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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Bubble PPM is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Bubble PPM

91%
15 Ratings
10.0

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

100%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Bubble PPM

91%
3 Ratings
10.0

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.2

Bubble PPM

82%
1 Rating
7.0

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Bubble PPM

91%
4 Ratings
8.0

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

80%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.1

Bubble PPM

81%
6 Ratings
7.0

Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

70%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble Software

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
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Micro Focus

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.
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Pros

Bubble Software

  • 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.
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Micro Focus

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

Bubble Software

  • 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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Micro Focus

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Bubble PPM

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Bubble PPM editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required

    Additional Details

    Element 1: One-time fixed SaaS set-up fee One-time investment based on required configuration and deployment. Element 2: Monthly license fee Calculated on #users (per user type). Variable - According to required users/types.

    Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Micro Focus Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Bubble Software

      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.
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      Micro Focus

      We have many business processes using it along with our project management staff.
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      Usability

      Bubble Software

      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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      Micro Focus

      GUI needs to be enhanced for today's technical and agile development requirements. It is very cumbersome and out-dated (at some pages)
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      Support Rating

      Bubble Software

      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.
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      Micro Focus

      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.
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      Implementation Rating

      Bubble Software

      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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      Micro Focus

      Have your methodology defined prior to the vendor coming on board to start any configuration changes.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Bubble Software

      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.
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      Micro Focus

      • 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.
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      Return on Investment

      Bubble Software

      • 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
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      Micro Focus

      • More Streamlined
      • Leadership is very informed now
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