Sciforma Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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sciforma logoOverview Presentation

Sciforma is an enterprise project and portfolio management software that helps businesses maximize project benefits while reducing risks. It is an end-to-end solution with multiple features focused on the areas of strategic management, functional management, and execution management. The software runs across multiple platforms and devices. Deployment options allow users to customize further according to their needs. Users are able to use a powerful software that is intuitive and collaborative, with plenty of available help resources and tutorials. The latest version 7.0 is completely developed using HTML5, multi-platform compatible and adaptable.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Strategic Portfolio ManagementSciforma project portfolio management software helps users choose the right projects according to their company’s strategy, risks, cost and time constraints. Decision makers are able to select and manage portfolios, programs and projects that meets the organization’s goals and objectives. The software provides tools to help in identifying project ideas, rank them through a set of metrics, and build business case. Features for investment analysis, capacity planning and portfolio control are also available.
  • Functional Project Scheduling and Resource Management – The project management software enables users to draw up project schedules, optimize resource utilization rates, and control team capacity. Project managers are able to administer different project, resource, risk and change management aspects. They can define projects, create plans, organize and manage deliverables. The software allows users to use matrix structures and soft assignments by role. It also has features for overseeing budget and costs, tracking risks, setting contingencies, controlling and managing change requests, and more.
  • Execution Management, Time Tracking, Expense Management, and more – Sciforma provides users the tools to track projects and on-going operations. Time tracking allows teams to book their time spent for proper consolidation of hours, updating of percentage complete, and actual utilization of resources. Users can review and update assignments and request days off with calendar management features. The software also has issue management for identification, assignment and resolution of project issues. It has demand management for classifying, discussing and reviewing demands that can be turned into ideas for new projects. Users can choose and customize which modules are needed. Extensions can be installed and be updated easily. It supports Agile, Critical Chain, Phase Gate, PMBOK and PRINCE2 methodologies. Various forms of support are also available, through training, tutorial videos and consulting.

Pricing

Sciforma can provide a quote for free to anyone interested with their software. It is a scalable solution that allows customers to turn features on or off according to their needs. It also has several user roles with different privileges. Users can start with a small number of users and features at the start, and add each or both at any time. Users can purchase the software and user licenses for on-site installation or hosted deployment, or rent it as SaaS.

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Target Market

Sciforma is ideal for companies that manage multiple projects. It is a customizable solution that is especially valuable for IT, professional service, new product development, and other industries, regardless of methodologies used.

Supported Languages

Supports English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Hebrew and Japanese.

Some of their Clients

Clients include 1&1 Internet AG, ABB Schweiz, Airbus, Allianz, AXA, Boeing, Capgemini, CTB McGraw Hill, Fisher & Paykel, FN Herstal, and GE Facto France.

Testimonials

Bret Hutchings of Incitec Pivot Limited stated that they are very happy about the support they received from the Sciforma team, who are very informative and knowledgeable.

Megan Calvert of Atlantic Lottery Corporation stated that the PPM software allowed them to match each of their 5 PDLC phase process with a corresponding system.

Eddie Johnson of BCR Environmental described the software as easy to use and to customize.

Why Sciforma

Sciforma project and portfolio management software has evolved over three decades to bring a customizable solution now being used by over 250,000 people all over the world. It provides companies extensive insight in projects and resources, allowing decision makers to launch the right projects, manage them and teams through a simple and adaptable software.

Company Info

Sciforma Corporation is a privately held computer software company with headquarters in San Jose, CA, USA. It also has offices in France, Germany, UK, Australia and Japan. It was founded in 1982 and is headed by Yann Le Bihan, CEO. The company has been building and providing project and portfolio management software since 1983. It has developed software that evolved as new technological platforms became available, ranging from solutions that ran on DOS, Windows and then Java. Sciforma 7.0 has been completely rebuilt using HTML5 technology, and will work on all browsers, on all operating systems, and across devices.

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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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