What users are saying about

AgileCraft

2 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

26 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AgileCraft

1) Forecasting & Release Planning
2) Scaling Agile at enterprise level
3) To maintain transparency, lot of information radiators, games, reports are available enabling transparency at portfolio level
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Innotas is able to handle a mid-size organization extremely well, but due to its poor searching features, I can see potential problems for extremely large organizations. So a key question to ask would be what is the size of your organization? A lot of tasks are also non-automated (such as dashboard refreshing and filter time updates), so the organization should also be willing to have a decent number of employees who will maintain the system.

Also, depending on the budget or expertise of the organization's employees, an organization may want to consider a newer or more advanced database software. Despite Innotas doing what is required of it reasonably effectively, it is likely better options exist.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AgileCraft
9.2
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Task Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Resource Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Scheduling
AgileCraft
9.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Team Collaboration
AgileCraft
9.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Support for Agile Methodology
AgileCraft
10.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Document Management
AgileCraft
7.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Timesheet Tracking
AgileCraft
9.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Change request and Case Management
AgileCraft
9.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Budget and Expense Management
AgileCraft
10.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Professional Services Automation

AgileCraft
9.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Quotes/estimates
AgileCraft
10.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)
Project & financial reporting
AgileCraft
8.0
Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Pros

  • Effective Sprint planning : Sprint planning can be done using Planning Poker in AgileCraft by clicking Team > Manage > Other > Estimation Games very effectively for distributed teams.
  • Team Capacity Allocation Report: After tasks are created at team or program level, the report from AgileCraft cab be pulled and can be verified that no team member is under or over allocated. A report can be generated by navigating to Team > Manage > Assign Tasks.
  • Effective Requirement trace-ability: To maintain requirements trace-ability follow the steps below:
  • Upload test cases against the story/requirement. once uploaded test cases will be visible under that story
  • Execute Test cases in AgileCraft and mark them as Pass/Fail based on the actual outcome
  • Based on test results, The acceptance criterion's can be marked as “Pass” or “Fail” & if marked failed corresponding defect can be logged & can be attached with the story
  • So against each story we can easily see whether all test cases been executed or not & which acceptance criterion's are failed & how many defects are in open or close state.
  • Daily Scrum: In AgileCraft, the option to run a daily stand-up is available from Team > Manage > Daily Standups. Selecting the sprint number opens the daily stand-up meeting window in which each team member's tasks are visible and hours can be burned against them. Conduct Scrum meetings in AgileCraft, and burn each associate hour against the tasks created during the meeting. The burn-down chart can be generated & viewed during the stand-up to check whether the team is on track.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • The robust reporting available from Innotas allows the consumer to drill down to any level of detail desired. It helps to drive the power users (managers, project managers, and leadership) to maintain a high-level of quality input into the system as inaccurate or sloppy inputs translate into the reports.
  • The ability to customize the request workflow from submission to decision and any interim decision gates along the way allows for clear transparency from the submitter, administrator, and decision maker's perspective
  • The level of engagement from the Innotas community has only improved from its implementation. Any question or discussion topic is sure to be addressed in an impressively timely manner and the opportunity to help others creates a perpetuates the sense of community.
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Cons

  • Program level metrics & Scorecards: Though we can generate few metrics & scorecards but I feel few more metrics can be added like velocity acceleration , team improvement rate.
  • QA team often come to me regarding the test case tagging, it is very difficult to search particular test case here so I feel advance search feature should be provided.
  • Program Planning: In Agilecraft program tracker if we have lot of multiple dependencies & where situation demands to look at our features holistically across the entire landscape of the solution, it did not provide proper support.
  • Also If I need to take a call at which sprint need to be optimized I did not get that decision making enablement here.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Integration with Outlook.
  • Ghant chart view cuts off the description of the tasks.
  • Bulk edit for resources in projects.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.9
Based on 10 answers
Not a good time to start all over when we can build on the features we are not using currently.
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Usability

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.0
Based on 4 answers
Not everyone uses it to its full capability.
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Reliability and Availability

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.0
Based on 2 answers
Innotas is very rarely down if at all.
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Performance

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)4.0
Based on 1 answer
interface and response is sluggish
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Support

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)10.0
Based on 4 answers
Tim Szrejter is the best!!!
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In-Person Training

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)10.0
Based on 1 answer
Tim Srjezter was an excellent trainer.
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Implementation

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Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)9.9
Based on 3 answers
I worked with Tim Szrejter and he was the BEST integrator!!
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Alternatives Considered

JIRA basic version do not have basic support for test management, capacity planning & forecasting.

Rally is good & rich in features but if you want to implement safe , Agilecraft is definitely a better choice.
Rally supports safe but I did not get good support from technical desk & few features are really cumbersome to use.

HP Quality Center 11 supports agile teams well but I found it pretty costly.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
Salesforce and Innotas are somewhat similar, but there is a distinct difference. Saleforce's chatter feature is extremely helpful.
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Return on Investment

  • Able to forecast & plan releases well using agilecraft leading to quality on time delivery.
  • Distributed teams are able to collaborate well, be it be daily scrum, retrospective, estimation though this. Also team members love the gamification part & they have fun using this tool. Earlier we use to face challenges due to distributed teams but after AgileCraft, collaboration & communication was no longer a challenge & we are able to see improvement not only in team velocity, but also team satisfaction.
  • Simplest tool to implement safe, scaling is always a problem with most of the agile tools but agilecraft helps in smoother implementation of safe practices & principles.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG profile photo
  • Projects were canceled or greenflagged based on the information tracked within Innotas. Had effects of at least 6 figures of returns because of the software.
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Pricing Details

AgileCraft

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

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Innotas offers flexible pricing based on user types.