Aha!

26 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

Add comparison

Likelihood to Recommend

Aha!

Aha! is a good overview tool that allows visibility into the many moving parts of my department. Some of the details get lost within each project though and I have to do a lot of clicking in and out of elements to get the information I want.
Eric Dunne profile photo

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.
Sheri Millar profile photo

Pros

  • Being able to organize projects into workstreams/releases helps to show progress and priority.
  • Custom workflows are great for making Aha! work within our established processes while allowing room for growth and change.
  • The cards are really smart with being able to customize contents and color so that I can glance over the board and see what needs attention.
Eric Dunne profile photo
  • 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.
Sheri Millar profile photo

Cons

  • Some of the workflows will auto update in non-sensical ways… For instance, it will update a project that is marked as "In Progress" in JIRA to "Done" in Aha!
  • The integration with JIRA doesn't allow auto-updating so that when one of the people I manage adds a project in JIRA it doesn't show up in Aha! until I manually create it in Aha!
  • It's costly to add additional seats to the license so I only have the essential people with permissions to edit or create.
Eric Dunne profile photo
  • Change, Risk and Issue tracking is available in the tool currently, but it could use a face-lift to be up to par with the rest of the application. Portal visibility into this area of data could be helpful, especially when tracking for a Program of projects.
  • Communication capabilities to the users currently comes in the form of onscreen notifications delivered via portlet views and/or in the form of an email notification delivered to the user's email address on file. However, these notifications are not as configurable as we would like to see. The text of the emails cannot be edited. Many notifications cannot be configured to be sent via email and must be viewed on screen by the user. However, when an implementation is less mature, or you have users that are not required to be in the tool daily, these notifications go unnoticed and are therefore ineffective.
  • Recently Planview has begun to deliver Web Services to their customers to use to build interfaces and other automations. For an organization with the right talent available, these services can be very useful. The challenge is that some of them are lacking in providing all of the same capabilities that a live user would have available in the User Interface, therefore only so much can be converted to Web Services. We hope that Planview continues to invest in expanding and improving these services to meet the needs of their customers.
Sheri Millar profile photo

Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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.
Carol Higgins profile photo

Usability

Aha!6.0
Based on 1 answer
The functionality is there, but it's intimidating to learn.
No photo available
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.
Melissa Pershing, PMP profile photo

Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Carol Higgins profile photo

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.
Ross Reynolds profile photo
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)8.2
Based on 4 answers
The team was always responsive and looking out for my organization's best interest.
Melissa Pershing, PMP profile photo

Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)8.5
Based on 2 answers
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
Carol Higgins profile photo

Alternatives Considered

I was not a decisionmaker for this product.
Eric Dunne profile photo
Troux has the most complete and up-to-date feature set, which also includes the ADM cycle of Togaf. It's designed for Strategic and Tactical IT planning and managing IT portfolios. In certain cases other products only cover one aspect while Troux covers all the aspects in a holistic view and integrated repository.
No photo available

Return on Investment

  • Provides a birds-eye view for the leadership team into what is being worked on.
  • Seats are costly and hard to justify for additional team members
Eric Dunne profile photo
  • I don't have access to those numbers at this time. We've had Planview since 2003, so to speak to ROI impact before and after would be difficult.
Dawn Acosta profile photo

Pricing Details

Aha!

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

Aha! More Information

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

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

Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux) More Information