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ARES PRISM

Enterprise project controls and project management software

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ARES PRISM Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

ARES PRISM product overview

What is ARES PRISM?

ARES PRISM is an on-premise and web-based solution helping organizations measure progress and performance across projects and programs. Key features include cost management, change management, contracts, procurement, engineering, documentation, estimating, field management, and earned value management.

Key benefits of using ARES PRISM

- Improves financial performance with an out-of-the-box proven solution
- Improves workflow, enhances visibility and control
- Measures performance across projects, programs and enterprise
- Fast ROI with simple and fast implementation without any customization required
- Provides ability to manage demanding complex projects easily

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
Chat
Knowledge Base

Training options

Webinars
In Person
Live Online
Videos
Documentation

ARES PRISM pricing information

Value for money

4.5

/5

24

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
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ARES PRISM features

Functionality

4.1

/5

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Total features

72

4 categories

Most valued features by users

Task Management
Collaboration Tools
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Reporting/Analytics
Time & Expense Tracking
Project Tracking

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ARES PRISM users reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

/5

24

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.73/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

8

15

1

0

0

Pros
Since arriving in Australia, I am much more involved with Ares PRISM than ever before. The team's engagement and support is fantastic and they go out of their way to provide the best support possible.

AM

Anja M.

Excellent Support team, Experienced and responsive team that resolves issues promptly.

FQ

Fred Q.

Support was awesome during initial roll out. Needed some custom webforms developed and that process has been very professional and fit for purpose.

RF

Rik F.

Cons
Inability to incur AI & Automation as a trend in new market.

KD

Kshitij D.

I expect that it can do report the way a Crystal report writer. The report writer is very limited or basic.

RB

Romeo B.

Eliminate project risks by aligning budgeted cost and schedule. Integrate with Oracle® Primavera P6, Microsoft® Project.

KS

Kobus S.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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PRISM - Oct-2019

Reviewed 3 years ago

For the first time in our organization we managed to drop all excel sheets and use one solution that caters for all business needs. Reporting accuracy has increased noticeably, and time to generate reports has dropped drastically which in turn gave our users the time to do what is more important in their jobs.

Pros

- Ease of use, PRISM is user-friendly and allow flexible import/export functionality, plus a lot of utilities that caters for bulk updates. - Comprehensive Project Controls Capability and features, PRISM is a one stop shop, you don't need to look for additional systems to cover gaps, because there isn't any. - Fully Integrated solution, All modules talk to each other very efficiently, no need to worry about external integrations. - Excellent Support team, Experienced and responsive team that resolves issues promptly.

Cons

- Reporting features, PRISM standard reports are good but a bit difficult to customize.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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What I like about Classic and G2

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Very easy to setup. The clients I support want different things, so the setup has to be flexible

Cons

not always easy to get support on a question

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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80's/90's Graphics

Reviewed 5 years ago

Not happy yet, primarily to cludgy reports.

Pros

Use of Excel to update via imports and exports Wide variety of canned reports and processes (includes change control, trends)

Cons

Canned 80's/90's style reports that cannot be modified. Can't copy an existing report to modify and make another report. Executive Summary reports do not format correctly. S-Curve /Histogram has errors on progress (group that has not started yet shows progress. Technical Support not consistent. Dashboard is not included.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great cost control software with instant budget and schedule integration

Reviewed 5 years ago

There are many benefits to using the software. I like the enterprise reporting capability where multiple cost engineers can be managing projects in the system and that data can be combined at the program level. As a cost engineer, financial analyst, or project manager, there are few tools that can match G2 out of the box. There are definitely some competitors who offer products that can be tailored more to a specific business, but the amount of time and money that is required for the customization is very expensive. G2 is great for anyone who is converting from spreadsheets to a more structured platform.

Pros

The things I like most about G2 is that it is ready to go out of the box. G2 provides enough structure for you to start using it immediately, but also offers the ability to customize to many different business needs. G2 can be used at a project or program level to manage projects from a few million to several billion dollars. Some other benefits are that you can quickly setup the software to...

Cons

There are a good amount of standard reports available, but if using the report writer, some time is required to learn.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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I have had experience with the PRISM software products since 1996, my level is expert.

Reviewed 5 years ago

Reduced effort in managing the monthly reporting process, reduced duplicate work, reduced effort spent finding mistakes in the multiple systems we used. ROI was realized quickly. Baseline can be established quickly allowing the monthly reporting and trending processes to begin sooner in the project cycle. Ability to establish a baseline while the other systems (schedule & estimate) are being fine tuned. The change management features save time on the project and allow changes to be incorporated very quickly!

Pros

It's ready to go on Day 1, you can actually load data and start configuration immediately and develop a PMB very quickly. I've used on Mining, O&G, Energy, Land Development, Rail, Airports, Government EVMS required projects, and even IT projects and PRISM has always met my program' / projects' needs. If there is a gap, the ARES team works to understand the requirement and close the gap. The ROI was quick as the implementation and training cost were fare less than other tools on the market. The system has many reports to analyze a programs performance if tracking unit rates, quantities or just contract and subcontract values. It's easy to get data into and out of the system and doesn't require complex work flows.

Cons

The on-screen analytics can be improved. All analytics run through reports or from the Dashboard system. It has taken us a long time to get service packs to fix technical issues in the past. It's seems to be getting better. Most issues were addressed with simple work-a-rounds luckily.

ARES PRISM FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does ARES PRISM offer?

ARES PRISM has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: One Time License


Q. Who are the typical users of ARES PRISM?

ARES PRISM has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does ARES PRISM support?

ARES PRISM supports the following languages:
Spanish, Japanese, German, Portuguese, French, English


Q. Does ARES PRISM support mobile devices?

ARES PRISM supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does ARES PRISM offer an API?

Yes, ARES PRISM has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does ARES PRISM integrate with?

ARES PRISM integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft SharePoint, Salesforce Essentials, SYSPRO, Box, SAP Business One, SugarCRM, Oracle Primavera Cloud, Sage 500, ServiceMax


Q. What level of support does ARES PRISM offer?

ARES PRISM offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat, Knowledge Base

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