CA PPM

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More than 400,000 workers at some 400 companies—including Polycom, Qantas and Toyota – already use CA PPM SaaS to reduce costs, drive adoption and make smarter business decisions.

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CA PPM review by <span>Quintin H.</span>
Quintin H.
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"CA PPM a comprehensive solution for project portfolio management"

What do you like best?

The rich content of the solution makes it possible to quickly start and grow your PPM maturity. Next to that it can be nicely integrated within your whole back office (HR, Finance, P2P, ...). It is one of the only PPM tools that has a strong resourcemanagement capability and senario planning options on portfolio level. And when the standard is not sufficient for you, there is the ability to easily add your own configration items (objects, attributes) and for further automation of your PPM implementation there are the processes that enables you to automate your PPM capability to your needs (send notifications, automated reporting, etc.). Another strong capability is cost management which enables you an end 2 end overview of all your cost and budget throughout your portfolios.

What do you dislike?

CA PPM is a comprehensive solution that can be overwhelming. And because you can do it all, there is a lot you can do/need to do. So therefor it requires understanding of project portfolio management and cannot be compared with a project scheduling tool or a replacement of excel. Where excel stops CA PPM starts. It currenttly is not strong in programme management, other than the possibility to group and to organise projects in programmes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CA PPM is a very comprehensive tool for project portfolio management. It is very complete, so therefor it is important that you understand your own maturity and roadmap before you start implementing CA PPM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Single source of thruth on the overall project portfolio. Clear insights in resource demand and capacity. Support of the annual (!?) budgetting and project initiation process. Clear insights in the overall project cost, spend and forecast. Automation of PPM processes through workflows and thus reducing administration in PPM. Integration of PPM and Finance and securing the purchase to pay process which reduces lead time.

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CA PPM review by User in Insurance
User in Insurance
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"IT Project Management - Financials"

What do you like best?

Easy to manage financials and teams with Clarity.

Like the connection to MSP that allows to import tasks into it.

FTE management is great feature as well.

Easy way to manage project risk and issues and keep a log of them.

Status reporting is great as well. Easy to copy one status report to the other and apply updates to old one.

What do you dislike?

Loading at times can be slow. Data export to excel can be messy at times. Also - the time scale can be messed up when looking at the detailed plans.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great project management application. Takes a bit to get used to. Once you know what to do - it's a very powerful tool.

It's very great tool to manage FTE resources and vendors. At times the system can be slow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to easily manage financials. I can easily filter by project manager and pull all 30+ of my projects. Being able to see which team members are allocated vs under allocated is easy.

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CA PPM review by User in Hospital & Health Care
User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Hopeful for New Functionality"

What do you like best?

CA PPM is an easy way for our department to track our projects. You can easily see the projects timeline and hours to complete. It was very helpful for us when changing our processes as we could easily identify tasks that we needed to streamline.

What do you dislike?

The interface is not the most user-friendly. However, we are about to upgrade to the newer version, so hopefully that will help. The biggest annoyance is the inability to easily move an entire project's timeline. Our projects are constantly changing, so our timelines move around a lot. In order to move a timeline, you have to move every single task's timeframe. It is very time consuming.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I wouldn't recommend for lots of small projects. Works very well for large projects with a large number of tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We look to CA PPM to identify opportunities for process improvement. By looking at reporting, we can identify a task that is bottle-necking the timeline and find ways to fix it.

CA PPM review by <span>Chalukya G.</span>
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"Quality PPM tool which helps in making stratgeic and informed decisions."

What do you like best?

The best part of CA PPM is the ease of use and availability of multiple features or functionalities . Great UI and regular feature updates by CA . It is easy to setup and you do not have to be an experienced user to get going .

What do you dislike?

There is a lag in performance at times due to increase in number of workflows and data. Some of the Portfolio features are not the effective . The applications seems to be unstable at times when the load increases.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Excellent PPM Tool on a single platform which helps small to mid size companies in making better decisions . It offers a comprehensive project portfolio management capabilities you need to deliver on time and on budget. It is also available on cloud so for first time users this is a very good option to quickly start using and getting familiar with the tool, you do not have to invest much on the setup..

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides good Time sheets, Resource and Project Management features. The insights the dashboards and the reports provide is very intuitive.

CA PPM review by <span>Mohit S.</span>
Mohit S.
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"New PPM developer review"

What do you like best?

Help put a portfolio of resources, projects, and budgets into a more centralized setup and effectively manage each aspect using scorecards to objectively analyze and compare requirements across the complete portfolio.

What do you dislike?

The primary dislike of CA PPM has been the challenge to provide flexible reporting options. Debugging processes with Gel Scripts is a pain. Have to rely on the expertise of 3rd party teams who develop these scripts for development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Establishing portfolio standards and metrics to help assess portfolio investments against business indicators, including ROI, break even analysis, revenue enhancement, quality improvements and other relevant statistics.

CA PPM review by <span>Benjamin S.</span>
Benjamin S.
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"CA PPM Review"

What do you like best?

Customization of any of the dashboards. I love setting my home tab to all of the various schedule dashboard, action items, and late status reports. The Ad Hoc reporting feature is awesome once you get the hang of it.

What do you dislike?

Limited customization of reports unless you use external software outside of PPM, lots of bugs when you use the save and return feature inside of a project screen, lack of training documentation for the most recent version, very complicated UI and can be intimidating until you get the hang of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take your time getting used to all of the features. Make sure you also put in place rules that your PMO team as well as IT team will follow as most of the features will be shared between departments.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is the ultimate solution for project management. I can keep track of all my open projects from one screen and collaborate with other project managers and my IT department all at once. Updating my business owners has never been easier or on time. I have status alerts to advise when a report is late.

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