Sciforma is an award-winning provider of portfolio and project management software. Over 3,000 customers and 300,000 users in all industries around the world use Sciforma to achieve profitable growth and strategic objectives through more efficient and effective management of project resources.
Sciforma focuses on serving Enterprise PMOs within midsize and large enterprises. It succeeds by providing a flexible platform for managing multiple project environments including IT, NPD/R&D, professional services and public sector, and functional scalability to accommodate various maturity levels. The company differentiates itself by providing the optimal balance of usability and robust functionality, as well as project team and executive-level portfolio management for organization looking for a growth path. Key customer partners include Boeing, Deutsche Telekom, EADS, Netgear, NXP, and T-Systems.
Sciforma is headquartered in the U.S. (Silicon Valley) and has offices in all geographic regions including the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, as well as a global distributor network. The service is available in seven languages.
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.
I have been working with Sciforma for a couple of years and have gained experience as both a user and a consultant. In my opinion, these are their three main advantages:
1. The interface is very clear and intuitive; everything has been made to facilitate the use of the software. The user approval at my customer’s has been pretty good so far.
2. I like their pricing model, which is based on users roles. It’s pretty flexible and allows for scalability. My customer started with only 30 users and now has grown to 120 users. They wanted to implement time tracking in phase 2 of their deployment; the user console Sciforma provides allowed me to do the configuration exactly as requested, thus meeting their needs 100%.
3. They offer a lot of features, which is great for me as a consultant. I can offer Sciforma to pretty much all of my customers and tailor it to meet their needs.
I don’t have any issues so far, my customers are really happy about the tool.
Total overview and control over all the projects, potential projects, resources utilization, budget control, and all Project items, like Risks, Deliverable, CRs, Actions, issues, etc.. with full Status Overview of all projects progress portfolio-wise.
Sciforma has a comprehensive functionality that covers the entire Project/Product life cycle management, where all aspects relevant to the cycle are in one product, with comprehensive dashboards to manage it all. I particularly like the ability to create connections between the objects in Sciforma, which maintains the relationships between the Program and all the other objects, like relevant projects, products etc.. which keeps the focus clear to enable driving your Program strategy. in addition to the one area where you can manage all your deliverable, issues, CRs and Actions, see who is managing each, and where they are in the workflow.
Although still accessible through the HTML, a mobile app for workflow approvals would be great to have.
Good. Although the sluggishness of the system does negativelly affect how it is seen by our organisation.
- User interface is great
- Ability to override forms, create our own dashboards.
- Having a Business Case centre and demand management helped us
*General slowness regarding:
- Gantt chart manipulation - scheduling a simple task requires a lot of patience as the system takes a while to validate entries and save them. Very cumbersome and we had a lot of complains with this.
- Slow moving from one screen to another
* small number of built in reports. Other tools have a whole bunch of reports to chose from and also allow you to create reports by selecting what objects go where - a more intuitive and user friendly report building mechanism.
Effective Solution in the following area;
1. Idea Management
2. Business case management
3. Portfolio Management
3. Project Management
4. Program Management
The possibility to customize and add new features.
The concept of having different extensions and being able to assign specific extensions to certain users
I truly can not think of cons for Sciforma PPM, I do think that it is a valuable tool that would make life easier for end users.
Sciforma pricing is based on user roles and features needed.
Added to its flexibility and usability, Sciforma offers invaluable benefits including:
- Offers all project management methodologies (Agile, CCPM, Waterfall, Stage Gate, Prince2)
- 3 Deployment Options (SaaS, Hosted and On-site)
- Fast Return On Investment
- Constant Support from Sciforma (Download Center, User Group and Support Center)
- Free and Unlimited Read-Only Access
- Easy-to-Use and Intuitive workspaces
Sciforma was bestowed the Value Award against several of the biggest industry players by the Info-Tech Research Group in their Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Vendor Landscape for 2014.
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.
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.
Below are some frequently asked questions for Sciforma.
Sciforma offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: US$17,00/month
Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
Sciforma pricing is based on user roles and features needed.
We do not have any information about Sciforma features
Sciforma has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations
Sciforma supports the following languages:
English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Polish, Spanish
Sciforma has the following pricing plans:
One Time License, Subscription
We do not have any information about what devices Sciforma supports
Sciforma integrates with the following applications:
Google Calendar, JIRA Software, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Yammer
Sciforma offers the following support options:
Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials