Daptiv Software Review for 2021

Daptiv Software Overview

Daptiv is a leading online project and portfolio management solution. It is a highly configurable software-as-a-service (SaaS) application for managing projects and portfolios. The software provides users in a wide range of industries a better control in planning, adapting and delivering the right projects for their organization. Thus, it becomes easier for them to plan the right initiatives, execute with the right resources and management tools, and deliver projects on time and on budget.

Features, Benefits and Product Strengths

  • Project Management, Portfolio Management: Daptiv provides users an integrated approach and the right tools to manage the whole project lifecycle from start to finish. They are able to manage multiple types of work, from Waterfall to Agile. Features include project templates, Gantt charts, in-line editing of tasks, bi-directional integration with MS Project, project summaries, and project status and history. It also has kanban-inspired Task Boards that allow custom workflows, a more transparent status and real-time productivity. Portfolio management features include dashboards that allow quick comparisons and different views. High-level views also enable users to create optimized portfolio planning, cost tracking, and various types of analysis.
  • Demand Management, Resource Management: This PPM software solution enables users to have a centralized, simpler and easier way to manage and support the intake process, from submission, evaluation to approvals of projects. A single queue view allows them to accept, edit or deny requests, or drill down on requests for greater detail. Users can apply project scoring, create comparisons, conduct what-if analysis and manage capacity. Resource management features include top-down, bottom-up resource planning, resource availability and allocation, utilization, and demand forecast.
  • Time Tracking, Reporting, and more: Daptiv has timesheet functionality with workflow automation and approval routing. Users can easily view, edit and approve timesheets. Timesheets are also available on mobile apps. It also has cost tracking features that tracks planned, actual and forecasted project costs. Reporting uses real-time data for accurate information presentation. It has dashboards, ad-hoc reporting and advanced tools that include 75 out-of-the-box reports. Its open data model allows external data sources to be combined with the PPM software data. It also has file management and versioning features, integrations through the Daptiv Connect platform, such as connections with JIRA, SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Windows Azure, and more.

Daptiv Pricing

Daptiv/Changepoint requires interested parties to first fill in a form to request a demo. The company will then contact the customer and help them find the right solution.

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Target Market

Daptiv is ideal for businesses and enterprises that manage multiple projects across their portfolios. It is applicable across industries, and especially valuable to those that carry out mission-critical, complex and costly projects.

Supported Languages

Supports English, German, French and Spanish.

Some of their Clients

Clients include Abbey Road Group, Coach, Honeywell, Kaplan, Illuminating Concepts, and the PRISA Group.


Susan Klein of Beam stated that Daptiv enables them to manage the portfolio and ensure that IT is aligned with the business. It helps them ensure that they are prioritizing properly alongside the business.

Matthew Sorin of Informa stated that Daptiv helps them facilitate the project management process in the company. User adoption is high, initially planned for 79 users but now used by more than 400. It is easy to use and intuitive. It gives all the information in a single snapshot so that project managers, senior managers, and executives can make the appropriate decisions.

Why Daptiv?

Daptiv is a leading and profitable PPM software with over 500 enterprise customers and more than 80,000 subscribers in 2010. Its integrated features enable customers to realize the value of their business quickly and gain insight with its business intelligence engine, dashboards, and reports. Industry best practices are built-in to its configurable templates, and allows integration with many ERP and CRM systems. As a SaaS, it is highly accessible and rapidly deployable. As part of Changepoint, more solution options for the customer are available.

Company Info

Daptiv is a product of Changepoint, a privately held computer software company based in Seattle, WA, USA. Daptiv was initially founded as eProject Inc. in 1997 by Shane Jones. In 2007, it changed its name to Daptiv Inc. In 2010, the company was acquired by Parallax Capital Partners LLC, a software and technical acquisition firm based in California. However, in 2014, Daptiv Solutions LLC was acquired by Changepoint, who is a leading provider of on-premise and hosted PSA and PPM software. Changepoint’s acquisition of Daptiv now enables the company to deliver complete and flexible solutions to plan and monitor IT project portfolios from a top-down perspective to deliver the right projects at the right time.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com and Bridge24. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

1 Response

  1. Avatar Helmut Friesl says:

    I agree with Jose that Daptiv is one of the best PPM and PSA Solutions in the world. We use it every day and we can not understand how we worked before.

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