Planview PPM Pro for the Pros
February 20, 2021

Planview PPM Pro for the Pros

Patti Jansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)

It is being used by several departments, but not across the whole enterprise. We use it for status reporting to executives, some portfolio management, scheduling, project management, and some timekeeping. It helps ensure we have one location for the single source and updated truth about a project.
  • Allowing highlighting of milestones on an executive status.
  • Using reports and dashboards to create an executive view.
  • Project schedules online.
  • Needs task baselining.
  • It is very complex with all its capabilities and could use a way to simplify. For instance, using LeanKit, Pro and ProjecPlace together are not always clear for the best use.
  • Positively for executive status reporting so that we can provide the latest updates on project health to executive management.
  • Cannot think of a negative that PPM Pro has on our business objectives—it is there to help us meet them more efficiently.
We have used requests to help with project intake and use prioritization to help understand which projects are more important than others. We are able to align projects with groups who are doing the work and understand the resources that would be used for the projects. We also align the projects with the IT strategic categories to understand where the majority of our projects are (whether keep the lights on or strategic or customer-focused projects.)
  • Work request capture
  • Project creation
Work request capture provides visibility in our project meetings for projects that need to be approved and put into the project portfolio. Being able to associate a request that's been approved to project creation, cuts downtime a project manager needs to create a project.
  • Project Staffing
  • Task Schedules
We do not use resource management currently, but it does give us insight into what group is primarily responsible for the project and resources on it. Mostly, we capture and share the task schedules with the project resources.
It is complex for reports/dashboards but less complex for project set up and management.

Do you think Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas) again?

Yes

On-premise only, not online. Microsoft has a stronger scheduling engine but capabilities and growth in PPM Pro is excellent.
Pro is best suited for traditional project management and scheduling. Dashboards and reports are very good for executive status reporting. Pro is less appropriate for large enterprise capabilities and agile work. Though more is being integrated from LeanKit all the time, which should address that shortcoming.