Planview Software Review for 2021

Overview Presentation

Planview is a work and resource management software that offers enterprise solutions through different products. It has comprehensive solutions for strategic planning, portfolio and resource management, product portfolio management, capability and technology management, lean and agile delivery, and collaborative work management. The software can help organizations build roadmaps to drive strategy, optimize funding and resource allocation using strategic scenario planning, or deliver program management that drives innovation. Enterprises are able to plan for success with tools for financial and capital planning, analytics and dashboards, and more.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Enterprise Portfolio and Resource ManagementPlanview Enterprise One product enables organizations to translate strategy into delivery. It is a comprehensive solution that includes tools for strategic planning, program management, roadmapping, investment prioritization, and financial planning. It allow users to balance capacity across demand, determine and demonstrate how much it costs to deliver capabilities to the business, to balance schedule and resource availability, and more. The Enterprise One product is the foundation of four of its powerful solutions.
  • Centralized Project Portfolio Management – Planview PPM Pro is an ideal PMO tool, whether a company is just starting its PMO or already advancing it to the next level. Previously Innotas software, it empowers users to collect, prioritize, and execute projects. It includes features for top-down project portfolio management that helps create visibility and facilitate informed decision making. The resource management feature provides resource utilization and demand information that helps optimize the allocation of resources to the right projects at the right time. Other features include what-if scenario planning, strategic alignment, new product development portfolio management, dashboards and reports.
  • Collaborative Work Management, Enterprise Kanban – Planview has other products for project professionals and engineers. Planview Projectplace combines online team collaboration tools and PM software. A workspace overview allows individual project team members to see all the work and tasks assigned to them, and even add their own private personal to-dos. Users have access to streamlined interaction between activities, boards, and cards. It also has Gantt charts, Kanban boards, workload view, and document collaboration. Planview LeanKit provides engineering teams a visual work delivery application where they can apply Lean management principles. They have at-a-glance visibility, consolidated view of work priority, and also integrate with other enterprise applications.

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Planview products are custom-configured for an organization’s requirements. Pricing depends on the specific configuration. An online form is available at the website. Also, a free 14-day trial is offered for a fully functional Planview Projectplace and Planview LeanKit.

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Target Market

Planview work and resource management software has solutions and products that can be beneficial to all company sizes and across industries. It is valuable to executive strategy teams, in PMOs, resource managers, project teams, product development teams, Agile teams and distributed teams.

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Some of their Clients

Clients include Essilor America, Kingspan Insulation, Carter’s Inc, ETH Zurich, and Mentor Graphics.

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Diane Williams Roberts stated that Planview Enterprise allowed her team to gain good visibility, use a strong tool that could scale globally, but also support the local company. The software did it all in less time she was expecting.

Joel Clarke stated that the work and resource management software helped his team cancel doomed projects early. As a result, they were able to focus on ones with less risk and brought more ROI to their company.

Why Planview

Planview work and resource management software helps customers become more innovative, provide higher levels of service, and improve financial performance. It has several products that are customizable and scalable. It can help optimize limited resources and provide vital information for making informed decisions confidently amidst multiple factors. Gartner has named it a leader in its Magic Quadrant for PPM this May 2018.

Company Info

Planview, Inc., is a privately held computer software company based in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1989 by its Chairman, Patrick Durbin. The company has focused on being a global leader in work and resource management. It continues to provide the industry with the most comprehensive solutions that span all classes of work, resources, and organizations. It has acquired a few companies in the last decade, including Business Engine, Projectplace, Troux, Innotas, and LeanKit. It has now more than 700 employees serving 5000 customers worldwide.

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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 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.

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