Micro Focus PPM

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Micro Focus PPM standardizes, manages, and records project and portfolio activities so you can make the right decisions at the right time.

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Micro Focus PPM review by <span>Dmitry L.</span>
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"Might&Magic PPM tools for almost every task you could imagine "

What do you like best?

This tool is highly customizable and allow you to tailor almost everything you need in it to your needs in managing requests, projects, programs&portfolios,workflows and resources all-in-one tool.

And there are many options to integrate this tool with other solutions like CRM, HR management etc.

You can start with one option (request management f.e.) and grow solution step by step to cover all you need.

What do you dislike?

The price is high. Support is not so fast as I wish and you should be prepared to resolve some problems by yourself. GUI is very old style and web GUI have usually have problems with latest versions of popular browsers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should have you own local admin/development team to support PPM implementation and quickly resolve problems (don't wait support, they are not too fast).

You can do almost all with integration and API, but fist you should fully and clear identify your requirements. And remember that vendor could not support all customisations you can do with PPM.

You should think about good SQL and Oracle DB dev team, because it's highly likely you will need to optimize SQL code and use latest features of Oracle to get PPM work fast enough for real implementation.

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

We manage many projects with different tools (in different teams and departments) and we can get whole picture fro all projects in PPM after integration on data level with all these different tools. Also we can manage resources for projects from one point and get actual information from PPM.

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Micro Focus PPM review by <span>Celil .</span>
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"One of the Best PPM System"

What do you like best?

Micro Focus PPM has advanced portfolio management module that completely manage all your project portfolio. You can use what-if scenarios and can see resource availability and capacity in advance.

Micro Focus PPM can also manage program. You can see top view all financials, resources and the progress of the projects of the programs.

Resource management with time management is the most powerful side of Micro Focus PPM. You can control overtime, overlap, not enough utilized resources in one screen. You can also manage company calender and resource calender.

Graphical workflow engine is also the most powerful side of Micro Focus PPM.

What do you dislike?

Rather than dislike it's an opportunity to differentiate in the market.

Micro Focus PPM mobility must be improved especially Timesheet module.

If Micro Focus Service Management and PPM communicate about resource management it will be the best resource management tool for Service Provider companies.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Organizational chart changes are hard to manage in MF PPM.

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

Resource management requirements perfectly solved with PPM in project based working teams.

Portfolio and program management solution also help to compaines.

What Project Management solution do you use?

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Micro Focus PPM review by <span>Derek G.</span>
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"Full Featured Project & Portfolio Management"

What do you like best?

This product has almost everything you need for managing requests, project, programs and portfolios. It is up to the organization to select the parts to implement. It is highly customizable, allowing you to tailor it to your needs, not just use it the same way everyone uses it.

What do you dislike?

Good support is severely lacking, especially considering the price. The reply to many defect submittals is "this is working as designed". The user interface is very rigid. You are limited to 3 columns of data with little control other than the column and row where the field appears.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Spend the time and money to fully identify your requirements. Start with a minimum set of requirements but with a clear roadmap to full implementation. Make sure you get someone that knows the product inside and out to help with this roadmap and the implementation. It is much easier to do it right from the beginning and you will find it almost impossible to correct later - not because of the system but because of the organizational changes required.

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

We are managing over 700 projects. We forecast all financial data using PPM and send this to Oracle EBS through a custom interface. We now have real-time project reporting across the organization.

Micro Focus PPM review by <span>Ajay M.</span>
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"HPE PPM is one of the best Project and Portfolio management tools. "

What do you like best?

HPE PPM:

- Provides visibility into strategic, operational demands of the organisation.

- Its ability to provide real-time information about the projects, resources, financnes, programs and

portfolios, visibility of this information allows stakeholders to review expenditure, progress, manage

workforce efficiently.

- The 'What-If' analysis provided by scenario comparison is very key in analyzing and planning for the

future.

- 'Resource Management Optimization' launched in the latest version, automates the resource assignments

and thereby providing Resource manager a big relief.

- Provides wide range of standard, pre-defined portlets and reports that can be helpful in analyzing

resources, projects, programs.

- Has a strong timesheeting ability, to which resources can timesheet to and automatically all the actual

costs are rolled up to the project.

- Has a very strong and dynamic workflow engine that can be easily configured to align to the process of

an organisation.

- Easy to customize, provision of webservices make it easy to integrate to other third party applications.

- It derives predictive analysis with data that you can trust on.

What do you dislike?

Lack of fancy reporting in HPE PPM, the senior execs and other stakeholders want to look at more graphical and animated reports.

Recommendations to others considering the product

More focus on fancy and animated reporting.

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

Once of the of the problem was - Implementation of Program and Portfolio management at an organisation.

The benefit was to give them more clear view of the projects happening in their programs and portfolios.

As a result , the program and portfolio managers got more visibility in deciding the projects, proposals they can pursue for the fiscal year. This is standard OOTB functionality,if used properly then it is a real benefit to the organization.

Micro Focus PPM review by <span>DeLoris W.</span>
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"Bit of a Laborous Start; But Worth the Time."

What do you like best?

I like that PPM allows me to view available funds, duration, and expected outcomes for different projects. For a non-profit organization, I've been able to define this software for out particular use. It allows us to quickly see which fundraising project is supporting the goals and objectives of our organization as well which ones aren't so that they can be eliminated.

What do you dislike?

It was a bit of a chore getting starting as PPM was intimidating. It did require some refining at our end to get this program to conform to our needs.

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

It has enabled us to budget projects more effectively while allowing each board member to view each step-by-step clearer so that prioritizing events and functions have become less stressful.

Micro Focus PPM review by Internal Consultant in Computer Hardware
Internal Consultant in Computer Hardware
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"Overall a good product with but with a legacy type of UI"

What do you like best?

The completeness of the functionality to accommodate organizational needs.

ease of configuration and customizations.

quick to market.

What do you dislike?

The UI is a bit of legacy type.

Very limited UI flexibility.

Performance is always a concern

Recommendations to others considering the product

We need to be more quick in understanding market needs.

Since PPM is tightly attached to its legacy design, we need to come out quickly and improve the UI.

Resource management UI and processes needs to be standardized and improved.

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

Project Management Process implementation along with governance. Resource management.

One stop shot for resource capacity and allocation data. Standard and unified project governance process(PMO)

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