Planbox Work is an agile project management tool designed for teams across all industries. Key features include a configurable setup centered around a four-level structure: initiatives, projects, items and tasks.
Users can create unlimited initiatives and projects, personalize the user interface via filters and have access to an open API to integrate Planbox with other tools.
With Planbox Work, managers can monitor progress via burndown charts and progress reports as well as plan and schedule projects using velocity charts. They can also track performance with dashboards, to-do lists and management reports.
Teams can collaborate in real time, and they can share and attach documents and links directly to tasks. Users stay up to date with real-time activity feeds and status reports, and they can track estimated versus actual time.
Planbox Work is available worldwide on any web browser and offers mobile apps for Android and iOS.
Jared from Verizon
Planbox is an agile project management tool that is simple to use and very powerful. This isn't your typical agile tool, it does a lot more. Believe me, we have been using planbox for several months now and we will never go back to what we used to do before planbox. Easy to use even as agile beginners, support is incredible. Great information is provided to get things started. It was easy for our team to get on board and use the tool and the feedback from my teams have been great. This makes it much easier for us to work together as a team. If you have a team managing multiple projects this is definitely a tool worth considering. The tool easily helps you plan and manage several iterations. My team loves using it and it has improved our productivity. It has improved the way we work and we will continue to use planbox. Overall this is a fantastic product with great features and support. I highly recommend it!
We love the tool, it really works for our fast paced environment. Adapting to agile was a breeze with Planbox.
If you like the status quo this is not the right solution for you, Nothing more to say we love this tool, make sure that the tool you are evaluating gives you the flexibility and support that Planbox offers.
Lynne from Honeywell Intelligrated
What sets Planbox apart from others is:
Focus on collaboration (offering a multitude of customizable features/tools)
Automatic workflow (promotes collaboration, advocates transparency, minimizes administrative burden).
Idea evaluation (efficiently view/communicate the stacking and ranking of ideas.
Extensive reporting engine (customizable reporting, analytics, dashboards)
There is no perfect platform/software on the market that optimally performs 100% of the time . When performance issues occur, Planbox has a dedicated support team that provides immediate support to effectively and efficiently resolve the issue. Additionally, Planbox provides a method to submit suggestions/ideas for features, enhancements, and/or tools, which are reviewed on a consistent basis for consideration. You couldn't ask more of company who is willing to listen to ("hear") its customer's voice; and take actionable measures to improve their product/offering.
John from Great-West Life
Up and running quickly and ability to meet our business needs in a cost-effective manner.
Ease of use and ability to support the unique needs of many communities within Innovate. Support from the Planbox team is great.
Enhanced user interface admin support would be beneficial to assist with creating challenges faster.
Roy from AMN Healthcare
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
1. The PlanBox software is easy to use from both an end-user perspective and an administrator's perspective.
2. Excellent value proposition.
1. Time consuming process to score challenge ideas. On average each idea took our users 2-3 minutes to score. When coupled with 75-100 submitted ideas, each person responsible for scoring a challenge idea can take between 2-4 hours of time on top of their day jobs.
Solution: A user interface listing each of the ideas and the respective scoring criteria along with a link to the idea to be scored would be most helpful in tabular format. Enhancing the Idea Manager feature to include more fields for selection, filtering and managing ideas would go a long way as a list view with links reduces the amount of user interface clicks/navigation.
2. Enhanced data visualization (e.g. control charts, sliders, etc.)
Response: Planbox, Planbox
Date: July 2017
Thank you very much for your support.
Planbox offers two methods for evaluating ideas. 1) Idea Manager evaluation: Ideas are presented as line items are quickly evaluated based on up to 5 criterias such as popularity, alignment, cost, risk and potential value. The criteria for evaluation are configurable by a system admin based on your requirements. 2) Task-driven evaluation: You can setup one or more forms that are sent to and completed by designated reviewers.
As a best practice, Planbox recommends a triaged approach. First, ideas are quickly evaluated by the challenge owner as a first pass using Idea Manager evaluation. Ideas that make it past initial screening can be discussed and explored in more detail using Task-driven evaluation. With Task-driven evaluation ideas can flow to multiple destinations depending on the idea category, type, and any other criteria you choose. The reviewer is presented with a different evaluation form based on the evaluation workflow you choose.
Johan from Bridgestone EMEA
Employees number: 10,000+ employees
Planbox's tool is self-explanatory and easy to use. It also brings quite some flexibility and possibilities for customization. The fact that is white-labeled is great as well.
Planbox's tool features only limited built-in scoring and funneling features. As a result, scoring according to a matrix that reflects the company's overall strategy and focus areas is difficult.
Response: Planbox, Planbox
Date: July 2017
Thank you very much for your wonderful support.
Planbox offers various voting methods. Please see https://www.planbox.com/resources/idea-management-voting-methods/ for more information. You can configure the system to use a different voting method at various stages of an idea workflow. Planbox also offers a quick configurable evaluation matrix using the Idea Manager feature that was just recently released..
Ryan from Stoel Rives LLP
Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees
The selection process took approximately two months and several other products were considered. Ultimately, Planbox Innovate was selected for its ability to track and report on the implementation of ideas, its ease of use and turnkey deployment plan. We are looking to foster a culture of change and continuous improvement, and to encourage collaboration on ideas about how to better deliver our legal services to our clients. We want an idea management platform that makes it both inviting and easy to do. Planbox's Innovate solution provides us this platform with powerful and easy to use reporting.
During the implementation we received excellent support. Post implementation support response time has been acceptable. However, in the past the Planbox support response to my issue has been slow at times.
Jared from Consulting Innovation
Great professional service team who provides great attention to detail and always delivers great results, excellent product with a great feature list that is geared for innovation programs, strong reporting capabilities.
I have been an admin inside the tool and it is very easy to use and to set up different communities and workflows for each of them.
Thomas from Nakisa
We love using Planbox's innovation management platform, its easy to use, it can really adapt itself to our specific needs which we love. We have multiple communities using the tool each with their own variations which is great for our operation.
This tool has given our innovation department the ability to manage their innovation process effectively. We have the ability to create challenges that link to our overall strategy which is a great way of building employee engagement.
Planbox's team is great to work with, very responsive and provide an excellent level of support and service.
RJ from panama canal
Three years ago we made a decision to invest in a system to help us realize a sustainable innovation process. I am pleased to say that we just renewed our agreement with Planbox, still going and growing strong. We love the solution and enjoy the best practices expert advice we receive from the Planbox team to help us achieve better innovation results
Bill from Verizon
Over the past three years, Planbox Innovate's platform has transformed the way that Verizon collects, prioritizes and implements employee ideas. By replacing multiple 'electronic suggestion boxes' with a single, enterprise-wide collaboration model that leverages the 'wisdom of the crowd' and engages employees, personally, in the development and advocacy of their ideas, Verizon has realized more than $25 million in business benefits from employee ideation.
Steven from Bruce Power
Bruce Power has been using Planbox Innovate software to provide a platform for employees to contribute and collaborate on improvements since 2009. In that time we have been able to identify millions of dollars in savings and cost avoidance. The software is well thought out and offers room to grow as your business matures. Challenges are particularly effective for solving identified issues and it is features like this that make the software so valuable.
Parsa (Al) from Novatek International
Employees number: 51-200 employees