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Score 5.2 out of 100
80 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

CA PPM is especially good for Agile Framework users from big companies because big companies cannot use only PMI based Project Management frameworks, but also have to use an appropriate project Agile frameworks (like Scrum, Kamban). So you have to use both of them on the appropriate projects. In this case if you don't use one tool for both frameworks you could get stuck for doing resource management. CA PPM is solving this problem perfectly.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clarizen One

Clarizen got the job done with time tracking and expense reports, but it didn't do enough to make our organization continue using it. We ended up switching because the key stakeholders (resource management) were unhappy with its offerings. This might be a good fit for smaller organizations that require less feature and capabilities. Instead, our company switched to OpenAir, which has more robust time tracking, expense reports, and PTO accrual and monitoring programs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.9
Task Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.4
Resource Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.9
Gantt Charts
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.2
Scheduling
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.7
Workflow Automation
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
6.8
Team Collaboration
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.0
Document Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.9
Email integration
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.0
Mobile Access
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.9
Timesheet Tracking
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.0
Change request and Case Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.6

Professional Services Automation

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.8
Project & financial reporting
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.0

Pros

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • CA PPM is for all types of employees with busy schedules or who can not work in the office at a certain time.
  • Supports Scrum, Kanban and other Agile Frameworks. It's very important for a PPM tool because Agile Transformation is the Top Trend. Every PPM tool has to work with both frameworks.
  • CA Clarity's analysis functions are impressive, and give the best clean graphic representations depend on your data. The software, overall, is very feature-rich.
  • Allows you to provide the right amount of detail within the stories and acceptance criteria. From tasks to stories, stories to features, and so on.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clarizen One

  • Highly customizable, can develop organization specific workflows, modules, etc.
  • Interface (in most instances) is easy to use. Timesheets, project details, and report modules are fairly easy to navigate and understand.
  • Good comms tools like discussions, group pages, automatic reminders and notifications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • The best side is also the bad side: It requires too much effort to link stories to features, it's too hard to see the details and requires too much effort to do that.
  • Because it is feature-rich tool learning the tool took a while, so that training must do so as well.
  • The features are all a little bit hidden. It would be better to improve the UI with UX.
  • License cost is quite high as compared with other tools like JIRA.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clarizen One

  • Export: I'm not wild about the export options. We created a custom project plan formatter to turn the ugly export in CSV to a customer facing color coded PDF. It's not super easy to give your customers something pretty to look at (although they do offer PPTs)
  • Gantt Charts: All I want in life is a nice little high level set of milestones to pop into a slide I'm showing to a steering committee. It's just not something the system does. I've just had to screen shot a hard to read gantt from the system or recreate in PPT or Visio. No fun
  • Speed: I am not sure what's going on here but Clarizen can be pretty slow to update small changes to project plans. It's rough when you have a laundry list of changes to make but the system is waiting
Sarah Meerschaert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 7.5
Based on 27 answers
I give my renewal of this product a 9. It's only because we never know what product may come out next and how other factors in our office political environment may cause impact upon this. If I always had my way, this is what we'd settle on as our de facto project management system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 7.3
Based on 5 answers
It is easy to configure, intuitive. The customization process is in some ways better than Salesforce.com. It has a great UI. It does however depend on how it's implemented.

The design of it is generally fine, however the ability to data upload people from a spreadsheet is an obvious miss.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Sometimes it is slow when everyone is entering their time on Fridays or Mondays but other than that we rarely see downtime and maintenance notifications are well in advance.
Shel Hankley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
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Clarizen One

Clarizen One 9.1
Based on 10 answers
Reports: Quick to Reasonable

Most Ancillary Pages: Quick to Reasonable
(By "ancillary" I mean lesser used/master data maintenance pages - e.g. People, Customers, Individual Tasks, Milestones, etc.)

Work Plan (with 100 sub items): Reasonable to Slow
Jason Beamer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.0
Based on 12 answers
It's a good experience overall. Clarizen was useful when needed. It's mostly needed for advice on how to do more sophisticated actions or how to change something that was set up administratively. It's seldom used otherwise. The product consistently works, the documentation is acceptable, and the generally intuitive product is easy enough for most staff to pick up without much issue.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 2 answers
• We worked with a Project Manager on their side. He was very good about developing a project plan to hit our goal. I think we had weekly or twice weekly calls – very steady cadence over 3 month period.
• Their PM skills were great – kept us on task. For the last week, they sent 2 people on site and they did training for power users. After that a couple of them revisited here
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
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Clarizen One

Clarizen One 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Our trainer, Alex, is exceptional and knows the product really well. I swear he must have wrote the product himself! His manner with training is very easy going, gives you homework that is applicable to what you need to learn and stages it correctly for you. It was a pleasure to be trained by him.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

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Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 8 answers
I performed the implementation with our Clarizen provide trainer, who knew the product 100% and it went quickly and without a problem. It was a pleasurable process without the problems other software implementation often encounter. Kudos to the Clarizen team for making this a worry free process for their clients because it is worry free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • Agile framework support is the best attribute for CA PPM.
  • Integrating capability within your whole back office (HR, Finance, P2P, ...)
  • Story linking capability is a distinctive feature in our purchase of this product.
  • It is so customizable inside the CA PPM where you can set up all types of filters. This is the best part of Clarity for me.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clarizen One

There were several others I reviewed that I can no longer remember but none of them compared to Clarizen when it came to flexibility. Many factors sold us on Clarizen but most importantly it was that Clarizen was capable of wrapping itself around our existing processes instead of us changing to to meet the software tool. With that said, we are now looking at changing some of our processes due to the fact that Clarizen is such a powerful tool!
Sean Woods, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • CA PPM made us transparent. We used the charts and graphs to show executives our progress for every iteration. There was no need to progress meetings so everything visible.
  • We have gained the ability to link stories with tasks. In this way we were not in need of extra effort for linking them in Excel or asking over and over again for developers and stories development.
  • Single source of truth on the overall project portfolio and program. Clear insights in demand and capacity for all business departments and espacially for internal IT. There was no more need to argue on demand, capacity, priority and devlopment of projects.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Clarizen One

  • Great customer feedback related to real-time availabilty of project status. We could tailor gant charts to various customers within an organization fairly quickly.
  • Seeing real-time breakdown of costs and time for projects was great. The main page with summary charts was a great way to get information at a glance.
  • Clarizen use definitely helped us stream-line project planning and assisted with identifying bottlenecks.
  • We run many projects in parallel with similar timepoints (pre-, interim-, and post-). The software was pretty straight forward, permitting us to create one project outline then dupiclating it (as a template) for a number of others.
Carlos Chang | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

Pricing Details

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

General

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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Clarizen One

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Clarizen One Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise Edition$451
Unlimited Edition$601
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
10.0
Clarizen One
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.5

Usability

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
7.3

Reliability and Availability

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.2

Performance

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
9.1

Support Rating

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.0

In-Person Training

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.2

Online Training

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
5.4

Implementation Rating

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Clarizen One
8.2

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