Analyst Recognition: Planisware a Market Leader

Our solution is assessed throughout the year by a number of IT analysts in the field and Planisware was recently named a leader in the 2018 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide." Here's a sample of what the world's top analysts firms have said about us.


Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide, May 2018

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  • Planisware's acquisition of NQI Corporation in March 2018 adds the Orchestra PPM to its product options for different types of PPM customers. Whereas Planisware Enterprise often supports formal, mature project environments in large enterprises, Planisware Orchestra's core capabilities target increasingly agile, iterative and hybrid project execution environments. It also emphasizes team-based collaboration and the adoption of varied methods of project and work execution in enterprises of various sizes. 
  • Planisware provides scalable and robust PPM, with features allowing users to prioritize projects included in a portfolio, and then drill down into planned resource consumption views, head count requirements, planned expenditures and budgets. By also tracking cost and value against projects, users can then present historical, present and future perspectives of their project portfolios.
  • Planisware Enterprise is strong in supporting the emergent PPM shift away from a project-based focus to more of a product-based focus, where appropriate. The acquired Orchestra product provides Planisware with an additional midmarket option for prospective customers who anticipate managing both project-based and product-based workstreams as part of their PPM functions.

Critical Capabilities for IT Project and Portfolio Management Applications, Worldwide, September 2016

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  • Planisware, as might be expected from a solution that is widely used in new product development processes as well as for IT PPM, has good support for allowing ideas or other demands to be entered, scored and voted on. 
  • The program management module is sophisticated, and includes roadmaps, profit and loss statements (that are also available at the project level), a collaborative "wall" for the program, version management, extensive drill-down capabilities, documents, scorecards, and a competitive analysis page.
  • Robust project scheduling capabilities (Gantt charts) are available in the tool, and bidirectional integration to external schedulers such as Microsoft Project or Primavera are also available ... The solution has good support for resource planning with drag-and-drop to assign role or individual, as well as algorithmic support for resource planning.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Application, Q3 2011

  • Planisware provides a core set of portfolio management features for connection and communication between the IT PMO and application management.
  • The company's APM support includes application road mapping, as well as underlying requirements gathering and release management capabilities.
  • Planisware added a native service breakdown structure to its product for defining an IT service and mapping out its underlying components.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT PPM, Q2 2010

  • Planisware features a flexible architecture that enables the system to support a variety of databases, ERP systems, operating systems, document management systems, requirements management systems, Web servers, Web browsers and project-scheduling/planning systems.
  • With its added "road mapping" capability, Planisware now enables users to plan a product or IT strategy using a timeline metaphor, and also synchronize elements within a portfolio road map to project scheduling or product/application road map elements.
  • Customers cite the support and service they receive from Planisware as a strength of the provider.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT PPM, Q2 2009

  • Planisware allows users to perform more-efficient project management, including the management of schedules, costs, and risks of a project, accessible through online reporting facilities and integrated views. The portfolio management functionality allows analysis of both point-in-time and trend data.
  • Customers report that Planisware's business intelligence capabilities and reporting are marked strengths of the product.
  • Customers are pleased with the level of support and customer service they receive from Planisware.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT PPM, Q2 2008

  • Resource management is supported by a strong scheduling engine and preconfigured industry practices for target markets (especially product development).
  • Planisware best suits more capable IT organizations with a product development orientation; prospects with simpler needs may opt for more flexible packaging and pricing.


The Forrester Wave™: Portfolio Management Tools for the BT Agenda, Q1 2015

Planisware was named a Leader, achieving the highest scores achieved out of all vendors in the Current Offering category and tied for the highest score  in the Strategy category.

Forty-two percent of the top 50 global R&D spenders worldwide utilize Planisware solutions […] Planisware focuses strongly on portfolio and project management for new product development (NPD) and business users with an established portfolio management practice.  The vendor embraces the full life cycle from strategy to execution.

The Forrester Wave™: Project Portfolio Management, Q4 2009

Planisware brings a global approach to Project Portfolio Management. Like many of the leaders, Planisware is a good example of the balanced approach that vendors must take to differentiate themselves in both the business and the IT markets by offering support of global projects and distributed teams. Planisware leverages effective planning capabilities at every level — from strategy and portfolio planning to program and project planning. Planisware’s ability to leverage long experience with product development makes it a particularly strong choice with business and product-driven portfolios; however, its ability to build and modify robust methodologies makes it a choice for large IT organizations as well.

It’s Time To Revisit PPM For Product Development, Q4 2009

Planisware [...] ha[s] built [its] businesses around the product development space and [is one of the two] clear market share leader. Look for these vendors to differentiate themselves from the other market entrants by offering high-value product technology strategy capabilities, portfolio analytics, and other executive-decision-support features.

Roadmap: Corporate Portfolio Management — A New Market For Project Portfolio Management, Q3 2008

Planisware has a highly configurable product, making it suitable for many different types of project-initiative applications, and financial modeling capabilities that come closest to meeting CPM financial management requirements.

Info-Tech Research Group

Info-Tech, Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, 2012


Planisware is a solid PPM solution for large enterprises with capital investment or product development portfolios. Its multi-lingual and multi-currency support and strong partner network makes it an ideal solution for global enterprises.

Info-Tech, Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Project Portfolio Management, 2011


Planisware's solution is powerful, comprehensive, and highly configurable. Planisware is especially useful if you have a variety of large product development and capital investment projects that need coordinated management across a number of departments.


IDC MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management, 2010 Vendor Analysis

Planisware's strengths lie in its single architecture, modular design, focus for key vertical areas, Web-based interface, and configurability for those areas. With modules targeting not only IT (PPM) but also new product development and product life-cycle management (PLM) and corporate portfolio management (CPM), Planisware can enable coordination across different business units to let them begin leveraging common data, reporting, and metrics.[...]
Planisware enables excellent functionality in key areas including project, program, and financial management as well as strong portfolio and Resource management.[...]

BARC (Business Application Research Center)

BARC (Business Application Research Center), 7th edition, 2013

One of Planisware 5’s remarkable strengths is its high configurability. [...] Planisware 5 is a highly flexible and powerful application that is well suited for the management of large sets of projects or programs. It offers a wide spectrum of functionality that can be configured to meet almost any organization’s requirements.