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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/9j/pd/A4NX08SP4OMT.JPEGGreat project management tool - One point of truth!We currently use Bubble in NPD (New Product Development) to manage all new projects in development. It is used as a project management tool for the Innovation project managers and also as the "one point of truth" for all cross-functional teams involved in the project. Under each project/SKU profile, cross-functional teams are able to see the project overview, their tasks, what stage the project is in, meeting notes, basic timelines and who is involved.,Great at being able to manipulate projects and filter certain projects into a report. This is great for when we have different meetings for different channels e.g. food service vs speciality. Easy to use - our cross-functional teams use this and they are able to find what they need without a lot of training. The development team are understanding of our needs and happy to adapt the program for us.,Parent-child functionality. However we are currently working with Bubble to develop this and find a solution to our needs. Limited timeline capability. Sometimes the speed is slow - however I think this is related to our internet connection.,10,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.,Microsoft Office 2016, SAP Cloud PlatformBubble Innovator - Intuitive portfolio project managementBubble Innovator was implemented to provide a single source of truth that would support fact-based decision-making, consistency of project delivery and would be accessible to all who needed it. Now used across 4 departments within our business we use Bubble Innovator to provide a better understanding of potential projects and help strike a clearer balance between long and short-term innovation opportunities, enabling team members to work on more projects with greater efficiency, and at the same time, provide better visibility of the measurable benefits being delivered.,Simplistic, smart view of entire portfolio, with easy filtering for quick searches Readily accessible one-page summaries for projects, detailing specific data relevant to our needs Ability to rapidly run a variety of specific reports,Ability to export graphs / cut & paste graphs to presentations Agile-stage-gate Ability to run graphical reports Quicker ability to assess financial metrics for improved management and forecasting,9,Streamlined project portfolio - easy to make clear decision to 'kill' projects Better stakeholder / sponsor involvement through clear governance,SAP Adaptive Server EnterpriseMore than just software: a collaboration that streamlines productivity and alignmentBubble Innovator is our "single source of truth" for stage gate and portfolio management reporting. It is central to our PMO function and is used for regular monthly reporting of metrics, issue escalation & resolution, and portfolio optimization. Bubble Innovator has provided a level of transparency across the organization that was previously impossible to achieve. There are some key elements of the product that enabled this: highly intuitive user interface allows frequent data upload with minimal effort; visually appealing and simple automated reports drive transparency and alignment across the organization, while streamlining reporting (people can now spend time doing productive work, and less time trying to match an ever-evolving format for reports); and the new addition of highly customized reporting, so that users across many functions (upstream, downstream, pipeline, operations, regulatory, etc) can very easily create the reports that are best suited to their needs, and the questions their leaders are asking.,I already mentioned the simple user interface for data upload, and the equally intuitive customized reporting. Leadership and "supporting" functions for product development get tremendous value from this because they don't need to hunt down answers anymore. Everything from pipeline planning to operational planning can be built on the same foundation of objective data, rather than many different sources interpreted through many different lenses. But the greatest value I think Bubble Innovator delivers is not really the product itself. It's the sense of partnership and responsiveness from the Bubble Innovation team. The Bubble Innovation team becomes a part of your team. They are valued consultants with helpful input on best practices for stage gate management, portfolio analytics, and report visualization. I have continually been impressed with the responsiveness and effort that their team brings to the table. When we have challenges and need to customize our data or analytics or reporting, they are right there beside us, finding the best solution, sharing prototypes in a test environment, and implementing as fast as possible.,The biggest issue we've had in the past is customized reporting. But this has now been addressed with a new module dedicated to enabling any user to build the report to exactly meet their needs and address the questions being asked by their leaders. There is always room for improvement here, and the leadership demands for alternative views are frequently evolving, but with the customized reporting ability we can deal with this evolution far better than ever before, and beyond the capabilities of any competitive product I've seen. Detailed resource & capacity planning is not the strength of this tool. Compiling and packaging data to drive highly constructive conversations during stage gate reviews, pipeline reviews, and portfolio optimization discussions is. With that said, the Bubble Innovation team rose to the challenge of creating a high-level resource & capacity planning tool that now gives us reasonable ability to plan for forward-looking functional resource gaps in the context of a prioritized project list. It won't address detailed capabilities/competencies at the individual employee level. For senior level reporting, we tend to speak in PowerPoint. While it is pretty effortless to create Excel and pdf output from Bubble Innovator, it would be nice to be able to export reports/data/charts/content to PowerPoint.,10,As noted previously, streamlined and efficient reporting means more time working productively and less time converting all your updates into the slide format-of-the-year/quarter/month. Also mentioned previously, the transparency is an immediate benefit. Not just visibility to which projects have the greatest risk or value, but also which ones are at risk of missing milestones so you can proactively address them, and which ones simply don't have sufficient data entered/available to inform good decision making. The stage gate management tools, which Bubble Innovation worked very closely with us to develop, have driven improved rigor, consistency, and constructive challenge into our project management. If there are highly critical strategic elements that need to be incorporated into all projects across the business (e.g., heightened awareness of profitability impact), then you can efficiently push that into every stage gate conversation across every platform by integrating that element into your stage gate requirements, without having any impact on design control or more stringently controlled procedures.,GenSight Enterprise Portfolio Management,Vendor implemented,Yes,Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled,Data integrity - it was critical to reinforce with the PMO that the data were becoming highly visible, and inherent in high-level reporting & decision-making. The ease of use of Innovator allows every user to see how their data are compiled into reports, so they are aware of how the information is used, and how to best convey status updates, requests for assistance, or recommendations. As mentioned, when Bubble met face-to-face with users in every site globally it helped build rapport and a sense of team, so we were all working together to hit an aggressive deadline.,9,No,10,Yes,I've already mentioned the impressively proactive response when we first deployed the custom reporting tool. Without me even knowing an error had occurred, I received an offer of help from their tech support. When they learned that the error was not even visible to me as a user, they ensured that I was getting the functionality I needed.,Building custom reports Stage gate management - consistency, rigor, & constructive challenge are embedded,Resource & capacity planning - not sure there is an easy way around this, but for the tool to work effectively, functional resource capacity and project level assignments must be entered across every project and mapped over each quarter for each major function. The Bubble Innovation team has offered to implement pre-filled resource fields to streamline this, but the fact remains that it probably varies for every project and must be done manually, regardless of the software.,No,9Just what you need, without a bunch of stuff that you don'tBubble Innovator is being used across the organization to track and manage our portfolio of R&D projects. It is the source of truth for projects in our stage gate review process, providing information to decision makers at all levels on project selection and execution.,Bubble customize what data are required very quickly, so that we only look at what we need. Extremely responsive! Issues or requests for changes are handled typically within a day. Based on their experience from various industries, the Bubble team contribute valuable insights into what and how information gets reviewed.,Only thing I can think of is almost piddly, that is having to scroll on a screen within the web browser - so that you have to scroll the screen then scroll the browser screen to get to the bottom of a chart.,10,Don't have numbers for this section, unfortunately. Bubble Innovator have given our global company a web based tool that allows teams across remote locations to modify and review updates in real time.Amazing Portfolio Management Tool - will make your job a lot easier!!!We implemented Bubble Innovator within our R&D/Marketing Department for 2 main reasons, Portfolio Management and Gate approvals. We implemented the system in the past year and everyone in R&D and Marketing is working in this system. The system has addressed the issue of many different Excel spreadsheets of our portfolio, not organized correctly, not enough information on the spreadsheets; one central location is the biggest benefit. We also incorporated the Gate Process for approval of all our projects and this allows us to report to upper management in a consistent manner.,The team that implemented Bubble Innovator into our business was tremendous. They worked with us closely and listened to our needs in incorporating changes quickly. The support we received was professional, timely and throughout the years of implementation we built a great working relationship with the team. They spent the time to work with us and also trained our entire department/business on this new system. Change Management/Support - Bubble Innovator support team is responsive when asking for updates/upgrades to any report or additions/deletions that are required.,One improvement is all the reports need to be able to be placed into a PowerPoint easily, currently you have to take a picture and add [it]. This system is amazing and has helped me with my position of reporting and managing over 50 new projects.,10,Increased employee efficiency - one place for all information, one place to run consistent reports.
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September 07, 2017

Bubble Innovator Review: "Great project management tool - One point of truth!"

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We currently use Bubble in NPD (New Product Development) to manage all new projects in development. It is used as a project management tool for the Innovation project managers and also as the "one point of truth" for all cross-functional teams involved in the project. Under each project/SKU profile, cross-functional teams are able to see the project overview, their tasks, what stage the project is in, meeting notes, basic timelines and who is involved.
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May 30, 2017

Review: "Bubble Innovator - Intuitive portfolio project management"

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Bubble Innovator was implemented to provide a single source of truth that would support fact-based decision-making, consistency of project delivery and would be accessible to all who needed it. Now used across 4 departments within our business we use Bubble Innovator to provide a better understanding of potential projects and help strike a clearer balance between long and short-term innovation opportunities, enabling team members to work on more projects with greater efficiency, and at the same time, provide better visibility of the measurable benefits being delivered.
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November 20, 2015

Bubble Innovator Review: "More than just software: a collaboration that streamlines productivity and alignment"

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Bubble Innovator is our "single source of truth" for stage gate and portfolio management reporting. It is central to our PMO function and is used for regular monthly reporting of metrics, issue escalation & resolution, and portfolio optimization. Bubble Innovator has provided a level of transparency across the organization that was previously impossible to achieve. There are some key elements of the product that enabled this: highly intuitive user interface allows frequent data upload with minimal effort; visually appealing and simple automated reports drive transparency and alignment across the organization, while streamlining reporting (people can now spend time doing productive work, and less time trying to match an ever-evolving format for reports); and the new addition of highly customized reporting, so that users across many functions (upstream, downstream, pipeline, operations, regulatory, etc) can very easily create the reports that are best suited to their needs, and the questions their leaders are asking.
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December 10, 2015

Bubble Innovator Review: "Just what you need, without a bunch of stuff that you don't"

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Bubble Innovator is being used across the organization to track and manage our portfolio of R&D projects. It is the source of truth for projects in our stage gate review process, providing information to decision makers at all levels on project selection and execution.
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December 10, 2015

Bubble Innovator Review: "Amazing Portfolio Management Tool - will make your job a lot easier!!!"

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We implemented Bubble Innovator within our R&D/Marketing Department for 2 main reasons, Portfolio Management and Gate approvals. We implemented the system in the past year and everyone in R&D and Marketing is working in this system. The system has addressed the issue of many different Excel spreadsheets of our portfolio, not organized correctly, not enough information on the spreadsheets; one central location is the biggest benefit. We also incorporated the Gate Process for approval of all our projects and this allows us to report to upper management in a consistent manner.
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December 10, 2015

Review: "R&D Portfolio Management with Bubble Innovator"

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My company uses Bubble Innovator as the main tool for portfolio tracking, reporting and analysis for entire Orthopedics R&D. It brings tremendous viability to the innovation pipeline and provides up to date information on where we are with each of the program. The further cuts it provides into state of projects, risks, financials and overall platform level projections are fantastic.
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November 24, 2015

Review: "Everyone Seems to Like Bubble INNOVATOR for Stage Gate and Portfolio Decision Making"

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Bubble Innovator is being used across my whole organization as a tool for both stage gate and portfolio decision making. It has greatly improved the efficiency of data gathering and presentation in moving from spreadsheets and PowerPoint decks to the single Bubble Innovator tool.
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October 22, 2014

Bubble Innovator Review: "At Last! A Project & Portfolio Tool with a difference!"

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Bubble Innovator was initally developed and configured for use mainly within our R&D group 3 years ago. Very soon it became obvious that there were huge benefits to the whole organisation. By making our New Product Development pipeline visible to the whole organization it promotes cross functional alignemnt and focus on the NPD priorities. Innovator is now used across all business group/functions globally, and is seen as the single 'source of truth' for key NPD information. It has replaced a miriad of other unconnected tools and ad hoc reports. We use the Innovator Project Dashboard to manage the 'business' data for NPD projects, it also drives our Project Reviews and Reports, Stage Gate Reviews, Portfolio Metrics which are automatically rolled up by platform, business group etc. The project prioritzation and resource management functionality provides true cross functional visibility on resourcing capabilities and constraints.

Innovator provided us with one system to manage all our 'non technical' NPD project data including project status and risk reports, project financials to Stage Gate & Portfolio Analysis. Having one place to capture all the data has created huge efficiencies for project teams, project managers, portfolio directors and senior management, eliminating multiple other reporting mechanisms, share point sites etc.etc..
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September 29, 2014

Bubble Innovator Review: "INNOVATOR is Bubble-icious"

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Bubble Innovator rolled out 3 months ago across our entire organization. It presently is addressing 2 major gaps for us. As a Project Management tool, it is enabling consistent reporting from our project managers, focusing on upward communication around project status, risk, timeline, and resource levels. As a Portfolio Management tool, management is able to look across the entire business to make prioritization decisions, with the project profile data to make those tradeoff decisions now at their fingertips.
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January 11, 2017

User Review: "Bubble Innovator Overview"

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Bubble Innovator is used across the business but primarily by those cross functional teams that are all part of launching new products - supply chain, marketing, quality, R&D etc.
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November 18, 2015

User Review: "Bubble Innovator is Awesome!!!"

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Bubble Innovator has had a tremendous impact on our ability to clearly visualize our complex product portfolio and to manage the priorities so our resources are effectively deployed. Managing our resources and ensuring that our corporate strategies were being met was beginning to get unmanageable as we grew. Bubble Innovator fit very well within the stage-gate process that we were deploying. We are using it among multiple organizations throughout the world.
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November 23, 2015

Review: "Bubble Innovator - Simple straightforward portfolio management"

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Bubble Innovator is being used across our organizations as a single "source of truth" for new product development, program/project descriptions, financial impact, status and stage gate milestone progress. It is further being adapted to be used for the same purpose for research programs and clinical studies.
The Bubble Innovator product solves the problem of multiple sources of truth floating through your organization regarding the status of any program/project at any point in time. It also reduces the multiple demands from different quarters of an "update" since you can point everyone to Bubble Innovator as that "single source of truth" for the new product development (NPD) pipeline.
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October 02, 2014

"Bubble Innovator - The Strategic Tool that will change how your business is run!"

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I believe Bubble Innovator is an extremely valuable tool for our entire organization especially for management. This tool provides the ability to see the full consolidated portfolio as well as the specific details of each project. This tool also allows the organization to rank the strategic importance of each project and makes it very easy to generate graphs for presentations. Each cross functional team member can also contribute and document their own progress in each project as well.
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About Bubble Innovator

Bubble Innovator is a cloud-based Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) software solution from the Bubble Group headquartered in the UK. The software supports New Product Development processes, Portfolio Planning, and ongoing Portfolio Management. The platform enables cross-functional teams to collaborate effectively on projects and provides a flexible platform for business leaders to monitor and influence the commercial success of the New Product Development pipeline. For project teams, it provides real-time views on project status and risk, streamlines reporting, facilitates the preparation for stage gate and other project reviews, and enables fact-based decision making.

Bubble Innovator Features

Has featureNPD Project Dashboards & Reports
Has featurePorfolio Management Dashboards & Optimisation
Has featureScenario Analysis
Has featureNPD Resource Management
Has featureInnovation Process Management
Has featureStrategic & Technology Roadmapping

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Bubble Innovator Integrations

Importing & Exporting MS Excel data, Importing & Exporting MS Project data (Beta), API integration, Powerpoint & PDF report outputs

Bubble Innovator Competitors

Planisware, Sopheon Accolade, Planview, Clarity, GenSight

Pricing

Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?Required

Bubble Innovator Support Options

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Bubble Innovator Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No