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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Clarizen One

Clarizen got the job done with time tracking and expense reports, but it didn't do enough to make our organization continue using it. We ended up switching because the key stakeholders (resource management) were unhappy with its offerings. This might be a good fit for smaller organizations that require less feature and capabilities. Instead, our company switched to OpenAir, which has more robust time tracking, expense reports, and PTO accrual and monitoring programs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Clarizen One
7.0
Micro Focus PPM
Task Management
Clarizen One
8.5
Micro Focus PPM
Resource Management
Clarizen One
7.5
Micro Focus PPM
Gantt Charts
Clarizen One
7.4
Micro Focus PPM
Scheduling
Clarizen One
6.3
Micro Focus PPM
Workflow Automation
Clarizen One
4.8
Micro Focus PPM
Team Collaboration
Clarizen One
6.5
Micro Focus PPM
Support for Agile Methodology
Clarizen One
6.9
Micro Focus PPM
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Clarizen One
8.1
Micro Focus PPM
Document Management
Clarizen One
5.7
Micro Focus PPM
Email integration
Clarizen One
7.5
Micro Focus PPM
Mobile Access
Clarizen One
6.9
Micro Focus PPM
Timesheet Tracking
Clarizen One
8.7
Micro Focus PPM
Change request and Case Management
Clarizen One
7.5
Micro Focus PPM
Budget and Expense Management
Clarizen One
5.9
Micro Focus PPM

Professional Services Automation

Clarizen One
4.5
Micro Focus PPM
Project & financial reporting
Clarizen One
6.5
Micro Focus PPM
Integration with accounting software
Clarizen One
2.6
Micro Focus PPM

Pros

Clarizen One

  • Highly customizable, can develop organization specific workflows, modules, etc.
  • Interface (in most instances) is easy to use. Timesheets, project details, and report modules are fairly easy to navigate and understand.
  • Good comms tools like discussions, group pages, automatic reminders and notifications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

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

Cons

Clarizen One

  • Export: I'm not wild about the export options. We created a custom project plan formatter to turn the ugly export in CSV to a customer facing color coded PDF. It's not super easy to give your customers something pretty to look at (although they do offer PPTs)
  • Gantt Charts: All I want in life is a nice little high level set of milestones to pop into a slide I'm showing to a steering committee. It's just not something the system does. I've just had to screen shot a hard to read gantt from the system or recreate in PPT or Visio. No fun
  • Speed: I am not sure what's going on here but Clarizen can be pretty slow to update small changes to project plans. It's rough when you have a laundry list of changes to make but the system is waiting
Sarah Meerschaert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus 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

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 7.5
Based on 27 answers
I give my renewal of this product a 9. It's only because we never know what product may come out next and how other factors in our office political environment may cause impact upon this. If I always had my way, this is what we'd settle on as our de facto project management system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

Micro Focus 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

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 7.3
Based on 5 answers
It is easy to configure, intuitive. The customization process is in some ways better than Salesforce.com. It has a great UI. It does however depend on how it's implemented.

The design of it is generally fine, however the ability to data upload people from a spreadsheet is an obvious miss.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

Micro Focus 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

Reliability and Availability

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Sometimes it is slow when everyone is entering their time on Fridays or Mondays but other than that we rarely see downtime and maintenance notifications are well in advance.
Shel Hankley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 9.1
Based on 10 answers
Reports: Quick to Reasonable

Most Ancillary Pages: Quick to Reasonable
(By "ancillary" I mean lesser used/master data maintenance pages - e.g. People, Customers, Individual Tasks, Milestones, etc.)

Work Plan (with 100 sub items): Reasonable to Slow
Jason Beamer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.0
Based on 12 answers
It's a good experience overall. Clarizen was useful when needed. It's mostly needed for advice on how to do more sophisticated actions or how to change something that was set up administratively. It's seldom used otherwise. The product consistently works, the documentation is acceptable, and the generally intuitive product is easy enough for most staff to pick up without much issue.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

Micro Focus PPM 8.0
Based on 3 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

In-Person Training

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 2 answers
• We worked with a Project Manager on their side. He was very good about developing a project plan to hit our goal. I think we had weekly or twice weekly calls – very steady cadence over 3 month period.
• Their PM skills were great – kept us on task. For the last week, they sent 2 people on site and they did training for power users. After that a couple of them revisited here
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 5.4
Based on 5 answers
Our trainer, Alex, is exceptional and knows the product really well. I swear he must have wrote the product himself! His manner with training is very easy going, gives you homework that is applicable to what you need to learn and stages it correctly for you. It was a pleasure to be trained by him.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Clarizen One

Clarizen One 8.2
Based on 8 answers
I performed the implementation with our Clarizen provide trainer, who knew the product 100% and it went quickly and without a problem. It was a pleasurable process without the problems other software implementation often encounter. Kudos to the Clarizen team for making this a worry free process for their clients because it is worry free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

Micro Focus PPM 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Have your methodology defined prior to the vendor coming on board to start any configuration changes.
Fonda Logston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Clarizen One

There were several others I reviewed that I can no longer remember but none of them compared to Clarizen when it came to flexibility. Many factors sold us on Clarizen but most importantly it was that Clarizen was capable of wrapping itself around our existing processes instead of us changing to to meet the software tool. With that said, we are now looking at changing some of our processes due to the fact that Clarizen is such a powerful tool!
Sean Woods, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus 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

Clarizen One

  • Great customer feedback related to real-time availabilty of project status. We could tailor gant charts to various customers within an organization fairly quickly.
  • Seeing real-time breakdown of costs and time for projects was great. The main page with summary charts was a great way to get information at a glance.
  • Clarizen use definitely helped us stream-line project planning and assisted with identifying bottlenecks.
  • We run many projects in parallel with similar timepoints (pre-, interim-, and post-). The software was pretty straight forward, permitting us to create one project outline then dupiclating it (as a template) for a number of others.
Carlos Chang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus PPM

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

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Pricing Details

Clarizen One

General

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

Clarizen One Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise Edition$451
Unlimited Edition$601
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Micro Focus PPM

General

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

Micro Focus PPM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Clarizen One
8.9
Micro Focus PPM
7.2

Likelihood to Renew

Clarizen One
7.5
Micro Focus PPM
10.0

Usability

Clarizen One
7.3
Micro Focus PPM
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Clarizen One
8.2
Micro Focus PPM

Performance

Clarizen One
9.1
Micro Focus PPM

Support Rating

Clarizen One
8.0
Micro Focus PPM
8.0

In-Person Training

Clarizen One
8.2
Micro Focus PPM

Online Training

Clarizen One
5.4
Micro Focus PPM

Implementation Rating

Clarizen One
8.2
Micro Focus PPM
7.0

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