Sciforma PPM Review

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Sciforma PPM
Sciforma
1982
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Sciforma PPM At A Glance

Good: Flexibility to customize the solution to your company's unique business needs.
Bad: Functions are catered more toward large companies and enterprises.
Bottom Line: A project and portfolio management solution that helps companies create strategies and workflows for successful projects.

Product Overview

Sciforma PPM is a flexible, multi-platform project and portfolio management solution focused on business areas such as IT, new product development, professional services administration and public sector environments.

Since 1982, Sciforma has provided businesses with robust decision-making tools, allowing managers and users to easily align projects and their resources with a strategy for success.

Features

Sciforma PPM’s features can be separated into three categories:

Strategic Management

The strategic management tools help users manage a business’s project portfolio from start to finish. Some of the tools included are:

  • Idea Identification – Describe new project ideas with user-defined properties such as goals, risks and benefits.
  • Capacity Planning – View a real-time project pipeline allowing you to compare active projects to new project ideas, as well as determine resource availability and budget allowances.
  • Business Case Creation – Build business cases for each project based on criteria such as resource requirements, estimated time to complete, business priority and more.
  • Idea Ranking – Use a set of metrics to let decision-makers assess all your company’s project ideas, along with current ongoing projects, to determine your ability to launch new projects.
  • Investment Analysis – Easily evaluate all your company’s financial assets and the budget allocations made for projects.
  • Portfolio Control – With the solution’s dashboard, and easy-to-read charts and reports, compare portfolio objectives with your company’s actual results.
Functional Management

The functional management features allow managers to easily evaluate, complete and administer project functions related to risk, resources and change management. These features include:

  • Ongoing Operations – Easily track time logged and dollars spent on ongoing processes and tasks.
  • Project Management – Simply manage all business projects with various tools for planning, organizing and reviewing each stage of a project.
  • Resource Management – Evaluate available resources using the best strategy for your company and team, whether it’s by using functional, composite or matrix resource management structures.
  • Risk Management – This tool not only helps users track project risks, it also gives them the ability to set up contingencies and workflows for all aspects of a project. Users can also create simulations to set buffers and plan for unexpected issues.
  • Change Request – Manage change requests and create scenario simulations to determine the duration, scope, costs and resource requirements of any changes.
  • Budget Management – Oversee and compare planned project costs and actual costs.
Execution Management

Execution management allows managers to set predefined project tracking processes based on each project’s unique needs, resources required and ongoing operations. Some of the tools include:

  • Calendar Management – This tool allows project team members to easily check upcoming due dates and assignments, request time off and update information.
  • Time Tracking – Keep everyone up to date on project progress by allowing team members to enter their time worked, along with the estimated time remaining on a certain task.
  • Demand Management – Sciforma makes it simple to classify, discuss and review project demands so they can easily be turned into change requests, new projects or issue resolutions.
  • Issue Management – The solution can help users identify issues with projects and tasks, then track how they’re resolved, while pinpointing critical lessons learned along the way.

  • Budget & Expense Management?
  • Collaboration?
  • File Sharing?
  • Gantt Charts?
  • Mobile?
  • Task Management?
  • Time Tracking?

Target Market

Sciforma PPM is a project and portfolio management system made for companies of all sizes. Sciforma specializes in out-of-the-box and tailored solutions for a number of industries, such as industrial, finance, public sector, services and IT.

We’ve listed 10 of its customers below:

  • AGRIAL
  • Auven Thereputic
  • Aeroflot
  • Bollore Logistics
  • BCR Environmental
  • DGA
  • AFG
  • Farmer's Insurance
  • Netgear
  • Philips

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Implementation/Integration

Sciforma is a flexible solution that allows customers to choose the best implementation process for their company, whether it’s Software as a Service (SaaS), hosted or on-premise.

After you complete a free trial or demo, support staff will help you determine if an out-of-the-box or customized solution will meet your business’s unique needs.

Customer Service & Support

At any time, users can submit a help ticket online that can be tracked in real-time, or call Sciforma’s support staff via phone. You can also contact your dedicated success manager for help understanding the full functionality of the software.

In addition, Sciforma hosts Sciforma Summit, an online forum for users to share ideas and information with a community.

Pricing

Sciforma doesn’t publicly display their pricing information. Please contact them directly for a quote.

Shortcomings

Sciforma creates its project and portfolio management solution for all companies, but it focuses more on the features needed for large companies and enterprises. As a result, smaller businesses may find some of these features unnecessary.

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About

For over 30 years, Sciforma has been a leading provider of project and portfolio management systems for all types of companies.

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