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Likelihood to Recommend

Apptivo

(UPDATE: Please note that my review was for the Version 5 of their apps. They have recently updated 2 of their main apps to V6 which show a lot of improvements. The sad thing however is that many of their 40+ apps never even made to V5 let alone V6. V5 to V6 has taken over a year and only the core apps are getting attention.)

As it stands Apptivo is only useful for one person or sole trader type entities. If your business wants to use all the apps and works internationally then Apptivo will create headaches and frustration rather than increasing productivity. They may solve many of the 100+ items we provided them with free of charge in an upcoming release, but we left with a bad taste in our mouth. Countless hours lost in our business while we acted as bug finders for Apptivo while paying for the product.
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Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

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

Sales Force Automation

Apptivo
4.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Customer data management / contact management
Apptivo
8.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Workflow management
Apptivo
6.8
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Territory management
Apptivo
4.5
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Opportunity management
Apptivo
4.5
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)
Apptivo
6.0
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Quote & order management
Apptivo
1.0
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Interaction tracking
Apptivo
1.8
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Channel / partner relationship management
Apptivo
4.5
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Customer Service & Support

Apptivo
5.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Case management
Apptivo
7.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Help desk management
Apptivo
3.6
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Marketing Automation

Apptivo
4.5
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Lead management
Apptivo
4.5
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Email marketing
Apptivo
4.5
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

CRM Project Management

Apptivo
7.3
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Task management
Apptivo
8.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Billing and invoicing management
Apptivo
4.5
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Reporting
Apptivo
8.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Customization

Apptivo
6.4
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Custom fields
Apptivo
6.4
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Custom objects
Apptivo
6.4
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Security

Apptivo
9.8
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Single sign-on capability
Apptivo
9.9
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Role-based user permissions
Apptivo
9.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Platform

Apptivo
9.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software
Mobile access
Apptivo
9.7
Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Pros

Apptivo

  • Good for streamlining project management on projects over a long life cycle.
  • Helpful in keeping contacts up to date and relevant.
  • Streamlines processes across the organization where there are many departments.
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Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

  • Bubble Innovator is a tremendous visualization tool. The entire organization can quickly see where projects are in the stage-gate process.
  • Bubble Innovator became a key part of our strategic process for new product revenue projections. Utilizing Bubble Innovator as a portfolio management tool allows us to quickly output new product revenue projections for our strategic planning process.
  • Bubble Innovator is highly flexible. We are able to adapt it to our particular needs at different sites. This adaptability also allows us to utilize information to support other business processes.
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Cons

Apptivo

  • Homescreen claims to be the center of the application however the sub sections are mostly flawed or do not function as one would expect.
  • The built in email client kinda works but depending on which section of the app you are in the default font will be different from your signature. Also you cannot add a cell phone to staff signatures. I asked about this for months. It was never fixed. When will CRM companies learn that email is STILL the center of many business. It is unacceptable to have different fonts in the same mail and signatures that change from client to client.
  • They frequently messed up our contact data.
  • Multi currency exists on invoices but not on other apps.
  • Fragmentation with their apps....some apps are still on version 3 some on 4 and some on version 5. This means you are forced to deal with 2 or more different user interfaces within the same app.
  • No consistency between the apps.
  • Often there is little or no integration between the apps inside Apptivo.
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Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

  • Development of custom functionality, and redefining 'standard' options for the software. As Bubble grows and their customer base increases there will be opportunity for this, at present development projects can be slow and expensive. However the standard software options are excellent, but as processes evolve within organisations the flexibility to evolve the software could be made simpler.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The business has been extremely satisfied with Bubble Innovator and is in support of rolling this tool out to our other businesses within the overall franchise.
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Usability

Apptivo

Apptivo 2.7
Based on 1 answer
Our uses kept running into bugs that stopped them from doing simple things like creating a contact or selecting an item from a custom drop list which is required to save the contact or item. This of course is after time was spent filling out all the previous data which gets lost when you cannot complete the form. This is just one example of many.
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Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 8.2
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

Apptivo

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Outstanding response times, and solutions to issues requiring support are quickly implemented. For bigger issues or longer term developments, Bubble happily takes the time to meet in person and discuss requirements to drive detailed solutions.
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Implementation

Apptivo

Apptivo 3.6
Based on 1 answer
If you are starting a business and want a free app or nearly free app that can grow with you....then apptivo could be for you. However if you grow faster than them then you will be quickly seeking alternatives
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Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 8.1
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

Apptivo

The price was right for what we needed to use Apptivo for (the CRM and the contact management/project management models). And, we needed something basic and easy to implement so we could get up and running with little down time. The other systems we evaluated didn't seem to have the exact pricing and features/functionality we were looking for so we made the determination that Apptivo would be the best fit.
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Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

We found Innovator provided all the functionality we required in a lightweight solution that was easy to configure to our processes, provided benefits to almost all those who accessed it with little or no training. Other systems may offer more depth of functionality but this makes them more cumbersome to use and requires more training of users. Innovator also offers a more transparent cost structure - you can immediately see what it will cost as all the functionality is automatically available within the price
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Return on Investment

Apptivo

  • Helped us increase time to completion of projects.
  • Allowed us to execute on customer service and response times.
  • Elevated our department's visibility within the organization for a more streamlined workflow.
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Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

  • 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

Apptivo

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Apptivo Editions & Modules

Edition
StarterFree1
Premium$101
Ultimate$251
EnterpriseN/A
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

General

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

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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