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AceProject

6 Ratings

AceProject

6 Ratings
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Score 6.5 out of 101

Bubble Innovator

15 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AceProject

It is well suited if you have a specific work force or are working in a production or an assembly line style environment. It is also well suited if you have small teams that have to get out a certain amount of product in set periods of time. AceProjects is great for monitoring how long each individual spent on their specific task and subsequently how long the team took to complete their work.
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Bubble Innovator

No stage gate or portfolio reporting solution can overcome poor input data. The organization has to be willing to commit to consistent and rigorous updates of the information, or the reporting becomes useless. From what I've seen of competitive systems, Bubble Innovator is the easiest to use in this regard, so the excuse of not having good data because it's painful to upload or cumbersome to retrieve goes away. And the ease with which you can produce customized reports allows you to immediately find the gaps and weak points in your data, and take action to address them. That's not to say that every report and function in Bubble Innovator is perfect. But the close collaboration and responsiveness of the Bubble Innovation team has made it relatively easy to triage, prioritize, and implement improvements along the way.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AceProject
3.2
Bubble Innovator
Task Management
AceProject
5.0
Bubble Innovator
Resource Management
AceProject
6.0
Bubble Innovator
Gantt Charts
AceProject
3.0
Bubble Innovator
Scheduling
AceProject
4.0
Bubble Innovator
Workflow Automation
AceProject
1.0
Bubble Innovator
Team Collaboration
AceProject
5.0
Bubble Innovator
Support for Agile Methodology
AceProject
1.0
Bubble Innovator
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AceProject
1.0
Bubble Innovator
Document Management
AceProject
1.0
Bubble Innovator
Email integration
AceProject
2.0
Bubble Innovator
Mobile Access
AceProject
1.0
Bubble Innovator
Timesheet Tracking
AceProject
8.0
Bubble Innovator
Change request and Case Management
AceProject
4.0
Bubble Innovator
Budget and Expense Management
AceProject
3.0
Bubble Innovator

Professional Services Automation

AceProject
2.0
Bubble Innovator
Project & financial reporting
AceProject
2.0
Bubble Innovator

Pros

  • Time Tracking
  • Resource allocation
  • Easy to implement, small adoption curve.
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  • I already mentioned the simple user interface for data upload, and the equally intuitive customized reporting. Leadership and "supporting" functions for product development get tremendous value from this because they don't need to hunt down answers anymore. Everything from pipeline planning to operational planning can be built on the same foundation of objective data, rather than many different sources interpreted through many different lenses.
  • But the greatest value I think Bubble Innovator delivers is not really the product itself. It's the sense of partnership and responsiveness from the Bubble Innovation team. The Bubble Innovation team becomes a part of your team. They are valued consultants with helpful input on best practices for stage gate management, portfolio analytics, and report visualization. I have continually been impressed with the responsiveness and effort that their team brings to the table. When we have challenges and need to customize our data or analytics or reporting, they are right there beside us, finding the best solution, sharing prototypes in a test environment, and implementing as fast as possible.
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Cons

  • Expand on data tracking
  • Improve report generation
  • Break out from just being a time clock manager.
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  • Parent child relationship between projects.
  • Dependencies between gates and timings.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 3 answers
It has become a fundamental and popular tool in our business, we would be lost without it
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Usability

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Bubble Innovator8.2
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is highly visual and simple. Literally within 10-15 minutes of my introduction to the software, I was up and running. Of course, deeper capabilities become apparent after additional use, but the basic functionality is very simple to grasp. Where there are consistent challenges reported by multiple users, the Bubble Innovation team is quick to connect and put plans in place to address the challenges.
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Support

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Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 2 answers
I've mentioned it already in this review, but this is really a strength of Bubble Innovator. The team is highly engaged in helping solve challenges to make their customer's lives easier.
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Implementation

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Bubble Innovator8.1
Based on 2 answers
The number of variables made this extremely challenging (org changes, stage gate harmonization, pipeline prioritization, and new governance model). I think the implementation was handled very well in spite of this, and managed to deliver on time and on budget.
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Alternatives Considered

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Agile PPM is modules-based on the agile spec system. It is more task-based, whereas Bubble Innovator is outcome-based. As a business, we needed something very simple to slowly get the teams used to using this type of software and also allowing for empowerment as opposed to hand-holding of team members.Innovator is also very easy to use and understand, unlike Agile. With the Bubble Innovator team, we were able to configure the system to how we wanted it, plus have great support all the way through the process and even now that we are live, including when we wanted to change things! Our relationship with the Bubble team was also why we chose it.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to track our production teams work and refine our methods to improve deliverable dates.
  • Once our staff reached a certain size the capability of the software began to lag. Diminishing returns.
  • The lack of reporting features made data regression and extrapolation difficult.
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  • With financials being included in each SKU, it has lead us to be more finance focused and aware of what projects are more profitable than others.
  • It has given us a better oversight of what everyone is working on and the SKUs in our portfolio - allowed us to allocate resources more efficiently.
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Pricing Details

AceProject

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Bubble Innovator

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details