Planisware Orchestra Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Planisware Orchestra

Scalable project portfolio management software

4.0/5 (12 reviews)

Planisware Orchestra overview

What is Planisware Orchestra?

Planisware Orchestra is a project portfolio management software that offers private and public sector organizations a single platform from which to control the entire project portfolio lifecycle. Incorporating demand management, project planning, and project monitoring technology, Planisware Orchestra aims to deliver a comprehensive project portfolio management solution.

Designed to provide real-time project visibility, Planisware Orchestra equips users with a number of project management tools including hybrid project planning, ad hoc reporting, and workflow management. Planisware Orchestra facilitates effective resource, budget, and timesheet management as well as collaborative work. In order to enhance collaboration, Planisware Orchestra enables users to share and receive documents, comments, and updates from a central personalized home page.

With comprehensive project portfolio management functionality, Planisware Orchestra aims to serve predominantly IT project portfolios, strategic project portfolios, new product development, professional services projects, and infrastructure projects. By offering users custom online dashboards and an extensive widget library complete with PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index), custom indicators, graphs, and tables, Planisware Orchestra grants users actionable insight into project performance.

Pricing

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Markets

United States, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Planisware Orchestra user reviews

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Anonymous

Great app !

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-01
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
I particularly appreciate the integration of different features : project management, ressources management, budget, time tracking. We also implemented specific features apart from project development like non-conformity treatment, executive committee decisions management, customised reports

Cons
My company find it a bit expensive but it worth it. Needs a real training to get the full performance.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Thierry J.

Very good tool, easily and intuitive to use on main functions.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

The main benefits are in the simplicity of navigation and use for the end-users: very good design and organization of the activity with fast access to the interesting information for the different level of the organization.

Pros
Orchestra is tool very appreciated by the users. Its design is clear and intuitive, which allows the different users to navigate inside the tool after 1 hour of training. Its use is also sufficiently simple for the occasional users (1 time per month or less) to re-find the menu without a new reading of the user guide. The access is simple and efficient from a location. We use it to manage the R&D activity of several laboratories in the world with more than thousand users and several thousands of projects follow by the system. The simultaneous connection of several dozens of users induces no difficulty. Each one can make his job: his creation or updated of project information. This tool offers the possibility to add specific modules require by additional needs. Support team is rather efficient and provides a good assistance for small difficulty or misunderstanding. Nevertheless, the new developments require very accurate specifications from the final user in order to reach quickly the new functions.

Cons
There are no clear dark points about this software. Some specific attentions must be brought to the recording time (storage of the data) for specific functions. This time can increases with the number of manipulated elements or for specific functions. It is not a real issue, except in the case of long set of data recording.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Hannah M.

Works for basic project management or those new to project management

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-15
Review Source: Capterra

Planisware was not very responsive during implementation to completing tasks, following up on items requested or issues found. They either don't respond at all or don't respond quickly through their service desk requests for issues, questions, upgrade ideas, etc.

Pros
The ability to customize stages and gates is great as it allows for different types of projects in one organization or for different organizations to all have completely different set ups. The initial project tasks are easy enough to set up.

Cons
There are always way too many steps in each process. It may be easy enough to figure out the process but it seems like most could be completed with less clicks from the user.

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Likelihood to recommend: 1/10

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Vincent G.

Good PPM tool, cover all the functionnalities needed, good relationship

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-07-13
Review Source: Capterra

Transparency and consistency of our information. Consolidation of the data for analysis or understanding Be able to have a live status of our project and take decisions based on that. Manage the resources and distribute the work, valorize this one. End-to-end chain of information management

Pros
The fact to have a mix of settings and specific. It permits to be autonomous and start to have a first platform usable very fast. And after, with our specificity as a large company, be able to develop some interface with other tools. Interface is really user friendy. Good evolution of the tool with better and better user interface and features. Good interface with Google permits to us to use our Electronic Document Management System, SSO,... Cover all the needs with good features from the demand to Project management, Portfolio management, indicators,... Great relationship with NQI

Cons
It's inside their roadmap, but today, portfolio management can be better, Risk management also, Demand Management, on the Stakes part is not perfect We would like to be able to have little bit more global control on the projects, state, bulk modification as administrator or user. Some names are not consistent everywhere inside the tool and need to be align But I know, link to their roadmap, all this work in on going

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Vincent G.

Simple efficient and scalable

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-31
Review Source: Capterra

We stard with Planisware Orchestra in 2011. First to manage IT projects and then gradually to manage all IT activities. This tool has evolved a lot since 2011 and allows us today to manage the entire activity, workforces load and budgets forecasting.

Pros
Capapcity to manage large organizations and numerous resources. Easy to use without too many concessions on advanced features. Scalable solution both in terms of users and functionalities. Great local support (France). Suitable for RUN and BUILD activities. Numerous intégration possibilities (flat files, datamart, Reporting Tools, etc.)

Cons
Agility is not perfectly managed. Kaban could be smoother.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Planisware Orchestra pricing

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Planisware Orchestra features

API
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Gantt/Timeline View
Milestone Tracking
Percent-Complete Tracking
Prioritization
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Projections
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Resource Management
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking

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Additional information for Planisware Orchestra

Key features of Planisware Orchestra

  • Risk management
  • Timesheet management
  • Multi-project analysis
  • Customizable fields
  • Flash reports
  • Project dashboards
  • Reporting tables
  • Calculated indicators
  • Charts & histograms
  • Management requests
  • Document sharing
  • Kanban boards
  • Action management
  • Activity management
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Budget management
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Communication management
  • Cost analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Demand management
  • Email notifications
  • Expense tracking
  • Financial analysis
  • Interactive Gantt chart
  • Graphical interface
  • History tracking
  • Planning tools
  • Portfolio management
  • Progress tracking
  • Project development
  • Project time tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time data
  • Resource allocation
  • Scenario planning
  • Secure data storage
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Workflow management
  • Availability management
  • Prioritizing
  • Project budgeting
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Drag & drop tasks
  • Goal tracking
  • Custom fields
  • Project monitoring
  • Graphical planning
  • Capacity management
  • Widgets
  • Document management
  • Collaboration tools
  • Project management
  • Commenting
  • Alerts
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Benefits

Planisware Orchestra offers custom online dashboards and ad-hoc reporting, granting users real-time visibility into project finances and resources.
Planisware Orchestra employs an interactive Gantt chart, providing users with the technology to manage schedules, update project tasks and illustrate project progress.
Planisware Orchestra supports timesheet management functionality, allowing users to track and record the time spent on project and non-project activity.
Planisware Orchestra includes a collaborative workspace, where users can share documents and comments though a centralized home page.
Planisware Orchestra facilitates project budget management and forecasting, enabling users to plan, monitor and analyze project finances.