Nifty vs. Planview ChangePoint

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nifty
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Nifty consolidates projects, work, and communications in one place. Nifty simplifies and automates the tracking of project milestones, communications with teammates and clients, collaborative document creation, and more in a centralized workspace! Nifty enables organizational oversight across projects and teammates with project & team workload overviews. With communications, project management, and workflow collaboration centralized in one place, teams can consolidate their workday as well…N/A
Planview ChangePoint
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Planview Changepoint is a platform that marries professional services automation (PSA), project portfolio management (PPM) and business analytics to provide managers broad operational visibility and control over their strategic business portfolios.N/A
Pricing
NiftyPlanview ChangePoint
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NiftyPlanview ChangePoint
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$89 simple flat-rate pricingNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
NiftyPlanview ChangePoint
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
9.6
3 Ratings
24% above category average
Planview ChangePoint
-
Ratings
Task Management8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Nifty
9.3
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Planview ChangePoint
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NiftyPlanview ChangePoint
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
7.5
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NiftyPlanview ChangePoint
Likelihood to Recommend
Nifty
I've found myself recommending Nifty to other business owners as well as for personal use. I've personally found it to be invaluable when it comes to:
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly recurring tasks
  • Creating templates for company processes such as new product creation, marketing strategy, on-boarding, quarterly goals, content management
  • Having forms zapped into a new task from multiple locations ensuring they're never overlooked
  • Having clear milestones and timelines for projects
  • Communicating on projects, tasks, and just in general
  • Assigning different components of projects to different people
  • Creating prior requirements that must be completed before completing the task
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Planview
Changepoint is basic and would, therefore, work for businesses with uncomplicated requests, pretty straightforward workflows and willingness to work with an unsightly solution. It is basic, from the UI to the search option and the way the information is captured, which can be frustrating and counter-intuitive at times. It is relatively robust (i.e. I have been using it for almost 2 years and have not seen it crash once) but it does log me out when the system has been inactive for about 30 minutes - and I am only notified about being logged out upon clicking the Submit button, meaning many a line of text have been typed more than once!
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Pros
Nifty
  • An overview of project timelines and milestones.
  • One-on-one or group conversations.
  • Tracking the status of projects and tasks.
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Planview
  • Changepoint has significant reporting capabilities, though of course, the data that comes out is only as good as the data that goes in. I enjoy being able to use the standard reports to understand exactly how much a project has cost us and to compare it to how much we are charging. This allows us to more accurately set our prices. Though we have not used the report designer capability, I understand that custom reports can be designed with relative ease.
  • Changepoint has a versioning capability for changes made to user profiles in the system manager, which I find particularly helpful. As a non-power user, it is valuable to be able to see what changes I have made to various profiles so that I can troubleshoot a problem down the line.
  • Changepoint has significant functionality well beyond the features that we are currently using, and for this reason, I think it is affordable and a good deal. Particularly if your organization is interested in dedicating the time and resources into using all of the features around project planning, resource allocation, etc., the price is well worth the value.
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Cons
Nifty
  • Time Expense could be improved since we cannot edit the previous/past time logs entered.
  • Lacks expense management and Purchase order management functionality
  • Newest product updates are not always stable and I had to reach Nifty's support team a couple of times in the past to fix the issues with new updates e.g. our document management and meeting integrations had to be re-authorized
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Planview
  • We use Changepoint to manage the IS organization. I would like to see more advancement in order to do benefits management.
  • I would like to see a capability where a project manager can build a very detailed work breakdown structure, but only require project resources to charge time and provide a task status at a higher level.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nifty
No answers on this topic
Planview
Sometimes the decision to renew boils down to an old adage "if it isn't broken don't fix it". Previous to moving to Changepoint, it was obvious that we needed a better project management tool. Projects we completed on time but the time zone difference between the teams and several iterations of back and forth caused a number of communication issues with projects. The difference is night and day.
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Usability
Nifty
No answers on this topic
Planview
It could be more intuitive and user friendly.
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Alternatives Considered
Nifty
There's no comparison. Nifty does what all of these do all in one place (with the exception of Slack's community aspect with hashtagging - not sure if Nifty can do this, never tried) Nifty even has the ability to import directly from many other platforms - I've personally imported projects from Trello and Asana, saving tons of time in migration.
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Planview
Planview Changepoint helps us to understand our key customers enabling us to capitalize on every financial opportunity and helps us to forecast demand against the capacities required for new opportunities, and also it automates and monitors contractual terms and conditions. It gives us visibility into our employees' skills and helps to optimize resource allocation.
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Return on Investment
Nifty
  • Consistent communications.
  • Staying on project schedule.
  • Aligned projects with business strategies.
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Planview
  • Employee efficiency has decreased significantly within our Project MAnagement team. The main causes are lack of logical steps/not user-friendly and the slowness of the entire program.
  • Changepoint PSA has greatly improved being able to track budgets for all projects. Before this software, budgets were done manually by hand and cross-referenced with Accounting. Now, we can pull a report out of the system, as long as all parties entered their time and data correctly.
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ScreenShots

Nifty Screenshots

Screenshot of Project DiscussionsScreenshot of Project MilestonesScreenshot of Project Overview

Planview ChangePoint Screenshots

Screenshot of End-to-end view to drive financially successful customer-facing projects.Screenshot of A flexible approach to tracking elaborate contractual terms and conditions.Screenshot of Quote-to-cash success with structured processes.Screenshot of Build project rigor and standardization for services delivery.Screenshot of Improve resource utilization on the work that best meets the needs of customers.Screenshot of Ensure process adherence to drive financial success.