Replicon Polaris PSA vs. Sciforma

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Replicon Polaris PSA
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Replicon Polaris PSA is a professional services automation platform containing project management, expense tracking, and billing features, from Replicon headquartered in Redwood City, California.N/A
Sciforma
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Sciforma is an Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management software solution for industries and companies of all sizes. Sciforma was designed to support multiple approaches to reinforce consistency at every level of the organization hierarchy to promote efficiency for everyone. Sciforma supports multiple methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile, Critical Chain, Phase Gate and Prince 2.N/A
Pricing
Replicon Polaris PSASciforma
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Replicon Polaris PSASciforma
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsSciforma licensing is based on the number of users and the features they need.
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User Ratings
Replicon Polaris PSASciforma
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Replicon Polaris PSASciforma
Likelihood to Recommend
Replicon Inc
It is perfect for inputing time sheets, time offs and expenses. It is hosted on the cloud, so accessible from anywhere, and even from mobile. It should nonetheless do just that, as it is not suited to track the work that you are doing or details about it. It is completely useless in that case.
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Sciforma
Yes, definitely. We wanted a flexible but robust software and Sciforma seemed to be the best fit
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Pros
Replicon Inc
  • Many of our staff members work on multiple projects. Replicon PSM is ideal for managers to track all staff hours just by running a simple report.
  • It's so easy use & maintain.
  • Support team is really impressive, seem to know their product.
  • Reporting is a breeze.
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Sciforma
  • Scheduling tasks.
  • Assigning resources and cost items.
  • Managing a team.
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Cons
Replicon Inc
  • Though the technical support staff are always very nice, sometimes they don't seem to understand exactly what the issue is based on our explanation. There have been several times when I've ended up solving the issue on my own without their assistance, despite numerous emails and phone calls. Could be a language barrier issue, perhaps they could receive more training in how companies are actually using the software on a daily basis.
  • Employee time sheets have to be approved by project managers and supervisors prior to my final approval. However, when viewing the time sheets in list form, there is no way for me to tell whether a time sheet has been approved by everyone else. I have to manually open each one and hover over the approver link. It would be helpful if there was a column in the list showing which approvers still need to approve it.
  • There have been a few times when time sheets were accidentally deleted by approvers. In order to retrieve them, we've had to contact Replicon support and have a backup instance of the information created. It would be great if perhaps there was some sort of archive or recently deleted section that could be accessed right away without having to go through Replicon support, a folder or something that would hold on to recently deleted files for a few days or a week just in case they needed to be retrieved.
  • Some of our projects have more than one project manager. Replicon currently allows for co-managers to be assigned to a project, but this status does not seem to include that co-manager in the approval of time sheets and expenses. We have had to manually create an approval path to include that second manager. It would be nice if co-managers would automatically be included in those approval paths.
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Sciforma
  • The largest con for me is the clunky UI. It's not very intuitive, and has a larger learning curve to become a proficient user.
  • Reports are functional, but could use some improvements.
  • It can be slow at times, and you have to wait to make sure your changes are saved before moving on.
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Support Rating
Replicon Inc
No answers on this topic
Sciforma
This software allows project and portfolio managers to analyze and prioritize projects based on resource allocation and available effort. It helps you compare the sorecast effort with resource availability. You can email, call or tweet them if you have concerns.
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Alternatives Considered
Replicon Inc
We used to track time on JIRA on the tickets. This was good enough for time tracking, but didn't integrate efficiently with accounting software, so accountants had to replicate manually the data from JIRA to their software in order to bill clients. Using Replicon made things much easier for them.
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Sciforma
We were looking at vendors but they didn't meet our expectations and weren't flexible enough.
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Return on Investment
Replicon Inc
  • No negative; we just use it for timesheets.
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Sciforma
  • Before Sciforma we were running projects out of Excel and emails. Using a cloud based application means that everyone is viewing information in real time.
  • Our executive leadership knows that they have one place to go for a real time status on all of our strategic projects.
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ScreenShots

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