Jira Align vs. Planview PPM Pro

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jira Align
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) is an enterprise-ready project management solution, now from Atlassian (acquired May 2019).
$27,000
per year
Planview PPM Pro
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Planview PPM Pro™ centralizes the management of projects and resources, facilitating governance, and providing visibility for improved decision making. Whether users are just getting started or advancing PMO to the next level, Planview PPM Pro is designed to provide the ability to collect, prioritize, and execute projects, enabling PMOs to focus resources on the work that delivers the most value.N/A
Pricing
Jira AlignPlanview PPM Pro
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$27,000.00
per year
Maximum Price
$3,987,600.00
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jira AlignPlanview PPM Pro
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPPM Pro offers flexible pricing based on user types.
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Community Pulse
Jira AlignPlanview PPM Pro
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Jira Align

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Planview PPM Pro
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Jira AlignPlanview PPM Pro
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Jira Align
7.6
20 Ratings
6% above category average
Planview PPM Pro
-
Ratings
Task Management9.220 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.420 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling5.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology9.519 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology4.412 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration8.516 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access4.513 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.514 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Jira AlignPlanview PPM Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(20 ratings)
7.5
(68 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(2 ratings)
8.4
(12 ratings)
Usability
5.2
(2 ratings)
6.4
(5 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(11 ratings)
3.6
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Jira AlignPlanview PPM Pro
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
The Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools help keep our scrum teams moving in the right direction. It gives Sr. Executives visibility into the progress of our digital transformation efforts. It provides information to our program manager to create the necessary artifacts to justify continued funding of our initiatives. It also supports the SAFe framework, along with some others. And the Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools provide integration to other tools that we use in our portfolio.
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Planview
PPMPro is well suited for tracking new product introduction projects, as well as process changes. It serves to reliably track ongoing action items, issues, resource allocations for projects. Areas where PPMPro is less appropriate for use: Project to project dependencies, automating action item notifications on multiple platforms, integrations of PPMPro into other platforms PMO typically uses (like MS Projects, Teams, ppt, etc)
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Pros
Atlassian
  • Effective Sprint planning : Sprint planning can be done using Planning Poker in AgileCraft by clicking Team > Manage > Other > Estimation Games very effectively for distributed teams.
  • Team Capacity Allocation Report: After tasks are created at team or program level, the report from AgileCraft cab be pulled and can be verified that no team member is under or over allocated. A report can be generated by navigating to Team > Manage > Assign Tasks.
  • Effective Requirement trace-ability: To maintain requirements trace-ability follow the steps below:
  • Upload test cases against the story/requirement. once uploaded test cases will be visible under that story
  • Execute Test cases in AgileCraft and mark them as Pass/Fail based on the actual outcome
  • Based on test results, The acceptance criterion's can be marked as “Pass” or “Fail” & if marked failed corresponding defect can be logged & can be attached with the story
  • So against each story we can easily see whether all test cases been executed or not & which acceptance criterion's are failed & how many defects are in open or close state.
  • Daily Scrum: In AgileCraft, the option to run a daily stand-up is available from Team > Manage > Daily Standups. Selecting the sprint number opens the daily stand-up meeting window in which each team member's tasks are visible and hours can be burned against them. Conduct Scrum meetings in AgileCraft, and burn each associate hour against the tasks created during the meeting. The burn-down chart can be generated & viewed during the stand-up to check whether the team is on track.
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Planview
  • New request workflow/kanban board helps visualize where new requests are in the process of the quote to cash/request to completion
  • The time tracking tool is tied directly to project tasks for seamless integration of time tracking, estimates, and actuals
  • The reporting capabilities and ease of use has allowed us visibility to data that we never had before
  • The tool is easily configurable by Administrators. We can add fields, change reports, add new dashboards within hours vs. days of trying to track things manually
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Cons
Atlassian
  • The initial ticket creation screen lacks some important features, such as assigning "point values" (a measure of effort needed for the ticket).
  • The browser needs to be manually refreshed to see new tickets, which can make things confusing when several people in a meeting are simultaneously creating tickets.
  • The interface on some smaller portions of the software are sometimes difficult to understand.
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Planview
  • The base API is not a REST based interface and is difficult to use for integration with other systems in the enterprise.
  • The UI for the maintenance of the task schedule for projects can be a bit cumbersome , although the spreadsheet style editor helps somewhat. The Gantt view is not interactive.
  • The workflow engine is designed only for initial project intake, and does not allow for an integration of the work flow with the project from start to end, so it can't be used for routing artifacts like change requests, ancillary project approvals, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
There is nothing that can be better than Jira but it needs to keep improving certain areas especially the attachment size area.
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Planview
Because I never evaluated other tools, I would be open to considering others. Given our establishment with Innotas and the value it has provided us, separating from it would cause some organizational discomfort. However, if a tool existed with a more intuitive interface for manipulating the data and factors of projects and resources, I would be very interested.
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Usability
Atlassian
Most of the things are easily manageable except certain things that are hidden and you need to ask teammates who are aware of how they can link attachements in the comment section and so on.
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Planview
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
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Reliability and Availability
Atlassian
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Planview
Innotas is very rarely down if at all.
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Performance
Atlassian
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Planview
interface and response is sluggish
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Support Rating
Atlassian
Overall support from Jira team is good. It comes at an additional price but it is very efficient. There are no long wait times, you get a dedicated team to look into your issues. The support is available throughout the year and they keep a record of your issues. Overall we are very satisfied with the support they have provided us over the years, it has been very effective for the price that we pay.
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Planview
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
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In-Person Training
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Planview
Tim Srjezter was an excellent trainer.
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Implementation Rating
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Planview
It's been since 2009. A lot has changed. We have not grown as much as we could have because of executive backing.
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Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
Microsoft Azure Devops won't have the major functionality of software management like Jira. The customization provided by Jira is having a cutting edge over any project management tool. Adds-on and Plugins feature in the Jira Tool make it as perfect as desired task management tool for any company. One of the best Agile based Project Management Tools.
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Planview
Microsoft Project does not integrate the data or provide meaningful dashboards. We needed a tool that could manage a portfolio of projects versus just a single project view. In addition we needed a tool to track financials and internal effort all integrated into one product. Planview PPM Pro addressed all of our needs
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Return on Investment
Atlassian
  • It has positively impacted our tech teams, allowing them to better organize the tasks and items they are working on and has greatly improved their ability to communicate & review these tasks with other teams.
  • I believe it negatively impacted other departments as lengthy training was required by many associates to attempt using the tool, only to find out it didn't meet our needs, therefore much time was wasted.
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Planview
  • Planview PPM directs all the resources in the right channel, hence, credible performance.
  • Planview PPM initiates proper time, and resource tracking and hence is friendly for company functions.
  • Planview PPM is competent in managing diverse projects, and this offers highly sustainable business continuity.
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ScreenShots

Planview PPM Pro Screenshots

Screenshot of What-If scenario planning for analyzing resource capacity and demand.Screenshot of Portfolio Prioritization using Predictive AnalyticsScreenshot of True top-down portfolio structure to categorize and align work to corporate goals and objectives.Screenshot of Resource focused dashboards and reports enable complete visibility of where your resources are being deployed and the demand for them in the future.Screenshot of Configurable reports and dashboards that can be shared among team members or stakeholders.Screenshot of Portfolio Prioritization using Predictive Analytics.