PM3 Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

PM3

Project Portfolio Management solution for organisations

4.53/5 (43 reviews)

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PM3 Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • PM3 is a very good tool which fits into my role as a project manager. We have had excellent support from Jack Watson, also quick to email back solutions, and always helpful.Nipa P.Read the full review
  • The support from Best Outcome, both during set up/take on and afterwards has been excellent too.Chris T.Read the full review
  • In short, this has been the most beneficial product we have used in the PMO... ever. Bestoutcome have been positive, supportive and responsive throughout.Colin D.Read the full review
Cons
  • Only minor point when trying to update past financial information was a little awkward.Darren P.Read the full review
  • Apart from that I see no other fault with the software.Natasha S.Read the full review
  • However, Bestoutcome have built in a flag that tells the user that the plan is locked and who to. Despite training and reminders, some users forget to do this correctly.Coral A.Read the full review
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9 reviewers had the following to say about PM3's pricing:

Vikki Starling

Excellent Customer Service and Value for Money

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

The implementation of PM3 has helped improve project management processes and governance across the organisation, it's also considerably reduced the time taken to produce reports which is a great benefit for a small team. What stood out when we were selecting the tool is the excellent customer service provided by the PM3 team and this remained consistent throughout customisation and implementation through to ongoing support. The team have always been very open to any feedback we have and continually look at how the system can be improved which is demonstrated through regular system updates.

Pros
PM3 offers a wide range of functionality as well as excellent account management support from the PM3 team at a very low cost. The tool can be adapted to use across varying levels of complexity which is very helpful when applying to a diverse project portfolio.

Cons
More bespoke reporting options would be helpful as would improved functionality of the resource module. However, this is offset by the value for money PM3 provides across a wide range of functions.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Aaron Pacifico

PM3 - a year on

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-14
Review Source: Capterra

We are running our entire project portfolio out of the tool in a hybrid model. Large programmes are run directly in the tool. With small projects run in the business we just upload the business case and monthly progress data. This avoids us training people who will only ever run a single project in their careers. A bit more development on the resourcing module, and the ability for users to create new reports and this tool would be a world beater. Has immense functionality for the price.

Pros
Very good value for money. Easy to install and get started with. Core elements are configurable so we have been able to easily customise elements to our organisation. Updates and improvements are quite frequent so the product is always improving. Customer service is good. Engaged account management and the support team are quick to respond.

Cons
No ability to create new reports ourselves, which means we have to pay to have new ones created. Resource management tool is quite news and still evolving. It gets a bit slow when you add in lots of different resource types.

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Linda Stannard

Have used PM3 before in another organisation. The upgraded package is excellent

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Monitor-able information all in one place to allow PMO to see where potential problems are with individual projects and how these may impact on others. Ease of use essential it means that project managers use the system Reports can be emailed to colleagues to allow for accountability to be taken We regularly go through the system in meetings to allow us to discuss progress with project managers live It would be amazing to be able to use this across systems

Cons
Stakeholder management and communications would be a great addition I don't think we are using the system to it's optimum level yet Although we understand that this is a commercial product and the cost isn't that high, we need to think carefully about how many licenses we have in order to be able to afford to continue with it

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chris Thomas

Excellent value for money

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-08
Review Source: Capterra

The product has enabled us to bring consistency to our processes, improve governance and save effort on things like reporting. The support from Best Outcome, both during set up/take on and afterwards has been excellent too

Pros
The product provides an awful lot of functionality for a very reasonable license fee, having looked at many significantly more expensive products over the years, we're very happy with the slightly reduced feature set vs the very substantial savings

Cons
Some features are a little bit rudimentary

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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David Norris

PM3a usable PMO tool

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2018-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

Understanding the health of a project objectively at any point in time

Pros
IT projects can be very opaque, and that lack of transparency hides a myriad of issues. Too many PMOs and their tools are a heavy overhead to project managers and deliver little of value to the developers just financial summaries to higher levels of management, and a high level view of the health of the project. PM3 is simple to use, and understand, comprehensive, relevant and actionable

Cons
Not very much, it can be adapted to be usable in most contexts so although not explicitly an agile tool, if one understands that even agile projects do have significant milestones it is readily adapted

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Mark Lysaght

PM3

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-21
Review Source: Capterra

PM3 is in use at TCD to manage major capital projects and provide governance, reporting and query facilties for this portfolio. Our experience with the software and its support has been positive and we would definitely recommend it as a cost-effective option for any organisation seeking to manage project portfolios in a consistent and auditable manner.

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. Not as much of an issue once you've become familiar with the product.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Paul Findlay

In my opinion, the best cloud-based PMO and change management platform in the market today

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-07-27
Review Source: Capterra

We are now able to drive the end-to-end delivery of all of our service improvement and change programmes consistently, and through robust governance. We will be able to provide executive delivery assurance, and manage each element of our programmes and projects effectively and efficiently.

Pros
From initial discussions and product demonstrations, it was clear that PM3 was an industry-strength portfolio, programme and project management software platform that we could set up, configure and start using quickly and effectively. The product is very configurable and we were able to set it up to our particular specification. The Bestoutcome team were very easy to work with, and because of their expertise working with other clients in health and social care, they were able to help us with our implementation. PM3 is competitively priced and is fairly straightforward to use. Comprehensive reporting is included in the standard platform, and there are also extra plug-ins that can be used with BI tools, such as PowerBI, which we use. We were given detailed initial training, and then further specific training with the service improvement change champions and administrators. Overall, the process from purchase to implementation was simple and hassle-free.

Cons
We have recently completed the initial training, and are now starting to upload our change programmes. To date, we have not found anything negative about the software.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Matt Cocker

PM3

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

Well beyond expectations. Our experienced project managers and project support offices have been able to embrace the tool without any negative impact on productivity and they are starting to see the rewards within days - measurably reduced reporting admin, increase visibility of other projects, increased consistency of approaches. 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. Flexible and responsive customer support during implementation Available via government procurement frameworks

Cons
The planning function lacks some of the features of Microsoft Project so projects managers with advanced skills find it less useful. The supplier is working on enhancements for the next release. While there well over a hundred pre-configured report formats included none are exactly right for us. It would be good if there was a report-builder tool included. The lack of bulk-upload of pre-exiting documents like RAID logs or project registers increases the workload of transitioning existing projects to the tool.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Colin Deane

Continues to impress and deliver

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

In short, this has been the most beneficial product we have used in the PMO... ever! Bestoutcome have been positive, supportive and responsive throughout. First-class experience.

Pros
Continuous improvement and development of the product to enhance capabilities Only product that links benefit plans to delivery plans Intuitive and has clearly been designed by practitioners as it works the way we do. Unlike other products we have used it comes with over 200 high quality reports so you don’t have to design and build your own. Like the portfolio structure where you can have plans in multiple portfolios which gives you great flexibility to show different views of project information Training and configuration were completed by knowledgeable staff who retained the customer focus at all times Bestoutcome really do value their customers views and welcome suggestions for additional features/functionality Customer service is excellent both in terms of speed of response and the can do attitude of the Bestoutcome team.

Cons
Truthfully, there are no aspects of PM3 that can be considered to be Cons.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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