Avolution ABACUS vs. Planview Portfolios

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avolution ABACUS
Score 9.3 out of 10
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ABACUS, from Australian software company Avolution, is an enterprise architecture modeling tool.N/A
Planview Portfolios
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Planview Portfolios is an end-to-end project portfolio management and enterprise architecture management tool. It includes two components: Portfolio and Resource Management and Capability and Technology Management. The platform is available as a cloud-based or on-premise service.N/A
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Avolution ABACUSPlanview Portfolios
Editions & Modules
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Avolution ABACUSPlanview Portfolios
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Avolution ABACUSPlanview Portfolios
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.7
(104 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(16 ratings)
Usability
-
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6.9
(7 ratings)
Availability
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7.3
(2 ratings)
Performance
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7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.9
(9 ratings)
In-Person Training
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6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
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6.4
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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8.2
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
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7.3
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
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7.3
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
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5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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5.5
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Avolution ABACUSPlanview Portfolios
Likelihood to Recommend
Avolution
Well suited scenarios include IT portfolio management, project portfolio management, enterprise architecture planning, modeling of business capabilities, using standard frameworks that ship out of the box such as TOGAF, and integration with SharePoint. Less appropriate scenarios would be detailed data modeling and using the tool expecting to get model drive code execution.
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Planview
Planview Portfolios allows the ability to establish strategic goals, set financial targets, and then associate work so that business areas can easily see current forecasts compared to baselines. Lower-level resource management is handled nicely within Portfolios, allowing Resource Managers to pivot the assignment data quickly to do a variety of analyses. There is room for improvement in the ease of connecting Ideation to Delivery. Companion tools are available but it does not flow smoothly between applications. I would rather have Ideation embedded within Portfolios so that projects can be created/aligned more easily.
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Pros
Avolution
  • Modelling the Enterprise through the creation of catalogues and matrices of Enterprise information
  • Creation of views to supports strategy execution and decision making
  • Central storage of Enterprise information
  • Management of a agreed meta model
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Planview
  • Capture potential opportunities using the Requests Module and analyze and rank these opportunities via lifecycles and promote (dispatch) approved opportunities into Projects. Information captured during the request process automatically get transferred to projects.
  • Robust schedule management; time reporting; resource management and financial planning and management
  • Risk and Issue management controlled via robust lifecycles.
  • Extensive reporting capabilities via SSRS and Power BI Dashboards and delivered to users via tiles in Project and Portfolio views.
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Cons
Avolution
  • More standard connectors for integration with other modeling tools could be beneficial for companies having legacy tools/fragmented toolsets.
  • Better automated diagramming features would be useful.
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Planview
  • this is the area I can see Planview Portfolios is very much lagging behind. If you see Atlassian, they are having a robust API information and using that we can securely access the necessary information based on the role. I think a similar kind of approach need to done in Planview Portfolios as well.
  • User Information and Resource information is separate. Expecting that, during the User creation, when a resource is linked, automatically all the basic fields should be populated with the values, also if a person is having an User account there is no way for that person to know that what User role that he/she is having. Also none of the reports covering that details.
  • Automation - It's mentioned using the UiPath some of the Automation has been done in the User creation but don't find any necessary document for better understanding.
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Likelihood to Renew
Avolution
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Planview
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.
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Usability
Avolution
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Planview
There is a learning curve that needs to be overcome for new and occasional users. Need to clearly training users on how to filter the data with "Portfolio's"
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Reliability and Availability
Avolution
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Planview
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 Rating
Avolution
Highly knowledgable team and fast response times
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Planview
Going through proper channels of support is fine for minor to moderate issues. However, lately the critical issues that arise have been frequent and the standard support cases do not always seem to relay just how critical these issues are and we have to utilize our customer rep to help escalate. Fortunate to have that escalation method.
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Implementation Rating
Avolution
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Planview
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
Avolution
- Microsoft tools are manual and data is not centralized
- ARIS is not as flexible as Avolution
- LeanIX is close, but lacks business content/accelerators that Avolution provides
- LeanIX is in the cloud and multi-user
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Planview
Odoo, like this platform, has allowed us to efficiently organize our projects so that they can be prioritized by importance, to know which is the most urgent, in addition, it has also allowed us to assign work in an organized way among our collaborators, and their reports have allowed us to improve.
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Professional Services
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Planview
some resources were great, but too much on their plates to be available
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Return on Investment
Avolution
  • Positive - time to value for EA activities
  • Positive - robust decision making
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Planview
  • The positive impact is the ability to manage our projects enterprise wide.
  • Managing and reporting on projects and programs via portfolios makes it easy to identify troubled projects/programs that need immediate attention.
  • The negative is that pushing too much change too quickly is hard for us. We need to get our users focused on the basics of PM before we can adopt everything else. We need to introduce change to different companies based on their maturity level. Too much change too quickly is not always beneficial. We need to focus on core competencies.
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ScreenShots

Planview Portfolios Screenshots

Screenshot of Plan and balance capacity to focus the right resources on the right work for successful delivery on the most important programs, applications, products and projects.Screenshot of Demonstrate how much it costs to deliver capabilities to the business - by application and by user - to support strategic initiatives.Screenshot of New integrated views improve balancing project schedule and resource availability.Screenshot of Make data-driven decisions with comprehensive analytics and reporting. Get insights into portfolio performance, enable continuous planning.Screenshot of Improve decision making with analytics and reporting.Screenshot of Roadmap a strategy for products, services and applications. Strategic roadmaps define timeframes, milestones, and releases across portfolios for outcomes that span organizations.