Bubble PPM Reviews

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Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 20, 2015

More than just software: a collaboration that streamlines productivity and alignment

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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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Katherine Umberger | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 10, 2015

Amazing Portfolio Management Tool - will make your job a lot easier!!!

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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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Richard Farrar | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 24, 2015

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

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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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Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 08, 2015

Bubble Innovator, recommended as a tool to manage New Product Development

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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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Neville Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 22, 2014

At Last! A Project & Portfolio Tool with a difference!

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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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Douglas Raymond | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 11, 2017

Bubble Innovator Overview

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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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 18, 2015

Bubble Innovator is Awesome!!!

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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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 23, 2015

Bubble Innovator - Simple straightforward portfolio management

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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

Bubble PPM is a cloud-based Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) software solution from Bubble®. Founded in 1999, the company serves clients globally via offices in London, Cambridge, and Vancouver.

Its cloud-based solutions help customers improve the planning, governance, and delivery of Innovation, New Product Development, Engineering, IT, and other initiatives.

Their software supports Portfolio Planning, ongoing Project and Portfolio Management, and Resource management.

According to the vendor, the solution enables cross-functional teams to collaborate effectively on projects and provides a flexible platform for business leaders to consider investments, define priorities, and monitor overall progression. 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 Features

Has featurePortfolio Dashboards (Fully configurable to plan / monitor investments)
Has featureReal-time Portfolio Analysis & Scenario Planning Tools
Has featureRoadmapping tools (e.g. Strategy / Service / Technology Roadmaps etc)
Has featureSupports Waterfall, Agile and hybrid project management processes
Has featureBusiness Case, Financial and Risk Management tools
Has featureProject Selection and Prioritisation tools (e.g. Balanced scorecards)
Has featureProject Process Governance and Management
Has featureFully configurable Metrics (e.g. 1-click Chart builder / Reporting tools)
Has featureResource, Task & Capacity Management Tools

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Bubble PPM Integrations

Supports API calls to extract data from platform using REST API calls, Supports import & exporting (e.g. MS Excel/PDF etc), Project, Portfolio and Application level document repository

Bubble PPM Competitors

Clarizen, Planisware, Sciforma, Changepoint, Sopheon Accolade, GenSight Enterprise Portfolio Management, Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux), Clarity, Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

Pricing

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

Element 1: One-time fixed SaaS set-up fee One-time investment based on required configuration and deployment. Element 2: Monthly license fee Calculated on #users (per user type). Variable - According to required users/types.

Bubble PPM Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
25%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
75%

Bubble PPM Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Ticket reporting & resolution
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Social Media
On-site System Training

Bubble PPM Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Global
Supported Languages: Supports Multi-Language