opportunities where we could pilot this, even if that means getting some licenses that we can use to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it at somewhere around a seven out of 10. We haven't used some of the functionalities, so that is where I'm not going too low on the rating. It definitely serves the purpose of what we… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The top contender was CA Clarity versus Planview. We went with Planview because Planview had a lot more flexibility than Clarity. Most of the attributes are configurable. We can change it to our own… more»
JenniferStokes
Real User
Director, Project Management at TradeStation
Nov 05 2019

What is most valuable?

* Time tracking * Portfolio management reporting * What-if analysis These features create visibility into project planning, resource capacity, and demand planning. The… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're still finalizing our implementation, but our hope is that it can prove our prioritization process and strategic decision-making. We are expecting it to connect… more»

What needs improvement?

When I say the solution is moderately flexible, it's really that it takes time to configure out-of-the-box. It takes some work to implement. Some of the visualization on… more»

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

We have their Flex plan.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use JIRA, but we have had some challenges with using that. That's why we had to implement Planview PPM Pro. I have a background in implementing PPM solutions and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you do good due diligence on LeanKit and the integration with JIRA. That is something that we didn't look into as much, even though it's part of our offering… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did due diligence on a multitude of companies that offer solutions, then we narrowed it down to Planview and moved forward with it. We evaluated six different firms… more»
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