Bubble PPM vs. Planview Portfolios

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bubble PPM
Score 6.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Bubble PPM is a cloud-based Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) software solution from Bubble®. Founded in 1999, the company serves clients globally via offices in London, Cambridge, and Vancouver. Its cloud-based solutions help customers improve the planning, governance, and delivery of Innovation, New Product Development, Engineering, IT, and other initiatives. Their software supports Portfolio Planning, ongoing Project and Portfolio Management, and Resource management.…N/A
Planview Portfolios
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Planview Portfolios is an end-to-end project portfolio management and enterprise architecture management tool. It includes two components: Portfolio and Resource Management and Capability and Technology Management. The platform is available as a cloud-based or on-premise service.N/A
Pricing
Bubble PPMPlanview Portfolios
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
Bubble PPMPlanview Portfolios
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsElement 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.
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Bubble PPMPlanview Portfolios
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(15 ratings)
8.7
(98 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.2
(15 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.7
(6 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.9
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Bubble PPMPlanview Portfolios
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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Planview
Portfolios are very well suited to managing large projects or portfolios and have the reporting to support those efforts. They have a lot of functionality, but sometimes, having too much functionality makes it confusing for new users. I am looking forward to Planview to see if that will help reduce the confusion our users are experiencing.
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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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Planview
  • Capture potential opportunities using the Requests Module and analyze and rank these opportunities via lifecycles and promote (dispatch) approved opportunities into Projects. Information captured during the request process automatically get transferred to projects.
  • Robust schedule management; time reporting; resource management and financial planning and management
  • Risk and Issue management controlled via robust lifecycles.
  • Extensive reporting capabilities via SSRS and Power BI Dashboards and delivered to users via tiles in Project and Portfolio views.
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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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Planview
  • this is the area I can see Planview Portfolios is very much lagging behind. If you see Atlassian, they are having a robust API information and using that we can securely access the necessary information based on the role. I think a similar kind of approach need to done in Planview Portfolios as well.
  • User Information and Resource information is separate. Expecting that, during the User creation, when a resource is linked, automatically all the basic fields should be populated with the values, also if a person is having an User account there is no way for that person to know that what User role that he/she is having. Also none of the reports covering that details.
  • Automation - It's mentioned using the UiPath some of the Automation has been done in the User creation but don't find any necessary document for better understanding.
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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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Planview
We have been a Planview customer since 1999 and have seen it grow and mature as a tool. We have looked at other tools and have found that PV continues to meet our needs and is easy for our resources to use. They work to stay up on the project management industry and the direction it is going, keep on on current technology so that we can work more effectively, provide excellent customer support and have great pricing for what they offer. We can purchase only the modules we need versus buying a tool where we would only use a portion of the functionality.
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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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Planview
There is a learning curve that needs to be overcome for new and occasional users. Need to clearly training users on how to filter the data with "Portfolio's"
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Reliability and Availability
Bubble Software
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Planview
We are long time Planview users and its availability is only limited to our internal SLAs for nightly backups. I have never experienced any unexpected or prolonged software downtime from Planview itself.
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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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Planview
Going through proper channels of support is fine for minor to moderate issues. However, lately the critical issues that arise have been frequent and the standard support cases do not always seem to relay just how critical these issues are and we have to utilize our customer rep to help escalate. Fortunate to have that escalation method.
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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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Planview
Always have a pre-implementation meeting or conference call with Planview to ensure all are on the same page, disclosure of all and any customization (including reports) and plan for support after implementation of a specified amount of time with the assigned implementation resource. And document everything
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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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Planview
Odoo, like this platform, has allowed us to efficiently organize our projects so that they can be prioritized by importance, to know which is the most urgent, in addition, it has also allowed us to assign work in an organized way among our collaborators, and their reports have allowed us to improve.
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Professional Services
Bubble Software
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Planview
some resources were great, but too much on their plates to be available
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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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Planview
  • It has improved Resource Management. We now consistently represent resource available-to-promise against operational commitments, other projects, q-end commitments, vacations, etc.
  • It has improved our quality of forecasting. We now model project changes and future requests against available time and resources ("what-if" scenarios).
  • It has improved our strategic focus. We now manage our projects from a program/portfolio point of view to ensure we are resourcing company strategic initiatives.
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ScreenShots

Bubble PPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of Portfolio Management Dashboards (Fully Configurable)Screenshot of Example of Project Management Dashboards (Fully Configurable)Screenshot of Real-time metrics and automated project reporting saves users an average of one day per week. Editable dashboard tiles display project status indicators, tabulated data, and summary overviews, as well as metric ratios, KPIs, and calculated metrics. The easy-to-use reporting module makes it possible to quickly share summaries for any number of selected projects and automation tools can facilitate the generation of reports that need to be shared at fixed intervals. And because the very latest information is always available, senior management can obtain a presentation-ready report at any time (without adding to the workload of your team)Screenshot of Projects rarely exist in complete isolation. Our program and project management tools allow portfolio managers to manage many processes or projects in tandem. Track delivery according to priorities, dependencies, or other drivers. The ability to create and link parent and child projects provides an oversight of all project activity while, at the same time, focusing on higher-level program goals. Line extensions, annual updates, or other Projects can be duplicated in whole or in part and required elements are copied across, saving valuable time and effort. Process measurement tools allow you to spot, analyze, and continuously refine process blockers and bottlenecks.Screenshot of The software is designed to reflect the way your organization already works. Any number of project management processes can be added to the system and automated, meaning it's easy to accommodate all of your projects and all of your project types (e.g. New Product Development (NPD), Innovation, Reserach, IT, Project Management Office (PMO) projects).Screenshot of Get organization wide, department, team, or person views, of resource allocation and total capacity. Assign time to projects by hours, days, percentage, etc. View assigned and required resources together or separately. Bring up assignment summaries to see precisely who’s working on what, where the pressure points are, when there’s a risk of becoming overloaded. See where resource gaps could be filled by assigning underutilized capacity from elsewhere. Support long-term business planning with automatic charts that graphically flag where your total available resources are overtaken by the number of projects required.

Planview Portfolios Screenshots

Screenshot of Plan and balance capacity to focus the right resources on the right work for successful delivery on the most important programs, applications, products and projects.Screenshot of Demonstrate how much it costs to deliver capabilities to the business - by application and by user - to support strategic initiatives.Screenshot of New integrated views improve balancing project schedule and resource availability.Screenshot of Make data-driven decisions with comprehensive analytics and reporting. Get insights into portfolio performance, enable continuous planning.Screenshot of Improve decision making with analytics and reporting.Screenshot of Roadmap a strategy for products, services and applications. Strategic roadmaps define timeframes, milestones, and releases across portfolios for outcomes that span organizations.