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Planview Enterprise One vs. iServer
July 2022
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"The most valuable features are mainly the reporting side of things and the dashboard.""The solution is easily modified to suit your needs.""The solution has wide use within Microsoft products. The integration with Microsoft products, and, in particular, Microsoft Office, is great.""There were lots of different requirements, and collaboration and review is one of the biggest things. There is also Office 360 integration, and there's flexibility to use it as a database as well.""The initial setup is easy."

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"I would say it works really well for forecasting remaining effort, especially in terms of forecasting the dollar amounts. We've gotten pretty good at adjusting rates because we have a lot of contract workers.""The flexibility on offer is very helpful in meeting the organization's needs.""We can view a project both at the top level and dig into the particularities. It's given us greater visibility into the work itself.""The sheer amount of information available in one single interface is valuable. Everything is there. It is also a lot of work to maintain all the information, but generally, you can find everything you need within this one tool.""Its ability to create summary reports across multiple projects is one of the best features. They have very good data warehousing. You can put that out. You can tell that data warehousing from Planview Enterprise One is excellent.""Its view into resource capacity and availability absolutely help us manage work. We can't plan out projects for delivery until we know if we have resources available to deliver them. That's been really critical. We look at our projects and see what availability of resources we have. That helps us to determine when we can start new work.""When it comes to managing project plans, Enterprise One is awesome at enabling us to see what stage work is at. I've always thought it was awesome because it's good whether we're doing a traditional WBS or we're linking in epics into projects that are supporting the programs and the strategies, I've always thought it was an excellent tool.""Enterprise One provides a variety of types of resource assignments for assigning work to people. It's very easy and straightforward to configure these assignments. Planview allows us to see the entire workforce. We can see where our skill sets of people are, what they're working on, and allows us to make informed business decisions based on priority."

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Cons
"It runs relatively slowly.""Requirements management needs to be improved.""I haven't used this solution long enough to know what areas could be improved.""The migration tool needs to be included in the main package, and not as a separate license.""We found a few issues with importing data and all the manipulation of data, especially when it came to the BI side of things because it utilized a particular template to be able to get certain reports. The user administrators could not manipulate it to get the right reports."

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"The content management definitely needs to improve. We don't really use content management for projects inside Enterprise One. We have actually switched to a SharePoint site. We have a feed from Enterprise One every night of all the projects that are created.""Configuring the UI in the content management system is too elaborate and too time-consuming.""The solution out-of-the-box that we established was insufficient. We had to purchase and set up OData. I don't believe that it's a great solution out-of-the-box but eventually you can get there.""When it comes to reporting there are some challenges with integration.""The biggest room for improvement are the scripted dialogues. The scripted dialogues are a logic that you set up to force a certain workflow or process to happen. It's very old in respect that there are no clauses that you can apply to that logic. That definitely can use a lot of room for improvement.""It is not an end-user-friendly product, and that's really the biggest thing. The hardest or the biggest hurdle I've ever had to face was adoption. I did the installation of the HP product in 2011. The company used it from 2011 to 2015, and the adoption was very high. When I was given the Planview product, adoption was very low. It wasn't as extensively used. We actually had people who wanted to go back to HP PPM because the interface of Planview was so broken, and it still is to some degree. So, it is not user-friendly. It doesn't flow the way a project manager thinks. What we did with HP PPM was a lot more manual programming. It wasn't as nice in terms of the interface, and it wasn't as pretty, but you could design it and build it so that everything flows with the way you worked, but Planview doesn't quite do that. There are a lot of screens. You have to jump back and forth. There are so many different places you have to go to just to do some basic tasks. That's the biggest thing that has really hindered adoption.""The reporting capability and access to the fields for our system administrators to have access to the data without having to pay Enterprise One to get the data that's needed to create custom reports for management to create reports need improvement.""The resource area needs improvement. The improvements that have been made recently in the later versions have been good improvements, but I think there are some more improvements needed there."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis. We currently work with a standard fee."
  • "It's about 13K to set up and 9K for the license for three months. I think it's about 20K a year, but we haven't firmed up on pricing yet because the price depends on how long we commit to the solution."
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  • "Our licensing fees are approximately $50,000 USD annually."
  • "Planview is a little pricey. From a licensing perspective, for just a simple timesheet user who does nothing in the system but reports time, the licensing is a little pricey, but you have to look at it from what it is that you get. We have 6,000 users, and I don't manage the system at all. I just have to do add them to the system. The servers, maintenance, OS levels, security patching for the OS, and all other things are not something that we maintain. So, you have to look at it from an operational perspective. It is not just the product itself. A holistic view has to be taken when you look at the product and how you're going to support it. I would have to hire an entire operation staff to bring it in-house, and at the end of the day, that might cost me more."
  • "I don't know about the actual pricing. I have not come across any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "When we went through that process, I believe it is competitive with others on the market. However, there are less expensive options available. It's a more premium offering at a higher price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There were lots of different requirements, and collaboration and review is one of the biggest things. There is also Office 360 integration, and there's flexibility to use it as a database as well.
    Top Answer:I haven't used this solution long enough to know what areas could be improved.
    Top Answer:We're using this for business process management. We're currently procuring the solution. This is a SAS solution. There will be five designers and a thousand viewers and collaborators using this… more »
    Top Answer:Enterprise One provides a variety of types of resource assignments for assigning work to people. It's very easy and straightforward to configure these assignments. Planview allows us to see the entire… more »
    Top Answer:It would be nice if all of the licenses were FLEX. They've been fairly stable with their pricing over the years.
    Top Answer:The resource area needs improvement. The improvements that have been made recently in the later versions have been good improvements, but I think there are some more improvements needed there. I would… more »
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    Overview

    iServer is a unified software platform and enterprise modeling environment that extends and enhances the familiar, market leading Microsoft Visio and Office products. Core capabilities provided by iServer include an enhanced Microsoft Visio diagramming interface, a powerful central repository for all enterprise architecture or business process models and documentation, and a range of tools for visualization, analysis and decision making.

    Planview Enterprise, Planview's performance management platform, combines project and portfolio management software with adaptive best practices. By integrating the business process management of strategies, services, and projects within a single, Web-based solution, Planview empowers organizations to achieve greater levels of control over their ever-changing environment by dynamically managing money, resources, and capacities.
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    Sample Customers
    Barclays, Cathay Pacific, Deloitte, British Gas, MasterCard
    Zurich Insurance Group, Zumbotel Group, Carphone Warehouse
    Top Industries
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    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    University13%
    Maritime Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Insurance Company25%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business5%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise92%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    Planview Enterprise One vs. iServer
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Planview Enterprise One vs. iServer and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    iServer is ranked 9th in Architecture Management with 5 reviews while Planview Enterprise One is ranked 3rd in Architecture Management with 27 reviews. iServer is rated 7.8, while Planview Enterprise One is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of iServer writes " Reporting feature and SharePoint integration makes it easier for administrators to upload information for BI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Planview Enterprise One writes "Helps prioritize projects, share the big picture with management, and has a great planning capacity". iServer is most compared with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, LeanIX, Visio, ARIS BPA and MEGA HOPEX, whereas Planview Enterprise One is most compared with Planview PPM Pro, Broadcom Clarity PPM, JIRA Portfolio, Microsoft Project Server and SAP Portfolio and Project Management. See our Planview Enterprise One vs. iServer report.

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