About Planisware Orchestra

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.

Key benefits of Planisware Orchestra

  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    Dutch, English, French

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    Features

    Total features of Planisware Orchestra: 89

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Action Management
    • Activity Management
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Agile Methodologies
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Availability Indicator
    • Availability Management
    • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Budget Control
    • Budget Management
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Capacity Management
    • Change Management Software
    • Charting
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting / Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Cost Analysis
    • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Templates
    • Dashboard Software
    • Data Visualization Software
    • Document Management Software
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Alerts
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Scheduling Software
    • Expense Tracking
    • File Sharing Software
    • Financial Analysis
    • Forecasting
    • Gantt/Timeline View
    • Goal Setting / Tracking
    • Graphical Data Presentation
    • Historical Reporting
    • Idea Management Software
    • Integrations Management
    • Issue Management
    • Kanban Board
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Monitoring
    • Multiple Billing Rates
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Planning Tools
    • Portfolio Management
    • Prioritization
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Accounting Software
    • Project Management Software
    • Project Planning Software
    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking Software
    • Project Workflow
    • Projections
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Requirements Management Software
    • Resource Allocation & Planning
    • Resource Management Software
    • Resource Request
    • Resource Scheduling
    • Risk Management Software
    • Scenario Planning
    • Search/Filter
    • Secure Data Storage
    • Skills Tracking
    • Task Management Software
    • Task Planning
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Testing/QA Management
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Timesheet Management
    • Traditional Methodologies
    • Utilization Reporting
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Widgets
    • Workflow Management Software

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5
    (12)
    Value for Money
    3.9/5
    Features
    3.9/5
    Ease of Use
    3.8/5
    Customer Support Software
    3.8/5

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    • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great app !

    Reviewed on 2017-07-01

    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.

    Thierry J.
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    • Industry: Research
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2017-07-13

    The main benefits are in the simplicity of navigation and use for the end-users: very good design...

    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.

    Hannah M.
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    • Industry: Financial Services Software
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Works for basic project management or those new to project management

    Reviewed on 2020-06-15

    Planisware was not very responsive during implementation to completing tasks, following up on items...

    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.

    Vincent G.
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    • Industry: Medical Devices
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2017-07-13

    Transparency and consistency of our information.
    Consolidation of the data for analysis or...

    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

    Vincent G.
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    • Industry: Insurance Software
    • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Simple efficient and scalable

    Reviewed on 2020-08-31

    We stard with Planisware Orchestra in 2011. First to manage IT projects and then gradually to...

    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.

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    Planisware Orchestra offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$50.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

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    Planisware Orchestra has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Planisware Orchestra supports the following languages:

    Dutch, English, French

    Planisware Orchestra supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Planisware Orchestra integrates with the following applications:

    Alfresco Process Services, Google Drive, Jira, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint, QlikView, SAP Business One

    Planisware Orchestra offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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