Sciforma

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Project and Portfolio Management Software

About Sciforma

Sciforma Vantage Project and Portfolio Management Software is a robust and easy-to-use platform that supports PMOs with these very core PPM capabilities: idea & demand, portfolio & program, planning, work and collaboration, resources, and time tracking. Flexible and functionally scalable, it accomodates various PMO maturity levels and fits many sectors: health care, manufacturing, public, finance, and more. Key customer partners include Netgear, NXP Semiconductor, Deutsche Telekom, EADS. Discover powerful portfolio status overviews, project health scores, portfolio simulations, strong capacity planning, and much more.

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 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.


Key benefits of Sciforma

In addition to its robustness and usability, Vantage offers invaluable benefits including:
- Adapts to your current portfolio, with the ability to functionally scale capabilities as your organization matures and grows
- Out-of-the-box: Easy to implement, easy to maintain, and configurable
- Quick return on investment
- Offers all project management methodologies (Agile, CCPM, Waterfall, Stage Gate, Prince2)
- Free and Unlimited Read-Only Access

More on critical PPM capabilities:
Demand and portfolio management - prioritize the project portfolio with advanced budget-driven ranking, dynamic business case criteria, scoring, and multi-scenario simulations.

Project and resource management - deploy and mobilize projects with powerful Gantt, sophisticated cost and budget management, integrated agile, resource utilization reporting, and capacity planning.

Analyze and optimize projects with key metrics on configurable dashboards and reports.


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Jennifer
Jennifer
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best single-platform product on the market for waterfall, Agile or hybrid

Reviewed on 2020/05/22

I cannot say enough positive things about the team members I have directly interacted with at...

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Reasons for Choosing Sciforma

My organization was not happy the the UI (e.g., had to click "Save" on every line-item change), nor the very limited blend of Agile and traditional methodologies or robust reporting for Agile on the version I was on. Perhaps this has since been improved. I also had very little engagement with my assigned support team or engagement with the product team.

Switched From

Planview PPM Pro

Reasons for Switching to Sciforma

Sciforma is the best single-platform solution on the market for enabling teams to run various methodologies, and report 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, yet report holistically. I didn't want to have to manage plugins or separate platforms, logins, reporting for my traditional and Agile projects.
Thi
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Project Oriented Sciforma

Reviewed on 2020/04/08

Our company started using Sciforma since last year especially for the Project Management related...

Our company started using Sciforma since last year especially for the Project Management related things such as planning, managing, and monitoring and controlling.

Pros

Designer mode, that allows us the flexibility and capability to create and modify our own tools for the production view.

Cons

So far, I don't see anything that I don't like because the more I explore, the more I learn something new.

Alternatives Considered

Kantata

Reasons for Choosing Sciforma

Because the previous software is incapable of planning, managing the project efficiently. We have to use the additional software like Microsoft excel to do our project schedule.

Reasons for Switching to Sciforma

The features and PM tools in the Sciforma are very efficient and effective compare to other product we have reviewed.
David
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Much Left to Be Desired

Reviewed on 2018/12/07

Overall, I have had an average experience with SciForma. It's excels in record-keeping but can be...

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bongani Bruce
Bongani Bruce
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Beautifully laid out, very intuitive, leverages the best of the tech it's built on.

Reviewed on 2018/05/09

Our clients have great visibility on the work we are doing for them, we can easily anticipate risks...

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Martin
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  • Industry: Textiles
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Project Management Tool with Loads of Features

Reviewed on 2022/04/13

I am writing this from the user's perspective. Even though I was an admin and in constant contact...

I am writing this from the user's perspective. Even though I was an admin and in constant contact with our internal development team, I was not directly involved with the developers on the side of Sciforma. The software was rolled out to be used world wide to track internal and external projects for all sorts of different customers. It was this high complexity, why it took us a while to roll it out, set up the initial project templates, tweak the templates and so on. Besides the time it took to implement and some initial hiccups my team, the other teams and myself were very satisfied with the support the software provided. The more specialized your company and your projects are, the more definite the templates can be set up, and the more your company will be able to reap the benefits of this software.

Pros

- Can be used as boxed solution or customized to your needs
- Great visualization and traceability features incorporating different project management styles
- Accurate milestone tracking
- Start workflows, assign and track tasks
- Assign resources and manage the team

Cons

- Initial roll-out and training was time consuming, like with every major change

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Sciforma FAQs

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Sciforma offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$20.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

From $20-$60/user/month. Pricing determined by # of users and user roles.

Sciforma has the following typical customers:

501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Sciforma supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Polish, Spanish

Sciforma supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Sciforma integrates with the following applications:

Google Calendar, Jira, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva Engage, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Salesforce Sales Cloud, VersionOne

Sciforma offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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