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Matt Quist | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Bubble PPM is being used by a proprietary product department, to manage the portfolio of New Product Development projects, as well as product line changes as well as supporting communication, R&D, and supplier/vendor projects. The service from Bubble provides a cloud-based system to manage portfolios of product development projects, as well as personal support for implementation of the processes necessary to make full use of a Product Portfolio Management approach. The system provides for simultaneous management of individual projects, as well as the portfolios of all projects underway by our department. The project management is ideal for product development work, with a phased-gate approach to managing the progress of work, along with a complete scheduling tool, financial modeling, and strategic scoring for project prioritization, and much more. The portfolio level view allows for a complete overview of all projects, the modeled financial contribution of those projects, and the progress to completion. There is a suite of project and portfolio level dashboards and reports that are extremely useful for meetings and progress reports.
Laura Sew Hoy | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
Matt Parsons | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
Todd Render | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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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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.
Rushi Potdar MD MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Richard Farrar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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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..
September 29, 2014

INNOVATOR is Bubble-icious

Douglas Raymond | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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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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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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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.