Bluescape vs. WorkOtter PPM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bluescape
Score 5.8 out of 10
N/A
Bluescape is a cloud-based, software as a service company based in Silicon Valley, CA, that provides a digital whiteboard of the same name.
$10
per month
WorkOtter PPM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
WorkOtter is presented by the vendor as a simple, flexible, and scalable project portfolio management (PPM) solution for IT, Engineering, and Professional Service PMOs. The software manages the lifecycle of work from ideas through project planning, control, lessons learned, and close. Projects can then be rolled up to Programs (multi project efforts) or Portfolios (Roadmaps with What If Scenarios). All features were designed to support Project Teams with simplicity and usability in mind.…
$10
per user per month
Pricing
BluescapeWorkOtter PPM
Editions & Modules
Team
$10
per user, per month (10-50 licenses)
Business
$20
per user, per month (10+ licenses)
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
10+ licenses
Time/Status
$10
per user per month
Team
$20
per user, per month
Manager
$35
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BluescapeWorkOtter PPM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsTime/Status Tier is BEST FOR: Contractors, Consultants, Limited Team Members FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE:Timesheets, Adjust Estimate To Complete, Create Notes for PM and Team Members Team Tier is BEST FOR: Customers, Suppliers, Contractors, Consultants, Team Members FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TIME/STATUS PLUS: My Home Dashboards, Support Log Updates, Issue Updates, Changes, Timesheet & Expenses, Risks, Action Items Limited, Reporting, E-Mail Updates, Chat & Collaboration Manager Tier is BEST FOR: Project Managers, Program Managers, Executives, PMO Department Managers, Administrators FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TEAM PLUS: Project Management, Microsoft Project -Way Sync, Dashboard Reporting, Program Management, Resource Management, Portfolio Management, Workflow Management, Estimating and Templates
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Features
BluescapeWorkOtter PPM
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Bluescape
-
Ratings
WorkOtter PPM
9.9
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BluescapeWorkOtter PPM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(5 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BluescapeWorkOtter PPM
Likelihood to Recommend
Bluescape
This digital version of a pin-up space is absolutely an improvement to my workflow. The input is so robust. What you do with it is where the magic happens. This program is best suited for team collaboration. It helps to discuss how/where the team will contribute information to it--whether that is discussing the templates or a plan of action. Otherwise, the workspace can tend to get messy. I like the idea of having a presentation mode, where some of the markups could be hidden. The idea of a working session with consultants or clients sounds appealing, but at the same time, there is a desire for a cleaned up, clear shareout.
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WorkOtter
I know it works well for IT but not sure how it would work for construction. I think construction has a different set of needs.
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Pros
Bluescape
  • Allows for a high volume of images and sketches to be put into the canvas
  • Lets you drop in text, freehand sketching, and shapes quick and easy
  • Can connect images and texts together using connectors, which can be customized
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WorkOtter
  • Users find it easy to use which is important if you have a large number of users who don't have time for a lot of training or when new hires come on-board.
  • WorkOtter has a lot of advanced features that we don't use but when we do need one, it is nice to know the feature is waiting for us. We have used several of these features for special projects.
  • It does a good job with resource management.
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Cons
Bluescape
  • You can use Zoom with Bluescape but it requires solid bandwidth and memory by users.
  • A breadcrumb trail would be nice to watch students performance.
  • I would like individual user analytics for each of my students to see where they’ve been and what contributions each has made.
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WorkOtter
  • Nothing significant. Maybe could be faster at times but I'm not sure if that is our own internet connection.
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Alternatives Considered
Bluescape
We have Workware installed on different computers in our office that were supposed to be great for presentation but we had issues after a user connected their laptop then they no longer had access to our server. If they had files they needed for the presentation they had to save them to their desktop to make sure they were accessible.
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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Bluescape
  • Especially in a remote work environment, Bluescape helps us continue collaborating without missing a beat
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WorkOtter
  • I think it has really helped us make sure we are using resources effectively but I think it is hard to prove. Although we don't have hard ROI numbers, I believe the general feeling is that you really need a good PPM tool or will waste a lot of time and money.
  • It helps with communication since we have a standard process.
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ScreenShots

Bluescape Screenshots

Screenshot of Bluescape Collaborative Workspace

WorkOtter PPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard viewScreenshot of WorkOtter MyWork viewScreenshot of Dashboard OverviewScreenshot of Resource Usage for People, Tasks, Time, BudgetScreenshot of Over/Under resource allocation viewScreenshot of Project Management Workflow - Customizable