Management Planning Systems

Sciforma


4.5 / 5
31 reviews


Average Ratings

31 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Management Planning Systems
  • www.mpsys.co.za
  • South Africa

About Sciforma

Portfolio & project management software that helps to prioritize and manage efforts.


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Sciforma Features

  • Budget Management
  • Collaboration
  • Dashboard
  • Issue Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

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

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: 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.

Very good software, simple and effective.

Oct 30, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

Cons: I don't have any issues so far, my customers are really happy about the tool.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be sure to clearly identify your needs beforehand for both the short and long term use. For example, our short-term needs were to track projects and resource management, but we knew we wanted to add new time tracking processes at a later date. We needed a tool that would adapt to our changing needs and had more features we could utilize further down the road.

Sciforma is a great product and platform that allows superb management of Projects Portfolio

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 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.

Cons: Although still accessible through the HTML, a mobile app for workflow approvals would be great to have.

Overall: 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.

Very good tool if you use out of the box.

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: - User interface is great

- Ability to override forms, create our own dashboards.

- Having a Business Case centre and demand management helped us

Cons: *General slowness regarding:

- SSO

- 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.

Overall: Good. Although the sluggishness of the system does negativelly affect how it is seen by our organisation.

I have been working with Sciforma PPM tool for two years, have done implementation and customization

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The possibility to customize and add new features.

The concept of having different extensions and being able to assign specific extensions to certain users

Cons: 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.

Overall: Effective Solution in the following area;

1. Idea Management

2. Business case management

3. Portfolio Management

3. Project Management

4. Program Management

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We decided to evaluate a new PPM platform and we migrated to Sciforma.

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The software is definitely very simple to be used and it doesn't need customization because the "out of the box" features are very wide. The team accepted the change and in a short time we have been running at 100%.

Cons: so far I haven't had any issue with Sciforma, it meets my expectations. We had some troubles installing the on premise version. The support we got was very prompt and the configuration problems were solved in a short time.

Overall: Simplicity in the use and ready to start procedures made the change very quick and effective.

Different methodologies (Critical Path/Agile/Prince2) are included in the setting.

We can keep under control our processes in a easier way

Sciforma is great for project management and portfolio management

Dec 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Sciforma has the function of exporting information into excel, PDF & images. This enables flexible compilation of data.

Cons: Same terms are used throughout the interface at various locations and with different meanings. This causes some confusion sometimes.

Overall: Sciforma has provided us a centralized (single source) interface that allows us to enter project related information. The most beneficial functions for our company are resource planning, resource forecasting, time sheet tracking, timeline tracking and expenditure tracking. This allows us to see the health (timeline, budget, resource) of our projects. Portfolio managers also have the opportunities to see the health of multiple projects at one glance.

Powerful tool, Elise and Hugues provide good service

Dec 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: We spent a lot of time implementing not only the tool but all the understanding and the processes around it. We have over 200 users in more than 50 projects.

Cons: With versatility comes complexity. The "Help" is not always useful for end users. A pre-requisite to your clients is really the knowledge of concepts coupled with experience in Project management.

Overall: I loved it. Would recommend. Expect to work with it again at multiple clients.

Using Sciforma for Project Management at DHS - State of MN

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Great tool for time tracking, project scheduling and status reporting to executives.

Cons: Less self-help sections for learning the tool.

Overall: I have been using Sciforma since 2016. It is easy to use, user-friendly and above all helpful in project management.

It´s the best way to manage our project, portfolio and risks.

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It s easy to set and use (very user friendly)

It allows us to manage project using waterfall or scrum methodology

Give us a real added value

We can use it from a table, laptop or a mobile.

Cons: We have a SaaS version for our company so we need to have internet conexion all the time in order to use it.

Overall: It´s the best way to manage our project, portfolio and risks.

It s easy to set and use (very user friendly)

It allows us to manage project using waterfall or scrum methodology

Give us a real added value

We can use it from a table, laptop or a mobile.

Good UX, However Highly Specific Tracking Capabilities Facilitate Micromanagement

Dec 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Sciforma has a sleek user interface that allows users to pin certain projects to their timesheet every week, hide less important / inactive projects, and annotate individual tasks with ease. I've also never experienced trouble with the platform loading slowly or crashing. Overall the software provides a good user experience.

Cons: Sciforma allows users to track their time down to half-hour increments. While this feature may be useful in a legal firm or other setting where very small time increments need to be kept track of and billed to separate clients, in a normal lab-based or office-based setting this degree of granularity is not necessary. Attempting to track working time down to the half-hour is both impractical and facilitates micromanagement when supervisors approve timesheets. This is not an inherent limitation of the software, however workplaces adopting Sciforma should be cognisant of this effect and allow employees to log time in a weekly percent-based manner rather than logging every hour of every day.

The best PPM solution

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Holistic, Scalability, Flexibility, UI/UX, Hybrid in many ways, For example: SaaS & OnPremise , Agile & Waterfall

Cons: Document management, Lack of structured integrations for ALM tools, and viewers

Overall: working with Sciforma for the last 6 years

Very intuitive, complete and flexible PPM tool. It uses html5 and has good performance .

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ideation and Demand Management is quite easy to use and configure. Business Case scoring critearia very easy to define and implement. Scorong for Portfolio Simulation and Capacity Planning very friendly interface. Workflow and approval totally customizable. Very easy to implement not only the tool but your methodology. Resource Allocation is very flexible and Waterfall/Agile can be implemented simultaneously.

Cons: Smartphone interface, which is intended to be realeased next quarter, at least to the team register time.

Sciforma Review

Dec 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Customer service, New versions every month to get rid of the annoying bugs

Cons: Designer view could get really complicated

Overall: Resource Allocation, program management

Implementation was great!

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of the user interface, maneuvering throughout the system, and easy customization. The tool helps standardize our PMO and strategic efforts.

Cons: Nothing so far. The key for anyone wanting to implement Sciforma is to complete the implementation data entry template one week prior to the vendor arriving onsite. This made our implementation very smooth!

Overall: We now have a tool to manage our PMO and strategic efforts that is easy to use and provide information to our executives. No more spreadsheets!

Excellent tool : complete and easy to use

Sep 09, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have spent a lot of time testing a couple of major company's project management software. While most of them fell way below our expectations, Sciforma scored highest on our RFP submissions.

I wanted a very complete, easy to use tool and after a trial period of 90 days we knew Sciforma was the best product to go with. With over 1000 employees imputing time and 60 project managers, we are thankful to finally be able to manage our projects.  Most of our projects are short, less than six months, but Sciforma handles our larger projects just as easily as the smaller ones. Budget management was one of our biggest concerns. We use Sciforma's Cost Centers to administer the various programs and allocate accordingly to our projects. We also know where we stand with each program.

I definitely recommend Sciforma.

Out of the box configuration

Aug 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has everything a PM would want in a tool and more.

I also like that the tool can be customized to meet the needs of our company.

Cons: Not as user friendly as I would like - little harder to navigate but once you got it you got it.

Overall: The consultant was very knowledgeable of the product and that helped us to adapt to the tool.

We are looking forward to using Sciforma in our organization.

Easy to configure and use. Very appropriate for Agile and non-Agile Projects.

Sep 01, 2014
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Sciforma supports both Agile and non-Agile projects including a resource pool, financial modeling and decision-support tools that together make this product a recommended linchpin for for a forward-thinking PMO and product development organization. Alerts can be set for a wide set of conditions that support data-driven governance. Project financials are automatically generated. Project trade off analysis is supported (and very straightforward) to make decision-making metrics driven (versus gut-instinct driven.)

Customer Support (both sales and technical) are exceptional: Sciforma has developed presentations and demonstration instances for my clients without pushing for sale. They truly want to share the comprehensiveness of their product and service.

Oct 29, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Straightforward, complete project management

Sep 18, 2014
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Sciforma's powerful Critical Chain automation features multi-project sync, reverse scheduling, and buffers. As a Project Manager, the software serves as your portal to all project info with document workflows, issue tracking, and time-management even for non-users. Having used MS Project for a decade, it was a relief to finally find a tool that actually does it all. The software is super user-friendly and straightforward. Check out a free webinar on www.sciforma.com or contact www.loveps.ca for more info.

Highly recommended!

Apr 16, 2014
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We started with PS7, a forerunner to Sciforma's current portfolio/project management software. We track around 500 projects each year and manage over 6000 employees. Our executives can easily see the bottom line using Sciforma reports and our workers always know what is coming up next. It's kept us going for over 15 years. I'd highly recommend this for any size business.

Much Left to Be Desired

Dec 07, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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.

Overall: 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.

Great Platform

Dec 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Ability to see the hours updated in real time when you enter them, ability to standardize categories.

Cons: annoying to scroll through all the categories to find what you need. wish you could save commonly annotated notes and reuse them for other timesheets.

Overall: Good well set up program.

Good product for project management

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very well categorized with very much details needed for updating the time spent over the week.

Cons: The layout could be improved to be more user friendly. When more projects added to the worksheet, the layout can be a bit confusing.

Overall: It is pretty easy to use.

Mar 22, 2018
5/5
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Ease of use

Dec 07, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: easy to use , tidy database, easy access to info

Cons: none really. Everything about it speaks of making it use friendly.

Sciforma timesheets

Dec 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Simple to use for tracking weekly time sheets

Cons: Somewhat cluttered interface. Almost useless on mobile.

Software would lots of nice features

Dec 07, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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Pros: Many features, can do a lot different things

Cons: Since there's a lot of different features, it take a good chuck of time to learn it all and to use it to the maximum capacity. I'm still far from using to its maximum capacity.

Overall: easy to keep track of where all of your time is going into

Sciforma pros and cons

Dec 07, 2018
3/5
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2 / 5
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Pros: Category of projects and non-project work are distinguishable. Easy to select task of every project when expanded.

Cons: The actual and predicted times on top of each other can look visually confusing.

VP of Pharmacy Operations

Feb 08, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The setup is a free base setup which allows for you to design any task you wish to be monitored. This is important for large projects

Cons: Only set up for large projects with start to finish features. Not user friendly for multi-repetitive task management

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Dec 07, 2018
3/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to pin projects to repeat each week is a helpful tool for ongoing projects.

Cons: Removing project groups alters previously submitted timesheets