Only the best PMOs have Innotas
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 09, 2014

Only the best PMOs have Innotas

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Innotas

Innotas was solely used by Information Management to manage its entire portfolio of projects. The PMs maintained the work plans inside of the tool. All staff recorded their time in Innotas. Managed conducted resource management using the tool.
  • Great tool for capturing and maintaining meta data about project.
  • Single source for all projects managed by Information Management.
  • Strong support staff was available during the implementation and ongoing support.
  • Needs better integration of project financials with 3rd party systems
  • Needs more improvement on resource management.
  • Transparent project portfolio management
  • Improved resource management
  • More reliable project reporting
I really like the ASP model and the strong customer support I was given.
I couldn't envision an enterprise solution of Innotas that would incorporate Information Management projects and other business projects. In other words, I think an Enterprise PMO would struggle setting up Innotas to meet the needs of ALL players.

Using Innotas

500 - Information Managemenet utilized Innotas. CIO, Directors, Managers, PMs, and staff.
2 - Lead Project Manager and junion project analyst
  • Initiating new projects
  • Resource Management
  • Dashboard reporting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Manage Fast Track Projects
  • Schedule unplanned projects
  • Soft schedule projects for upcoming budget year
  • Improve Resource Management
  • Improve Financial Management

Evaluating Innotas and Competitors

Yes - Microsoft Project Server
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor
  • Third-party Reviews
We really liked the ASP model. That was the deal sealer!
I would keep it the same.

Innotas Implementation

I worked with Tim Szrejter and he was the BEST integrator!!
  • Vendor implemented
  • Implemented in-house
Change management was a minor issue with the implementation - We were already using MS Project Server so it wasn't a big change for us to make the switch. In fact, it was an easy change.
  • PM struggled with making the switch from MS Project to the Innotas Work Plan

Innotas Training

  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
Tim Srjezter was an excellent trainer.
No, you definitely need a warm body to conduct the training. My training was conducted on line.

Innotas Support

Tim Szrejter is the best!!!
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
No - Innotas support model is the best!
During the implementation, Tim Szrejter went above and beyond to make our project a success!!

Using Innotas

I think Innotas does a lot of things right.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
None
  • Maintaining the meta data about a project
  • Work plan management
  • Time sheet
  • Reporting
  • Resource Management
  • Financial tracking
Yes - You could access Innotas from any device.