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Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble Innovator

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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Wrike

I think for software development, Wrike isn't the best tool... I would almost always choose JIRA. I feel like JIRA fails for most other use cases though. I've used quite a few tools - Basecamp, Trello on the lite end (too feature starved for what we need it for), JIRA on the heavy end. Asana and Wrike were the best fit, but I really didn't like Asana's limited interface, and their collaboration abilities were not up to par with Wrike. I also feel like Wrike will scale with our organization, and Asana is something we'd likely outgrow. At a previous org, I customized JIRA pretty hard for more project management oriented tasks, and it worked really well, it just took a LOT out of the gate to get it going, and was super difficult for some of our users to get a handle on.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.0
Task Management
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
9.1
Resource Management
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
7.6
Gantt Charts
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.2
Scheduling
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.5
Workflow Automation
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.0
Team Collaboration
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
9.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
7.7
Document Management
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
7.6
Email integration
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
7.8
Mobile Access
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
7.9
Timesheet Tracking
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
7.4
Change request and Case Management
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
7.8
Budget and Expense Management
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
6.8

Professional Services Automation

Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.2
Quotes/estimates
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.2
Invoicing
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
7.3
Project & financial reporting
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.5
Integration with accounting software
Bubble Innovator
Wrike
8.7

Pros

  • 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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  • Wrike offers custom fields including data accumulation for every project/group, so you can track any kind of project in any business.
  • You can use Wrike together with clients or partners by inviting them with different user rights.
  • You can manage different accounts for e.g. different companies you work for with only one login. For example you can manage an enterprise account for your company, and a simple account for your private projects without either parties notice/each other if you don't want to.
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Cons

  • 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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  • The Gantt charting needs some work.
  • The lists of what tasks are assigned to you can get long and daunting because it shows up in this list no matter how far out it is scheduled.
  • The update emails don't have enough information to always know which task the update is related to. To fix this you have to put the name of the parent task in the subtasks.
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Likelihood to Renew

Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 3 answers
It has become a fundamental and popular tool in our business, we would be lost without it
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Wrike7.2
Based on 32 answers
I would be 100% likely to renew Wrike due to everything I mentioned, but also because Wrike is constantly improving. With new features being introduced what seems like weekly, and improvements to the UI happening all the time, Wrike is a platform that I feel will exceed my expectations for the coming years. This is a company that wants to exceed their customers expectations, and they are constantly showing it by really listening to the customers that use their software.
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Usability

Bubble Innovator8.2
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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Wrike7.9
Based on 8 answers
New users typically have a learning curve before they can fully utilize Wrike. Because it has so much functionality, naturally it takes time to learn.
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Reliability and Availability

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No answers yet
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Wrike9.0
Based on 8 answers
Over two years of (almost) daily usage without outages. Don't remember any errors. I give it 9 only because some Wrike plugins (for online document edit) are based on NPAPI architecture. These types of plugins are being phased out in new browsers, and NPAPI plugins are disabled by default in recent versions of Chrome so you have to do some browser adjustments when you switch browsers or move to another computer.
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Support

Bubble Innovator9.1
Based on 2 answers
I've mentioned it already in this review, but this is really a strength of Bubble Innovator. The team is highly engaged in helping solve challenges to make their customer's lives easier.
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Wrike7.2
Based on 3 answers
E-mail ticket support. Not very fast, took an average 16-24 hrs to get a response (some time-zone issues, maybe) . Although Wrike is a SaaS, they also built some desktop tools for Outlook integration (plugin) and at the beginning we had a lot of trouble with it. Finally (after more than a month and a dozen e-mails) there was a release without the bugs that we discovered and then everithing turned in the right direction
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Online Training

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No answers yet
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Wrike8.9
Based on 2 answers
Wrike does a great job of provide a breadth of videos for learning their program. This includes a 'getting started' sett of videos along with a collection of more in depth videos to assist more experienced users. Combined with their excellent chat support learning wrike is easy and it includes easy access to best practices.
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Implementation

Bubble Innovator8.1
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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Wrike8.5
Based on 6 answers
Stick with it and resist the temptation to slack in your use of project management software.
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Alternatives Considered

Agile PPM is modules-based on the agile spec system. It is more task-based, whereas Bubble Innovator is outcome-based. As a business, we needed something very simple to slowly get the teams used to using this type of software and also allowing for empowerment as opposed to hand-holding of team members.Innovator is also very easy to use and understand, unlike Agile. With the Bubble Innovator team, we were able to configure the system to how we wanted it, plus have great support all the way through the process and even now that we are live, including when we wanted to change things! Our relationship with the Bubble team was also why we chose it.
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We have used Microsoft tasks solution, as well as a few others that I cannot remember the name of at the moment.
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Return on Investment

  • Don't have numbers for this section, unfortunately.
  • Bubble Innovator have given our global company a web based tool that allows teams across remote locations to modify and review updates in real time.
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  • I believe that as far as project management goes for our various productions, it has been a great ROI.
  • The issues with it being more than we need may be perceived as a negative impact on ROI, as we are not able to fully utilize it, and it can be a disservice to some staff. For project management though, especially at an organization using it solely for those purposes, it is great.
  • The document management, and communication does not add much to the ROI as it tends to muck things up more with different versions. The functionality is not very good for the editing/comment sections of the document portion.
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Pricing Details

Bubble Innovator

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Bubble Innovator Editions & Modules
Bubble Innovator
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Wrike

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Wrike Editions & Modules
Wrike
Edition
Wrike Free
$0
Wrike Professional
$492
Wrike Enterprise
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2. per 5 users/month
Additional Pricing Details
Every premium plan begins with a 15-day trial period to make sure Wrike is right for you.