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2019-10-15T13:12:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Planview Enterprise One?

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What do you like most about Planview Enterprise One?

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Mir Nayeem Ul Haq - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder & CEO at Vaadi Outsourcing
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-01T06:30:17Z
01 September 22

There are a few things that I like about Planview Enterprise One. First, the software is very comprehensive and covers all aspects of project management, from portfolio management to resource management to project execution. Second, the software is very user-friendly and easy to use, even for those who are not familiar with project management software. Last, but not least, the Planview Enterprise One provides users with a lot of flexibility and customization options, so that they can tailor the software to their specific needs.

TG
Director of IT at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-23T06:10:00Z
23 September 20

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.

Ray Veenema - PeerSpot reviewer
Portfolio Manager at State Of Delaware
Real User
2020-09-23T06:10:00Z
23 September 20

The most valuable features are scheduling, resource management, and, from a project perspective, the functions like issues that change orders. They are valuable because, from a project management perspective, we use the workflows that we build for project management and do active risk management and issue management for the projects that we want for our agencies.

EB
Senior Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-23T06:10:00Z
23 September 20

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.

LM
IT Business Office Group Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-23T06:10:00Z
23 September 20

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.

Carsten Mueglitz - PeerSpot reviewer
PPMS Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-22T07:16:00Z
22 September 20

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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Allan Shafer - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
21 September 20

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.

Kelly Brummond - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Portfolio Manager at Wellmark
Real User
2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
21 September 20

A lot of of the value is around the project metrics so far but as I get more plugged into the strategic management, it's strategic planning and programs and then tying that into outcomes. I work with executive leadership and that's really what they're looking for, to say, "Okay, what outcomes do we want to achieve and how are we going to get there, plan that out, sequence that out, and then get the work to do that? And then track the work back to where we're headed with our outcomes."

GT
Planview Administrator at AXA XL
Real User
2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
21 September 20

Its view into resource capacity and availability helps us to manage work. In reporting, we use this facility to help with resource capacity and availability. It also helps to see how much we are using. We derive that information from the work and resource management screen. That is very helpful.

PN
Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2020-09-17T08:06:00Z
17 September 20

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.

Lavanya Jaganathan - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Portfolio Management Senior Consultant at CNA Insurance
Real User
2020-09-17T08:06:00Z
17 September 20

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.

MG
Senior Director at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-17T08:06:00Z
17 September 20

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.

David Decker - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader at Wellmark
Real User
2020-09-17T08:06:00Z
17 September 20

It maps back to our SDLC process pretty well. I'm able to see the stage of where things are at. We also use Azure DevOps for all of our requirements and our coding.

Roderic Person - PeerSpot reviewer
Planview Administrator and Robotic Process Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-17T08:06:00Z
17 September 20

Another good thing is that we can create custom reports, which is great. If I created a custom report, a tile that tells me how many people have logged in today. We currently have a little under 2000 users, and that's only users, we actually have integrations, that we created a custom form that sends hours directly to Planview. They're not using Planview directly, but they're sending their hours to Planview through an API.

Keith Kennedy - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Administrator at Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Real User
2020-09-17T08:05:00Z
17 September 20

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.

LM
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-09-16T10:05:00Z
16 September 20

The resource capacity planning is the most valuable feature because you can evaluate your team's capacity by team and what projects they're working on and you can forecast easily by team.

PeerSpot user
Senior Consultant / Project Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-26T08:19:00Z
26 July 20

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.

KK
IT Project Director at UT MD Anderson
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

Our reporting is much better. There is much more visibility on projects, schedules, tasks, and in our milestones. Now, we have a consistent way of reporting out to the committees and getting all of our schedules and milestones.

CW
Manager, PM Tools at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

It has been effective for our delivery. It's given us much better visibility into what is being delivered and when.

VS
Sr IT Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

The data is the most valuable because the reporting that we provide out of Planview is priceless when compared to any other tool. The reporting has a variety of reports. It has the capabilities of Power BI. It gives us all these dashboards that we can show to our executive leadership, and they have been very well-received.

AdrianCamaj - PeerSpot reviewer
Analyst at Blue Shield of California
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

Whenever we have issues, there is always someone ready to help us. Their people are knowledgeable and responsive. They get to tickets quickly. Just three or four weeks ago, we were having issues with getting data into Planview. We submitted a ticket and the turnaround was probably 45 minutes to get a response.

MS
Platforms Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

The most valuable features are the control and visibility that you have for portfolio management in terms of projects and capacity planning for resources along with strategies and outcomes, etc. It's so easy to access information for sharing analytics and reporting.

MF
Enterprise Portfolio Analyst at Wellmark
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

The biggest impact for using Planview currently would be to understand the true costs of projects. We are trying to get to a point where not only do we take into account technical costs, but what the business cost is. Trying to integrate our business right now into Planview is helping us identify the true cost of the investments that we make so we can try and understand their value.

KW
Associate Director, PPM Governance & Operations at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

The solution is flexible. Planview is always introducing new releases and functionality, which ends up being beneficial to the company. We are able to do some customizations on our own along with our IT department, and that's very helpful.

TylerStewart - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager of IT at Regions bank
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

I like that everyone is able to see the same data. All of our users who aren't just time reporters have read access to all the data that is out there. So, it is one source of truth where everybody can go in and see the exact same data that everybody else sees. It is transparent.

JaymeCalabrese - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, Office of Process and Project Management at Electronic Arts Inc.
Real User
2019-10-15T13:14:00Z
15 October 19

The solution’s integrated product portfolio has transformed our organization’s delivery because people are a lot more accountable. When you have no accountability, then people don't always deliver the way that you want them to. Once you get accountability, they know that somebody is watching and the way that they manage their work changes quite a bit.

MK
Sr Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

The most valuable features are the resource management, the time sheet entry and usage, and the financial planning. With our projects, we primarily focus on resource assignments, as far as determining the actual forecast and actuals of our projects. A lot of it is based off of the resources utilized on those projects. The time based helps us capture the actuals. The amount of time people are spending on working on their project tasks. Because they've built this into the schedule, so we can build the forecast. With financial planning, we're able to look back on what our variance is and if there is anything between the scheduled forecasted hours, dollars against the actual hours, and the costs that they utilize.

MartinMonteiro - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Domain Specialist at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

The portfolio management gives you a view of all the projects as well as all the information about the total amount of effort, time, and cost being spent on the projects. It gives the organization how much money and effort should be spent towards projects so they can budget and do better capacity planning in the next fiscal year. It gives them visibility into their resources and if they have capacity.

GG
Project Manager at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

Planview has helped connect funding and strategic outcomes with work execution. That is the key use that we have for it. We use it to validate the work that we're doing and the funding that we need. The difference between the previous version and current version for us would be the ICPM and the way it gives us different scenarios. We can go in and build that out.

GeorgiaHauschild - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Program Manager at Fresenius Medical Care
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

The biggest impact has been getting all these global groups into one space so we can even have intelligent conversations about what are we trying to accomplish. Before, it was just different regions doing whatever. Now, we're all talking the same language, and that's good.

CarstenMueglitz - PeerSpot reviewer
PPM Services Manager at Roche Diabetes Care
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

It gives us the vast ability to churn out-of-the-box reports and have an overview about approach rates and resource utilization.

HP
Senior Project Analyst at Otpp
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

It has helped improve governance, mostly. People want to know where their money's going. Projects sponsors need to know what we're spending money on and what our burn rate is. Planview can give that to you straightaway.

DM
Sr PPM Service Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

I like that it's an enterprise environment. I can look across everything that's going on and have a sense of what is going on within the organization.

JonMarquardt - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate at BlackRock, Inc.
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

We are able to see where everyone in the team is in terms of hours, where there is capacity, and where we can actually add them, e.g., other projects that they're not currently staffed to.

Vamsi KiranPasala - PeerSpot reviewer
Specialist Project Solutions at Flowserve Corporation
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

The integration stuff from tool to tool, like Projectplace to Planview, to manage projects is the most valuable feature. It keeps all our tasks up-to-date. It closely follows up with everything, which is really cool.

AH
Sr PPM Administrator with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

With the lifecycles, it helps us step through our processes easier. We'll take a process and create it in Visio, then we'll go and implemented in Planview. Anytime that we have to do a new process, this is what we use. We just step it through the lifecycles and the configure screens are very easy to use. The fields that you need are easy to use.

MichaelRay - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, Project Governance at Clorox
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

We can easily see which functions are overcapacity. Before, we did not have visibility into that.

AndyJohnson - PeerSpot reviewer
PVA at Prime Therapeutics
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

I like that the data that we store is available for everybody. We're not trying to hide anything. Being an administrator, I know a lot about the tool. It is very easy to show somebody how to use the tool and get used to it. Hopefully that user doesn't come back and ask the same question twice is really what it is about. It's a very intuitive product as well. For what we use the tool for today, it's easy to learn and pick up.

JH
Director IT at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

The look and feel of it is pretty clean.

RK
Business Analyst at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

The most valuable feature for me is the ease and customizability of reporting.

NaikJagesar - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at Qualcomm Incorporated
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

The most valuable feature of this solution is the completeness of the standard, underlying metamodel.

JC
Director of Operations at UK Santander Technology
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

Our transparency is increasing a lot. It is helping us to get people together. There are no dark rooms anymore. In some areas or concepts, we want to add more light to every single concept. That's the big impact that the tool is having. It allows conversations between people.

HeathVerburg - PeerSpot reviewer
Program Manager at Citizens Bank
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

We have a fairly good picture of time tracking.

SL
Senior Engineer at Northwestern Mutual
Real User
2019-10-15T13:13:00Z
15 October 19

The biggest impact has been the visibility into our IT assets.

NarendernathMiriyala - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Information Technology Supervisor at Solar Turbines
Real User
2019-10-15T13:12:00Z
15 October 19

We do a lot of big projects which are pretty expensive to structure the product development around and see the progress. Every time we start a project, we have to expense the spends for certain amounts. We need some baselines, like predictive versus actual.

JM
Report Architect/Developer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-15T13:12:00Z
15 October 19

The most valuable feature of this solution is reporting.

BrianHarlin - PeerSpot reviewer
R&D Project Management Coach at Johnsonville Sausage
Real User
2019-10-15T13:12:00Z
15 October 19

We've brought our portfolio altogether. We have had multiple ways of reporting out what our portfolio is, whether it's in Excel, Word, or in different places. We brought all of our projects together in one place. That has worked out well for us. We've been able to manage the work on Gantt charts and our resources better. The big thing for us on research and development is around managing people's time, on which projects they are working on, and how much effort does it take to launch our projects.

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