Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software Reviews

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No stage gate or portfolio reporting solution can overcome poor input data. The organization has to be willing to commit to consistent and rigorous updates of the information, or the reporting becomes useless. From what I've seen of competitive systems, Bubble Innovator is the easiest to use in this regard, so the excuse of not having good data because it's painful to upload or cumbersome to retrieve goes away. And the ease with which you can produce customized reports allows you to immediately find the gaps and weak points in your data, and take action to address them. That's not to say that every report and function in Bubble Innovator is perfect. But the close collaboration and responsiveness of the Bubble Innovation team has made it relatively easy to triage, prioritize, and implement improvements along the way.
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Bubble Innovator is suited for any business that does not have a centrally located portfolio management tool. It serves as one point of truth for the company, anyone can go in and run reports, look at the updates on any project, timelines, finance, etc.
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It would be difficult to comment specifically as it would depend precisely what the prospective new company would like it to do. In the area of stage gate and portfolio decision making, it has been a revolution for my company based on the prior methods we used which relied upon spreadsheets and PowerPoint decks, and were very labor intensive. So clearly I believe that it is well suited to this area of use. I think Bubble Innovator seems to be a relatively low cost option too.
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Bubble Innovator is perfect to manage a stage-gate decision making process without introducing difficult, cumbersome software, and that stands alone from bureaucratic business process management software. I cannot find any other software which delivers this at such a reasonable price and without layers of complexity.
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Innovator is suited to companies who want an intuitive, easy to configure system to manage their NPD or similar portfolios of projects. It's an easy and lightweight tool to get up and running and little or no IT burden. Innovator doesn't pretend to have specialist capabilities in detail project planning or portfolio optimization, It would however provide many companies with all the functionality they need to manage their NPD efforts.
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September 29, 2014

INNOVATOR is Bubble-icious

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Bubble Innovator is very structured related to moving through the gate process, and much of its logic is based on this structure. While this is great to keep consistent our management and reporting of core projects, it can be difficult to log projects that are not classic R&D Design Control projects. For example, special management initiatives, supply chain projects, or Marketing and Sales initiatives. There are times when you want to track this to know where resource effort is going, and these can be difficult to capture.
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Bubble Innovator is well suited wherever you need to have one point of truth/consistency where there are multiple inputs from multiple teams. Due to the accountability factor it means that the project has a shared responsibility as opposed to just with the project manager.
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We have had tremendous improvements in our ability to drive new product revenues with a stage-gate process. Bubble Innovator has allowed us to automate this deployment which has driven our performance to a new level. This is a great product!
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Do you need a portfolio management solution that provides a single source of truth for all your project related information? Choose Bubble Innovator.
Do you have difficultly organizing cross functional alignment on the funded versus unfunded programs? Choose Bubble Innovator.
Do you have trouble communicating consistently with your markets the future availability of your NPD pipeline of products? Choose Bubble Innovator.
Does senior management constantly want updates on the status and progress of your programs for which you end up in a constant PowerPoint loop creating? Choose Bubble Innovator.
Do you need a project management solution to manage your projects? This is not Bubble Innovator.

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About Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software

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. According to the vendor, 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® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 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® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software Integrations

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

Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software 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® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software Support Options

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Bubble® PPM | Project Portfolio Management Software Technical Details

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