Sciforma

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Sciforma offers project & portfolio management software designed to meet strategic, functional and executional needs.

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Sciforma review by <span>Matthew S.</span>
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Fantastic business to consult and work, the tool has transformed our PMO and projects.

What do you like best?

The PPM tool has fantastic and frequent upgrades, whilst we do not take each upgrade this really gives us steer and the tool is constantly enhancing. New features have really enhanced the user for those who work it and for those that read the information it produces. The tool has really advanced in the last year.

What do you dislike?

Java can at times be complex to use as I do not have a background in using this software, the guides are helpful but these are not always easy to understand or give the answer require meaning working on the back-end of the tool can take longer due to JAVA complexities.

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

The PPM tool now means the whole business can be informed and understand the status of projects, previously not all people across the business could easily access project knowledge so this has been an immediate benefit.

As PMO, we now have greater visibility across the projects and our governance has vastly improved.

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Sciforma review by <span>Mark S.</span>
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Sepura PM team Sciforma review

What do you like best?

It's a simple and flexible tool for Project, Portfolio and Resource Management and you are quickly up to speed.

Using as a PM (mainly Gantt's and reports) is quick and easy.

Using as a Resource Manager (track people, time, holidays, training etc...) also simple.

The reports are excellent and enable Project and Resource tracking and management across the portfolio.

What do you dislike?

Still using V5 and the presentation of the reports could be better (think this has been sorted in V7 with the move to HTML). We use in conjunction with Tableau right now as the Tableau front end allows a slightly easier manipulation / presentation of data. But when we move to V7 I expect that we will simply revert to using Sciforma again.

We use this in conjunction with JIRA Agile as I feel that is simpler / easier at tracking both bugs / issues plus Agile user stories. Would have been nice to have not needed this but that ship has sailed now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sciforma is a great tool and can be as flexible as you need.

The temptation is to just overlay Sciforma onto your current process (and it will almost certainly do that), but you should map out your process AS IS and then FUTURE STATE (ie how you want the process to look) before implementing / migrating.

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

Project, Portfolio and Resource Management

Enabled us to have clear and simple data for all Project Managers and Resource Managers to track and manage their projects and teams.

PMs pull data directly from Sciforma into monthly project review presentations.

Sciforma also enabled us to track and manage the portfolio. We use the data to create simple but powerful dashboards to show all Project progress across the Portfolio.

What Project Management solution do you use?

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Sciforma review by <span>Joel B.</span>
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Sciforma: All in one

What do you like best?

it allows multiple projects managers working projects all under the same roof, to know what milestones are achieved, in domino effect projects, and as well the up coming interventions for regrouped shutdowns.

What do you dislike?

tabs are not so obvious to jump from one to another and remember what are the sub-tabs . Cluttered information under some tabs. The project name under which I could be working one is not so obviously visible. Should I be interrupted and have to come back to it later, I visually have a hard time figuring out under what project I was working on.

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

before Sciforma, the project group was using multiple softwares as tools to service project managers, ie to generate business cases and setting up budgets, to generate schedules and progress reports, to follow up expenses. For project supervisors, all the above information is gathered under one software to visualize in progress reports

Sciforma review by <span>Dennis M.</span>
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PMO jump start

What do you like best?

What I like best about the tool is the web based collaborative project and portfolio management capability.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is the fact that creating and editing project plans initially requires additional time to understand the nuances of the tools functions (much different than Project)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Assign dedicated resources, who have considerable project management experience to manage the implementation (configuration and customization). The entire business unit for the implementation needs to buy into the use of a tool like Sciforma. The best method for implementation is to create a community of resources who are committed to guide, use and adjust throughout the entire lifecycle of use.

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

We have an issue with keeping pace with the number of projects and the capacity to deliver them. Although we are in our infancy in using Sciforma we see the promise of using the tool to realize better capacity and resource management.

Sciforma review by Administrator in Research
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Happy user of Sciforma for many years, this product has grown with us

What do you like best?

You have the ability to customise virtually all aspects of Sciforma to suite the way you operate. There are also standard add ons which provide extra functionality. This mix of standard and cusomisation was important to the way we wanted to start our journey with Sciforma.

What do you dislike?

When we started out there were not many add ons but they have come a long way since then. This has left us with a bit of a dilemma as we would like to use the add ons to replace out heavy customization. It's a lot of work but we think tis will be valuable to us.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sciforma Support and maintenance access to your database so they can help you. This can be problematic if you host the software and your IT people have issues with confidential information leaving the building.

Get customised training from Sciforma it's worth the time and effort and helps users with acceptance of a new system.

I would suggest looking at a big bang approach when looking at rolling this out to your user base as this helps weed out issues and problems sooner rather than later.

Given the choice again I would have opted for a cloud based version and not hot it ourselves.

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

We had a mix of various spreadsheets and Microsoft project but could not link actuals easily, look at the portfolio as a whole or manage resource. We have now achieved this and manage and plan on various levels of resource and project.

Sciforma review by <span>Edwin C.</span>
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Meeting Sciforma

What do you like best?

Sciforma is really intuitive for work with PPM. It allowes you to work with resource managment, task, projects, demands and portfolios. Also, it allowes you to create your own fields in order to get the kpi you need to track your projects. So the software can adapt to any kind of project managment such as PMI, Agile and Prince2.

As the software works in Html5 you could loggin to Sciforma from any kind of devices like laptops, smartphones and tables.

What do you dislike?

It is necesary use Java for Administrator user. However, configure your browser for java is quite simple as there are many programas like firefox, opera and internet explorer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Decide your need of project Managment. Sciforma only sells what customers need in spite of other software which want to sell you a huge pack of tools. Sciforma only sells workspace your organization will use, that is why is so customized.

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

Configur Sciforma for our customers in order to satisfy their needs of project managment.

I have been using Sciforma to solve many problems such as Tracking KPI,

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