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Enterprise Project Office Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 14 2017

What is most valuable?

* Project data * Reporting: My job involves data analysis, so the reporting feature is the most valuable feature for me.

How has it helped my organization?

* Project data is used to make business decisions. It is used for objective analysis of project delivery, in terms of the project being on time and within the budget. *… more »

What needs improvement?

* Resource management * Planning: My organization has to plan manually using multiple reports from Innotas. This means that planning is neither “real time” nor efficient… more »

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

My organization purchases a block of 500 licenses. We have flexibility to add and remove users easily. I am not aware if there are other licensing models available with… more »

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

This is the first PPM solution used by my organization.

What other advice do I have?

If you are relatively immature in your project management journey, this is a pretty good tool to start with. Your in-house administrators can do much of the customization… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was not part of the decision to implement this tool, but it is my understanding that there was no evaluation of other products. We are currently evaluating other… more »
Real User
Project Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 28 2017

What is most valuable?

I appreciate the project and timesheet tracking for our staff.

How has it helped my organization?

It has brought our organization to using one tool for requests, project management, and time-tracking.

What needs improvement?

Innotas is revamping their UI. They need to focus on their request management area. I believe it is scheduled for 2017. We would also like to utilize their budgeting… more »

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

I think it is worth the price

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

We previously used various tools that didn’t map to our processes very well.

What other advice do I have?

Do it in phases if you can.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated ServiceNow.
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Vendor
Senior Analyst - Business Systems at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 26 2017

What do you think of Planview PPM Pro?

What is most valuable?

I particularly appreciate the Timesheet and Resource Management.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped to improve our resource forecast functionality and identify resource availability.

What needs improvement?

Financial management and workflow process setup could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did not encounter any scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would give them 9 out of 10.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously…
Vendor
PMO Supervisor / Senior IT Project Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
Feb 20 2017

What is most valuable?

This solution is cloud-based and that is most beneficial.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows the leadership to pull out the project status whenever they want to.

What needs improvement?

There should be another option for capacity management, besides entering of the time sheets against the tasks.

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

Make sure you understand the licensing structure, i.e., full verses T&E.

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

Previously, we were using Basecamp and Microsoft Project. We needed a global solution that would meet with the leadership project reporting expectations.

What other advice do I have?

You must understand the needs of your organization and as to what you are trying to resolve with this product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at another solution namely the CA Clarity tool.
Vendor
CIO at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 27 2012

What do you think of Planview PPM Pro?

Valuable Features:

Portfolio tools are strong; what if planning and understanding demand is good.

Room for Improvement:

Reporting out of the box and with any PPM tool, it's all about the data.

What is Planview PPM Pro?

Planview PPM Pro provides a top down approach to project portfolio management (PPM) completely hosted in a secure cloud platform. Planview PPM Pro software provides visibility into your programs, projects, and people to enable visibility, alignment, and improved execution across your enterprise.

Also known as
Innotas
Planview PPM Pro customers

The Weather Channel, corcs, Crayola, Scan Health Plan, Vermont, Bank of the West, North West Company, University of Southern Mississippi, Jeffries, Purdue University, Chesterfield County Virginia, City of Memphis

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