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Likelihood to Recommend

Aha!

  • Aha! is the all around product management tool. You need something once you build out a product management role and grow beyond a small scrum team with one or two products. JIRA, Pivotal, and project management tools don't cut it for aligning [engineering] with product initiatives once the backlog starts to scale.
  • On the other hand, there are several unfinished features that my peers all admit to having to work around: Capacity Planning, Salesforce Integration, Roadmap Display Flexibility, User Feedback, etc. This year has been all about reporting in terms of feature releases. As Aha! grows, they will fill in these other areas, so stay tuned.
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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.
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Pros

  • Very flexible workflows, custom fields, terminology, and interface design
  • Easy to get started with whatever elements you want to use without requiring an all in approach. For example, we started with features and releases. After we were comfortable with the product we started managing our goals and initiatives. Even later we opened an idea portal to work with the rest of our business
  • Nice clean look. Good documentation. Responsive support.
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  • Reporting - It allows users of differing levels of product/data understanding different ways to get to the data they need using tools including tiles and reports in the app, a portal for more standard reports, and an excel add-in for more technical users. And, of course, the capability of querying the database
  • As a cloud application, our downtime has been negligible. It's great having a company managing the application so we don't have to worry about patching and downtimes and the like. They do a great job as a partner of ours in keeping the product accessible and stable.
  • The all in one package for Project Management is one of the best parts of Planview. We capture all manner of reportable project information in Planview and use it in our project, team, and executive level reporting.
  • Being a flexible tool for adding fields and customizing screens within a SaaS solution was one of the primary reasons for product selection as well as one of the reasons for on-going product adoption, satisfaction, and expanding usage.
  • The people at Planview are a core strength. When I have a question or an issue, they are always helpful. They have a can do attitude and regularly are willing to go (and often do go) the extra mile.
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Cons

  • Cannot sync time estimation data between aha and jira. Cannot sync feature dependencies between aha and jira. Both of these limitations exist despite both systems supporting this data and their implementations being nearly identical.
  • Keeps adding new features (with sketch, invision, etc, etc out there who the hell wanted to create mockups using aha?!?) without finishing baking those they have. Take alook at the great input on their idea portal and you'll see ideas from years ago that (a) are quite popular and (b) unfinished
  • Expensive
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  • Making Notes available as a column set. We had to create a current update field on an entry screen so that it could be set up as a column set and the information could then be viewed in a portfolio. The downside with that solution is that in order to maintain the historic information the project manager has to do double the amount of work by cutting and pasting the update into the Notes section.
  • Be able to distribute hours on project by using the same methodology as with MS Project. Planview distributes the time evenly unless you manually distribute the hours. In MS Project you can pick a turtle curve etc, and quickly spread out the hours.
  • When viewing a Gantt chart you can compress it to view only the milestones however when you print it the schedule is expanded to see all the lines. There are times when presenting to either customers or senior management when you want to show them only the highest level of detail which would be 6 lines vs. 54. Again with MS Project this feature is available.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)6.8
Based on 9 answers
Benefits received met our key performance indicators, and continue to meet objectives.
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Usability

Aha!6.0
Based on 1 answer
The functionality is there, but it's intimidating to learn.
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Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)7.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
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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.
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Support

Aha!10.0
Based on 1 answer
Support always answered in 24 hours for any inquiry-- a reasonable timeframe for most of our requests. The PM team participated actively in supporting their features, keeping them close to the product.
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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
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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
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Alternatives Considered

Best, power-user tool for product management
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In a mature SharePoint environment the Microsoft Project Server can be an appealing option - in prior environments I saw very easy integration between Project Server and SharePoint. Microsoft Project is a great tool for projects that are conducted in isolation, meaning they don't rely on shared resources and they don't require aggregated status reporting alongside other projects. Planview, on the other hand, is much more effective than the Microsoft projects for long term management of a scarce group of resources that need to be allocated across a broad range of work efforts. Planview Enterprise's reporting clearly shows which projects are in trouble, which resource roles are overtaxed, and when resources will be available for additional work - this doesn't exist in MS Project, and I don't know how easy/hard it would be with Project Server.
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Return on Investment

  • I think it's taught us how to group tasks into big overarching goals that get broken into one- and two-step pieces. Eating the elephant one bite at a time.
  • We've also learned to be a bit more efficient in sharing what we're doing and what we'll need help with, instead of springing tasks on each other last minute.
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  • We have not utilized the tool long enough at this time to access ROI impacts.
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Pricing Details

Aha!

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