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PM3

Project Portfolio Management solution for organisations

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PM3 Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

PM3 product overview

Price starts from

15

Per month

What is PM3?

PM3 is a cloud-based project portfolio management (PPM) solution designed by practitioners for practitioners. PM3 plans and controls projects, programmes and portfolios. Features include: linking benefits to milestones, support for transformation programmes, dashboards and reporting.

Key benefits of using PM3

Intuitive resource and capacity planning
Benefits management and realization
Over 150 pre-built reports and drill-down dashboards
Integration with BI tools enabling you to build your own dashboards and reports
Manages Transformation Programmes

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Chat
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum

Training options

Live Online
Videos
Webinars
Documentation
In Person

PM3 pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

52

Starting from

15

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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PM3 features

Functionality

4.5

/5

52

Total features

44

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Task Management
Collaboration Tools
Projections
Task Progress Tracking
Prioritization
Reporting & Statistics
Activity Dashboard
Reporting/Analytics

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PM3 users reviews

Overall Rating

4.6

/5

52

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.08/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

31

19

2

0

0

Pros
The support from Best Outcome, both during set up/take on and afterwards has been excellent too.

CT

Chris T.

Especially like the governance dashboard, an excellent tool to provide a clear presentation of change health and compliance.

MD

Mike D.

Very good, provides a single source of the truth with a particularly useful means of reporting.

RG

Russell G.

Cons
Failed to fully replace the need for Microsoft Office tools such as Excel and Project. Not always kept informed concerning server upgrades/system updates.

MR

Michael R.

The occasional record locking is a bit disruptive but it is only occasional.
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Nick N.

We are a small company based in Australia. As much as I like this software, the lagging time from server has been a problem on our side.

XL

Xiaoyun L.

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Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Flexible, versatile solution to managing portfolios, programmes & projects

Reviewed 3 years ago

Helping us to standardise our project practices, particularly the reporting process.

Pros

I liked the flexible structure of portfolio, programme and project which was easy to set up and adapt to our various departmental approaches. Lots of reporting options offered as standard, and easy to tweak these to suit our needs. All our portfolio of projects are now in one place where all the PMs can access them – it’s also an advantage that you can access them from anywhere rather than needing to be in the office. Helping us to standardise our project practices and particularly the reporting process. Support and training from Bestoutcome is excellent.

Cons

Because the range of functions and options is huge, it's sometimes easy to forget where the option you need is... however, I'd sooner have the options than a simpler product without them

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Highly configurable and user friendly

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very positive. The Bestoutcome team have been very supportive through the initial trial to implementation and training. Looking forward to building on the current configuration and putting the system to the test fully.

Pros

Easy to get to grips with. Particularly like how you can select which functions you can switch on/off so you can start small and build on that as maturity and familiarity with the system grows.

Cons

Although you can configure some fields and change them to what you want, it would be useful if you could create additional fields to be able to capture more variety of information in the system.

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

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PM3 in a healthcare setting

Reviewed a month ago

I would highly recommend PM3 for any organisation serious about having a single oversight of all their change work and for those who want to manage delivery in a consistent way. Implementation was painless and relatively simple with good support from the supplier who continue to provide first-class ongoing support and engagement.

Pros

Easy to use, quick to implement and more used than competitor software previously deployed in the organisation. Customer support is first class and BestOutcome work hard at customer relations and ongoing product development

Cons

Gateway management is a bit "clunky" but is on the development roadmap for improvement in 2022. The ability to develop customised reports within the software would be a great asset. Portfolio dashboards for executive use on an app version would really engage executives in the system and its capabilities

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Refinement

Reviewed 2 years ago

As a business we are still in the very early stages of using the tool. Initial observations are that it is excellent on some things and other areas need much more work to make the tool intuitive to use. This can be resolved via more updates I'm sure. Support via the help desk and via my account managers has been first class and Best Outcome have shown great flexibility around changes in Licence application during the Covid 19 period when our Programme was put on hold. Management of updates is clear and very thorough with release notes easy to follow.

Pros

The ability to draw a no.of projects together into a Programme and/or Portfolio and to draw in reports form all in selected views. The ability to hold all major project governance in one place e.g risks/issues/ dependencies. Reporting flexibility and range across plans/projects/programmes/portfolio Ease of user control and self configurable access controls

Cons

Plans - Gantt Chart usage - This is clunky at best and not intuitive. Convincing users of Microsoft Project to switch to using the tool has been an on going challenge. An easier import function may help resolve this. Using X to exit the plan. Many users forget and has caused frustrations in plans with joint PM use. Inconsistency of areas with auto save functionality and those where it requires manual save.

Vendor response

We are improving the Gantt chart functionality as a priority and these improvements are due in July 2020. Some screens cannot auto save as they have manadatory fields which could result in spurious errors if auto saved was used. We are trying wherever possible to make all screens auto save.

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

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Simple to use, yet powerful to report

Reviewed 10 months ago

PM3 allows you to manage ever changing portfolios in a fast paced world - I was able to split my portfolio between Agile and Waterfall depending on my business segments. This often gets overlooked and you are usually forced to choose between the two - not with PM3. It allows you to slice the cake in many different ways.

Pros

The simplicity of the tool allows users to be quickly trained and ensures the speed at which PM3 can be deployed is lightening fast. Don't confuse simplicity with inadequate - the tool is incredibly powerful to plan and manage a complex Portfolio and the reporting modules allow you to extract the data in clear format for Senior Leadership reporting.

Cons

I have used many PPM tools and most fail due to highly inefficient methods of doing simple tasks. PM3 is not one of those tools.

PM3 FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does PM3 offer?

PM3 has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $15.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


Q. Who are the typical users of PM3?

PM3 has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does PM3 support?

PM3 supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does PM3 support mobile devices?

PM3 supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does PM3 offer an API?

No, PM3 does not have an API available.


Q. What other apps does PM3 integrate with?

PM3 integrates with the following applications:
Jira, Microsoft 365, ServiceNow


Q. What level of support does PM3 offer?

PM3 offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum

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