PM3 Features

PM3

Project Portfolio Management solution for organisations

4.53/5 (43 reviews)

PM3 Feature Summary

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Assumptions Management
  • Benefits Realization
  • Budget Management
  • Collaboration
  • Idea Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Personnel Planning
  • Prioritization
  • Project Financials
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Risk Management
  • Scheduling
  • Time Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

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Gantt Charts
Issue Management
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
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Project Estimating
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Project Templates
Project Workflow
Projections
Quality Control
Resource Management
Status Reporting
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Task Management
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Action Item Tracking
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
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Change Management
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Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Document Management
Financial Management
Gantt Charts
Issue Management
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
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Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Workflow
Projections
Quality Control
Resource Management
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Time & Expense Tracking
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API
Action Item Tracking
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Benefits Management
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Document Management
Financial Management
Gantt Charts
Issue Management
Milestone Tracking
Portfolio Management
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Estimating
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Workflow
Projections
Quality Control
Resource Management
Status Reporting
Status Tracking
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Time & Expense Tracking
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PM3 Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about PM3's features:

Nicholas Law

PM3 has been a valuable tool for our business

2020-06-30

The training design and execution was brilliantly done, and made sure we understood the tool and had the support network in place to ask questions.

Pros

. - Scalability to develop multiple portfolios and manage your work is very well thought out with some useful report templates - Each project plan in the tool captures useful core information to track delivery progress, status, RAID, milestones and tasks

Cons

- Initially there was not a plan on the page solution, but this was quickly developed thanks to Best Outcome's support and has been incredibly valuable!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Pryor

An easy to use, really useful PPM tool

2018-12-14

I recently needed to plan and deliver a 6-month project involving 20 people, and PM3 helped me keep them all informed of what everyone was up to throughout the project, and keep the project on track

Pros

The reports are short, punchy and colourful, especially the high-level Milestone plans

Cons

Nothing really, it does what it says on the tin

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Matt Cocker

PM3

2019-10-18

PM3 has obviously been designed by, and for, portfolio managers which makes it instantly more usable than project scheduling tools that have been given a portfolio management wrapper or simple task tracking tools

Pros

Very easy to use Very simple to configure out of the box Highly configurable for project, programme, portfolio membership Allows top-down portfolio management. You so not need to know minute details of projects before adding them and getting value form the tool Provides visibility of projects without having to do much different - project managers do all the same things just in this tool rather than their own dis-jointed files and folders.

Cons

The planning function lacks some of the features of Microsoft Project so projects managers with advanced skills find it less useful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Emily Timms

PM3 for Project Management

2018-08-03

Prior to PM3, we were using excel spreadsheets, which were taking a long time to complete and didn't transparently demonstrate progress against milestones.

Pros

Its transparent and clearly demonstrates progress against timescales, risks and issues.

Cons

No real points for improvement, the system is intuitive and captures project information.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Dyde

Straightforward, comprehensive and clear

2020-06-22

Driving consistency in reporting across the change community provides a balanced view of progress and challenges providing clear insight at multiple levels from delivery through to senior management enabling focus on prioritisation for dependencies and support for challenges.

Pros

Focus on on top down visibility of core P3 metrics via dashboards that can be shared, without customisation, to senior stakeholders.

Cons

PM3 isn't a one for all solution, still requiring planning tools such as MS Project for detailed scheduling, however I've not found a P3 product that does both effectively and efficiently.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Robertson

Since its introduction, PM3 has greatly improved our company's ability to track project progress

2018-07-16

Pros

Up to date Project information being available all in one place Improved accountability for tasks, milestones and work packages Created better communication lines between PMs and Admin in order to track project progress Introduction of new Resource Tracker has enabled better tracking of availabiity versus demand.

Cons

Constraints in changing workflow dates Failed to fully replace the need for Microsoft Office tools such as Excel and Project Not always kept informed concerning server upgrades/system updates Can be difficult for PMs to remember certain user functionalities if they have not logged into to the system for a period of time following previous project completions.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Christopher Pugh

Refinement

2020-06-17

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

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bestoutcome


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.

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Keith West

The support to get the users up and running excellent. The company know the value of embedding

2018-08-01

I have recently found if a project /programme manager is changed mid project. it's easy to carry out a handover.

Pros

The system is logically set out and easy to follow. it combines the various facets needed to carry out portfolio management all in one place and the it's not over complicated to use.

Cons

There are a few niggles like entering task on the Gantt chart, you can get a little lost.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Henry George

PM3

2020-01-20

Pros

Shared access to all projects/programmes etc Access from anywhere Ease of reporting

Cons

The need to refresh regularly as many of the features freeze/do not do what they are required to first time Adding a milestone or task, then it not appearing, refreshing, then having to add it again Character limit not appearing when adding milestones, so you have to guess Names of milestone/task owners not appearing in the Gantt Chart report

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Nick Thomas

PM3 - Transforming our Portfolio Management

2018-10-16

It has driven consistency and the project managers like using the tool, definitely a good sign.

Pros

Being able to automatically email of reports is also very useful and saves a lot of time.

Cons

We're considering how we'll be able to use it in managing IT and line of business projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Abbi Johnson

Great for managing projects, programmes and portfolios...I would definately recommend!

2019-10-21

PM3 has helped us to record plans in one place and provides an over-arching portfolio report at the click of a button.

Pros

The milestones plans are clear and easy to use and can be rolled up from project to programme level.

Cons

At a project plan level, the action log doesn't link to the millstone plan.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Lysaght

PM3

2018-08-21

PM3 is in use at TCD to manage major capital projects and provide governance, reporting and query facilties for this portfolio.

Pros

Very intuitive and well-designed, it contains all of the features you'd expect from a PPM tool, with greater flexibility in reporting and dashboards.

Cons

While the interface has improved in the latest version, it still needs some upgrading to keep it in line with competitors.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Russell Greenwood

PM3 Review

2019-10-30

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

Pros

It is a very good portfolio management tool, providing a top down portfolio view ideal for an Enterprise PMO.

Cons

The strict Business Change Programme (BCP) > Programme > Project structure does not quite suit all scenarios in my organisation, but it has been worked around

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah Houghton

MIAA - Review of PM3

2020-06-16

We have saved time as information is only inputted once into the system but is pulled into multiple different reports.

Pros

It is versatile enough to be used across a range of clients. The reporting functionality saves hours of time each month.

Cons

For our company sadly we cannot use the lessons learned functionality as they are shared across all projects which will breach IG rules (we run projects for multiple different clients so cannot share the details).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Phillip Willing

Why use PM3

2019-09-06

I felt that PM3 quickly provided a consistent, professional methodology for multiple project management team members to work together and easily provide reporting at the programme level.

Pros

Ease of set up Intuitive administration Useful reports available out of the box Worked well from multiple perspectives - customer, Project manager, Portfolio manager and Programme manager

Cons

PM3time need further development to ensure better integration

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adam Humphrey

A practical, affordable tool for manging complex project portfolios

2018-11-23

I inherited a complex set of projects, every one reporting in a different way and with no visibility of their contribution to programme objectives.

Pros

Easily controlled sharing of information across the portfolio means PMs can see what other projects are doing and proactively manage interfaces and dependencies.

Cons

The breadth of system functions can initially appear a bit daunting to new users and support staff. I understand that unused functions can now be hidden when they are not needed but haven’t yet used that function myself.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dawn Mather

Replacement of Tracker with PM3

2020-07-03

Excellent tool, still learning daily of little intricate areas for the team to use in it.

Pros

Good source of project management available within the tool

Cons

NHS Terminology and previous governance could be improved within this tool

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Coral A

Great intuitive tool.Enables us to drive best practice and consistency across the portfolio.

2018-08-13

Excel RAIDD) and manual reporting.

Pros

It helps our project and programme management teams manage end to end delivery, as well as providing our stakeholders with timely status reporting.

Cons

Plan lock is a common issue when users finish their session.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben Oxford

Great product!

2019-02-25

We had a delay in the delivery of our bespoke reporting - other than that it has been great!

Pros

Reporting - a vast suite of reports to choose from which pull a vast amount of information at the click of a button.

Cons

No specific section although it is incredibly vast and arguably quite complicated for project managers to complete

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Natasha Santangelo

Brilliant experience of PM3 - perfect project management software!

2019-11-04

We have around 104 projects in total on PM3, around 30-40 of them are live ones.

Pros

You can capture all aspects of your project and it can keep track of all your actions/tasks/milestones as well as notifying users with email reminders.

Cons

The only thing I like least about this software is that unfortunately the milestone and task pages are not linked to the actions page which causes users to duplicate information (i.e. milestones that have been completed and closed do not appear as closed on the actions page).

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nipa Patel

PM3 - PMO

2018-11-30

PM3 is a very good tool which fits into my role as a project manager.

Pros

PM3 dashboard easy to read, moving from one module to another easy to understand.

Cons

Changing and formatting reports very difficult I couldnt change columns and rows

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Aaron Pacifico

PM3 - a year on

2020-07-14

With small projects run in the business we just upload the business case and monthly progress data.

Pros

Engaged account management and the support team are quick to respond.

Cons

Resource management tool is quite news and still evolving.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Bestoutcome


Thanks Aaron for your review. In July 2020 we will be updating the resourcing module which we think will meet your requirements. In terms of building your own reports, we have a PM3 BI license which allows you to build your own reports in a range of BI tools.

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Amy Keighley

Great PPP Product!

2019-10-21

Without PM3 we would not have been able to produce a portfolio report as easily as comprehensive as we now have.

Pros

The automated reports, you only have to input information once but can link projects to multiple programmes/portfolio's that then pulls all the relevant information through for reporting purposes.

Cons

Some pages automatically save, whilst others are manual.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christian Nugent

Fast Effective Relief from other Project Management Toolsets

2019-04-29

Very good, I have recommended PM3 to others and plan to use it again in the future on my next projects.

Pros

Once the team provided the necessary introduction and overview the system was very intuitive and ensured that the important aspects of project management were captured and communicated effectively.

Cons

This system saved my programme and ensured it was delivered on time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Andy Smith

Flexible, versatile solution to managing portfolios, programmes & projects

2018-12-01

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.

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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