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Matt Quist | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Bubble PPM is well suited for anyone who manages product related projects, especially new product development. As we've matured in our implementation of the system we found that it is great for managing all projects, but the specific strength is product development to launch.

Bubble PPM would not be as appropriate for use as a CRM tool, as the references to people are best suited to users within the organization.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
Richard Farrar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Emma Winter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
September 29, 2014

INNOVATOR is Bubble-icious

Douglas Raymond | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.

What is 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

  • Supported: Portfolio Dashboards (Fully configurable to plan / monitor investments)
  • Supported: Real-time Portfolio Analysis & Scenario Planning Tools
  • Supported: Roadmapping tools (e.g. Strategy / Service / Technology Roadmaps etc)
  • Supported: Supports Waterfall, Agile and hybrid project management processes
  • Supported: Business Case, Financial and Risk Management tools
  • Supported: Project Selection and Prioritisation tools (e.g. Balanced scorecards)
  • Supported: Project Process Governance and Management
  • Supported: Fully configurable Metrics (e.g. 1-click Chart builder / Reporting tools)
  • Supported: Resource, Task & Capacity Management Tools

Bubble PPM Screenshots

Example of Portfolio Management Dashboards (Fully Configurable)Example of Project Management Dashboards (Fully Configurable)Real-time metrics and automated project reporting saves users an average of one day per week. Editable dashboard tiles display project status indicators, tabulated data, and summary overviews, as well as metric ratios, KPIs, and calculated metrics. The easy-to-use reporting module makes it possible to quickly share summaries for any number of selected projects and automation tools can facilitate the generation of reports that need to be shared at fixed intervals. And because the very latest information is always available, senior management can obtain a presentation-ready report at any time (without adding to the workload of your team)Projects rarely exist in complete isolation. Our program and project management tools allow portfolio managers to manage many processes or projects in tandem. Track delivery according to priorities, dependencies, or other drivers. The ability to create and link parent and child projects provides an oversight of all project activity while, at the same time, focusing on higher-level program goals. Line extensions, annual updates, or other Projects can be duplicated in whole or in part and required elements are copied across, saving valuable time and effort. Process measurement tools allow you to spot, analyze, and continuously refine process blockers and bottlenecks.The software is designed to reflect the way your organization already works. Any number of project management processes can be added to the system and automated, meaning it's easy to accommodate all of your projects and all of your project types (e.g. New Product Development (NPD), Innovation, Reserach, IT, Project Management Office (PMO) projects).Get organization wide, department, team, or person views, of resource allocation and total capacity. Assign time to projects by hours, days, percentage, etc. View assigned and required resources together or separately. Bring up assignment summaries to see precisely who’s working on what, where the pressure points are, when there’s a risk of becoming overloaded. See where resource gaps could be filled by assigning underutilized capacity from elsewhere. Support long-term business planning with automatic charts that graphically flag where your total available resources are overtaken by the number of projects required.

Bubble PPM Video

Deliver greater value from your projects and portfolios Bubble® Project Portfolio Management Software (PPM software) makes everyone's jobs easier by providing real-time insights, inbuilt best practices in innovation, and a full suite of reporting and delivery tools. Manage your entire portfolio of projects with total confidence: - Total Visibility - Complete Control - Maximum Efficiency

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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

Bubble PPM Pricing

Bubble PPM Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)0%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)25%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)75%

Bubble PPM Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesSupports Multi-Language

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bubble PPM's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses Bubble PPM?

The most common users of Bubble PPM are from Enterprises and the Medical Device industry.