Planview PPM Pro Valuable Features

reviewer1208496
Program Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
PPM Pro gives us the traditional more rigorous side of project management with governance aligning with our processes. We expect certain deliverables and Planview allows us to track that, along with having metrics and insights into our resources so we can better manage those. The Projectplace side of the tool gives us the flexibility to use Kanban and be more agile-like without everyone having to know what agile is. Teams can setup their workspaces they way they want and it's really easy for them to see and interact with their tasks on a board. All they have to do is simply move, drag and drop, them across the board. They don't have to understand the concept behind it. This makes it easy for them to do their work. It's also a nice visual tool. We have the benefit of the rigor when the projects require it and the benefit of visual aids to help guide our people through projects. Reporting flexibility is important and having the ability to create dashboards in PPM Pro for reporting to our leadership is very valuable. Inevitably, behind all the project 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. For me, looking at the dashboard rather than having to be in the projects every single day is time saving, because I know when I'm making updates, that's going to roll up to my dashboard. View full review »
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. This is a flexible solution. We've had some bumps in the road with some of the product integrations, but overall I think the tool allows us to maximize our business process. We were able to leverage custom fields so that we could capture the data that was specific to our institution. Being in higher education, we have some unique situations that corporate Fortune 500 companies don't have. I think that the level of flexibility was integral in our choice with this tool. The reporting and the dashboarding capabilities have been really, really helpful. View full review »
reviewer1208517
Sr Systems Analyst at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
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 definitely use the reporting capabilities a lot. From IT to the business side, we use the actual projects to report statuses and do all of that kind of management as well. View full review »
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MichaelHavison
Director at Parkview Health
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 fact that now, especially with the new request module, there's a nice colorful Kanban board view that goes along with it. There are so many components to it. It is like almost every day that we find some other use case for it. So, it's very flexible. 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. View full review »
Vi EnChoong
Sr R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific
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 knows it. Everybody knows it." That helps them with their motivation. View full review »
ManishSrivastana
Project Manager at New Orleans Convention Center
The flexibility is amazing. It is UI driven. View full review »
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. View full review »
KrishnaMohandos
Director PMO at Sephora USA
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 features, which are quick. There are capabilities within the tool that give it a quick read on how the teams are loaded, and we still haven't used them to that extent. Day-to-day, once we understand what to do, it's very easy to use it. View full review »
JenniferStokes
Director, Project Management at TradeStation
* Time tracking * Portfolio management reporting * What-if analysis These features create visibility into project planning, resource capacity, and demand planning. The solution is reasonably flexible. We can do all sorts of customization. We can tailor it to TradeStation. View full review »
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. This system is fairly adaptable. View full review »
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