I cannot say enough positive things about the team members I have directly interacted with at Sciforma. From the trainers, to my Customer Success Manager, to members of the support and product development teams. Everyone is accommodating, helpful and collaborative. I was already confident that Sciforma as a solution was the right choice for my organization's needs; the people supporting you are outstanding too! One thing to be prepared for is that the back-end can be a little daunting for admins who are not well-versed in both system configuration and project management. If you are not that comfortable, you will still have a wonderful support team to help you.
I have reviewed, implemented, used and replaced several enterprise-level PPM solutions. Sciforma is, in my opinion, the best single-platform solution on the market to enable teams to run various methodologies, yet still report holistically at the enterprise level regardless of the methodology used to run each project. It's a true one-stop-shop for an organization that wants the flexibility to manage projects differently. You are able to do all traditional project management functions related to schedule, Gantt, budget, resource allocation, portfolio reporting and more. The Agile features are simpler than some of the big-name leaders who focus ONLY on Agile, yet robust enough that prior users of those large systems will still find comfort in managing their Agile efforts in Sciforma. For those organizations who are more comfortable with a hybrid-approach, this solutions easily integrates iterations/sprints into the Gantt view. If you have a Steering Committee making decisions about which projects should be started and when, or if your Finance group wants to in-depth financial impacts of the projects, this solution will make everyone happy. Sciforma is going to change how my organization approaches project and resource allocation decisions.
There are a couple things I'd like to see improved in the tool, though this may be personal preference. 1) I would prefer more automated data to be shown in the out-of-the-box project status reports rather than subjective text boxes and some high-level project data points. 2) I prefer an Agile burndown chart that predicts the sprint completion. This said, Sciforma does allow you to build custom things (like the status report I want to see), and I've been able to create wish-list tickets for future development--and the product team has accepted several suggestions and placed them on the product roadmap.
Likelihood to recommend: 9/10
Our clients have great visibility on the work we are doing for them, we can easily anticipate risks and be able to manage them in a way that set's very clear and resolute expectations, from an Agile development point of view our team collaborates in a way much much better than before while at the same time giving a clear picture to the client side PMs who typically manage their projects in a waterfall fashion. Everyone is part of the same picture.
User adoption is key in any enterprise system, Sciforma's ease of use enables that, it is quite intuitive and a beautiful sight to behold, we've come to see that users highly appreciate that effort. Technically it is very strong (the strongest) yet fully maintaining the balance between technical complexity and ease of use. With the release of Sciforma 7.1 we've seen massive leaps forward on a solution that was already at a peak compared to it's rivals, the introduction of Programme Management amongst, and the focus on building stronger connections with various data elements has seen Sciforma being highly appraised by our clients.
There are very little to no cons, everyone ultimately has their preference and Sciforma is ours. We are fully confident in the continuity that Sciforma constantly reassures us with by staying ahead of the race and breaking new grounds in this space.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
Overall, I have had an average experience with SciForma. It's excels in record-keeping but can be quite clunky to use. I wish the UI/UX would be improved so using SciForma wouldn't be as hard to use than it currently is.
I like how it keeps track of your previous records and is good for accountability purposes. It is extremely convenient and easy to see what tasks I have been working on the past few weeks.
Many times the software UI is very clunky and leaves for a fairly annoying experience. Once in a while, buttons don't work and certain loading screens freeze. Though the effects are not critical, I do find the software to be somewhat of a pain to deal with at time and I think that's something that SciForma shouldn't be.
Likelihood to recommend: 6/10
Our company started using Sciforma since last year especially for the Project Management related things such as planning, managing, and monitoring and controlling.
Designer mode, that allows us the flexibility and capability to create and modify our own tools for the production view.
So far, I don't see anything that I don't like because the more I explore, the more I learn something new.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
This software is very useful. It helps to track project milestones, project status, project costs. It also can be customized to meet our company needs. Sciforma engineering team is very helpful and responsive. They helped to create different dashboards we requested for different groups such as engineering group, finance group and operation group. Also these dashboards can be exported to an excel file to email to different groups.
As far, I do not feel any feature is missing as this software supports all our requirements.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
From $20-$60/user/month. Pricing determined by # of users and user roles.
When it comes to helping to plan, organize, and manage resource pools, it’s tough to beat the effectiveness of project and portfolio management software. Sciforma is one of the largest independent, worldwide providers of PPM software, working with more than a quarter-million users since 1982.
Built to fit the needs of any size company in any industry, Sciforma provides its users with features for strategic management, functional management, and execution management. Projects are treated as part of an overall investment portfolio, and resource availability is evaluated based on project demand. With enhanced decision-making tools, Sciforma helps to increase productivity when organizations are launching new projects and discontinuing current projects.
The purpose of Sciforma is to help companies reduce risk and maximize benefits. The project and portfolio management software provides organizations with the necessary tools to align their projects to management strategy and improves project success rates overall.
Sciforma’s strategic management features allow companies to meet their organization’s missions and objectives while actively managing portfolios, programs, and projects. A few of the features that fall into this category are idea identification, capacity planning, and portfolio control. Sciforma also gives businesses tools for functional management, which includes on-going operations, project management, and risk management. Finally, execution management features are available for time tracking, expense management, demand management, and issue management.
Sciforma 7 includes a handy Google-style search bar that allows you to look up anything in the software, enhanced capacity planning and budgeting through the sand box for portfolio, plus HTML5 support, designed to make it accessible from any device or browser.
Sciforma can be tailored to fit the needs of companies of any size, in any industry. Since 1982, Sciforma has worked with more than a quarter-million users, helping it to become one of the largest independent providers of PPM software worldwide. The platform is suitable for companies that range in size from small businesses, with 10 to 15 users, all the way to large companies that cover the globe.
Although Sciforma works with companies from all areas of project management, the software is most frequently utilized by organizations that work in new product development (NPD), professional services administration (PSA), IT, and the public sector.
Unforeseen costs can cause budgets to skyrocket. Sciforma has developed features to give users more insights into how their budgets are being affected by cost overruns, change orders, and missed deadlines.
When you use Sciforma’s portfolio budgeting controls, you can oversee your organization’s budgets and costs by comparing planned costs to actual costs. You can also identify and manage changes in real-time.
One of the ways that Sciforma enables organizations to stay updated on the progress of large tasks is by having team members input their efforts directly into the platform’s time tracking system.
Sciforma’s timesheets are designed to display all assigned tasks across multiple projects. Team members can enter the actual hours they’ve worked for each assignment, along with estimates of how many hours they have remaining before their tasks are complete.
IT governance is a framework that guides the structures and business processes that an organization uses. When used successfully, IT governance ensures that an organization’s IT is supporting and enabling its stated strategies and objectives.
Within Sciforma, you can formalize and enforce internal processes, manage knowledge management, and maximize the return on investment (ROI) for your business. Regulatory compliance features are also available within the area of IT governance.
Professional services administration (PSA) providers traditionally include accountants, appraisers, banks, brokerage firms, engineers, law firms, physicians, and retailers, among many other organizations. Sciforma offers PSA tools that these users can rely on to make informed decisions by matching the skills and availability of team members to a projects’ unique needs and goals.
By using Sciforma’s professional services administration features, you can reduce the time and effort it takes to manually enter expenses and send invoices. You can also forecast invoicing schedules and build custom reports on staff utilization, profitability and revenue.
Use this to bring a new product or service to market, a process which typically involves coordination across many departments. New product development usually includes the processes of idea generation, market research, marketing analysis, product design and detail engineering. With Sciforma, you can create workflows that integrate with your “Phase Gate” or “Phase Review” frameworks, manage relevant prioritization criteria, and estimate feasibility. The Sciforma NPD Dashboard allows you to juggle both strategical and operational projects, combine views and really just be able to balance different ongoing projects.
Sciforma offers an API and plug-ins, which means users can integrate the project and portfolio management solution with nearly any other software. A few of the most common integrations include Salesforce, Oracle, Jira, SAP, Sharepoint, Microsoft Office, Yammer, and Google Calendar.
Sciforma operates on a token-based licensing model, with free and unlimited read-only access.
Plan, organize, and manage resource pools.
Reduces project delivery times and administrative work.
Features for strategic management, functional management, and execution management.
Improves collaboration within organizations.
Fits the needs of any size company in any industry.