Orchestra PPM

Orchestra PPM

Scalable project portfolio management software

4.5/5 (4 reviews)

Orchestra PPM Overview

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

Starting from
US$50,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Europe, United States

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French

Orchestra PPM Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
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Thierry J.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Vincent G.

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Claire D.

Great customized and local solution for project management in our ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

NQI Orchestra software really meets our first requirements i.e. find a customized and local solution for project management. Then quality module has been implemented and used as well. It's a robust solution.
After almost 2 years of daily use by the project manager and the quality manager and around 15 users, we have managed almost 190 projects of 2 weeks to 4 months duration; I would like to highlight that it has never shut down.
We really appreciate the activity Stream; it constitutes a really help in follow up.
Since we have learned how to create and use the Dashboard module, we like it!

Cons

- Installation and updates are not "friendly": it requires to paste files directly into core folders.
Without internal IT support, that would be difficult to manage.
- We decided not to use the document module because once documents are uploaded in the software, it is not possible to access them without using the software.
- Generally, there are too many information displayed and today, it is not possible to remove some of them to get clear visibility of seeked information: e.g. Gant diagram.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Verified Reviewer

Great app !

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Orchestra PPM Pricing

Starting from
US$50,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

For pricing information, contact Planisware Orchestra directly.

Orchestra PPM Features

  • API
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Timesheets

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Multiple Projects
  • Project Planning
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Orchestra PPM

Key features of Orchestra PPM

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

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.

  • Orchestra PPM FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Orchestra PPM.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Orchestra PPM offer?

    Orchestra PPM offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$50,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    For pricing information, contact Planisware Orchestra directly.

    Q. What are the main features of Orchestra PPM?

    Orchestra PPM offers the following features:

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

    Q. Who are the typical users of Orchestra PPM?

    Orchestra PPM has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Orchestra PPM support?

    Orchestra PPM supports the following languages:

    Dutch, English, French

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Orchestra PPM offer?

    Orchestra PPM has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Orchestra PPM support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Orchestra PPM supports

    Q. What other apps does Orchestra PPM integrate with?

    Orchestra PPM integrates with the following applications:

    Alfresco One, Google Drive, JIRA Software, Microsoft Project, QlikView, SAP Business One, SharePoint

    Q. What level of support does Orchestra PPM offer?

    Orchestra PPM offers the following support options:

    Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials