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Find out what your peers are saying about Planview Enterprise One vs. UNICOM System Architect and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"We use time reporting. We convert time reporting into financial costs and do contractor and capacity planning for our resources. We track our work. So, that's the module we use extensively. As a matter of fact, we have upwards of 300 open projects at this given moment. It is pretty close to 300 open activities that are working.""Enterprise One has enabled us to eliminate Excel. We don't track financials anymore in an Excel format, which the company was doing before. Even now, being a new portfolio manager four months in, I'm able to just pick up my project. I'm able to see where I am right now. That improvised it to be more automated. The only missing part is the integration between tools. I'm not able to see my full schedule, but I know what are my important milestones are like watching the financials and all that stuff.""The financial planning capabilities are very useful. We have integration for an SAP system, and so we load financial data from SAP into Planview for prior months. And then we use the forecasting capabilities to get a complete picture of the cost of a specific project. The financial management is very useful.""Enterprise One provides end-to-end work management for the full spectrum of types of work in one tool.""We use expenditures quite a bit. We put in forecast expenditures and then we actualize them below the line in the little box in the bottom tray. Being able to track the project with relevant milestones is also valuable. Milestones are valuable because it helps us to keep the project on track. The expenditures are valuable because we need to be able to understand expenses that are beyond the regular resources in the projects.""We're still in an early stage. Things will change as we use it more. I did program reports that are important and that will provide us with value.""It gives us flexibility in configuring assignments. We can do both Agile Teams and non-Agile Teams. This flexibility affects our ability to meet our company's particular needs by allowing us to work in a hybrid model, some Agile Teams, and some non-Agile Teams.""Enterprise One provides end-to-end work management for the full spectrum of types of work in one tool. It affects our project management because our project management uses Planview to monitor their daily work. Every night it loads our SAP system and then they monitor the daily work. They use Planview as a full planning and monitoring tool."

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"It has good end-to-end metamodel interrelationships.""It is useful for creating build-outs and architecture views and for publishing reports and stuff like that for different programs."

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"The number one thing that needs improvement is the UI. It should be easy for a casual project manager. It should provide customizable screens that can be a choice for project managers to choose as a professional level, medium level, and a very easy level.""When you think of planning at a PI level, roadmap planning, or release planning, I think they should make a little more headway into how agile delivery works, tying it back into the financials and the planning to Planview. I think it would be good.""The solution is stable. However, it's so robust, there's so much data, that it has the tendency to lag.""Its reporting needs to be improved. My main complaint when it comes to Planview is that it is good to maintain all the data but to actually use the information that is in it, you actually have to use a different tool. We use Power BI. So, we pull all the information, and then we use a Power BI dashboard to stage or look at the information.""The out-of-the-box reports, as far as I can tell, are weak. We've had to build a lot of reports using Power BI, which we connected to it.""I think that the user interface needs some getting used to. It's not immediately intuitive. That's potentially room for improvement. I think also that an organization needs to have good support from some senior management to get something like Planview established.""One big issue we have been having during our annual planning is that only the creator of a portfolio can edit it. This means that only the creator of a portfolio can edit which projects are included or excluded in it.""Configuring the UI in the content management system is too elaborate and too time-consuming."

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"They need to add reports that show the enterprise architecture perspectives, and the dashboards should be comfortable for the senior enterprise architects so that they can view the complete landscape.""I don't use the tool or know a lot. It is going to have some shortcomings. When it comes down to publishing, we just found out this week that they actually have a publisher add-on. So, what we were trying to publish was not giving a detailed report about the architecture, views, etc. I just wish they had sent these to UNICOM and contacted them about add-on features for the publishing part of the tool."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "I don't remember the price. It is a different cost for just buying it, and then you have a maintenance cost, which you need to renew every year."
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    Questions from the Community
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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… more »
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    I do not have information about the pricing. I know that we have on the order of 600 people on the license, however, I don't know the costs around it.
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    I would give the solution’s ability to create summary reports across multiple projects a three out of five. I think Enterprise One is great at being a source for data, but our company is still running… more »
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    It has good end-to-end metamodel interrelationships.
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    I don't know about the pricing. I am a user, not the one procuring the software.
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    UNICOM System Architect is quite a dated tool. I don't like this solution very much. It was something that I had to use because the organization had invested in this product. We built some… more »
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    Overview
    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
    Zurich Insurance Group, Zumbotel Group, Carphone Warehouse
    Apple, Facebook, Google, HSBC, PayPal
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Insurance Company22%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Government18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise91%
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    Planview Enterprise One is ranked 3rd in Architecture Management with 25 reviews while UNICOM System Architect is ranked 16th in Architecture Management with 2 reviews. Planview Enterprise One is rated 7.8, while UNICOM System Architect is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Planview Enterprise One writes "Helps prioritize projects, share the big picture with management, and has a great planning capacity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of UNICOM System Architect writes "Useful for creating build-outs and architecture views, but requires a publisher add-on for some detailed reports". Planview Enterprise One is most compared with Planview PPM Pro, Broadcom Clarity PPM, JIRA Portfolio, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Microsoft Project Server, whereas UNICOM System Architect is most compared with IBM Rational System Architect, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and MEGA HOPEX. See our Planview Enterprise One vs. UNICOM System Architect report.

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