An EA's best friend
October 04, 2021

An EA's best friend

Dustin Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Capability and Technology Management (formerly Troux)

Overall Satisfaction with Planview Enterprise One (formerly Planview Enterprise and Troux)

Planview Enterprise One is being used for PPM capabilities currently and has been used for APM capabilities in the past. It was in the APM space where I used and worked as an administrator for the platform, formerly called Troux. We used Troux from the 9.x version and upgrade into 12. We were using this platform to get our arms around the ever-growing application portfolio. There were many unknowns, including application TCO, health and risk. We found instances of investment to applications that were planned for sunsetting, and this platform allowed us to redirect. It provided a snapshot into the health of our application portfolio as well, allowing for us to better plan future investment and mitigate risk.

Pros

  • Outstanding metamodel for application portfolio management within CTM
  • Intuitive insights that are easy to generate
  • Very knowledgeable EA's available from Planview to help

Cons

  • Overwhelming capabilities for new implementations
  • Requires substantial process changes, inflexible to current process
  • CTM feels more like an afterthought vs PPM side
  • CTM Metamodel
  • PPM Reporting and Analytics
  • Connection to Flexera Technopedia
  • It allows us to pivot quickly to meet global changes
  • Enables a more strategic manner of investment planning
Comparing ServiceNow ITBM and Planview is difficult, as they are really different offerings. ServiceNow offers a great platform to management applications from a pragmatic and tactical vantage, keeping it close to those operational teams who need it. Planview takes it up a level, allowing strategic teams (Enterprise Architecture, PMO) to view the whole landscape and make long term decisions. Compared to LeanIX, Planview is just a more mature tool. LeanIX is absolutely fantastic for a new EA organization, allowing them to quickly get running and show value. That platform is simple and direct, which is what a new EA org needs. Planview has more tools in their bag than most modern EA teams will probably ever use, and it takes some time to show value. However, once that value starts to emerge the sky is the limit.

Do you think Planview Portfolios delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Planview Portfolios's feature set?

Yes

Did Planview Portfolios live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Planview Portfolios go as expected?

No

Would you buy Planview Portfolios again?

Yes

Probably the best tool for both PPM and APM capabilities on the market today. Well suited for companies who are ready and able to commit. This means total buy-in from the entire organization. Companies must also be strategically minded and flexible with process / organizational change management. Not well suited for organizations who are inflexible or who only think tactically. These organizations might perform very well from an operational vantage, but will struggle with Enterprise One.

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