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We performed a comparison between Broadcom Clarity PPM and ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Project Portfolio Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Broadcom Clarity PPM vs. ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"It's really easy to use.""The feature which I found most valuable is the "My Work" section.""We have project overviews to keep track of each client and project and I can also see what the other managers are doing.""The handling and administration of Monday.com are manageable even for beginners.""The most valuable aspect is tagging certain employees for certain tasks.""It has kept all our departments accountable and gives a quick birds-eye to see how projects are progressing.""Monday.com is effortless to use. You can customize it to adapt to your needs and work style. The product is beautiful and intuitive, which makes the work enjoyable.""The solution offers the simplicity of use with no need for 'experts' to build a suitable product for us (like Salesforce does, for example)."

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"There were probably about five or six metrics that we used. As a result, the groups that I supported were consistently ranked at the absolute top of the organization, as we were leveraging these built-in tools for tracking.""The dynamism of the application where you can modify it to fit your needs is valuable. For example, you can create fields, metrics, and measures on the fly. You don't have to be limited to what the out-of-the-box format would be. It allows you to generate fields, metrics, and reports off of that with relative ease.""Broadcom Clarity PPM is a high-value product that helps users become productive. It's a very stable, scalable, and fast platform, even from a self management perspective.""The feature that I have found most valuable is the XFlow, that interface is pretty cool.""It's very good out of the box, without configurations required.""The most useful feature for me as an implementer of Broadcom Clarity PPM is its extensibility. The tool is pretty extensible, and I haven't had any issues with it in terms of it getting used for multiple scenarios and for multiple clients where there's a need for high customization. Broadcom Clarity PPM is a very, very customizable tool, so you can pretty much implement any business process on it with no issues.""The interfaces for project management, portfolio management, and reporting services are always helpful.""Broadcom Clarity PPM's most valuable feature is the plenty of modules, such as portfolio, project, resource, and time."

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"We like the status report feature. It is something really valuable.""The most valuable features of ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management are the multiple methodology possibilities for projects. It has hybrid, traditional, and Agile capabilities. Additionally, the solution integrates well with other platforms, such as Microsoft Azure.""The stability is excellent. ServiceNow is one of the leading platforms when it comes to stability.""Competitive in terms of research""The performance is good.""As a product, the primary reason we like it is it gets integrated with our ITSM solution so that we don't have to go for an external product for project management like Jira.""The resource manager is useful.""It's a very complete solution."

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Cons
"I would love to see better integration with Google Suite.""If Monday.com could increase the refresh rate of the site, that would make things a little better.""The new Apple Mac Book Pro lineup was launched more than two years ago and still, this platform is not compatible with the Mac App.""A more personalized dashboard displaying each account's unfinished assignments would be helpful.""While I appreciate the templates, some of them are extremely complex and not as tailored to non-profit work so they required quite a bit of customizing (but worth the trouble).""The product can be improved by allowing for some sort of autonomous deadline creation.""It would be good to include more automated features that are easy to set up between different boards.""The marketing notification emails from Monday.com are really poor and of little value to the user."

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"One of the major pain points for me when it comes to Broadcom Clarity PPM is the new UI. The new UI is very good in terms of functionality and the drag and draw features, but it's not very responsive. When I say that it's not very responsive, what I mean is that sometimes, the tool is not very user-friendly. For example, a user saves a value on the form, but the tool doesn't give any indication to the user that the value has been saved. Some users are moving from the classic UI to the new UI, and end up getting confused because on the classic UI, when you click "Save", it'll save the information and you'll get an indication that it was saved. With the new UI, it auto saves the information, but it doesn't give an indication in the form of a popup box that "this form has been saved", or any type of message indicating that the information was successfully saved. It's been confusing for users who move to the new UI because of that. The users don't understand when the values are being saved or not being saved, even if there's an auto-save feature in the new UI.""Whenever that second instance of Clarity came about, it was overwhelming even to people who were accustomed to working with program management tools.""The Broadcom Clarity PPM dashboard needs improvement , because it's too slow. The look and feel of the platform, including its UX, also need some enhancement.""Broadcom Clarity PPM should improve how the reports are being generated and contracts management.""The solution could improve the way the workflow is developed. I think they could be more dynamic because they are in a way static. They're very powerful, but they don't have any interaction with end-users.""The user interface (UI) needs to be improved. Right now, it's not the best.""Broadcom Clarity PPM could improve by adding advanced reporting in the tool. There are a lot of out-of-the-box reports, but I would like to see more advanced reporting.""One of the things that have always been a bit painful is the integration with reporting utilities. The current integration is with Jaspersoft, and there are a number of difficulties with that. If you're using out-of-the-box fields and everything, it is a bit slow and clunky. It has a drag-and-drop interface for the users. On the backend side, there is a report designer. They haven't given or allowed me any training on it yet. So, it has been a bit limited in its features. On one of the earlier report utilities, they had one called Actuate, which had VBA as its base programming language, and you could do quite dynamic things behind the scenes, whereas the Jaspersoft interface seems rather locked. So, you're limited in your options. Being a programmer, you like to have room to be able to invent and create rather than just being limited to a few selection boxes."

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"When we import a really big project with a lot of tasks on it, we face some issues with dependencies. The links between tasks are not working very well. There is definitely room for improvement there. Microsoft Project, in my opinion, is the best option for such a use case.""The price keeps going up, and to remain competitive, it needs to have a competitive edge. I would like to see more of the latest innovations, in terms of AI, ML, and all of the latest cutting-edge technologies, included in the platform.""ServiceNow IT Business Management could improve by adding better artificial intelligence.""It could be more user-friendly.""A major improvement we would like to see is definitely around agile management.""ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management could improve by having more Agile features. Other solutions, such as Rally have more.""We track salaries or paychecks of the resources. They change from time to time, such as every six months or every year. If they can come up with a default or out-of-the-box feature to manage those multiple payable costs so that we can automatically calculate the project costs rolled up. That would be the coolest feature that we can expect from ServiceNow. We would like to have an automatic feature to manage the payable costs. We should be able to manage or maintain multiple pay costs so that while calculating the project roll-up costs for individual projects, the respective pay costs in a particular period are picked up automatically from the backend. Currently, we have to customize that. It is doable. We have done it but through customization.""The price is too high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I wasn't involved with the licensing, but I believe it's negotiable."
  • "The solution is quite inexpensive. For example, we pay $8,500 for 75 users. It's somewhere around $100 a user, approximately."
  • "The project manager would be responsible for any licensing fees. As an end-user, we just follow suit."
  • "Fees are paid monthly per user."
  • "The price is reasonable for the number of users we have."
  • "I am using its free version."
  • "We tell others it's about $2200 for a ten-person plan and it can be adjusted; it's easy to scale."
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  • "Broadcom Clarity PPM costs us $500K, and that's only for the installation and kick off within the first year. For each succeeding year, it could cost $200K."
  • "There are different licensing models with Broadcom Clarity PPM. With the software as a service model, you pay as you go, and if you are on-premises, you can buy a perpetual license and an annual fee for maintenance."
  • "Cost-wise, the tool is very expensive and some tools might be able to cater to 80% of the functionality provided by Broadcom Clarity PPM but are not as expensive."
  • "The price point of Broadcom Clarity PPM is less than Planisware. If a customer comes to me, and the cost is the main parameter for the selection of a tool, then I'll recommend Broadcom because cost-wise, they are less than other solutions."
  • "The licensing costs are a little bit high, and unfortunately, it has been a while since I've had that paperwork in front of me. I don't remember how much it was, but it seemed like it was fairly high. It is probably comparable to some of the other solutions because I do know that, for example, on a lot of the AWS stuff, they found that the costs wound up being higher than having some on-prem solution. Comparatively, Clarity is within the price range of other solutions."
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  • "They sell some things in bundles, and it could be handier that some of those things could be sold in another way, like purity models and other packages. Another thing that I'm struggling with is the pricing of ServiceNow's FYE experience, which includes the tools that are positioned for supporting HR."
  • "It is a little expensive. We are in Brazil, and for us, it is a little expensive."
  • "The solution could improve by being less expensive and the pricing model is confusing. Many people are getting charged different amounts. There are additional fees that they are adding on."
  • "We have a team of about 6,500 employees across the globe. So, the amount of money I'm going to save by putting the money on the table for the implementation and licenses is very high."
  • "The cost of the solution should not be more than $50,000 annually."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Monday.com is one of the best project management softwares available on the market. It lets you create and customize the… more »
    Top Answer:We have project overviews to keep track of each client and project and I can also see what the other managers are doing… more »
    Top Answer:Monday could be improved if it could be linked with Google Calendar. This way, I can add deadlines directly on Monday… more »
    Top Answer:The feature that I have found most valuable is the XFlow, that interface is pretty cool.
    Top Answer:In terms of what could be improved, the end user interface could be improved to be more intuitive, because we sometimes… more »
    Top Answer:I don't know of what the actual costs of the solution were. I recommend PPM. I'd advise against changing functionality… more »
    Top Answer:I would like to see some artificial intelligence incorporated into the management functions. The initial setup is… more »
    Top Answer:We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. They are using it for… more »
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    Also Known As
    DaPulse
    Clarity PPM, CA Clarity, CA PPM, CA Clarity PPM
    IT Business Management, ServiceNow IT Business Management Suite, ServiceNow ITBM Suite, ServiceNow ITBM
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    Overview

    monday.com is a cloud-based platform that allows teams to design their own work management software and applications. monday.com is a basic yet intuitive work operating system that facilitates teamwork in these ways:

    • Allows teams to define workflows

    • Adapts to changing demands

    • Establishes transparency

    • Allows for collaboration

    • Eliminates manual grunt work

    monday.com is extremely adaptable and may be utilized in any sector and for any workflow. You can build your apps to match your specific operational needs and modify your boards, dashboards, and documents to fit your team properly. It may be used for anything, including projects and procedures, and it can be used across teams, departments, leaders, and organizations.

    Here are a few examples of how monday.com software can be put to good use:

    • Marketing pipelines
    • Recruitment procedures
    • Video production planning
    • Tracking progress
    • Product timelines
    • Business management
    • Design planning
    • Bug tracking
    • Event planning
    • Construction planning

    monday.com Features

    monday.com has many valuable features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Customized workflows
    • Task prioritizing
    • File sharing
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Context-aware communication
    • Progress and milestone monitoring

    The most popular key features include:

    • Work scheduling: monday.com’s Workload feature allows you to accurately assign and schedule team members at any given time. Check who's available and who isn't so you may reschedule or reassign work as needed to meet all of your project deadlines.
    • Tracking time for tasks: It's crucial to know where your time goes, especially if you're invoicing clients by the hour. Greater work precision is achieved by having a clear grasp of how much time is spent on each task because you’re able to make more informed decisions about how you spend your time.
    • Automated processes: Automations eliminate the need for manual labor in the completion of repetitive tasks.
    • At-a-glance dashboards: Dashboards are an excellent method to quickly see what's essential. They make it simple to gather useful information, manage project progress, predict effort, and keep track of budgets. They also keep your team focused and engaged on the high-level objectives that drive progress.
    • Integration with external tools: With two-click integrations, you can easily make monday.com your primary work hub. Integrate popular external apps like Jira and Slack, as well as Gmail and Mailchimp, to optimize your workflow even further.
    • Varied options for viewing data with Views: monday.com provides a number of ways to examine the data in your boards, including Gantt Chart View for project plans and Chart View for progress tracking. Views helps you to take a fresh perspective on things and obtain crucial insights that you might not have gotten otherwise.

    Reviews from Real Users

    monday.com stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its task status feature and its ability to integrate with external apps. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Ben D., Front End Developer at a marketing services firm, writes of the product, “Their flagship feature, what used to be called the pulse, is great. Pulse offers great management. Being able to see everything at a glance and check task status, is wonderful. They use subtasks and the simple aspects of task management have been really helpful.”

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, the Head of Projects at Smart Media SA, notes, “The boards offer an amazing and clear view of my tasks, campaigns, and progress. Automations especially with Slack and Outlook help with keeping my team up-to-date always. Graphs and charts are valuable for reporting purposes and to track progress made. Workforms/surveys are valuable and a very cool added feature.”

    Clarity is the Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution created by Broadcom. The platform aims to help medium and large organizations to manage products and services. Clarity features scoreboards, financial analysis tools, and more.

    The platform facilitates the delivery of projects and programs and can accelerate an organization’s digital transformation. It allows users to create initiatives, add budgets and projects with a few clicks, and assign and track teams. It shortens the time to make changes to projects to minutes instead of days.

    Broadcom Clarity PPM features in-app collaboration and timesheets accessible via mobile devices. Users can access the platform via desktop or mobile. The platform can be deployed on premises or as a cloud-based service with a hosted or SasS delivery.

    How does it work?

    Clarity’s Strategic Portfolio Management enables planning and prioritizing of work to fit customer demands and business needs, managing the value stream from concept to cash.

    Broadcom Clarity PPM Key Features

    • Strategic roadmaps: Clarity’s multidimensional road maps effectively eliminate organizational fatigue. It includes useful features such as drag-and-drop capabilities. It also allows you to map risks and dependencies and track project progress.

    • Project financials: Clarity integrates with Power BI and Tableau with business intelligence solutions. The platform uses Microsoft Excel charting and grouping functions to keep a familiar feel to project and financial reports. You can customize your projects according to investment types and fiscal periods.
    • Collaboration features: Broadcom Clarity PPM provides a central view of each employee’s projects, schedule, and status. You can assign tasks to teams with pinning features without time-consuming filters.
    • Resource management: Clarity enables you to filter available resources and investments to the department level. Doing this allows for managing labor and non-labor resources with ease.

    Other features include:

    • One-click charts
    • Staffing and resource management
    • To-do boards
    • Investment hierarchies
    • Business widgets

    Broadcom Clarity PPM Benefits

    • Quick setup: The platform is easy and fast to configure and deploy. It also includes migration services to help customers move to the cloud.

    • Lower cost: The SaaS version is a user-based subscription service that eliminates the need for infrastructure investment.

    • Constant updates: Updates are rolled automatically and included in the subscription to ensure the user always has the latest version.

    • Strong security: The Clarity infrastructure constantly updates identity-centric intrusion detection services. It features data protection capabilities on desktops and mobiles, including protection against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS).

    • Scalability: Its load-balanced environment enables users to scale up or down to match spikes in project-based activities. It also features pay-as-you-use.

    • Integrations: Integrates with financial apps, executive dashboards, HR software, ERP systems, etc.

    • Configurability: You can adapt Clarity PPM to your organization’s requirements.

    • Reporting and business intelligence: Clarity’s features include a built-in data warehouse and BI platform.

    • User-friendly: It features an intuitive user interface and interactive communication options.

    • Project management options: You can manage your project with Agile, classic, or hybrid methods inside Clarity PPM.

    Broadcom Clarity PPM Use Cases

    Organizations use Clarity PPM for a variety of use cases:

    • Time management
    • Product management
    • Resource management
    • Financial management
    • Project portfolio management
    • Reporting services
    • Project management
    • Ticket and change management
    • IT service desks
    • Financial services

    Reviews from Real Users

    "Broadcom Clarity PPM is a high-value product that helps users become productive. It's a very stable, scalable, and fast platform, even from a self management perspective," says Mohammad J., Senior Clarity PPM Technical Consultant at Al Rajhi Bank.

    A Director of Operations at a tech services company adds that "It's very good out of the box, without configurations required."

    Sergio C., Service Delivery Manager at Syntech, says, "The most valuable feature is the portfolio functionality because we have the ability to work with different scenarios and many kinds of financial management. We can integrate with ERP, and with other solutions from third-party vendors. The financial model in Broadcom Clarity PPM, it's the most valuable aspect."

    ServiceNow provides us an integratd platform that manages both IT Operations as well as the Delivery lifecycle. ... It also, creates the necessary insights to make better business decisions from.

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    Sample Customers
    Raw Digital, Wix, Discovery, Frost & Sullivan, Adidas, Asos, Uber
    Toyota Financial Services, GameStop, Polycom, Sky, Qantas, Cox Enterprises, Banco Mercantil, Borealis
    Proximus, UNT SYSTEM, SAP SuccessFactors
    Top Industries
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    Marketing Services Firm18%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm7%
    Retailer7%
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    Computer Software Company13%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Insurance Company11%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Healthcare Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Renewables & Environment Company9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Reseller9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business79%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise80%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Broadcom Clarity PPM vs. ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom Clarity PPM vs. ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Broadcom Clarity PPM is ranked 2nd in Project Portfolio Management with 11 reviews while ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management is ranked 3rd in Project Portfolio Management with 11 reviews. Broadcom Clarity PPM is rated 8.6, while ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Broadcom Clarity PPM writes "Good tracking and custom reports with helpful support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management writes "Great innovation and helpful for portfolio management but needs more finance management capabilities". Broadcom Clarity PPM is most compared with Jira, Planview Portfolios, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Project and Planview PPM Pro, whereas ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management is most compared with Microsoft Azure DevOps, Jira, Jira Align, Microsoft Project Server and Planview Portfolios. See our Broadcom Clarity PPM vs. ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management report.

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