10000ft

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Score 5.1 out of 101

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10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

A company should have a strong grasp on their planned use cases before purchasing a tool with as much capability as Planview Enterprise (PVE). This will help ensure that they are picking a tool that matches their enterprise roadmap. For example, if time reporting is the primary use case, then PVE would be a very expensive timesheet when there are many less expensive and less complex tools that would do a fine job in this area.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • Planview Enterprise (PVE) provides end-to-end work management for the full spectrum of work types in one tool. Traditional project work can be fully implemented with detailed or summarized WBS, stage gates, workflow management and content management. Non-project work can be tracked in a variety of ways. There is even an option for "ticket" type work. PVE provides 4 types of resource assignments to attach people to work; each with flexible configuration options to meet the need of the organization.
  • Planview Enterprise provides robust Rating and Financial Planning capabilities, and they continue to grow in this area of the tool. Rates can be driven by attribute-based rate cards or by attaching the exact rate to the individual resource. Multiple override functions exist that allow work to be configured with the exact rates when the work is the exception to the rule. All effort data captured in the tool (both from manual entry and/or ported over from the work plans) is converted into financial data with just a few clicks. And, portfolio management of this data is easily delivered on screen.
  • The analytic options available in Planview Enterprise are broad and easily made available to the appropriate audience. They are graphic, but also drillable to the desired level of detail to facilitate analysis.

Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
  • Our PMs still struggle to use Planview to run their day to day schedule. We have trained them on the approach of using Resource Reservations at the project level coupled with Authorization to detail tasks to enable more accurate resource utilization coupled with meaningful dates on activities.
  • The PMs often complain that they cannot easily see how they originally planned the work and that base-lining did not meet that need. However, with the newly rolled out ability to see Expired Effort and Approved effort, I think this deficiency may be greatly improved.
  • The Request tab has not yet been improved the way the Work tab has. You cannot bring multi-select attributes into the column set nor update a structure in a column set, but must open the detail screen for both these tasks.
  • Currently it is very cumbersome, when working with programs in the Strategy tab, to remember to load the project budgets each time. These appears to be addressed however when you upgrade to version 12.
  • The Strategy tab is difficult to use when managing budgets that cross years. We have on-going "Programs" that represent our infrastructure and small enhancement work that continue to show completed projects from previous years unless we take the time to un-associate them. In addition, currently a column set must be create for each year that needs to be viewed.
  • Planview does need to improve their quality control. I think the challenge comes with the versatility of the tool and the need to test many different use cases. But if you move to a new version within a couple months of its release you need to plan extra time for testing and resolving incidents.

Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)6.8
Based on 9 answers
We have been a Planview customer since 1999 and have seen it grow and mature as a tool. We have looked at other tools and have found that PV continues to meet our needs and is easy for our resources to use. They work to stay up on the project management industry and the direction it is going, keep on on current technology so that we can work more effectively, provide excellent customer support and have great pricing for what they offer. We can purchase only the modules we need versus buying a tool where we would only use a portion of the functionality.

Usability

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)7.0
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The previous version didn't have as many rich features available on the web (right clicks, sub-menus, etc.) that would have sped up productivity on many screens.

Reliability and Availability

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)10.0
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We are long time Planview users and its availability is only limited to our internal SLAs for nightly backups. I have never experienced any unexpected or prolonged software downtime from Planview itself.

Support

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)8.2
Based on 4 answers
Consultants are knowledgeable and friendly; it is easy to build relationships with the support people you work with and they learn how best to help you. The vendor is continuously looking for honest feedback about their tool and they use that information to design their product roadmaps

Implementation

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)8.5
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Always have a pre-implementation meeting or conference call with Planview to ensure all are on the same page, disclosure of all and any customization (including reports) and plan for support after implementation of a specified amount of time with the assigned implementation resource. And document everything

Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
We made the tool selection back in 2002. Most competitors are now gone or purchased by someone else. At that time they were one of the few companies who had a somewhat mature and configurable budget module. We were also coming out of an Access environment, so we were comfortable with the "Excel spreadsheet" look of the tool.

Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
  • Increased employee efficiency-considerable reduction of sending of emails.
  • By having the ability to add hundreds of custom fields in one system we were able to eliminate several Access databases and 4 or 5 Excel spreadsheets.

Pricing Details

10000ft

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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