TeamPulse Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
TeamPulse is an on-premise agile project management software that aims to improve software development processes. Agile PM is an iterative method and approach to planning and managing activities, products, or services in a flexible and interactive manner. TeamPulse enables users to manage requirements and bugs. It also helps in planning the release of products and in tracking work progress while keeping the project team in constant communication and collaboration. It does so through a set of intuitive features that enhances efficiency.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Supports multiple PM processes, projects, and team collaboration – The software supports different agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban or any other custom process. It provides a flexible and visible way to follow whatever process the customer uses. It also supports multiple projects, so the user can see the different status of each project. Distributed teams can have a single place for all their conversations, documents, and files. Thus, project prioritization, meetings, and iterative development becomes easier.
- Provides status view, data analysis, and time tracking capabilities – TeamPulse has an Iteration Status Dashboard that can easily show the progress and health of every project. With its analytic tool, users are able to see what items are blocking their iterations, which ones are closer to completion, or whether it will be finished on time, early or late. It also has a People Status Dashboard to show the progress, activity, and workload of each team member in any project. It also has a timesheet to track logged time, billable time, non-billable time, or non-task related time.
- Integrates with TFS and extends features with a feedback portal – The software can integrate with the source control features of Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server. Then, it can analyze check-in information to determine how this affects work items. It also supports Open Data Protocol to interface with many kinds of data sources such as relational database, file systems, CMS, and web sites. It also has an Ideas and Feedback web portal for managing input from customers. These are just some of the many features that the software offers.
The TeamPulse Starter Pack priced at 1499 USD includes a five-user license, the server software, support for unlimited number of projects, one year of customer support with a 48-hour response time, and one year of free upgrades. Additional user license costs $249 per user. The Ideas and Feedback Portal add-on costs an extra $2999 with an unlimited number of portals per server. Purchasing a license allows the user to use it perpetually without renewal costs. It offers a free 30-day hosted trial for users to evaluate without the need of installing it.
Social Network Presence
TeamPulse is ideal for software development companies that practice agile methodologies, whether Scrum, Kanban, or their own customized process. However, businesses and organizations not in software development but utilize agile practices to manage processes in building their products and offering their services can also find great value in this software because of its rich features.
At the present time, the software is an English-only product.
Some of their Clients
Clients include Toyota, ESPN, trade book publisher The Penguin Group, Epson, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Imaginet, Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, Siemens, the University of Illinois (Chicago), and pharmaceutical firm Novartis.
Aaron Kowall of Imaginet described TeamPulse as the favored tool for their agile projects. It has allowed them to improve their process resulting in smoother deliveries.
Systems development supervisor Dan Duncan tells how the software helped them in the Virginia Farms Bureau reach the final step by making it easier to adhere to the principles of Agile.
Oussama Dinia of Training Orchestra described how for the first time they were able to offer the exact amount of time spent on each story of a module, which also became the basis for their next estimation.
TeamPulse is a complete agile project management solution that helps teams organize their work, collaborate, share knowledge and deliver results in time. For customers who prefer an on-premise deployment to help their software team get things done, whatever their processes may be, this software has been proven to deliver as shown by several awards, partnerships, and thousands of customers it has achieved.
Telerik Inc. is the maker of TeamPulse. It was founded in 2002 by four people. The company since then has grown to over 700 employees in 11 offices worldwide. It has its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, but also has several offices in the US. Telerik also has offices in the UK, Australia, Germany, and Bulgaria. Its other products include Sitefinity CMS, EQATEC Application Analytics, Test Studio, and other development tools. It has Summit Partners, a company that invests with rapidly growing companies, as a partner and investor. Telerik is also a Microsoft Certified Partner and a member of the OpenAjax Alliance. It remains committed to the Telerik Difference of building outstanding products and serving customers with fanatical dedication.