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Likelihood to Recommend

Bubble PPM

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.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Innotas is able to handle a mid-size organization extremely well, but due to its poor searching features, I can see potential problems for extremely large organizations. So a key question to ask would be what is the size of your organization? A lot of tasks are also non-automated (such as dashboard refreshing and filter time updates), so the organization should also be willing to have a decent number of employees who will maintain the system.

Also, depending on the budget or expertise of the organization's employees, an organization may want to consider a newer or more advanced database software. Despite Innotas doing what is required of it reasonably effectively, it is likely better options exist.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Bubble PPM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

  • Gives insight to the breadth of your project portfolio. When everybody has their wishlist of what they want done, Innotas shows what is being achieved, and by whom. That is crucial data for management.
  • Exposes resource over-utilization. When a developer is committed to more than one project, it drags down both. Every additional project reduces a developer's productivity.
  • Provides visibility to the project timelines. Management doesn't just want their wishlist completed, they need to know how long it will take. Innotas helps provide the high-level view they need to control the flow.
Adam Marley | 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

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

  • Needs simplification of reporting capabilities.
  • During implementation, needs to improve upon understanding the customer base and their processes so that the customer can be guided how to get the best utlization of the program for their needs. Continual hands-on support and review of the customer's system could be helpful as new capabilities are implemented.
  • Could use a slicker look and feel to the resource capacity planning process/screens.
Jeremy C. Porter | 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

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) 9.9
Based on 10 answers
As I previously stated I am no longer in the role where I acted as Innotas admin, but because our license has been twice renewed since initial deployment and since I am in the business and have used the IT request process I created and have not heard anything to the contrary
David Hill | 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

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Still cumbersome in some areas. It really depends on the individual. I've seen very smart developers who get lost just managing tasks and logging time. Whereas others use the system with ease
Jeremy C. Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Innotas is very rarely down if at all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) 4.0
Based on 1 answer
interface and response is sluggish
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

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Their ability to assist and answer questions when needed is incredible. They create innovative ways to share information and help customers trouble shoot. I didn't give it a ten because I believe they could do a better job of personally reaching out to customers and providing improvement guidance based on where the customer is at and their needs at the time
Jeremy C. Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Bubble PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Tim Srjezter was an excellent trainer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bubble PPM

Bubble PPM 8.1
Based on 4 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

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) 9.9
Based on 3 answers
It's been since 2009. A lot has changed. We have not grown as much as we could have because of executive backing.
Catherine Moreno, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bubble PPM

We found Innovator provided all the functionality we required in a lightweight solution that was easy to configure to our processes, provided benefits to almost all those who accessed it with little or no training. Other systems may offer more depth of functionality but this makes them more cumbersome to use and requires more training of users. Innovator also offers a more transparent cost structure - you can immediately see what it will cost as all the functionality is automatically available within the price
Neville Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

We use both to allocate time and track hours, however, while both are different, they serve some similarities. Planview PPM Pro is well suited for the HR side of allocating hours while VSTS is better for planning workloads using Agile Scrum Methodology.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bubble PPM

  • With financials being included in each SKU, it has lead us to be more finance focused and aware of what projects are more profitable than others.
  • It has given us a better oversight of what everyone is working on and the SKUs in our portfolio - allowed us to allocate resources more efficiently.
Laura Sew Hoy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

  • Some users think it's time consuming, although if they were trained properly and understood the benefits of Innotas, it may be different. So, possibly having quick tips within Innotas to help users better navigate and use the system itself.
  • It's definitely been a huge help with reporting statuses of projects and being able to hire additional resources when people are overloaded.
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

Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

General

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

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