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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM is well suited for anyone who manages product related projects, especially new product development. As we've matured in our implementation of the system we found that it is great for managing all projects, but the specific strength is product development to launch.Bubble PPM would not be as appropriate for use as a CRM tool, as the references to people are best suited to users within the organization
Matt Quist | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

For Project Management, Micro Focus PPM includes all most every feature you need. You can manage your projects using work plans, project health, resource assignments, actuals, and costs. Additionally, you can get required approvals with workflows like sponsor approval or CR approvals. However, at project costing we need to make customizations due to lack of several outsource costs on it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Bubble PPM

  • I already mentioned the simple user interface for data upload, and the equally intuitive customized reporting. Leadership and "supporting" functions for product development get tremendous value from this because they don't need to hunt down answers anymore. Everything from pipeline planning to operational planning can be built on the same foundation of objective data, rather than many different sources interpreted through many different lenses.
  • But the greatest value I think Bubble Innovator delivers is not really the product itself. It's the sense of partnership and responsiveness from the Bubble Innovation team. The Bubble Innovation team becomes a part of your team. They are valued consultants with helpful input on best practices for stage gate management, portfolio analytics, and report visualization. I have continually been impressed with the responsiveness and effort that their team brings to the table. When we have challenges and need to customize our data or analytics or reporting, they are right there beside us, finding the best solution, sharing prototypes in a test environment, and implementing as fast as possible.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

  • Easy to manage tasks among project's stakeholders
  • Satifying resource management capabilities
  • Complete dashboard (fully customizable screens and integrations)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bubble PPM

  • 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.
Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

  • The workflow engine is perfect, but there is room for improvement. The Workflow engine script language is not capable enough. For example, if you want to call an RPC (Remote Call Procedure) you have to do it in a tricky way.
  • Each rose has a thorn. In the Workflow engine, you can configure each field's visibility and obligation state in a form depend on the status of workflow steps. Even if your approval step has passed you can still see and edit fields in the form and can save your changes.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The business has been extremely satisfied with Bubble Innovator and is in support of rolling this tool out to our other businesses within the overall franchise.
Douglas Raymond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have many business processes using it along with our project management staff.
Fonda Logston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 8.2
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.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
GUI needs to be enhanced for today's technical and agile development requirements. It is very cumbersome and out-dated (at some pages)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Outstanding response times, and solutions to issues requiring support are quickly implemented. For bigger issues or longer term developments, Bubble happily takes the time to meet in person and discuss requirements to drive detailed solutions.
Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) 8.0
Based on 6 answers
We have a Change Management Team for internal support of Micro Focus PPM. So, they give close and quick support to our problems. They contact product support when it is necessary. They regularly upgrade the product. Generally, I can say that there is a good support for this product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 8.1
Based on 6 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.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) 7.0
Based on 4 answers
Have your methodology defined prior to the vendor coming on board to start any configuration changes.
Fonda Logston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bubble PPM

When evaluating Bubble Innovator against the competition, we felt that Bubble Innovator gave us the flexibility that we were looking for. Other solutions tended to have some hardwired functionality. Bubble Innovator was a great fit for managing our projects and was efficient to deploy, especially within our existing business processes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

  • Easy to use, graphical workflow design.
  • Easy to use portfolio and program screens.
  • Easy to use system side.
  • The philosophy behind the system.
  • Simple and user-friendly timesheet.
  • Customizable dashboards with SQL.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bubble PPM

  • Increased efficiency at several levels - Proejct Teams/Project Managers/Portfolio Decsision Makers
  • Driven consistency of process and reporting across a complex global organization
  • Greater visibility of NPD pipeline has led to improved cross functional alignment on priorites
  • Improved portfolio decision making capability
Neville Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

  • More Streamlined
  • Leadership is very informed now
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bubble PPM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

General

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

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