Axero vs. Planview ProjectPlace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axero
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Axero's Communifire is an Enterprise Social and Collaboration platform. Used internally, it connects employees, key customers and partners to pursue shared goals. Used to build an online community, it puts the emphasis on working together, not just meeting socially. The platform, designed to encourage the spread and expansion of ideas is suited for organizations that want their community to not only get connected but also feel they are getting things done.
$49
per month
Planview ProjectPlace
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Projectplace is a collaborative work management solution. The vendor says the product is built with teams of all sizes and complexity in mind, from virtual teams of five to entire global enterprises with tens of thousands of active users. It is also designed to incorporate waterfall and agile workflows.
$29
per seat
Pricing
AxeroPlanview ProjectPlace
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Projectplace Enterprise
$29.00
per seat
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AxeroPlanview ProjectPlace
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAxero tailors your investment to meet your unique needs. Custom pricing and volume discounting available. Contact Axero for details.
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Features
AxeroPlanview ProjectPlace
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Axero
-
Ratings
Planview ProjectPlace
7.1
200 Ratings
6% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings7.6193 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings4.7160 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings5.7173 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings5.6171 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.1195 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.0153 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.0143 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.0186 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings6.7166 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.1150 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.8132 Ratings
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User Ratings
AxeroPlanview ProjectPlace
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
7.1
(200 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.5
(9 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.4
(77 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(75 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AxeroPlanview ProjectPlace
Likelihood to Recommend
Axero Solutions
Specific scenarios where Communifire would be well suited to an organisation, would be companies that are people focused and committed to frequent and open communication channels from both the top-down and bottom-up. It also would suit organizations that are committed to providing the staff opportunities to collaborate, share and actively contribute to company initiatives and planning. If these aren't elements of your organization's culture, the system would still work for you or those companies who just want to push information out and have an effective intranet. Communifire would cater to these scenarios just as well and is more than capable of providing that type of simple solution.
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Planview
ProjectPlace has formats that ensure every project is handled in a friendly manner and that results attained are optimal. Besides, ProjectPlace has an excellent time locating system, where every action is well planned and resources channeled to meet the needs. Further, ProjectPlace has the conventional way of demand planning by learning the market.
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Pros
Axero Solutions
  • Communifire allows people to connect easily through instant chat and messaging. It works similarly to other social media platforms like Facebook so its not hard to learn.
  • Communifire makes it easy to share news and events with our community and the presentation of this information looks very professional.
  • I found Communifire quite easy to configure to our individual needs. There were a lot of options to turn things on or off. This was important to us because in some areas of our community we wanted to allow our contractors many features and in other areas we wanted to really limit what was on offer.
  • We had a big list of things we needed a platform to do. Communifire ticked all the boxes.
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Planview
  • Easy of use. Modules are well define.
  • Navigation: Users can use the tool's search functionality to find what they are looking for easily. The home page is configurable to the users' needs.
  • The knowledge center is a key function to understand the tool capabilities.
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Cons
Axero Solutions
  • Some UX issues that could be improved
  • Some architecture decisions don't make complete sense to me (though that's just one man's opinion)
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Planview
  • Under the time tracking, it would be nice to have a set template that would load each week and not have to click a button to load the previous week's template.
  • Somehow making it more intuitive.
  • Having to add in each service line and each detail that I cover for every service line each week is a bit ridiculous.
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Likelihood to Renew
Axero Solutions
Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
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Planview
We're committed now & have >50 users on Projectplace. All our projects are now tracked in the tool. We this investment of time & training, the cost of maintaining Projectplace is relatively low for the benefit. So we will renew, even if there are some idiosyncrasies in the tool & there are opportunities for improvement.
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Usability
Axero Solutions
This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it. You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research. Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want. The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
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Planview
Planview ProjectPlace is consistent in delivering the promised performance, which is a functional part that brings clarity. Further, Planview ProjectPlace increases the value of every transaction, where recording and documentation are well enhanced to bring a concrete way of business coordination. Finally, Planview ProjectPlace has an orderly way of bringing substantial communications.
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Reliability and Availability
Axero Solutions
Never any problems. Quite impressed
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Planview
No downtime-issues since the implementation. It has been very stable
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Performance
Axero Solutions
Works in real time.
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Planview
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Axero Solutions
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
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Planview
Planview ProjectPlace is quite complex, but it demands better engagement with various stakeholders to initiate a useful work environment. There are credible ways of establishing more live engagement, from direct chats and audio engagements. More so, Planview ProjectPlace is more formal, and this limits some users from outlining their demands or desires in matters of program performance.
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Implementation Rating
Axero Solutions
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
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Planview
create an extensive change management process to help folks embrace the change
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Alternatives Considered
Axero Solutions
We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
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Planview
It offers a simpler alternative that's easier to manage by the less tech-savvy people. I also think that Planview Projectplace has managed to keep the product updated compared to other project management tools. Miro is perhaps the one that comes to mind, but while evaluating, we saw fewer issues with Planview Projectplace. Overall, the decision came down to the project manager, that had previous experience and recommended the product. For me, using a product from a smaller company is better because I know that there will be a focus on improving it, unlike, for example, Microsoft products that can be discontinued at any moment.
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Scalability
Axero Solutions
No answers on this topic
Planview
It is a bit more difficult to fluently use in large scale implementations
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Return on Investment
Axero Solutions
  • We are still building out features of the platform but with implemention of paid features by members, we will be able to cover our operating cost of the platform.
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Planview
  • [We have the] ability to support remote work through projects that scale across multiple groups
  • We have large-scale quarterly projects, so the ability to save and duplicate project templates are helpful for us to keep track of tasks down to the specific card
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ScreenShots

Axero Screenshots

Screenshot of Mobile intranetScreenshot of Knowledge managementScreenshot of Recognition

Planview ProjectPlace Screenshots

Screenshot of Collaborative Workstream: Streamlined interaction between activities, boards and cards. Plan and follow up in the Gantt while your team enjoys executing and collaborating for optimum productivity on the Kanban boards.Screenshot of Document Management: Ensure changes to documents are visible in real-time. Version control ensures that team members see the latest document versions with access to document history.Screenshot of Gantt Charts: Plan and visualize every step of your work and projects with Projectplace Gantt Charts. Track progress to make sure you'll meet your deadlines and know when things are not happening on time.Screenshot of Kanban Boards: Enable your team to execute and collaborate for optimum productivity on Kanban Boards. Get activity notifications, messaging and visualize progress of day-to-day tasks.Screenshot of Workload View: Visualize the workload of members in all workspaces to determine whether a team member is overloaded with work, or has room to do more.Screenshot of Workspace Overview: Get an overview of all your work and tasks that have been assigned to you across all workspaces. Add personal tasks that only you can see to get a complete picture of what's on your plate.