Planview PPM Software: Your questions answered

PPM software is a big investment. That’s why we’ve put together some of the most commonly asked questions to keep you informed. 

The experts at Ignite Technology have worked with decision makers from leading enterprises to help them choose the right Planview PPM software solution. They come to us when they’re looking to enhance their digital transformation efforts and enact real change that can bring a wealth of benefits. These include enhanced productivity, client and customer satisfaction, job satisfaction, the potential to expand the business and a greater ROI. 

Are Planview products configurable?

One question that a lot of our customers want to know is how configurable the PPM software from Planview is. It has the capacity to integrate with most of the popular apps. Some of the integrations won’t be out-of-the-box, but the specialists at Ignite can help you connect all your software platforms so that everything is accessible in one place.

Ultimately, this is one of the biggest reasons enterprises make the switch to PPM software. It reduces the need to log in and out of apps to complete tasks and makes processes much easier. It’s a single source of truth that saves a lot of time.

You will also have a say on the features. You don’t necessarily have to subscribe to them all. It’s a configurable platform, and having a Planview consultant on hand means you can plan workflows that your business can benefit from. 

Is it scalable?

If your portfolios are growing or becoming more complex, you’ll want to know that they can accommodate for this.

Which solution you choose will depend on the maturity level of your business and the objectives of acquiring PPM software for your business. Planview has a range of solutions which are scalable. For value stream management for a larger enterprise, Planview Portfolios is recommended. Planview AdaptiveWork works for businesses at an earlier stage of their journey that are looking to become more efficient to drive growth and increase customer satisfaction and project deliverables. 

How long does the solution take to implement?

This is a question that’s often asked. The complete integration of Planview AdaptiveWork should take between 10–12 weeks. This is what you can expect when purchasing this solution through a digital transformation partner, such as Ignite Technology. You can save significant amounts of time compared with integrating and implementing in-house. 

How secure is the platform?

With GDPR being a serious consideration, with financial penalties and reputation damage at stake, decision makers will want to know that all private, sensitive and confidential information can be kept secure. With Planview PPM software, you will have the ability to set restrictions on who can access what type of information, whether that’s HR, financial or customer documents or databases.

What support and training is available?

Once you have your PPM solution installed and integrated with all your apps, you’ll want to know that your teams can start using it right away. While the interface is designed to be easy to use, having handover training to ensure your teams and project leads know their way around and how to get the most out of all the features can save time and hassle. Within three months, you should be fully self-sufficient and only need further support if you require new features or a significant change or upgrade.

With ongoing support, the software will continue to be a valuable investment. Partnering with companies like Ignite Technology gives you access to Planview PPM software experts who will have advance notice of new features. This insider knowledge can be passed onto your teams, so you can benefit from enhancements as soon as possible, and before your competitors. 

The best way to get started is to book a product demo and walkthrough. This can be tailored to your individual business and use case.

What’s the complete cost of buying and maintaining Planview software? What about ROI?

As mentioned in the beginning of the article, PPM software can be a big investment for businesses. However, the amount of time that can be saved and the ability to do more with less means that you have the potential to increase your ROI. 

Speak to the specialists 

Whatever your business goals, the specialists at Ignite can help provide you with the right solution and ensure you have all the features you need to thrive. Contact us today to start the conversation and see which Planview software could be right for your business or enterprise. 

By Austen Moore

Marketing Manager

Responsible for managing Ignite Technology’s marketing initiatives, Austen uses market research and analysis to direct marketing strategy and planning. He oversees the production of all promotional materials and marketing campaigns. With over 20 years of experience managing a range of companies, Austen’s expertise centres around commercial management, enterprise content management, marketing, sales, project management and team leadership.