Orchestra PPM Overview

What is Orchestra PPM?

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.

Orchestra PPM Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$50.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

For pricing information, contact Planisware Orchestra directly.


Orchestra PPM Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French

Media

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Orchestra PPM Reviews

Orchestra PPM Reviews

Overall rating
4
/
5
Excellent
4

Very good
4

Average
4

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
3.9
Features
3.9
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Support
3.8
67% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

Great app !


Thierry J.

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

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.


Vincent G.

Simple efficient and scalable

We stard with Planisware Orchestra in 2011. First to manage IT projects and then gradually to manage all IT activities. This tool has evolved a lot since 2011 and allows us today to manage the entire activity, workforces load and budgets forecasting.


Hannah M.

Works for basic project management or those new to project management

Planisware was not very responsive during implementation to completing tasks, following up on items requested or issues found. They either don't respond at all or don't respond quickly through their service desk requests for issues, questions, upgrade ideas, etc.


Christian L.

Good value for money and support

Planning, resource/capacity and budget management.


Verified Reviewer
Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great app !

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/1/2017
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

Thierry J.
Industry: Research
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/13/2017
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.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Simple efficient and scalable

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 8/31/2020
Review Source: Capterra

We stard with Planisware Orchestra in 2011. First to manage IT projects and then gradually to manage all IT activities. This tool has evolved a lot since 2011 and allows us today to manage the entire activity, workforces load and budgets forecasting.

Pros

Capapcity to manage large organizations and numerous resources.
Easy to use without too many concessions on advanced features.
Scalable solution both in terms of users and functionalities.
Great local support (France).
Suitable for RUN and BUILD activities.
Numerous intégration possibilities (flat files, datamart, Reporting Tools, etc.)

Cons

Agility is not perfectly managed. Kaban could be smoother.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Hannah M.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

Works for basic project management or those new to project management

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 6/15/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Planisware was not very responsive during implementation to completing tasks, following up on items requested or issues found. They either don't respond at all or don't respond quickly through their service desk requests for issues, questions, upgrade ideas, etc.

Pros

The ability to customize stages and gates is great as it allows for different types of projects in one organization or for different organizations to all have completely different set ups. The initial project tasks are easy enough to set up.

Cons

There are always way too many steps in each process. It may be easy enough to figure out the process but it seems like most could be completed with less clicks from the user.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Christian L.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Good value for money and support

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/13/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Planning, resource/capacity and budget management.

Pros

It is user-friendly, the user interface is intuitive

Cons

The poor performance with Internet Explorer/Edge

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
7.2/10
Based on 12 user ratings
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Orchestra PPM Pricing

Orchestra PPM Pricing

Starting from
$50.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

For pricing information, contact Planisware Orchestra directly.

For pricing information, contact Planisware Orchestra directly.

Value for Money
3.9/5
Based on 12 user ratings
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Orchestra PPM Features

Orchestra PPM Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Multiple Projects
Prioritizing
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Features
3.9/5
Based on 12 user ratings
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Additional information for Orchestra PPM

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

    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: $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:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Mid Size 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 Process Services, Google Drive, Jira, Microsoft Project, QlikView, SAP Business One, SharePoint

    Q. What level of support does Orchestra PPM offer?

    Orchestra PPM offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Video Tutorials