Planbox Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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Overview Presentation

Planbox is the pioneer in providing agile work innovation solutions. With a recent merger, it now offers two unique products, Innovate and Work. Both solutions are delivered on a cloud-based platform with high accessibility and reliability as well as world-class security. It is built on modern technology and flexible event-driven rule engine that allows for easy configuration. A clean and intuitive interface enables users to quickly collaborate and contribute whether for developing and managing ideas and suggestions or for planning and tracking tasks and project work.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Collaborative Innovation ManagementPlanbox Innovate provides a solution that includes a highly configurable workflow-driven architecture that is easy to use and implement. It has powerful analytics and reporting that help identify and develop the best ideas that are driven by corporate strategy. It is a web-based solution that can be delivered from the cloud or installed on-premise, according to the user’s operational realities. It enables full engagement and management of communities and campaigns with its simple dashboard. It allows for easy and secure collaboration for creating shared solutions.
  • Work and Project Management – Planbox Work is a work and project management solution that enables teams to plan, collaborate and track work. It has a flexible four-level work structure that allows users to break deliverables into smaller and more manageable work elements. It has an analytics module that can show real-time planning and work reports complete with tables, charts, timeline, and actual vs estimate. Users can group project into initiatives, easily assign and prioritize work that needs to be done now, next and later using backlogs. They can also share work with other team members or invite others as Worker or Observer.
  • Fully Integrated, Open API, Professional Services and Resources, and more – This agile work innovation software is fully integrated using multiple technology and enhancements that leverage its MS Azure infrastructure. It allows companies to experiment with speed, set goals, and measure what matters in an iterative and incremental cycle. Its API has a comprehensive set of web services with a role-based security architecture, ready to integrate with reward and PM systems, as well as issue tracking systems such as GitHub, Zendesk, UserVoice, Snap Engage, and Chrome Web Extensions. Its seasoned team of expert consultants offers professional services to help companies design, plan, execute and deliver innovation and projects. The Resource Center provides users several white papers and other leadership materials. Mobile applications are built by third-party based on public API.

Pricing

Planbox Work pricing plans are based on the number of users. The Free plan includes for a maximum of 2 users, 2 projects and 1 organization. The Group plan starts at $5 per user per month plus tax and includes for 50 users, basic time tracking features,  standard reporting, 1 connector and API access. The Professional plan starts at $10 per user per month and includes for 200 users, standard time tracking features, advanced reporting and priority support, among others. The Enterprise plan includes all features and starts at $20 per user, unlimited number of users, priority support and 5 connectors. The Enterprise and Professional plans are only available with annual subscription. A 30-day free trial is available, with possible discounts for startups, students, academic institutions and non-profits. For Planbox Innovate pricing details, please contact the company directly.

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Target Market

Planbox agile work innovation solution is for teams and companies of all sizes in any kind of industry, especially for those that have a need for collecting and managing ideas and feedback, and delivering project work in an agile life cycle.

Supported Languages

Available in 54 languages.

Some of their Clients

Clients include CGI, Stanford University, Deutsche Telekom, Philips, Starbucks, International Olympic Committee, Bruce Power, Verizon and Haier.

Testimonials

Thomas Tarzian of Novatek described Planbox as easy to use to track and monitor projects, with intuitive user interface and great reporting features.

Bill Ruhl of Verizon stated that the innovation management platform has transformed the way the company collects, prioritizes and implements ideas from employees, realizing more than $25 million in business benefits.

Why Planbox

Experts believe that the world is now entering an Age of Innovation, where people will produce more innovations in the next 10 years than in the past 100 years. Planbox agile work innovation solution provides the perfect environment for companies to develop ideas for a sustainable solution in an agile approach, fully supporting collaboration, engagement and continuous transformation.

Company Info

Planbox was created for Bolidea, a Montreal, Canada-based technology incubator to serve as a product portfolio management platform. In 2009, it was offered as an agile project management tool to help companies plan, collaborate and deliver software development projects and other business projects and functions. In July 2015, it merged with BrainBank Software, a Dorval, Canada-based innovation management platform founded in 1999, and retained its name. Ludwig Melik, CEO of BrainBank and now Planbox, believes that being agile provides the flexibility needed to bring innovation to fruition. By continuing the development and support for both companies’ products, Planbox can offer a compelling solution that all users can benefit from.

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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. 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.

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